Our Story

Our Mission

SHOOTessa is the 2nd Amendment lifestyle company with a mission to empower women through gun-ownership to live safer, more confident lives.

We are hardcore believers that the Second Amendment is the cornerstone of the free society.  And only in a free society can women be truly empowered and independent.

We recognize the misconceptions and misperceptions that the responsible gun-owners face today.  And we believe that empowered women gun-owners are some of the best role models for the current and next generations.

With this in mind, we create products that promote the 2nd Amendment and responsible gun-ownership, often in subtle ways that women would feel comfortable wearing not only to the range but to their kids’ events or out with their girlfriends.

Let’s be the examples to the world and start striking conversations with our family, friends, and strangers about the importance of armed citizenry for self-defense and independence.

🇺🇸 100% patriotic
🐰 NO gun bunnies allowed

Our Founder: Tatyana Gray

Tatyana Gray

I was born and raised in Russia, and immigrated to the United States in 1998 to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

In 2008, I found myself divorced and living by myself for the first time in my life.  Even though I lived in a very safe neighborhood, in a very safe town, in a very safe state, I needed more to feel safe and secure.  So, I bought my very first gun--a Colt .380.

I immediately started learning how to shoot it.  It was very intimidating, but I enrolled in the NRA pistol shooting program and found out that I was actually a pretty good shot.  And very quickly, I added a 1911 model pistol and a semi-automatic gun to my collection.

I also have met some of the best girlfriends through shooting.  We went to the range together, we traveled together, we laughed and cried together. And during the past 9 years, I've grown so much as a person and as a woman... and a lot of my growth and empowerment has to do with knowing that I can protect myself and my family in almost any situation: at home, on the streets, or in the outdoors.

At the end of 2016, I started playing with an idea of starting a gun-related company that would focus on helping women get more comfortable with the guns.  After months of brainstorming, trial-and-error, different business names, etc. SHOOTessa was born!

Our Core Values

 


 

Second Amendment. We strongly believe in the right of American men and women to keep and bear arms as stated in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Strong Women. Everything we do is aimed at empowering women, primarily through gun ownership, and otherwise.