About Diana

Me, Myself & Gun Powder

I grew up in Eastern Europe’s Bulgaria – a post communist country with tight gun laws.  I have always had a fascination with firearms – hello, they go “BANG” – and had a chance to handle several before I moved to the States. It all started at county fairs – plinking at silhouettes and beer caps, then later I got to shoot my Grandpa’s hunting rifle. Yet handguns – these were hard to find! One of my first boyfriends was a young police officer and he was the first to let me shoot a pistol. Even though I picked up some bad instructions from him, boy – was I hooked!

I moved to the US when I was 18 and got a gun. The rest is history.


Me in my 3 Gun set up. Photo credit: Ralph Horne

In the fall of 2010 I shot in my first local IDPA match. Since then, the sweet smell of gun powder and intoxicating rush of adrenaline would never leave me again. Gradually I started shooting in more and more IDPA & IPSC matches, some state and regional championships; I shot in the Bianchi Cup (Action Pistol) and now I’m trying to learn 3 Gun. Honestly – I love it all. I am really enjoying myself and trying to progress & get better at it just like everyone else.

For the last year or so I’ve been shooting 3 Gun on a semi-professional basis and enjoy the support of several fine companies. I am grateful for all the encouragement & help I have received along the way and cannot wait to see what this shooting season brings me!


My family

On a personal note – I have been married since Jan, 2004 to the nicest man you’ll ever know, I have a 7 year-old daughter and a step-daughter who is 23. I love my business analyst job, I have an MBA, and a slightly disturbing obsession with shoes. I love shooting, hunting, traveling, art and all things girly. I like to laugh and poke fun (mostly at myself), so if you are looking for serious shooting instruction or dry subject matter – evacuate immediately! But if you’d like to share my fun-filled, brass abundant and quite personal experiences with guns, competition, and everything in between – read on.

Please be advised that I am not a professional shooting instructor, nor do I have such aspirations. All my posts are based on personal experiences and opinions. I hope to entertain you, share the truth about the shooting lifestyle with you, and if you are considering giving shooting a try – hopefully convince you it will be the most fun thing you’ll ever do! So, sit back, enjoy the ride, and please, please subscribe, share, or at least “like” our page.

Also, feel free to reach out to me at sassbrassnbullets@gmail.com. I’ll try to help in any way I can or simply swap stories. Take care and stick around!


Your friendly neighborhood gun lady,


PS. Special thanks to everyone who ever helped me, encouraged me, or was simply my friend – on the range and off. If you are reading this – I consider you one of those people and thank you warmly.


4 Responses to About Diana

  1. Bill Jones says:

    How about a Poster for the Missouri folks lol

    • Diana Hufstedler says:

      Sure thing – Bill. Send me an email with your address (find under Contact us) or under my bio I think. 😉

  2. Emily says:

    Hi Diana – Found your blog through your upcoming feature in Sure Shots. I’m also debuting as a contributor this month. Read through your entire site – glad to have found it and learned a few new things. I’m also blogging – trying to mix fashion, firearms, preparedness, and other girly things in the mix. Right now my gun content is mostly blogging about my current road to gun ownership being a first time shooter. It’s been a bit scary and eye opening but I’m excited about it.

    • Diana Hufstedler says:

      Hi Emily, I can’t wait to read your article! I love reading about other women’s experiences! I too started blogging in the very beginning of my shooting career and it helped me (as well as other women) so I am glad I did. Unfortunately, with my day job and shooting schedule, I have less and less time for writing….
      I hope you enjoy your journey with firearms – I promise, it gets easier and easier. I also hope we get to meet soon!
      Thank you for your kind note – I’m so gonna check out your blog now!!!! XOXO, Diana

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