Cult Leaders

Badass women. Personal protection. Art and fashion.


These are just some of the things Carrin Welch and Niki Jones are passionate about, so one cold winter evening over cocktails they decided to create a magazine that celebrated all these things. Gun Cult explores arts and culture while exuberantly featuring tenacious, powerful, intelligent women who are making a difference, whether it’s through proficiency with weapons or a drive to push the proverbial envelope. Both former art-school-girls, Carrin and Niki straddle both the worlds of art and firearms: Carrin is a working artist and sculptor as well as Digital Marketing Manager for Magpul, and Niki is the creator of Sure Shots and also Creative Director for a women’s lifestyle magazine in Austin, Texas. “You don’t have to be just one thing,” Niki says, “I find the most fascinating people often have interests on opposite ends of the spectrum.” Carrin agrees, adding, “And we’re really excited to bring this concept to our Gun Cult readers.”   -Kelly Elliott