Unique Trick Shots & Interview With Gunslinger Kirsten Joy Weiss | Freedom & Guns


hey Kirsten Joy Weiss here and today I
have a very special episode that I did with NRA all-access where they
interviewed me we created an awesome episode full of signature trick shots
new guns old guns a little bit about my back history and why I do this channel
my mission here which is to spread the positive reality of shooting and the
freedom that it protects and a whole lot of fun in between so I hope that you
enjoy this episode and thanks for watching this week on NRA all-access we meet a
competitive shooter turned trick shooter and learn how her challenging
performances stretch beyond the range Kirsten Weiss is a decorated shooter
Kirsten’s talents gained her quick notoriety from social media to
television network and she shares how these experiences enable her to share the
positive side of firearms to a mainstream audience I think one of the
most fun things about what I do is my audience interacting with people putting
stuff up on Facebook and hearing their stories is one of the most rewarding
things I could possibly ask for from what I’m doing I’m going to
actually lay on this mat and go upside down and shoot a rifle at a target
downrange I think a lot of people would be surprised but I really I wasn’t on
the range every single day because of what I do a lot of people assume that
I’m training all the time and I started when I was 5 and my parents just were
like guns guns guns but no that’s not the case what the reality is was that my
first experience was actually with 30.6 rifle with my dad and my mom and my dad
the only instruction I really got was just raise the trigger and also to lean
into the recoil because as most shooters know 30.6 has a sizable recoil and if
you don’t handle it well it’s going to mess up your shoulder and it was kind of
a life lesson too because when when something hurts in life you have to lean
into it I think and same with guns and I can do a lot of life lessons with guns
they’re all right first try what do you know oh my gosh
that’s too much fun I need to come up with a name for that I think
then spreading the positive reality of shooting the fun challenge and joy of
shooting is so important to me because I really wanted to be a positive example
so when the media says guns are a bad thing and nobody does anything good with
guns they can say well what about her and what about her audience what about
people that follow her she’s an example and so are they I started a competitive
shooting about 16 and it was actually because my mom was working on a banquet
with a friend of hers well this shot is a new shot we’re going
to try we have a balloon downrange and it’s quite windy it’s moving around the
balloon so that’s going to make it hard but to make it harder I’m actually going
to do a yoga pose and shoot a p38 pistol which is a world war 2 pistol so it’s
kind of the grandfather of all of our modern pistols which is really neat and
after school they met at a club and while they were talking I shot and when I
came out my mom was like hey do you like it it’s like yeah I like this and it was
cool because the coaches at the time said that I was one of the most natural
shooters they ever had and they really encouraged my parents to
support me in trying to get scholarships for college I had no idea what this
sport was about I didn’t even know that you can go to World Championships
olympics all sorts of stuff I just liked it during the course of my career I’ve had
a lot of success and I’ve gone to World Cups
World Championships in Zagreb Croatia World Cups over in Munich
Germany I’ve won national championships and also
got onto the Olympic shortlist so it’s been a good career and a lot of people
don’t think of shooting as a sport but it absolutely is and I would even go so
far as to say it’s an art form here we go
quick gun and safety that’s what’s so fun about what I do is that I get to
shoot historical guns all sorts of guns and really test their limits and fun
ways but I had a lot of – I mean – I had sabotage during Olympic career which is kind
of hard for me to talk about at this point in my career because it was very
hurtful it was a team member possibly in that year possibly even a coach so
gunsmiths confirmed and the olympic gunsmiths confirmed that there’s no
natural way it could have happened and after that cycle I just I took some time
off and I went abroad I went and I lived overseas I lived in Peru Thailand Samoa
all sorts of places and I trained under Grand Master’s of a lot of ancient arts
over there and found that a lot of other arts and a lot of other endeavors apply
to shooting as well so it was hard at the time but I look at it as a blessing
so when I took time off I came back stronger than ever and I shot in my
first match shot better scores than I ever had I shot national team scores I
was just right back in the game it was like riding a bicycle I got into trick shooting because I
wanted to share my love of shooting with others and I thought that’s the best way
to do it visually and I never really did official trick shots in my career but
sometimes I get really sick of paper and so I would just do something put
something down range and just challenge myself even further than what our
competition targets were the main reason why I got into what I’m doing now with
the YouTube videos and things like that is because when I came back from
overseas I don’t know if it was just because I had been away from America for
so long but when I came back I realized there was this gun debate going on and
it was even stronger than it ever had been in my opinion and I got frustrated
because it was all centered around this emotion of fear I wanted to share the
widely practiced but little known story and I wanted to share that with others
and hopefully inspire others to do the same I would say the most death-defying one
was the helicopter because we were up there and it was a very small helicopter
I got like a briefing of about half a day on shooting from a helicopter
gun safety and I took it very seriously but then we rigged a strike plate to
the top of a car and we had a pyrotechnician it was all very safe that
was pretty exciting on my channel I have a video about how I
turned down America’s Got Talent it was a very hard decision there’s like
16 million people that actually view that show per episode and so it was a
big crossroads in my career as a representative for the positive reality
of shooting I had to make a decision because they actually fast-tracked me to
the actual show so I don’t even have to audition or anything like that which was
really cool but then their lawyers got in contact with them and they said yeah
yeah we like what you do but could you maybe not emphasize the gun part could
you maybe just shoot like a cross bow or something so I thought about it and I
bring a lot of people to my channel and bring a lot of press to my site but it
also kind of sends a message that guns are way too dangerous to have around
people and I didn’t like that that was juxtaposed against what I do
ah alright it looks like it’s split right in two that was definitely a blast
I just decided to say no it just kind of shows the fear that’s out there and the
misunderstanding really and I didn’t want to have that be a mixed message to
what I’m doing so it was really hard decision but I had to make it So
satisfying there’s nothing more satisfying than splitting a card clean
and got little souvenir I think that it’s important for young
girls to have somebody that they can look up to I feel some responsibility to
show young shooters coming up especially females that you can respect yourself
and shoot a gun as well you know I just want to keep doing
what I’m doing and create value for the people who are watching me and inspire
them to do the same thank you so much for watching this episode I hope that
you understand a little bit more about what the mission behind this channel
it’s to spread the fun challenge and joy of shooting that positive reality of
shooting and the freedom that it protects if you can align with that sort
of message and you want to be a part of this community make sure that you
subscribe to my channel again thank you so much for watching aim true and happy
shooting

