Buying A Handgun

Information on things you may need to know when buying a handgun.

WHY I CARRY A FULL-SIZED HAND GUN

The purpose of this article is not to knock on compact , subcompact, or  pocket pistols. In fact, I have quite a few compact and subcompacts that I really like.  I have had a lot of inquiries as to why I go to all the trouble of carrying my full-sized Springfield XD and XD(M)s as opposed to something like the Ruger LC9. The reason I am writing this is simply to explain my thought process behind why I carry full-sized handgun.… Read the rest

RUGER LC9 REVIEW

The Ruger LC9 has made quite the boom in the firearm industry. It seems that every girl and her sister either owns or wants one. I’ve seen a lot of them showing up my classes lately; so when Armed in Heels asked if I was interested, it seemed only natural to do a write-up on the LC9 .

My review has been written based on performance in both the hands of the beginner shooters as well as experienced shooters, including my own. … Read the rest

WHICH GUN FOR HOME DEFENSE?

One question I get asked very frequently is “What kind of handgun should I get for home defense”. My answer is always the same: “I wouldn’t get a handgun for home defense.” There are a handful of reasons why a pistol just isn’t the brightest idea for protecting against a home invasion.

The best option for home defense is a tactical 12 gauge shotgun.

Why use a handgun when you can use a long gun?         

Any experienced shooter will tell you that they would rather bring a rifle to a gun fight then a handgun.… Read the rest

CHOOSING A CARRY GUN – PART 3: RELIABILITY

Reliability is the single most important factor when choosing your carry gun.  Nothing will get you dead quicker than not being able to follow through with your decision to fight rather than flee.  So what makes for a reliable defense weapon?

I have this terrible, reoccurring nightmare. Sometimes the situation changes but the general idea and end result are always the same:

I’m in imminent danger and fear for my life. I pull my gun from my holster and point it at the threat, yelling “Get on the ground!

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CHOOSING A CARRY GUN – PART 4: YOUR ABILITY TO USE THE GUN FAST AND EFFECTIVELY

Two more important considerations when choosing a sidearm for concealed carry are both the abilities of the gun, as well as your personal abilities to use that gun.

A few questions to consider: How long does it take for the trigger to reset? How about for the action to cycle? How fast can you acquire the sights on this gun? How fast can YOU shoot this gun while maintaining “combat accuracy”?


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE TRIGGER TO RESET?

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CHOOSING A CARRY GUN – PART 2: SIZE AND CONCEAL ABILITY

One of the most obvious considerations when choosing a gun to carry concealed is the size and conceal-ability. A lot of people get stuck on this one aspect though. Instead of getting creative on conceal methods, they settle for a less than desirable size and caliber because the smaller gun is much more comfortable to carry.

There are a few factors to consider when we talk about size.

The Mental Factor: 

90% of every battle is mental. If that’s the case, then we should do whatever we can to diminish the enemies fight by handicapping their mental capabilities.Read the rest

CHOOSING A CARRY GUN: PART 1

Which handgun is the right carry gun for you?

Well ladies, you can ask the guy behind the counter at the gun store or your significant other and he will probably suggest something small and light. Being a woman, I constantly have the clerks at the gun store trying to shove tiny sized and tiny caliber guns down my throat. For example: the Keltec .380. They assume I have no clue about ballistics or the laws of physics in general. Do yourself a favor and educate yourself.… Read the rest