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FIRST ANNUAL CONCEALED CARRY HOLSTER FASHION SHOW SLIDE SHOW

Since this is such a hot topic right now I decided to go ahead and post a slide show that Armed Candy graciously made of the event! Tomorrow I will have a detailed list of the holsters up for you.

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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

LIVING IT UP AT CRIMSON TRACE MEDIA DAYS

Saturday night, my husband, Dave and I checked in to Hotel 50 in downtown Portland, Oregon to kick off the Crimson Trace Media Days. After meeting up with Shelley Rae from Western Shooting Journal, we headed down to Portland City Grill for happy hour and dinner with the media group as well some really great reps from Nike, Otis, Danner, and of course Iain and the gang from Crimson Trace. Leatherman was kind enough to sponsor our dinner and drinks and provide us each with a LED LENSER P3 flashlight.… Read the rest

PACKING PRETTY HOSTING A CC FASHION SHOW

Daiane Conterato modeling for Huis Clos, Fall ...

1st Annual Womens’ Victory’s Secret Concealed Carry Holster Fashion Show

Educating, Empowering and Enabling women to be Safe and Responsible Firearm Owners

Saturday, July 21st 2012

Door open at 5:30 PM

 At The Firehouse Banquet Hall

2219 County Route 27  Hudson, NY 12534

A Taurus PT145B in a Fobus Compact Paddle hols...

Mistress of Ceremonies… Kitty Richards

International Defensive Pistol Assoc. – Regional Rep.

Fashion Show Host… Packing Pretty’s – Gracie McKee

Special Appearance…

TV’s TOP SHOT contestants… Including Local Firearms Instructor – Keith Gibson

Live Demonstrations, Raffles & Vendors

Sponsored by Tri Village Rod & Gun Club

Click HERE for ticket information.

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BREAKING BOARDS AND TAKING NAMES

Packing Pretty is a self-defense blog. While I primarily focus on my area of expertise (firearms and shooting), I want to make sure that several types of defense are introduced and covered here at Packing Pretty.

Just last weekend I had the pleasure of watching  an awesome demonstration at USWC Taekwondo by Amanda. The first thing I noticed about Amanda was that she exerted an aura of confidence, strength and determination that was seen and felt by all who watched her. … Read the rest

SUMMER CARRY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

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“I WILL NEVER…” PART 1: CORE BELIEFS

A few months ago, I posted an article The Hard Questions – Gracie’s Fireside Chat. This article posed a handful of questions that every person should consider before they carry a gun, or expect to use one for defense. It was also a key article in my series on the defensive mindset. Today we continue the project of  asking ourselves tough questions so that we can continue to build our personal tactical doctrine.

My Sifu once told the whole class that our home work was to make an “I will never …” list.… 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

XdAndKnife

XdAndKnife (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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