100 thoughts on “Unique Trick Shots & Interview With Gunslinger Kirsten Joy Weiss | Freedom & Guns

  • Gets betrayed and then travels the world learning martial arts

    Are… are you Batman? Because that's some legit superhero origin story type stuff.

  • You are a true role model… keep up the great work and spreading the positive messages in relation to firearms, and with life choices 👍🏽 You go girl!

  • Kirsten, proud of you for standing behind your belief and for promoting the art of shooting! I studied Korean street fighting for 13 year under the Grand Master Chang! It is awesome that you had the same opportunity!!! Kudos to you for incorporating the ancient with the new, as I have done!!!!

  • Finally got the straight dope on who you are and am even more impressed. Always love and look forward to your videos. You are a huge plus for the firearms community.

  • WOW…How beautiful can some one be? ….its completely unfair to the rest of us!! Now if we could do something about those shoes, almost as bad as Crocks ;o)

  • I know this is waaaay off track, but there's enough other comments about the shooting… You look like a hot Taylor Swift!

  • Thanks for your insight on this channel and sharing your thoughts on guns and freedom. Excellent video here, and all the shots are amazing. You obviously have control of your gun and so very talented. I have never seen anyone shoot like you and I'm intrigued with your stance while shooting a rifle, leaning forward with your hip, and your hand position. With your finger stretched out supporting the front and your elbow tucked in is different from the way I hold a rifle. And, you do a magnificent job, complete control. Amazing! Is this a common stance in competition? I admire your obvious talent and dedication on your beliefs. You are remarkable, Kirsten and thanks for your videos!

  • You are positive and inspiring ! You do not need the Gold because you are gold and your personality is world class!

  • Glad to see a fellow shooter promoting the positive and sporting side of firearms and the 2nd Amendment. God bless you!

  • Thank you for the promotion of shooting as a sport. Women are naturally better shooters. My youngest daughter can shoot better than her dad and husband.

  • hahaha when I was 16 my dad gave me my first gun…a .22 Marlin 795. My cousins had a 22 remington and we were just plinking almost every sunday at my grandma's property…One day we decided to "add some challenge to aur weekend sharpshooter trainings" hahaha. My dad suddenly decided to pay us a visit in order to see this couple of hot-shots soon to become olympian gold medalists wich btw he assumed we were by then sepecially then since we spent alot of money buying bulks of 22s for each shooting session . Instead he came right at my "challenge turn" in whinch I was shooting by holding my rifle with one hand while standing on one foot, with my eyes closed and head turned at my cousin's direction..since he needed to check that "I followed the challenge acordingly because obviously cheating is bad ". The result: my rifle was taken away and No more fire arms for me untill I bought a S&W mp with my job….hehe those were fun times,,,,hahaha

  • Have you ever hunted feral hogs from a helicopter? Big problem in many states as you know. I'll bet you could claim the record for the most targets "acquired" in one day… Anyway, love your videos. You are an exceptional young lady.

