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GRACIE MCKEE IS PACKING PRETTY – THE WHOLE STORY

I know the electronic version of this story has gone out already on Facebook and twitter, but the electronic version leaves out a lot.

For those who don’t know what I’m talking about – Sue Vorenberg , a features writer at the Columbain wrote a Sunday feature on me last weekend. I have to admit, I am both proud and humbled by what was said about me, and would like to share it with you today.

Click the picture below to be directed to the entire article, and click “continuation” at the top of the page when you are ready for the next page.… Read the rest

CASUAL CONCEALED CARRY WEAR – SUMMER LOOK BOOK

I’ve been working on a summer time concealed carry look book. These are casual styles that can easily be mixed and matched to create even more outfits.

Just a tip: Some of this clothing will need to be bought a size or two up for concealed carry.

Urban Cowgirl:

  1. Roar Tradition Shirt $89.95 – Buckle.com
  2. Denim Shorts $19.95 –  H&M.com
  3. Jack Purcell Low Profile Slip in Red Clay $80(USD) – Converse UK Store
  4. Gun Belt $69.95 – OldFaithfulHolsters.com
  5. Forward Cant IWB Tuckable Holster $72.95 – OldFaithfulHolsters.com
  6. Chan Luu Graduated turquoise mix wrap bracelet $190 –  Zappos.com

Summer Sunset:

  1.  Colorblocked Crochet Racerback Tank $15.80 – Forever21.com
  2. Pink Pants $24.95 – HM.com
  3. Woven ankle wrap sandal $25.50 –  Charlotte Russe
  4. Gun Blet $69.95 – OldFaithfulHolsters.com
  5. Custom IWB Leather Holster  Starting at $105 – 5ShotLeather.com
  6. Snap Attachment Single Mag Pouches Starting at $40 – 5ShotLeather .com
  7. Betsey Johnson Multi Feather Hoop Drop Earrings $38 – Macys

A Pirate’s Life For Me

  1. Striped Dolman Tee  $29.50 Currently on sale for $10 – Aeropostale.com
  2. Mek Denim Karditsa Short in Electric Blue $89 – Zappos.com
  3. Gun Belt $70 – OldFaithfulHolsters.com
  4. Custom IWB leather Holster starting at $105 – 5ShotLeather.com
  5. Ed Hardy LR Manning Shoe $35.99 – 6PM.com

 Skirting Around Town:

  1.  Ramona Skirt $39.50 –  Hollisterco.com
  2. UnderTech UnderCover Woman’s Compression Shorts $69.95 –  UnderTechUnderCover.com

Brazilian Baby

  1. Embroidered Woven Halter Dress $18.00  – Aeropostale.com
  2. UnderTech UnderCover Woman’s Compression Shorts $69.95 –  UnderTechUnderCover.com
  3. X-Front Multicolor Woven Wedge $35.50 – Charlotterusse.com
  4. Betsey Johnson Bracelet, Antique Gold Tone Parrot and Fruit Half Stretch Bracelet $55.00 – Macys.com

 

Be sure to check out some of my other articles about Concealed Carry Fashion!… 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

5 SHOT LEATHER CUSTOM SCABBARD IWB HOLSTER REVIEW

How I came to know 5 Shot Leather:

I am sure you have heard me mention the 5 Shot Leather IWB holsters before.  When I started carrying on a daily basis, I quickly realized the importance of a good holster. My carry piece at that point was a 4 inch Kimber Pro CDPII .45 1911. I blamed the all the discomfort I was experiencing on the big gun and the inside the waistband carry method; completely unaware that it was actually the cheap $40 holster I got at Sportsman’s Warehouse that was causing the discomfort.… Read the rest

READING MATERIAL

Here’s some reading material to get you through one of the toughest days of the week… Happy Tuesday everybody!

Local female veterans reflect on their time at war – by Anika Clark at SouthCoastToday.com <—Packing Pretty’s Pick of the Week – In honor of Memorial Day!

25,000 FPS Handgun Cartridge – by Richard at Guns Holsters and Gear

Perishable Skill – by Shelley Rae at Gun Nuts Media

With gun in hand, FBI shares how it trains agents for worst case scenario – by Colin McDermott at NewsNet5

CRIME TRENDS: Modified water guns pose danger – by delmarvanow.com

MILLER: Emily gets her gun – by Emily Miller at The Washington Times

Guns.com Interviews Navy SEAL Chris Kyle: the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S.

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PACKING PRETTY’S PINK SPRINGFIELD XD(M)

Me and my Pink Springfield XD(m)
Photo Credit: Guns & Tactics

I have had literally hundreds of inquiries about my “Pink Gun of Shame”, so I decided to break it down for you in an article at Guns & Tactics. In this article I describe  most of the customizations I’ve had done to my XD(m), so hopefully this answers most of your questions!… Read the rest

READING MATERIAL

Alright, I just got off the phone with Kate Kruger, had a lovely conversation with her. Anyway, here’s the reading list. Sorry the list is so short this week, I’ve been one busy bee.

Exciting News!

“We LOVE our Customers Giveaway: Part III” Enter today for a chance to win a $15 Armed in Heels eCertificate – at Armed In Heel’s FB page.

Shoot! You can win one — signed for you by Julie Golob! –  at Women’s Outdoor News

To Read:

 Rob Pincus and James Yeager on Open Carry – by Caleb at GunNuts Media <—Packing Pretty’s Pick of the Week!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