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RUNWAY RUNDOWN : THE ORGANIZATION AND HOLSTER LINE-UP AT THE CC HOLSTER FASHION SHOW

While the first annual concealed carry holster fashion show was huge hit both in person and online, it wasn’t without a huge amount of preparation. In January of this year Trish Cutler had an idea, she emailed me and I knew right away that she was on to something really special. After seven months of intense networking, organization, coordination, and with help of many of other people – it became a reality. Trish told me that she was so busy planning the event, that her husband hadn’t eaten a home-cooked meal in months.… Read the rest

FIRST ANNUAL CONCEALED CARRY HOLSTER FASHION SHOW SLIDE SHOW

Since this is such a hot topic right now I decided to go ahead and post a slide show that Armed Candy graciously made of the event! Tomorrow I will have a detailed list of the holsters up for you.

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MY ADVENTURE AT CRIMSON TRACE

This article is purely about my trip to CTC, I will be following it up with more articles about lasers as they are my latest fascination. In follow up articles I will go into more detail about the pros and cons of the laserguards vs. the lasergrips, tactics for using a laser, etc.

When I realized that Crimson Trace is located in my own backyard (Wilsonville, OR), I was determined to find out more. I am a fan of the Crimson Trace products, so naturally I was curious about work that goes into making their products.… Read the rest

5 SHOT LEATHER CUSTOM SCABBARD IWB HOLSTER REVIEW

How I came to know 5 Shot Leather:

I am sure you have heard me mention the 5 Shot Leather IWB holsters before.  When I started carrying on a daily basis, I quickly realized the importance of a good holster. My carry piece at that point was a 4 inch Kimber Pro CDPII .45 1911. I blamed the all the discomfort I was experiencing on the big gun and the inside the waistband carry method; completely unaware that it was actually the cheap $40 holster I got at Sportsman’s Warehouse that was causing the discomfort.… Read the rest

A LITTLE SOMETHING FUN

These are Sentry 9mm earbuds; similar to the MUNITIO ones. These are fun and seem to work pretty well. They don’t fall out when I work out…that’s mainly what matters.

The only thing that irritates me about these is that  both Sentry and  MUNITIO call them bullets when really they are shortened replicas of the entire assembled around, the cartridge. But hey, not everyone knows that the bullet is just the projectile.

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A NOTE ABOUT TACTICAL LIGHTS

When you live around or above the 45th parallel, like me, it is dark ALOT. I always recommend my students carry some sort of a tactical light on their person when packing a handgun. I know there are some companies out there who make some pretty sweet weapons mounted lights (Insight, NightOps etc.) but is a weapon mounted light really a good alternative to a handheld flashlight?

Now, some people like to argue that weapon mounted lights give away your position to the “enemy”.… Read the rest

FANNY PACKS?

So there is a new trend that is sweeping the runways, the stars have been flaunting it and it infiltrated tourists’ closets back in the eighties……………The fanny pack is back!  I NEVER thought that in my right mind I could actually justify the existence of such a catastrophic accessory, but now that Marc Jacobs and Alice Roi have hopped on board, things are looking up for this sinking ship.

Now I have to be honest here, fanny packs are considered a viable concealed carry method.… Read the rest

12 TOOLS A WOMAN SHOULD NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT

Every woman has the list of things she never leaves behind when she leaves the house. Her “essentials” for optimum health and happiness on the road, at work, or wherever she’s at. Here is my list of tools a truly independent woman should never leave at home:

**Please note: I am not including the infamous “cell phone” as it is pretty much attached to our bodies anyways…**

                   

#11) A Cute Little Dog: Okay, this isn’t really a tool. Nor is it essential.Read the rest