THE SELF-DEFENSE SEMINAR TRAP

 
This is a guest article by Nick from www.IndestructibleTraining.com . Nick has been studying martial arts since childhood, he now teachs both Kyokushin and Rifle Marksmanship. His blog focuses on integrating training across a variety of systems and platforms for the purposes of self-defense.
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Self-defense seminars are a great way to get the self-defense subject in front of people, especially those people that wouldn’t normally dedicate significant amounts of their time to training.

Short seminars, especially those targeted towards women, also have a huge flaw. … Read the rest

READING MATERIAL

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

SIG P238 REVIEW

Four of the Sig P238s have come through my classes in the recent past, and I have had the opportunity to both shoot them as well as observe them in the hands of my students.

I realize that the P238 is by no means a newer gun, but with them recently becoming more popular with the female students in my classes, I would like say a few words regarding it’s functionality for both myself and my students.

The Specs:

The Sig Sauer P238 is marketed as sub-compact pistol, with a 2.7 inch barrel chambered in .380ACP, a capacity of 6+1, and comes in many different finishes (One of my personal favorites is the Rainbow Finish).… Read the rest

THOUGHTS ON THE POPULAR STIGMA SURROUNDING GUN OWNERS – And What We’re Doing Wrong

There is a lot of bad stigma out there about gun enthusiasts. Everybody seems to assume that we are egotistical rednecks with an eagerness to shoot someone. The sad part is, this stigma came from somewhere (yes, a segment of the shooting community) , and many gun enthusiasts are not helping to correct it.

It’s really no wonder that he anti-gun people think we do not value human life. When so many people wear gun themed tee shirts with distasteful slogans, it in no way helps our cause to deflect this stigma, it instead deteriorates it.… Read the rest

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

READING MATERIAL

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

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.Read the rest

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