Making the Decision: Part 2 – What do I Need To Know?

What do I Need To Know? What you need to know before totally jumping in and buying your first gun? Well everything of course! But seriously, there are a few things to think about along with the previous questions of  “Do I need a gun” and “Can I use a…

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New Gun, Now What?

I know there is so much information out there that it can be very overwhelming. So, I have narrowed down what I believe are the next 7 steps you should take to become a knowledgeable, safe, and skilled Well Armed Woman. What is next for you on your journey toward your armed self-protection?

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Firearm Safety Rules

These basic rules codified by Jeff Cooper are universal. They apply to EVERYONE and they apply ALWAYS! No matter how experienced a shooter and no matter what the circumstances. ALWAYS. LEARN THEM, KNOW THEM AND SAY THEM EACH TIME YOU TOUCH A FIREARM. The Gun Safety Rules Are: All guns a..

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Hearing Protection For Women Shooters

Hearing protection is a neglected necessity. I see so many photos of women not wearing any ear protection and it has made me stop and wonder why. I believe it is the perceived inconvenience coupled with not having a full understanding of how important it is. Let's cover the basics first. Hearing pr..

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Gun Range Etiquette

Republished with permission from our friends at Concealed Nation We recently posted an article dealing with gun shop etiquette and felt it would be a nice follow up to write about range etiquette as well. When dealing with firearms, there are things that each of us should be aware of as they have thei..

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Guns and Hand Limitations

Any physical challenges we may have will directly impact our ability to handle and shoot a gun safely and effectively. Knowing and understanding how to work with them is essential to finding the right gun that can give us the confidence we need. 

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Loading & Unloading Your Gun – Revolver

Before loading any firearm, thoroughly read the owners manual for specific loading instructions for your firearm. Remember The Four Rules apply ALWAYS so keep them in force while loading and unloading your firearm. The Four Rules Are: All guns are always loaded. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are..

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Loading & Unloading Your Gun – Semi-Auto

Before loading any firearm, thoroughly read the owners manual for specific loading instructions for your firearm. Remember The Four Rules apply ALWAYS so keep them in force while loading and unloading your firearm. The Four Rules Are: All guns are always loaded. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are..

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Proper Gun Grip

Getting a proper grip on your gun is very important. Your gun must become an extension of your hand and arm as it replaces the finger in pointing at an object so proper gun grip is essential. Gun grip effects your sighting (aim), your balance, your ability to work the hammer (on a revolver) to pull the trigger, to work..

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Shooting Stance For Women

There are a number of shooting stances and certainly there are some strong opinions vouching for each! There are, however, some very important aspects of the shooting stance that are necessary for accuracy, speed and safety. I will discuss the variations below and you can adopt the appropriate stance for you. Don't get..

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Sighting Your Gun

Learning how to aim a handgun is one of the most basic skills you will learn when you first acquire your firearm. Properly aiming the handgun is not only a basic part of its normal use, but it is also a vital part of basic firearm safety. If you find yourself defending your life with a firearm, aiming should be a h..

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Trigger Pull Technique

Pulling the trigger on a gun is serious business, a skill that we must learn to do correctly and with the proper technique to be a safe and effective shooter. Here we will review trigger pull technique for the women shooter. Pulling the trigger on a revolver is typically very different than pulling the trigger on..

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Trigger Discipline for Woman

Trigger Discipline for Woman Contributed by Chase from outdoormethods.com   Whether you are a civilian, police officer, or in the military, if you plan on carrying a gun the first thing you must be taught is firearm safety. This includes being instructed on proper trigger discipline.  Trigger discipline eliminates a…

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Racking The Slide Of Your Gun

Just words "Rack The Slide" can sound like fingernails scratching on a blackboard or can cause you to feel pain in your arthritic hands. This really doesn't have to be so, why because believe it or not it's not about strength and you don't need manly hands and arms to rack the slide effectively. It is all abo..

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Clearing A Misfeed

Malfunctions can happen with all machines, and so it is with a gun. Learning the techniques to clear a misfeed in your gun and deal with them quickly and safely is very important. There are a number of causes for malfunctions with your gun. They can be caused by the ammunition not performing correctly, the gun itse..

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Do You Have A Dominant Eye – Does It Matter?

We all learn from an early age which one of our hands we prefer to use, our right or left. However, many people are unaware that they also have a preferred eye, a dominant eye, which is the one that works harder at sending the images to the brain. Although…

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Dry-fire Practice For The Woman Shooter

Practice is an important component of training. Dry-fire practice for the woman shooter is an important component of gun ownership. Dry-fire practice is an important part of safe gun handling and usage and practice is necessary if you plan on being successful in the event you find your self defending yourself or those ..

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