Choosing Your Lifeline: The Woman’s Guide to Home Defense Firearms

The debate over which firearm is best for self-defense has been raging for as long as firearms have been in existence.  A quick Google search will bring up literally millions of thoughts, arguments, opinions, and rants on what, at first glance, looks … [Read more...]

Update :)

Hey ladies!  I'd like to apologize for my lack of activity on here these past few weeks. Some things in my personal life have popped up, hence the lag.  Between that and toddler rearing, time has been a little scarce.  I have a few articles that I've … [Read more...]

Practice Makes Perfect: A Word Of Encouragement

There are many concerns a novice woman shooter has when first learning to shoot a firearm. There's recoil, stance, grip, and trigger control.  And personally, I had a problem not jabbing myself with my nails.  I'm writing this article as a follow-up … [Read more...]

Popular, But More Demanding

Earlier in the month, I took my second trip to Iron Sights' indoor shooting range with my husband.  We rented the Glock 21 and the Springfield Armory XD.  Both are composite handguns chambered for .45 ACP.  As I stated in my post about my second time … [Read more...]

Third Time’s A Charm: Trouble with Triggers

My husband and I went to the indoor shooting range at Iron Sights for the third time this weekend, and shot three different 1911s.  We rented a SIG Sauer Nitron, a Kimber Eclipse Ultra II, and we brought along my husband's customized Springfield … [Read more...]

My Handgun Malfunctioned: What Do I Do?

As with any machine that has moving parts, handguns do occasionally malfunction.  If handled calmly and correctly these malfunctions are fairly easy to resolve.  If you learn and practice these three handgun malfunction drills, shooting will be much … [Read more...]

M629 .44 Magnum Revolver: Beauty And The Beast?

You're probably wondering what prompted me to rent the monstrous M629 .44 magnum revolver. You know, that beastly thing from the Dirty Harry movies. You might be thinking, "Her husband probably put her up to that one."  But you couldn't be further … [Read more...]

My Second Handgun Shooting Adventure

My husband and I went to the indoor range at Iron Sights again this weekend.  We shot four handguns: the Smith & Wesson M629 .44 Magnum revolver (a.k.a. the "Dirty Harry" gun), the Glock 21 .45 semiautomatic, Springfield Armory XD .45 … [Read more...]

I’m At The Range, Now What? Advise For Novice Women Shooters

Beginning Women Shooters, Don't Go To The Range Without These Helpful Tips! When you walk into a shooting range you are confronted with a ton of sensory information. The hustle and bustle of people signing in, renting guns, and talking to one … [Read more...]

Things To Know Before You Go

In my last post I gave you a picture of what it felt like, at least for me, to go shooting for the first time.  But I didn't really tell you in detail what I learned.  Here are five important things to know BEFORE you head out for the shooting … [Read more...]