  • Booo on the people who sabotaged you. But I should call you Pheonix, you raise from the ashes stronger more confident. Keep up the good work!

  • Kirsten, thanks for increasing the audience knowledge and appreciation about the joy of shooting! You are a worthy ambassador for the cause.

  • Great vid, you are indeed a breath of fresh air (no pun intended) extremely well done! – 67 yr old disabled veteran USMC, USN, NATIONAL GUARD Semper Fi and keep up the superb work 🙂

  • MAN I AM GLAD I DIDNT HOLD WOMEN UP TO THE STANDARD THAT THIS WOMAN SETS !!!! UNGODLY BEAUTIFUL LOVES GUNS GREAT SHOT !!! AND COULD BE THE HOTTEST WOMAN ALIVE TODAY !!!! GOD HAS CREATED THE PERFECT WOMAN !!!

  • COULD WE ASK FOR A BETTER REP FOR THE SHOOTING AND GUN COMMUNITY !!!! NRA FREEDOMS SAFEST PLACE !!! WE LOVE YOU . GREAT CHANNEL .

  • I am a great shot but that laying over on your back shot would put me in traction. Thanks for making me realize I’m old.

  • Thanks for being a positive source for the firearms community, we need more people like you out there.
    I full heartily believe we would have less crime if there were more gun owners and carriers.
    But please be responsible. one bad egg ruins it for everyone.

    I hope my future wife holds these kind of morals and ideals.

  • I absolutely admire your resolve in turning down America's got talent. Girl, you are obviously beautiful, but more you have nerves of steel…rare to be so strong and yet so feminine. Admirable and definitely an example for everyone, including my 10 year old daughter. Thanks. I realize what you do is recreational, but…google Pavlichenko, a few folks tried to oppress her and her homeland.

  • you just got ANOTHER subcriber… and its not just because a want to father your children, its also because the upside down yoga shot was legit bad a$$

  • I would like to point out some things that are obvious to me but clearly not obvious to those that are intellectually retarded pertaining to war strategy. 1st: Gun limitation laws. LMAO. the Bad Guy/Girl will have the best weapons they can get even if it isn't legal or mainstream weaponry, so laws limiting the type of gun a person can have only circumstantially limits the good guy/woman's ability to defend themselves and their loved ones. 2nd: Ammo limitation laws. The bad guy WILL NOT adhere to ammo limited clips so again you would be circumstantially limiting the good guys/woman's ability to defend themselves and there loved ones. This said, anyone fighting to limit peoples ability to defend themselves and there loved ones is either ignorant in the ways of war or is nefariously trying to give the bad guy/girl an upper hand in conflicts. Either way these individuals should not be in a position to dictates laws. They are clearly unfit.

  • I just found your channel and I like what it says and stands for all of us shooters worldwide. Also, the positive example you send to women worldwide.

  • I've definitely been hoping someone like you would come along. Safe, positive, fun, informative, intelligent, educational, different. I'll spread the word and inform anyone about you any way I can.

  • lol i heard my spine snapping few times along the Video just by watching you doing that Tricks. That's really cool, i would Like to know what your Opinion about the Walther P-38 was. I love your Opinion about Shooting itself. I cant really see the point of those who are "afraid" of using a Firearm its just and Simple like you use a Wrench for repair a machine or like i use my Remote Control to Run my RC-Cars for fun. Of course stuff can happen but it is just not the Gun that Fails it is always the Human behind the Trigger and it is just that if the gun jam we ain't service it right, if someone even die through a Firearm it was the human behind it. A Firearm is a Mechanical Tool, nothing else, there isn't a Devil inside or whats however.

  • If you have to sabotage someone to win, you're not the best! Love your show, your attitude and your skill!

  • Words are not enough to describe the amazing woman you are, in every way! I'm so proud of you and your work! In our times, it's rare to find a beautiful woman that has intelligence, who shines brighter than a diamond….yet not being tempted to expose and sell herself all over the media! So, my dear, you are worth more than your weight in diamond! Tenacious in all you do, courageous to do what's right no matter what and simply a genuine woman, down to earth whose values are worth fallowing! Congratulations to your parents for raising you the best way possible! May God bless you always!

  • Thanks for all your positive vibes Kristen . Maybe if your around Arkansas sometime we can go do some shooting.

  • I am delighted to find your channel Kirsten. Keep going. Don't give up. This video gave me more of your beginnings and background. I have even more respect for you.

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