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Consumer Information

Girls Just Wanna Have Guns: The Movie

Regis Giles, founder of GirlsJustWannaHaveGuns.com wants America to know the facts—the facts about gun ownership and female gun ownership in particular. As many as 200,000 women a year use a gun to defend themselves against sexual attack. How she wants to spread that word? Through a major motion picture documentary titled “Girls Just Wanna Have Guns: The Real War on Women,” but Regis needs your help. Read more about how you can stand in support of the 2.5 million gun owners in American and protect our right to defend ourselves.

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Concealed Carry

Women’s Concealed Carry: Five Holsters that Work

Finding the right holster for concealed carry can be a frustrating endeavor, especially if you are a woman who carries. Traditional holsters are generally designed by men for men and don’t fit the curves of a woman. As a woman who shoots, I find that asking others who carry what works for them helps me find the right concealed carry setup. There are a variety of safe ways to carry that work for women. In this article, I explore five different ways to carry that are comfortable, work with many different outfits and keep your firearms accessible. If you have been struggling to find the right holster and gun combination, read this article and find one that works for you.

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Firearms

The .380 ACP Isn’t Slowing Down—New Gun Announcements

Once a caliber not many people found to be highly useful, the .380 ACP has gained an incredible amount of popularity in the last few years—especially with women. Its ease of use to rack the slide, minimal recoil and small package is desirable for the first time shooter, women shooter, elderly or those with injuries. Many are choosing the smaller .380 ACP pocket pistols for concealed carry. Though there are many sub-compact 9mm to choose from, the .380 ACP is still making its way to the top. These six new 2014 and 2015 firearms from major manufacturers such as Browning, Beretta and Magnum Research prove that the .380 as a preferred self-defense gun isn’t going away any time soon.

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Gear, Parts and Accessories

Support Through Shooting: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It doesn’t matter what background you come from or what political party you affiliate it. Breast cancer affects everyone. Our own Cheaper Than Dirt community has been shockingly affected by breast cancer. Help support other shooters and outdoorswomen by buying a pink ribbon product through the Think Pink campaign, knowing your money goes directly to organizations that help. It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Cheaper Than Dirt has pink ribbon firearms, lights, knives, holsters, and tools that support breast cancer awareness.

Firearms

The Best Gun for a New Shooter: Semiautomatics vs. Revolvers

Even though women have dispelled the myth of the “girl gun” for some time now, women are still directed to snub-nosed, .38 Special lightweight revolvers for self-defense. Though, easy to carry and conceal and generally more reliable than a semiautomatic, small, lightweight revolvers can really pack a punch. The author makes a good argument for the semiautomatic pistol for the new female shooter in the article, “The Best Gun for a New Shooter: Semiautomatics v. revolvers.” Which gun do you think will win?

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News

High Powered Headlines: August 13, 2014

Today’s headline news include a judge decides that banning certain guns in Maryland is indeed Constitutional claiming AR-15s and AK-47 are uncommon weapons. A website geared towards women recommends the Hi-Point 9mm and the recalled Remington R51 for concealed carry, the British might have a chance at owning an AR-15 style rifle and Michael Bloomberg supported candidate loses primary. A special edition today is geared for the women shooter or for women who love guns. The Shooter’s Log presents Women’s Wednesday with entertaining and informative articles for women who own guns.

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Gear, Parts and Accessories

Five Cheap Ways to Dress up Your AR-15

They say the AR-15 is like Legos for adults, but I say it’s like Barbie Dolls for grown women. One of the best things about the AR-15 is its adaptability, versatility and interchangeability. There are so many aftermarket accessories for the black rifle and now that the firearms industry has taken notice of how many women shooters there are and women’s buying power, we are seeing many of these AR-15 accessories come in pink. If you like a hint of color and do not want to spend a lot, check out these five colorful and cheap accessories for your AR-15.

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Hunting and Outdoors

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman: Learn to Shoot

Women are the fastest growing group of consumers for firearms. During the last two decades, women’s views about shooting have changed for the better, partially because of successful programs, such as Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, which has made tremendous strides educating women about traditional outdoor sports.

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Safety and Training

Keeping Your Eyes on the Target: The Importance of Setting Shooting Goals

Where would you be without goals? Every successful competition shooter sets goals while training and practicing, as well as any athlete. To be a better shooter, you must set yourself a specific goal and figure out the ways to reach it. Psychologists say that even the act of attempting to achieve a goal makes us happier people—not to mention a better shot! If you feel like you have stagnated, gotten bored and that shooting isn’t fun anymore, why not set a new goal for your shooting? In this article, I will guide you through the steps to setting a goal.

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Hunting and Outdoors

Beyond BOW

Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW) workshop is a great way to learn the basic skills of traditional outdoor activities. To take your skills to the next level takes time and practice, which is so BEYOND BOW is such a great organization. Check out this article to learn more about how it is making a difference in women’s lives.