COLUMBIA COUNTY ‘TOP SHOT’ FUNDRAISER

This is a benefit I  am helping put on for the Columbia County Sherrif’s Department volunteer services. If you’re in the area, I would love for you to come and watch or get  a team together to comepete!

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 the Clatskanie Rifle and Pistol Club will sponsor Columbia County Top Shot, a team fundraiser match. This match will benefit the Volunteer Programs of the Columbia County (Oregon) Sheriffs’ Office; these programs include Search & Rescue, the VIPS (Volunteers in Partnership with the Sheriff) and the reserves.Match check-in at 7:30 AM; shooting starts at 9AM.… 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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PACKING PRETTY’S CONVERSATION WITH CAM FROM NRA NEWS

I had the opportunity and the privdlege of talking with Cam from the Cam and Company show on NRA News. Overall, I think it went really well. Cam brought up some really good points about the growing interest in the shooting sports from the female community.

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READING MATERIAL

Photo credit: Stuart Miles

Today is Tuesday. That means it’s time for me to break out the google reader and share my favorites from the past week. Grab fresh cup of coffee or tea (tea is better for you) and tune out the sound of your boss bitching about TPS reports.  (I have a confession to make, I have 2 Packing Pretty Picks of the Week this week. Both articles were so good that I couldn’t pick just one) Here’s the list:

 

 

Willing to Kill but not to Save a Life?Read the rest

PUNJABI WOMEN TURNING TO GUNS

Our sisters in  Punjab, India are taking after their male counterparts in developing a love for firearms, and these women are taking it seriously.  Not only are these women obtaining  arms licenses, they are actually purchasing firearms and learning how to shoot too.

“Information acquired by a Faridkot-based journalist under the Right To Information Act (RTI) shows that in Punjab, some 31,300 arms licenses have been issued to women and 31,026 of them have in actuality purchased arms.

As per the RTI information, Patiala’s women lead the list with 1,361 of them acquiring arms licences, while the womenfolk of Jalandhar follow with 1,032 of them possessing arms licences.

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PACKING PRETTY TO BE ON NRA NEWS

Hey everyone, I am estatic to inform you that I will be joining NRA News host , Cam on the NRA  News  program on Monday, April 9th at 8:20 PM Pacific time on NRANews.com and SiriusXMPatriot 125.  I would really love it if you listened, and thank you!

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WOMAN DEFENDS HERSELF FROM SEXUAL ASSULT WITH A HANDGUN

This story is a reminder to us all that concealed carry only works when we are actually carrying a gun.

I don’t usually post news stories on this website, but once in a while there is one worth sharing.

This woman had recently decided to start carrying a gun when  she was forced to use it to defend herself from attempted sexual assault at her work place. The  unidentified woman stated that the gun saved her life and that women should become familiar with a gun. Read the rest

READING MATERIAL

Today is Tuesday, and last week I christened Tuesday as the official day I share my favorite reads over the past week. So grab a fresh cup of coffee and get ready. I’ve dug through my google reader and here are the some of my favorites …

What IDPA Is And What It Is Not - by When The Balloon Goes Up!    (Packing Pretty’s Pick of the Week!)

Katie Harris wins Lady Champion at Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun - by Women’s Outdoor News (WON)

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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

HOW TO KEEP YOUR UNDERARMOUR FRESH

Alot of shooters and law enforcement officers wear UnderArmour gear to keep warm and dry in those cold months. The problem is, after about a year or so of wearings and washings, the shirts seem to get a funky smell to them. I can’t describe it, it’s not necessarily terrible, it’s just not fresh. Instead of going out and buying a brand new UnderArmour top for $60, I decided to do a bit of experimenting with the washing machine. Low and behold, I found the magic chemistry (no, not the recipe for meth).… Read the rest