About Me

I hold multiple NRA Instructor credentials, as well as SabreRed Pepper Spray. I have my own training company in Northern Virginia, www.FemaleandArmed.com and am focusing primarily on teaching women, especially those who are new to shooting.

I am also the author of 3 books, available on Amazon, and at many major outlets. I am a contributing writer for Combat Handgun Magazine and Women and Guns Magazine.

Thank you for following along with me as this journey continues.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tough Week

As most of you know, I’m involved in a variety of things.  I have a day job with a long commute.  Adjunct instructor for Innovative Defensive Solutions, LLC, President of National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day, wife, Cat Mom to 2 gorgeous rescues who are now 6, which is a little like having two teenagers at home, and a few more things that I’m not quite ready to announce to the world.

So, what does that mean, and why am I writing about it?  I’m taking tomorrow afternoon off and Going to the Range!  You would think with instructing I would have more chances to shoot, not fewer.  But no, it doesn’t work that way.  I’m planning my trip.  If it is crowded, I know I will only have an hour and I need to make the best use of my time.  I plan to start with some warm ups, shooting moderately slow at 8 ft, working out to 35 ft and then back with my primary carry gun.  Those are the marksmanship drills.  Then, the fun starts, drawing from concealment, rapid fire, turning targets…I also plan to take my back up gun to run a couple magazines through, and my Ruger LCP.  I haven’t practiced with it in a while and while I almost never carry it, I still want to check proficiency.  I put new grips on my .38 revolver, so if I have time, I will shoot that, too.  All in all, I expect to come away as relaxed as if I had done a spa treatment (which is still tempting, but shooting is cheaper!).

If you are in Northern Virginia area there is a gun show this weekend at the Manassas Fair Ground.  IDS, LLC will have a table there, and be offering free lessons using a SIRT (laser) training gun.  I’ll be there Sunday from 9-1, but come by anytime and say hi to Evan and the guys. 

Safe Shooting!

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