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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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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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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

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

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

9 TIPS FOR WOMEN STARTING OUT IN COMPETITVE SHOOTING

I am not a professional shooter; I do not even attempt to compete outside of my local ranges.  If I were to be spending every weekend at local, regional, state, or national matches; I wouldn’t have the time to do what I really love, teaching firearms courses.  However, I do make the time to shoot and participate as a range officer in our monthly action pistol matches because I think it’s great training; it tests your capabilities as well as the capabilities of your gear under stress.… Read the rest

THE PINK GUN DEBATE

My Sprinfield XD .40 subcompact with the extended magaizne, and my 4.5 in XDM 9mm in PINK!

There has been a lot of dispute on the internet lately concerning pink guns. Some people think that pink guns are a sexist approach by the manufactueres to sell to women; some people think pink guns are just a desperate attempt to make women interested in  shooting to begin with; some think they look too much like a toy; and then there are those who actually like pink guns.… Read the rest