women shooting

SPRINGFIELD XDs REVIEW

The Springfield Armory XD-S is a long-awaited derivative of the popular and proven XD series of pistols, and was designed for everyday carry and deep concealment. As an owner of several XD series pistols (and sometimes referred to as the crazy XD lady), I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one of these to give it a try!

Specs:

The XD-S is a single-stack compact pistol chambered in .45ACP.  The overall length is 6.3” with a slim width of only 1”. … Read the rest

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

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

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

MAKING NOISE AT A GIRLS GUN GETAWAY

In my Introduction to the Girls Gun Getaway, I shared with you a little bit about how the whole event got started and who was there. Today I want to start delving in to the details. (Thank you for your patience on this subject. I spent the last week in Vegas and didn’t get a chance to write much about the subject before I flew out).

I was lucky enough to get to travel with Shelley and Anette out of Seattle and meet up with Natalie for the last leg of our journey.… 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

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