-Gun Enthusiast, instructor & Marine (3 guys in their 30s)
By Gabby Manufacturers have been slow to bring out real conceal carry options for us gals. Yes, there have been small .380s out there for a ...
By C-Mag The new 22 TCM round from Armscor , makers of the Rock Island line of 1911s, was introduced at the SHOTShow and I am very excited...
Recently my friend Gracie, of Packing Pretty, posted an article about pink guns. As per usz , I agreed with all of her points. She has an a...
"Getting a lot of malfunction from your semi-automatic pistol? You may not be giving your gun enough resistance to eject and feed properly. Try putting more strength into your grip, your wrists and your arms."
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"Why Jews Hate Guns"
|By Rabbi Bendory of|
JPFO & Alan Korwin of GunLaws.com
| Many parts of this article are hard to swallow, but it is a very interesting piece. On the whole I believe the authors target all anti-gun followers, not just Jews. Speaking as a member of America's Southeastern Jewish community, I believe that the article has forgotten about us altogether. Therefore, by leaving out this entire corner of the US, I contend that this article isn't really about American Jews at all.|
Also, I would not call the writers or the text "anti-semetic", but I would caution readers. The authors are obviously very angry with the anti-gun contingent, but some may read their work and focus that anger toward Jews in general. I ask that you fight this impulse because there are more "Shomrim" out there then you realize, and we are not all as quite as these authors believe.
By GabbyEveryone is entitled to their own version of fun, but frankly I'm sick of all the half naked women holding guns on Facebook and similar sites. I don't take issue with people who want to look at women holding weapons. I've said before, I see nothing wrong with taking sexy photos for your partner. People are entitled to look at whatever gets them revved up (as long as its legal). I'm also not knocking XXX sites. That's where those photos belong. My beef is with groups who portray themselves as gun enthusiast communities but who often post the afore mentioned images just to increase their follower count.
Many gun toting women have, at one point or another, run into a person who assumes we are less than capable of handling a gun, simply because we are female. When at the range, we'd prefer to impress with our skills than with our curves. At my range, where I know almost all of the employees, I appreciate the respect I receive. Still, it would be nice to walk into a gun store and be treated more like an equal and less like a child who has wandered away from her daddy. The issue is, photos of bikini-clad models holding guns do nothing to help us be taken seriously as shooters. In many cases they perpetuate the idea that a woman with a gun is an uneducated hazardous joke and should only be considered in a sexual light.
I imagine some might argue, "We're not idiots. We can tell the difference between a serious female shooter and a model holding a gun." My response to these people would be, "Great! Then you're not the object of this rant." However, I have another concern and it affects all of us shooters; The models in these photos are often improperly handling their weapons, with their fingers on triggers and the like. This may mislead new shooters. Do you want to slide into a lane next to a newbbie who doesn't know and follow the four rules? When groups represent themselves as a knowledgable source for shooting information and then display these pictures, people can get confused.
As for arguments about children stumbling across these images on Facebook and the poster's right to freedom of speech, I find these arguments misguided and unintelligent. It is the responsibility of a parent to protect an impressionable child. Further, freedom of speech does not have anything to do with Facebook speech and besides, just because it is legal to act in a certain way, doesn't mean said action is right.
Now that you've allowed me to make my points I release you to go and spend your days looking at naked people holding whatever gets you off, puppies, tire irons...whatever. My only request is that, before you click "like" on another Sexy Gunner page, or "share" another bikini/gun photo, you consider our female shooting community as a whole.
P.S. As I delve deeper into the online/gun community I have had conversations, related to this topic, that reveal that many different perspectives are floating around out there. I fully intend to explore the topic from another slant in the very near future.
|Draw Your Weapon|
|By Nick at|
|Learning to draw your weapon can be as important as shooting straight. This article does a nice job of breaking down the steps, and showing us how to draw correctly. We can sometimes forget that using a gun for protection is much more than pulling the trigger. Practice all the steps and practice them often.|
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Recently my friend Gracie, of Packing Pretty, posted an article about pink guns. As per usz, I agreed with all of her points. She has an amazing knowledge of guns, tactics and shooting. Gracie is one bad a** gunner girl and I respect her a lot, pink gun and all... But if there's one thing I know, it's color.
As some of you are aware, one of my goals with ArmedCandy is to bring to the market products for women that enhance the shooting and carrying experience. Some of these may be my own designs but many great products already exist. As I explore the currently available options, I share them with you, so that your hunt may be an easier one.
A note before you dive in: This review is of a product that is made for women. There should be very little need for male shooters to weigh in on this article. If you gentlemen do feel so compelled, please, keep it classy.Thank you -AC