Reading Material


I have had a hectic summer, and sadly I haven’t been able to post as much as I would like to because of it. I used to publish a “Reading Material” list every week of great reads I’ve stumbled upon and have popped up in my Google Reader in the week prior. My hope is to bring that back, as it has been a few months since I’ve published the last list.

Now I know this is not on the correct day of the week to be publishing this (we usually shoot for Tuesdays), but better late than never right?… Read the rest


I have been traveling a lot lately – and that’s not about to stop until the end of July when I return home from the Concealed Carry Holster Fashion Show in Hudson, NY. That doesn’t mean I’m done traveling for the year, just that things will slow down a bit for me. I apologize for how infrequent my articles have been as of late due to my hectic schedule.

I am hoping to have a holster review up for you this week (fingers crossed), so please keep an eye out for that.… Read the rest


Last weeks READING MATERIAL list was skipped as I had not had any time to read at all. This week we we are making up for it with some super great reads. So grab a fresh cup of coffee and put up your feet for awhile: it’s time to be entertained!

The Forgotten Sjögren Shotgun and Military Rifle – by Max Slowik  at <— Packing Pretty’s Pick of the Week!

Massad Ayoob on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws (VIDEO) – by S.H.… Read the rest


Alright, now for some fun reads!


Jacquelyn Kelly is ‘Armed in Heels’ – by Britney Starr at Womens Outdoor News <—- Packing Pretty’s Pick of the Week!

Cafe Patron Fights off Crazed Gunman with a Stool – by  dabneybailey at  (And check out my article on how everything can be a weapon)

Pink Lasers – by  Richard at Guns Holsters and Gear

When The “Little Lady” Wants A Handgun . . – by RoedApple at

Girls, Guns, and The Problem with DC Firearm Laws  – A youtube video with Emily Miller and Reason TV

Shooting your carry gun in competition – by When the Balloon Goes Up!… Read the rest


Here’s some reading material to get you through one of the toughest days of the week… Happy Tuesday everybody!

Local female veterans reflect on their time at war – by Anika Clark at <—Packing Pretty’s Pick of the Week – In honor of Memorial Day!

25,000 FPS Handgun Cartridge – by Richard at Guns Holsters and Gear

Perishable Skill – by Shelley Rae at Gun Nuts Media

With gun in hand, FBI shares how it trains agents for worst case scenario – by Colin McDermott at NewsNet5

CRIME TRENDS: Modified water guns pose danger – by

MILLER: Emily gets her gun – by Emily Miller at The Washington Times Interviews Navy SEAL Chris Kyle: the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S.

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Alright, I just got off the phone with Kate Kruger, had a lovely conversation with her. Anyway, here’s the reading list. Sorry the list is so short this week, I’ve been one busy bee.

Exciting News!

“We LOVE our Customers Giveaway: Part III” Enter today for a chance to win a $15 Armed in Heels eCertificate – at Armed In Heel’s FB page.

Shoot! You can win one — signed for you by Julie Golob! –  at Women’s Outdoor News

To Read:

 Rob Pincus and James Yeager on Open Carry – by Caleb at GunNuts Media <—Packing Pretty’s Pick of the Week!Read the rest



Tuesday again? Already? Alright, let’s do this. 

Ruger MK III Takedown….. – by Monkey at Four Guys Guns (this is an older article, but I have a MK III and understand what a booger they are to takedown and put back together. This article is very helpful)<—Packing Pretty’s Pick of the Week!

Blackhawk! Women’s Apparel – by Richard at Blue

Fun Hakim Rifle Facts – Only Surrendered Once! – by Tom at My Gun Culture

Firearms Guide – by Richard at Guns Holsters and Gear

Cheyanne Bell: Minnesota’s Annie Oakleyon CBS Minnesota

Julie Golob wins USPSA Ladies Single Stack National Champion – by Women’s Outdoor News


Reading Material Tuesday. You know the drill: fresh cup of coffee, cupcakes (or whatever your thing is), and eager mind.

I haven’t had much time to read at all over the past week, so the list is pretty short today.


A Salut to Our Troops – by Richard at Guns Holsters and Gear <— Packing Pretty’s Pick of the Week!

USPSA Women’s Titles – by Shelley Rae at Gun Nuts Media

The Women’s Champion – by Caleb at Gun Nuts Media

*BREAKING* LightSabers are finally real!Read the rest


Okay, it’s Tuesday. Time to share some good articles with everyone. Grab fresh cup of coffee, we’re going  kick this reading list off with an interview by My Gun Culture with Sprinfield Armory’s Rob Leatham!

Springfield Armory’s Rob Leatham Discusses Wayne Gretzky, Jackie Gleason, and Getting Whooped By His Sister – by Tom at My Gun Culture <— Packing Pretty’s Pick of the Week! (because I love Springfield XD and XD(M) )

Teen Smith & Wesson shooter Molly Smith captures three titles at SW Regional ICORE match by The Outdoor Women’s Network (Packing Pretty loves Molly Smith!)

My daughter just taught me a little about the natural point of aim – by When The Balloon Goes Up!… Read the rest


My, how time flies. Once again it is time to share the latest and greatest from my Google Reader and beyond.

Marine Corps Infantry School Now Open to Women – by Daniel Terrill on  <—Packing Pretty’s Pick of the Week!

Springfield Armory – by Caleb on Gun Nuts Media (because Packing Pretty Loves Springfield Armory!)

Shooter’s Petsby (the amazing) Shelley Rae on Gun Nuts Media 

Occupy protester: “Dude, let’s go get guns” – by Morgan Richmond on Hot Air (because I live only thirty minuets away from the Portland, OR occupiers and because I love the unicorn graphic)

Guest Post: An Open Letter to the Firearms Industry – a guest post by Rebecca (Rebeccaguns) on Gun Noob

The Navy’s Newest Chain Gun: the M230LF – by Max Slowik on

Nerf Guns Back in 1941 – by The Firearm Blog

Using competition to learn to develop a game plan – by Balloon Goes Up!Read the rest