SHOT SHOW 2015: Fashion Firearm Handbags!

DSCN0855I stopped by JaCee Apple’s booth at SHOT Show 2015 and she walked me through her conceal carry handbags.  She is the owner and designer for Fashion Firearm Handbags, based out of Grand Junction, CO.  She also has about 150 distributors across the country.  Her purses are not only beautiful, but they were the first handbags I personally found that met all my safety criteria for concealing a handgun. You can watch the full interview below for all the details. I can tell you from the time I got to spend touching and exploring these handbags, they are very high quality, hand stitched, with very strong hardware to include a cable through the strap. They are also about half the price of some bags I have reviewed that do not have many of the safety enhancements JaCee ensures are part of her design. Her products include matching wallets, holsters, and even pistol cases! Please go check out her website and keep Fashion Firearm Handbags in mind when you are in the market for a new handbag!

About my SHOT Show 2015: Just a little tease

Screen Shot 2015-01-25 at 4.13.50 PMI attended my second SHOT Show® this year, but I only made it there by the skin of my teeth.  I have had a year full of change, my oldest child graduated from high school and started College, I retired from the Navy after 23+ years, I completed a successful job search and began a new career. As they say: change is constant. My biggest problem was the amount of vacation time I had available to me. I decided to use half the vacation time I had built up, which allowed me to go to Media Day at the Range, and two days of SHOT, but I had to leave Wednesday which meant I missed the Ladies Industry Dinner (my only regret!) All in all, it was a wonderful week!

I will have many exciting new products to show you in the coming days. I spent a lot of time looking at gear specifically for ladies.  I found a few new pistol designs, conceal carry options for women, and plenty of optics and long-range equipment as well. I was also able to see many of my industry and firearms media friends.  Great people like Hank and Lola Strange, my friends from We Like Shooting, Zeke from Talking Lead, Eden (Lil’ Red Danger), and Jason from Easy Bake Gun Club.  As with last year, I got to visit with the best gunsmith in the world, and I was SO thankful to see him!

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Walter White from Breaking Bad (AMC)

I might even tell you about the day I went “Breaking Bad” in my zippy Mazdaspeed3, but you’ll have to beg to hear that one. It is one moment I am glad I didn’t get on video!

My new year’s resolution was to spend more time doing what I love, and that includes shooting and writing about shooting! SHOT is just what I needed to fuel my blogging fires.  Stay tuned…

NRA Women New Energy: Shoot Like a Girl

NRAW_Instagram_NE_ShootLikeAGirlNew Energy Sponsored by Remington Arms Company

Shoot Like a Girl

Karen Butler and Cristy Crawford knew that the female firearm community was growing, but had difficulty really getting women involved in the shooting sports. So, they dreamed up Shoot Like a Girl. The ladies are now on a mission to travel the country and spread the joy of shooting far and wide.

NRA Women Tips and Tactics: “Shooting with a Bipod” featuring Anette Wachter

NRA Women presented by Smith & Wesson
Tips & Tactics sponsored by Cabela’s Outdoor Fund
“Shooting with a Bipod” featuring Anette Wachter
Stability is the name of the game when shooting with a bipod. On today’s Tips & Tactics episode, Anette explains how to “load the bipod” so you can take the best shot. Anette Wachter is a member of the U.S. National Rifle Team and author of the 30 Cal Gal blog.

Bloomberg’s Millions vs. Millions with our 25 bucks


Freedom is not for sale. Not in America, not in ANY town. Bloomberg is one guy with millions. We’re millions with our 25 bucks. Show Bloomberg that your membership will stop him cold! Watch the video below and then head to



Sponsored by Smith & Wesson

Episode 1: First Trip to the Range
For many women a public range can actually be the one barrier to picking up a gun, simply because they don’t know what to expect. Join host Natalie Foster (@natalietweets or @girlsguidetoguns) as she explains how to make a first timer’s trip to the range educational, stress-free and FUN!

Are you one of the good guys?

social_goodguysOne of the most exciting things to come out of this year’s NRA Annual Meeting was this video, reminding us all why we believe in our 2nd Amendment rights. Reminding us of the sheepdogs who watch over our neighborhoods, our cities, and our country. It’s time to believe in the good guys again. We are the 5 million men and women of the National Rifle Association of America. Join us:

Testing Leupold, Nightforce, Bushnell, Vortex and other Scopes!

I am going to update this page as we have more videos for comparison, so check back often. We tested the tracking of several scopes using our proprietary scope testing mount and below you will find the videos for each separate scope tested. Also, these videos are a great way to get a genuine look through the reticles of these scopes. If you are interested in testing your own scope, CLICK HERE for the test set-up directions.

Leupold Mark 6 3-18x

Nightforce F1

Leupold Mk4 6.5-20x

Bushnell Elite Tactical XRS 4.5-30x

TODAY! LIVE stream Wayne LaPierre’s speech at CPAC 2014

PARTNERS_CPAC_SOCIAL_V2[1][24]It has been quite a while since the last major speech by NRA’s President, Wayne LaPierre. He will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC 2014) TODAY, March 6, beginning at 2:30 p.m. EST.  The coming year will bring great political change and as gun owners and 2nd Amendment supporters, we need to keep abreast of the political landscape and what the NRA’s perspective is moving forward. You will find his speech here and will be able to stream it live below, please bookmark this link and set a reminder. Our gun rights are in jeopardy, and we will only prevail if we remain united!

New Energy Sponsored by Remington: The Women of BLACKHAWK!

NRAW_SocialMedia_NE_Blackhawk_FinalDarcie Neville and Darnetha Elmore both served in the military prior to their careers at BLACKHAWK!. Their active-duty experiences have made their work producing supplies for military and law enforcement even more meaningful.

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