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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

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

GIRLS GUN GETAWAY, CC FASHION SHOW AND MORE…

Hey everybody!

You may have seen my tweets and status updates about a Girls Gun Getaway (#GirlsGunGetaway). I am excited to announce that the time has finally arrived to pack my bags and head out for a weekend of friends, shooting, explosions, hunting, and whatever else our clever minds come up with.

As if one getaway isn’t enough, I will be flying back to home-base on Monday night, (make it back home around 2AM Tuesday morning).  I then fly out to Vegas with some good friends and won’t be back home until July.… 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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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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