Random Grace-isms

A TOP-OFF FOR EACH DAY

Of course I have ball ammo for top-offs when I’m going to be shooting at the range…… Read the rest

THE HARD QUESTIONS – GRACIE’S FIRESIDE CHAT

Consider this: every weekend I go out and teach a group of students how to defend themselves with a handgun. The problem is that no amount of hours on the range is going to wrap their heads around the idea of harming and possibly killing another human being. This is why every time I teach one of my Street Carry classes (an advanced class); I include a lesson called “The Fireside Chat”.  The point of this lesson is to get the students thinking about the nasty questions that they would rather not consider.… Read the rest

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

A NOTE TO SOCIETY ON WOMEN WITH GUNS

A note to society: let’s be honest here, as long as there have been guns, there have been women shooting them. Take a look back in history, there is no shortage of women with guns. Even TODAY there is no shortage of women with guns.  So while I applaud the women, like myself, who have decided to take their personal protection into their own hands, I am not any more proud of these women then I am of the men who do the same.… Read the rest

10 BADASS FICTIONAL FEMALES

This is a list put together of some of the women from books and movies that I have found most entertaining with their gung-ho, go get ’em attitude.

10. Lyra Belacqua

Lyra Belacqua is a 12 year old girl who takes on parallel universes in an effort to find the truth the destroy death with her golden compass in Phillip Pullman’s trilogy “His Dark Materials”. Lyra hits number 10 on my list because although she is a brave little soldier; she doesn’t really have fighting skills.… Read the rest

THIS WEEKS POLL

 

 

 

 

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2×4 ASSULT

This is me in the last stage of the May 2011 Action Pistol Match…The idea is to stop the immediate threat with the 2×4 because that is what I have in my hand at the moment, then switch to my gun. I have never done this before, and this is why I fumbled getting the gun out of the holster. You will also notice I am shooting fairly slow, I shot slower to improve my accuracy in this stage. In some stages, speed is the main factor, in others accuracy is.… Read the rest

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME…MY WISHLIST

Today is my birthday, as such, I feel it is only appropriate to share my wish-list with the world. Please don’t judge me by what I want…well, I guess you may as well….

1. Auto Assult – 12 (AA-12): This is a select-fire 12 gauge shot-gun. We are talking about 300 rounds per minuet here, people. Can you imagine what this bad boy can do to someone’s face? That is ALOT  of zombie stopping power. And yes, that is drum magazine (20 -32 shells).… Read the rest

11 REASONS WHY HAVING AN ARCHENEMY IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

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Archenemy:

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An archenemy, archfoe, archvillain or archnemesis (sometimes spelled arch-enemy, arch-foe, arch-villain or arch-nemesis, originated around the mid-16th century) is the principal enemy of a character in a work of fiction, often described as the hero‘s worst enemy (compare nemesis).[1][2][3]

I know you are thinking “but my life isn’t fiction”. You are right… But the war raging between you and your archenemy probably is. And don’t worry.… Read the rest

A DAY WITH THE OREGON NATIONAL GUARD

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On Saturday, I spent the entire day at the range. Alot of that day was spent working on a video to be played for new members to familiarize them with the policies and procedures of our facilities. For those of you who don’t know, I am a range officer at Clatskanie Rifle & Pistol Club. I also sit on the elected board, and am the assistant director of the training department. In other-words… I’m kind of a big deal.… Read the rest