Tactics

WHY I CARRY A FULL-SIZED HAND GUN

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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

NEW MEMBER OF THE PACKING PRETTY TEAM

Wow, it has sure been a busy month for us here at Packing Pretty, especially for those in our training group!

Packing Pretty is excited to announce that Jay Jones has accepted our offer to join the training group.  Jay comes to us with experience not only as a fully qualified NRA Instructor, but a reserve officer, and a competitive shooter who has successfully competed on the national level.  Jay has spent many hours assisting, instructing and coaching several women throughout his years of helping with the NRA Basic Pistol for Women class held at Clatskanie Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc. … 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

ZAP!(TM) STUN GUN/FLASHLIGHT REVIEW

You can read my reivew and watch my video of the ZAP! Stun Gun/Flashlight over at Armed In Heels by clicking here.

ZAP! Stun Gun/Flashlight $59.99 at Armed In Heels.

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15 YEAR OLD GIRL DEFENDS HERSELF WITH …

One spike

…the spike on a track shoe.

This is the story of a 15-year-old girl who has a very clear understanding of  the “everything is a weapon” concept I preach about so much. She used the spikes on her track shoes to fend off a man who was attempting to kidnap her.

Read the entire story here.

As long as we are talking about spikes and shoes, I would like to point out these spiked loafers.

The universal language for “Leave me the freak alone!” is a good kick to the crotch. … Read the rest

CONFESSIONS OF A GUNAHUALIC – My Inner Princess

Every once in a while, I’m allowed to do this….

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COUPLE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT IN GUN SAFETY CLASS

This is why I preach about the student to teacher ratio, as well as finding the right instructor. This is also a great example of why a teacher should never leave the students alone with guns. Had there been a co-instructor, this probably wouldn’t have happened.… Read the rest

MREs, CRKT KNIVES, AND WHY YOU DIDN’T SEE ME AT THE NRA ANNUAL MEETING

I’d like to start out by apologizing to the many people who emailed and tweeted me (is that the right verb?)  hoping to get together at the NRA Annual Meeting this year. It was really hard for me to give up going, as I was looking forward to meeting my fans and so many other great people – in particular my personal role models Julie Golob and Massad Ayoob. However, after much consideration, I realized that it was a no-brainer; I needed to stay and help our heroes.… Read the rest

GET ON THE GROUND!

A few interesting facts about my life…

Ever wonder where your dogs are going to be and what they are going to be doing when you have to shoot an intruder?

As many of you know I have three dogs. I am an animal lover through and through – which is why I don’t ever want to put my dogs in a situation where they could get shot. Most people who train their dogs to respond during a home invasion train their dogs to attack, I’ve taken the opposite approach.… Read the rest

GRACIE SHOOTING THE BARRETT 50 BMG (VIDEO)

Shooting the Barrett 50 BMG, what can I say? AWESOME! It’s a life changing experience…and not just financially—The rifle alone costs around $10,000 (that’s before optics or any other accessories), and each time you pull the trigger you just shot a five dollar bill.

My thanks to Gregg Smith and  David Smith for making this possible! Watch Gregg as he points out where I hit. Enjoy!

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