Posts Tagged ‘concealed carry for women’
One of the biggest hits of 2014 in the gun world has undoubtedly been GLOCK’s Model 42. It’s not much of a surprise
If you are looking for a small, easily concealed pistol that comes in pink direct from the factory, you are
As a woman working in the firearms industry, I often am asked what guns I recommend for other women. It
It really irks me every time I read Shannon Watts Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s leader describe members of Open Carry Texas as rapists. It makes me just as sick to hear threats of sexual violence against Ms. Watts. Though I do not believe that Shannon Watts is all that trustworthy, I don’t doubt for a second she has received threats to her life.
I have good news! Crime rates are dropping across the country. Women are less likely to be victims of crime and the numbers of reported rapes are decreasing. However, women report feeling higher levels of fear of crime than men do, even though young men are more likely to be victims of crime than women are.
Concealed carrying in winter is easier than in warm weather because we wear more layers, and cover garments, such as sweaters, hoodies or jackets, do not look suspicious.
I am surprised to be the first author who writes for The Shooter’s Log to pen a range report for the 9mm Beretta BU9 Nano as it has been available a little over two years. Perhaps it is because pocket 9s have saturated the market and we have been too busy reviewing others, but somehow I get to be the first to review it. Either way, I’m excited I get to go in without any influence from my cohorts.
On Thursday, August 29, 2013, Ted Nugent’s wife, Shemane—who has a concealed carry permit—was arrested at DFW Airport in Dallas, Texas for having a gun in her carry-on luggage. According to the family’s attorney, David Finn, it was an “honest mistake.”
“I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.” – Marilyn Monroe
I generally avoid ranting on any of my blog posts. However, being an Internet blogger means I get to break the rules a little bit. Like being able to start a sentence with like and and. So, I’m going to go ahead and skate on thin ice here, break the rules and write about something that has been chapping my hide lately.
The ability to obtain a permit to carry a firearm on your person varies depending upon which state you are referring to. For example some states have a “shall issue” policy which means officials will issue a private citizen a CCW (Concealed Carry Weapons) permits as long as they meet all requirements. While other states have a “May Issue” policy which means they have authority to take judgment on whether or not they want to issue a CCW permit to a private citizen even after all requirements have been met. And finally there is the hot button phrase “Right Denied” which means a state will NOT allow a private citizen to carry handguns and do not issue CCW permits. The last state to have such as policy was Illinois. However, thanks to dedicate pro-gun proponents, it looks like Illinois will soon begin to offer some version of a CCW permit to residents who meet the requirements.
Let’s face it ladies, most of the mainstream holster manufactures do not cater to us. When I discover a company owned by women designing shooting-related gear just for us, I get excited about it. No one knows better about the struggles we go through to find gear that not only fits but also looks good, than other women shooters.
Over the weekend, I had a chance to take two of my girlfriends shooting—one a beginner and one intermediate. Neither have a strong affinity for guns, but both own a gun for self-defense. The problem is their male partners, without their input, purchased these firearms. The males in question are gun guys—one is a collector and avid shooter, the other an IDPA shooter. In the guy’s mind, both these gun purchases were thoughtful. They bought them for shooting ease and stopping power. The beginner’s husband bought her an Armscor M200 .38 Special revolver, while the intermediate shooter’s boyfriend gave her the sub-compact Glock 27 .40 S&W semi-automatic pistol. This weekend gave me the perfect opportunity to compare a semi-automatic pistol to a revolver in calibers suitable for self-defense with three different women’s opinions on the pros and cons of each gun.
Concealed Carrie is a women’s concealed-carry handbag manufacturer based in Roswell, Georgia. Concealed Carrie’s story began when Tom and Leslie Deets decided to visit a firing range in the Atlanta area a few years ago. Tom’s prior experience in law enforcement, his strong endorsement of the right to bear arms, and his mission to promote safety through education convinced him that the best protection he could give his family was to equip them to protect themselves.
The best gun ever made is the one you have on you when you need it. It may not be your first choice but as long as it goes bang in the right direction, to you there will never be a better gun made. The key to having that gun is that you will keep it with you; always…
Being a fashionable woman and carrying a concealed handgun can be quite challenging. After all, women have a wide range
No longer are the shooting sports a No Girls Allowed secret club. More and more women are becoming gun owners. A Gallup Poll reports that 23% of women own a firearm. In research done by the National Sporting Goods Association shows that women involved in shooting sports has grown almost 50% from 2001.