Pepper and I would like to personally thank you for all your prayers, concerns, and your financial support. It helped me with some of the medical bills plus I was finally able to put a down payment on a safe new truck for us. So, thanks again from the bottom of our hearts!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL! Happy Twirlin'!
Check out Paula in her ALL NEW Coloring Book Giddy UPPP! With Paula!!
Order Your Copy Today!!
Kids can enjoy an adventure with Paula and her trail buddies while coloring them along the way. Plus on the back the kids can create their own adventures with cut out figures of the whole gang.
Check out Paula featured in Oprah's Top Ten "Wacky Family Attractions"! Click Here
PAULA AT ENCHANTED SPRINGS RANCH
During the summer of 2008, Paula performed at Enchanted Springs Ranch, a western movie set/themed park, in Boerne, Texas. It went so well that she continues to perform there and is now the Director of Operations/Entertainment and calls Enchanted Springs Ranch
her home! So if you are ever in Texas, near the San Antonio area, make sure you come on down the trail and visit her.
Buy Paula's Teaching Video NOW ON DVD!
Check out Paula with
David Carradine in "Wild West Tech (Shootout)"
on the History Channel.
Check your local listings.
Check out Paula's New Demo on YouTube!
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Pistol Packin' Paula is not just the girl next door. When Pistol Packin' Paula
gets ready for work, she grabs her nickel plated .45 Cimarrons and her bull whips - not a briefcase. She twirls
and shoots her gun like Annie Oakley. She cracks her bull whips like
Growing up in Connecticut, Paula didn't give much thought to cowgirlin', guns
or horses, but that would soon change...
|Being the type of person who sets her sights on something and goes for it,
she first decided to become a stuntwoman. She went to stunt school to
learn high falls, roof rolls, car hits, and saddle falls. She even learned
to be set on fire! It was here that Paula showed interest in the skill that
would change her life. She saw the guys twirling guns and asked them to show
her how to do it. They all told her that it was no use for her to try
because her hands were simply too small to twirl real guns. Never one
to shy away from a challenge, Paula set out to prove them wrong so she
taught herself. And boy, did she ever!
After graduating from stunt school, with
$50 in her pocket, Paula headed west to follow her dream. In 1990, she
landed a job as
a stuntwoman at Rawhide
Western Town in Scottsdale, Arizona.
This is where she began twirling
guns professionally and became Pistol Packin' Paula, western performer. Paula
is the only woman in the U.S. who twirls real guns professionally.
She twirls two
.45 Cimarron revolvers and
twirls them into her fancy custom-made holster by
Hollywood. Her one-woman show includes gun
twirling, cracking bullwhips made by Simon Martin and then she caps it off with a foot-stomping wild
west dance that puts a showgirl to shame. She has now expanded her
skills to include her horses Jake and Tonto. Her performances, both
live and on television, have been enjoyed around the world. Paula also
performs around the country portraying Annie Oakley in special events and
Wild West Shows.
In 2005, she packed up her things, including her two horses, Jake and Tonto, and hit the dusty trail to Texas. She set up camp and settled at Enchanted Springs Ranch, a western movie set/theme park, where she still resides today.
In 2006, Paula drove up the trail to Claremore, Oklahoma to compete for a World Champion Gun Spinning title. Well, low and behold she won her first World Championship presented by WILD WEST ARTS CLUB!
In 2007, Paula drove all the way to Nashville to rescue an Australian Cattle dog who she named Pepper. The bond was instant and life was great for him on the ranch. In 2008, just as her career was starting to blossom, Paula and her dog, Pepper, were in a major roll-over accident that almost ended her career. She endured multiple fractures on her pelvis, ribs and a bruised lung, but to her relief, Pepper was fine.
He was a hero and went for help. After six months of recovery and the help of many friends and fans, she was determined to get on her feet and perform again.
In 2009, Paula got back in the saddle and headed to Las Vegas to compete for another World Champion Gun Spinner title. All though there was stiff competition, she won her second world championship and was presented with an award by the Wild West Performing
Arts Society! She is the first and the only woman to win this title. Her goal now is to help children develop self-esteem, encourage them to deal with everyday challenges and most of all, follow their dreams. Paula's philosophy is simple; "The only way to succeed, is to keep on trying; you never know what is possible."
Paula has successfully made a living as a western performer and has performed for many legends like David Carradine, Louise Mandrell, Melissa Gilbert and other performers around the world.
For many years, Paula has been asked to share tips about her gun handling.
So she decided to make her own video teaching people how to gun twirl which can
be ordered on this website,
"Gun Twirling for Beginners".
Check it out!
Some show credits include:
- Rawhide Western Town - Scottsdale, AZ
- Buffalo Bill's Casino & Resort,
- The Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas
- Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas
- The Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas
- Star Dust Hotel, Las Vegas
- AVI Casino & Resort, Laughlin NV
- Sydney, Australia
- Ponderosa Ranch, Nevada
- The S.A.S.S. End of the Trail, CA, and
Winter Range, AZ
- Louise Mandrell's Celebrity Shoot
- ETV on E Channel
- The Western Channel
- Has made appearances on
"Good Morning Arizona"
- "The Tonight Show
with Jay Leno".
- "Wild West Tech" on the History
- Western Film Festival & Little House on
the Prairie Reunion, Tombstone, AZ
- San Antonio Living on NBC
No wonder Pistol Packin' Paula is "The Best Lady Gun Spinner" in the
Pistol Packin' Paula is available
for commercials, video, TV and movie work. Also, her award winning twenty
five minute show using her .45 nickel-plated Cimarrons and two 6' bullwhips
which move and crack in excess of 750 miles per hour is available for
conventions, western theme parties and special events. The audience will
sense the danger and excitement in her fast paced and exhilarating show.
So you can now see the true flavor of the Wild West performed not only by a
woman, but a world class entertainer as well.