personal protection

MY ADVENTURE AT CRIMSON TRACE

This article is purely about my trip to CTC, I will be following it up with more articles about lasers as they are my latest fascination. In follow up articles I will go into more detail about the pros and cons of the laserguards vs. the lasergrips, tactics for using a laser, etc.

When I realized that Crimson Trace is located in my own backyard (Wilsonville, OR), I was determined to find out more. I am a fan of the Crimson Trace products, so naturally I was curious about work that goes into making their products.… Read the rest

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

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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“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

THE SELF-DEFENSE SEMINAR TRAP

 
This is a guest article by Nick from www.IndestructibleTraining.com . Nick has been studying martial arts since childhood, he now teachs both Kyokushin and Rifle Marksmanship. His blog focuses on integrating training across a variety of systems and platforms for the purposes of self-defense.
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Self Defense

Self Defense (Photo credit: Pioneer Library System)

Self-defense seminars are a great way to get the self-defense subject in front of people, especially those people that wouldn’t normally dedicate significant amounts of their time to training.… Read the rest

ZAP!(TM) STUN GUN/FLASHLIGHT REVIEW

You can read my reivew and watch my video of the ZAP! Stun Gun/Flashlight over at Armed In Heels by clicking here.

ZAP! Stun Gun/Flashlight $59.99 at Armed In Heels.

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A THANK YOU TO ALL MY FOLLOWERS

 

I would like to sincerely thank each and every one of my readers and followers…

 

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CONCEALED CARRY FOR FEMALES – TIPS AND CONSIDERATIONS

This is a guest post I did for Armed In Heels about the ins and outs, ups and downs of concealed carry for a women. This post also features some pretty nice gear available at Armed In Heels.

CONCEALD CARRY FOR FEMALES – TIPS AND CONSIDERATIONS| Armed in Heels Blog

Concealed carry for a woman can be a difficult task. Every woman who is an avid gun carrier has felt the frustrations of trying to figure out just where to hide that thing.

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PACKING PRETTY’S POINTERS ON STAYING SAFE

 

This is a guest post I did for my friend Vanessa over at Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts. It’s about the importance of personal protection for women. I think it covers some very important points and is well worth a read!

PACKING PRETTY’S POINTERS ON STAYING SAFE | Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts

EVERY 2 MINUTES SOMEONE IN THE U.S. IS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED

Knowing how and being capable of defending yourself are two separate things. Just because one has read up on and watched defense techniques does not make one proficient in them.

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