St. Louis, Missouri
After arriving on the sandy shores of Miami, Florida, soon to be NRA Certified Instructor
Gabby Franco found herself waist deep in guns. In an effort to immerse herself in the firearms industry, she spent the next six years traveling from trainers to ranges to shops and manufacturers. Then there was a call from home.
"My brother called from Venezuela," she started. "They were playing Season 1 of Top Shot down there and he said, 'Gabby you have to apply!' I was like … a tv show? Yea, right, me on television ... okay."
With less then a head full of steam, she emailed her background and a picture. As luck would have it — they called her right up.
"We like your email, but you need to send in an application and video. So I sent in the information. I was invited to the tryouts and well, you see, I made the show!"