firearm

MODIFYING YOUR EDC GUN – WORTH IT OR NOT?

I got to thinking yesterday about custom work on sidearms used for daily carry. Obviously I am a fan of customizations/modifications, as is evidenced by the “Pink Gun of Shame”. But all these changes can cost a buck or two, and usually involve sending your gun to live with the gunsmith for a while. So, is it worth it?

Looking back on my shooting career, I have always been blessed enough that should I want a customization (or five) done to firearm, I could afford to spend up to the amount that I originally paid for the gun on these little pleasures.… Read the rest

DRIVING ARMED – Facing The Law

 

Part of driving armed is preparing for the eventuality that you will have a run in with law enforcement. Even if you are driving the speed limit, and following all the traffic safety laws, there’s still a possibility you will get stopped. You never know when you and/or your vehicle might match the description of someone who just committed a violent crime. It happens to the best of us.

A Foundation for Success

First and foremost, it’s critical that you research, understand, and comply with all state and local laws regarding traveling with a firearm. 

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HEELS AND HOLSTERS – AN OVERVIEW OF THE CC HOLSTER FASHION SHOW

Kitty Richards’ awesome gun heels

Although all the hype about  the Concealed Carry Holster Fashion Show was primarily about the runway show itself, there was really much more to the event than just heels and holsters.  In fact, there was an entire day and evening of education available for women interested in responsible firearm ownership and use

Some notes about the event :

  • The purpose of the event was to educate, empower and enable safe and responsible firearm ownership
  • Tickets sold out in advance – we expect a larger group next year!
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THE HEART OF THE MATTER – WHY WE CARRY

I know that everyone wants to hear about the holster fashion show, and I  promise to get that up as soon as possible. This is an article I wrote a few weeks ago, but haven’t had the time to publish until now. I hope this holds you over…

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photo via freedigitalphotos.net

There is a subject that I have been kicking around in my head for about a month now. It has been written about many times in the past in one form or another, and a few times lately on various gun blogs.  … Read the rest

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GIRLS GUN GETAWAY

Many of you have probably already caught wind of the Girls Gun Getaway via #girlsgungetaway. It’s been talked about on facebook, blogged about at Ammo Land and Gunmart Blog, and tweeted about like crazy. Pictures have cropped up, and one or two have even gone viral. But what the heck was this getaway really all about? Well, as Natalie from Girls Guide to Guns explained in her article, it started out as a conversation on twitter between us ladies, and quickly grew into something much bigger and whole heck of a lot more fun then tweeting.… Read the rest

DRIVING ARMED – Safely Stowing Your Firearm

Carrying a gun creates all sorts of obstacles, and part of the fun is learning how to overcome them.  One of the obstacles that we often forget to learn how to work around,  and practice overcoming is carrying in a vehicle.

I know, I know … we’d all love to just forget about this  issue and have Red Jacket build us each our own armored vehicles. I wonder what kind of magic they could work on a pink Humvee?

For those of you who don’t have the option of destroying the enemy with the push of a button from inside your vehicle, I submit to you this article – the first in the “Driving Armed” series that I will be publishing.… Read the rest

SIG P238 REVIEW

A P238 pistol chambered for .380 ACP by Sig Sauer

A P238 pistol chambered for .380 ACP by Sig Sauer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.… Read the rest

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

FINDING THE RIGHT FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR

Yes, it’s me, teaching a Street Carry class.

Choosing a good firearms instructor is critical to getting effective and accurate training. There are so many options out there and the choices can be overwhelming. I would say that “shopping” for the right instructor is just like shopping for the right handgun. So many choices and opinions, but in the end it’s a very personal decision. Here are a few (I’m sure not all) considerations you should take into account when deciding who’s going to train you:

Is he/she the right instructor for the job? … Read the rest

WHY WE TRAIN

This is a guest post I did for Train to Carry on why it is so important that we get proper training before carrying concealed.

All too often I hear of women who bought a handgun or received one as a gift, shot a few rounds through it (maybe they took a basic handgun course, maybe they didn’t) then they threw it in their purse and forgot about it. I think a great misconception is that if someone has/carries a firearm they are protected.

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