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.

Safe Shooting!


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Friday, October 23, 2015

How much training is enough?


I just finished reading a magazine article that posed that question.  The author didn’t really give an answer, not a definitive one, but it got me thinking.  That may have been the real intent of the article.

I have trained, taken various classes, both in shooting and personal defense tactics, have instructor credentials…do I still need training?  YES!  If for nothing else that to learn someone else’s perspective!  I know quite a bit, but I do not know everything.  Every class I’ve taken I come away with something.  Every time I teach I also learn something. 

It is a little like the classic question; “How many guns do I need?  One more than I have.”  How much training do I need?  I’ll let you know after my next class.

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Concealed Carry Gets Sexy!


Looking for concealed carry options that are made in the USA, functional, wearable, durable, and…sexy?  Sound like an oxymoron?  Not anymore.  Can Can Concealment makes a variety of high quality carry options but their latest offering, the Corset, is best described as concealed carry lingerie! 

 

I have one, it is comfortable, offers a nice smoothing action, and conceals beautifully!  This is part compression garment, part holster and brings to mind some high end lingerie.  In practice, it stayed in place, didn’t curl or ride up, and held by gun quite securely.

 
 




 


I especially like the re-holstering tabs on the outside of the pockets so I don’t have to muzzle my hand to holster my gun!

 

Can Can Concealment also makes other carry options, including an awesome thigh holsters with optional garter belt and a couple different hip hugger holsters.  The products generally are sized to fit a compact or a full size gun, you can read the descriptions on the website.  I have several of their products and find the sizing to be spot on, so use the measurements, don’t guess.  So far the durability is great, and one thing I like it I can wash them (unlike leather). 

 

If you haven’t viewed their offerings yet, check them out at www.cancanconcealment.com. 

 

These pieces are versatile, there are options, and they are friendly and responsive.

 

 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

NRA World Shooting Championship 2015

By Guest Blogger Jim Bogle


The NRAWSC was held at the Peacekeeper National Training Center in West Virginia last month.  This was the first time the NRA has hosted the event and it lasted three days with over 200 competitors.  Sponsors included Magpul, Kahr, Mossberg, STI, and many others.  Competitors shot 12 stages, ranging from cowboy action (which included a Shotgun, a Lever Action Rifle and a Single Action Pistol) to long distance precision shooting over 800 yards distance, to wobble clays to classic running and gunning, steel plates, etc. 

Cowboy Action


Clays

Precision Long Distance

Runnin' and Gunnin'

Breaking Clay

   
There were Professional Shooters, including some well-known names competing for cash prizes and amateur shooters competing for their pick of some great prizes from sponsors and bragging rights. 


Gabby Franco



My Idol, Jerry Miculek

One of the things that set this apart was all the firearms and ammunition was provided.  This not only leveled the field somewhat, it opened the competition up to people who might not have all of the necessary equipment. 
 
With the backdrop of the Blue Ridge, the scene was beautiful. 




The RSOs and volunteers at each station were thorough, making sure everyone understood how each firearm functioned, and keeping a close eye on the competitors to ensure that safety was practiced at all times.


 
As a Champion Skeet Shooter, I’m no stranger to competition but this tested me in ways I couldn’t have imagined.  I had never shot some of the events, and there is a very fast learning curve.  But it was fun, challenging, exhausting and exhilarating.  And, I know what to practice before Next Year!