Archive for April, 2013:

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

SHOOT Book

Dear Gun Whisper, I’m interested in trying competition shooting but don’t know how where to find information.  What can I do? Signed, wanting to show off Dear Show Off, Competition can be a lot of fun, and gives you a chance to see how you stand next to your peers.  There are multiple types of competition, USPSA, IPSC, Cowboy Action… You can look on the web for a club hosting a competition near you.  One reference that explains competitions and may help you to choose a style is the book by International Shooting Champion Julie Golob SHOOT.  You can find it on Amazon and Read More

Handguns and High Heels

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As a woman who shoots, it is amazing to me how often I hear “you don’t look like the type”.  Those of us who shoot came to it for our own reasons, some from fear, some for fun.  We come from all different backgrounds, professions and age groups.  We are young, old, short, tall, skinny, full figured, …  What we share is a love of the sport and often a strong sense that we are valuable and empowered.  We are smart, we are strong, and we enjoy having fun.  Many of us are professional women, educated, productive, and caring.  We are sisters, wives, moms... I have heard it so Read More

Who’s in Your Safety Circle?

Road Cone with reflective bands

What is a safety circle? That is your personal perimeter, your “on guard” zone, no one should enter your safety circle without your awareness. The diameter of your circle may vary depending on your location, but a general rule of thumb is 21 feet, which is the distance an average person can close on you in about 2 seconds. For those of us who are challenged estimated feet, it is about two car lengths in any direction. You safety circle is especially important in public places like parking lots where so many bad things; robberies, car jacking, etc., can happen. Most people will pass Read More

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Flying brass

Dear Gun Whisperer I keep hearing about “Safe Direction”, need to keep the gun pointed in a safe direction, etc. What is a safe direction, can’t I just point at the floor or a wall, or outside? Why do I need to worry about it anyway? Safe or Unsafe? Dear Safe or Unsafe Very simply stated, a Safe Direction is a direction which, if the gun were to be fired (and we know they don’t go off by themselves) no one would be injured or killed and property damage would be minimized. This is an important concept, number one, no one gets hurt, number two, minimize property damage as Read More

Fighting for your Lifetime

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Indiana Senate Committee Hearing 2/20/2013 Re: Senate Bill No.555 On February 20, 2013 at the behest of Senator Tomes of Indiana, I offered my testimony in the Senate hearing of Bill No.555.I was simply asked to give my professional and personal opinion on the proposed bill and what I thought may be the outcome of said bill passing into law. Essentially this bill offers Indiana residents {and non-residents alike} an alternative license to the already existing firearm license Indiana currently issues. With this new firearms reciprocity license one would have to comply with the minimum Read More

Spring is Here, Time to Run, Jog, Walk or Bike

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If you have a Concealed Carry Permit, you probably want to be able to exercise armed, but how? There are several ways to do that effectively. A quick release Fanny Pack works well for biking and walking but not so much for running or jogging. 5.11 and others, make compression shirts, close fitting garments that have wicking properties so you can wear them under a running shirt, and they have Velcro close pockets integrated under the arms, similar to the position for a shoulder holster. Under Tech Under Cover also makes compression shirts, and for the ladies, compression shorts with a built in Read More

Do I Have To Disclose My Ownership Of Firearms To My Doctor If Asked On Medical Paperwork?

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Must read post today over at Ciyou & Dixon Law's blog regarding disclosure of gun ownership on medical records. Here is the link to the blog post -- Do I Have To Disclose My Ownership Of Firearms To My Doctor If Asked On Medical Paperwork? Read More

The Zombie Hordes

zombie ammo

A Zombie is defined as an animated corpse. If you are a regular visitor you may have seen the previous post, One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by…Graveyard? In the words of that darling cherub Carol Ann “They’re back.” At least that is the word that went out over the emergency broadcast system of KRTV in Great Falls Montana recently. Viewers heard, "Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from the grave and attacking the living." The voice warned not "to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous." Apparently the Read More