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:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

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. (Well,not really…)

Anyways, as I was up at the range while the Army National Guard was there training/qualifying with thier Baretta 92s.… Read the rest

PACKING HEAT IN THE COLD WEATHER

JUST A FEW MORE REASONS BIGGER IS BETTER:

Winter is my favorite time of year to “pack heat”. First off, it is much easier to conceal a gun in the thick sweaters, layers and coats of winter; and consequentially, I can hide a bigger gun! Secondly, with all the holiday chaos and stress, people tend to go postal, and carrying a side-arm makes me feel alot more comfortable when I’m out in the middle of it. ( Anyone remember the incident in November of 2008 in NY when the Wal-Mart employee, Jdimytai Damour, 34, got trampled to death by a crowd of over 2,000 eager customers?) 

You may not know this, but the weather SHOULD be a factor when considering which firearm to carry.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

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

EMMA’S GUN SAFETY MESSAGE

This is a video that I made with my niece when she was just 3 1/2 years old. Please note, we did NOT use a real firearm in the making of this video, we used an unloaded airsoft Glock. She is fascinated with guns, but completely understands and practices what she preaches in this video. Now that she is six, we have moved on to the 3 basic safety rules when handling a firearm:
#1) Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction
#2) Always keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot
#3) Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use it
and for her:
#4) NEVER TOUCH A GUN WITH OUT EXPRESS PERMISSION AND SUPERVISION FROM MOMMY, DADDY, AUNT GRACIE OR UNCLE DAVE.… Read the rest