Video: Ultimate Technique to Rack a Semi-Auto’s Slide

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  We’ve all seen it or even experienced it: the awkward manipulation of what feels like an impossible-to-operate semi-automatic pistol slide. No matter how committed you are to grasping, twisting, and yanking the slide, even as you grimace and grunt until your arms shake and sweat is running down your brow, you may end up […]

Locking Back the Slide Tips


  One of the most discouraging experiences for shooters new to the semi-automatic pistol platform, or shooters with small hands—categories that include many women—is the inability to easily lock back the slide. In fact, it’s an action that has defeated many an otherwise competent shooter, often causing him or her to succumb to the notion […]

June Gun Sales Break Records, Now Let’s Break Barriers

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To say that the year 2020 has brought chaos to our doorsteps is an understatement, but the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing civil unrest has presented an unexpected opportunity for NRA Women and Second Amendment supporters everywhere. The story of why and how starts with a simple but astonishing number: 4 million. That’s how many FBI […]

Cold-Weather Concealed Carry for Women

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Carrying concealed in cold weather presents its own special set of challenges for women. Although we can rely on heavy layers and jackets to keep our holstered defensive gun hidden, those same heavy layers and jackets can make it hard to reach in an emergency. This can be even more complicated by the way the […]

Firearms, Children and Safety


Guns & Your Children If you choose to keep a gun in your home, the safety of your children and the children that visit your home is your responsibility and only yours. Guns and your children is a subject you cannot avoid or postpone. If dealing with the issues of guns and children is not […]

What to Wear to the Gun Range – Proper Shooting Attire For Women

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What to Wear to the Gun Range – Proper Shooting Attire for Women The first time I was headed to the gun range it dawned on me that I needed to carefully consider my clothing. I wanted to be protected, follow the range’s clothing rules, and be comfortable in what I was wearing. In addition, […]

Can You Carry Concealed While Wearing a Mask?

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As states require people to wear masks in what is being promoted as an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, state officials are having to answer an unexpected question: How does this impact concealed carry? Gun owners—who are already responsible for following a host of gun laws that vary by state—became concerned after alarming, […]

Our Picks: Best Handguns for Women to CCW

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Women are one of the fastest-growing demographics in the hunting and shooting markets today. Despite this, the major manufacturers still don’t specifically design very many guns for women. Luckily, this is changing and there are many more quality self-defense handguns for women on the market than there used to be. There are several important characteristics to look […]

Campus Carry: A Young Woman’s Perspective

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Chen Wei Guo, Lauren McCluskey, and Mackenzie Lueck – the three students from my university who have been murdered since my first semester of college in the fall of 2017. According to the University of Utah’s Annual Security Report, there were also 15 instances of rape reported on campus in 2017. These alarming facts are […]

A Woman’s End-of-the-World Gun Guide

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The end of the world as we know it? We feel fine … with these three guns. If you’re fascinated by the fiction that focuses on “the end of the world”—and these days, who isn’t?—you’ve probably noticed a common and ominous thread in these scenarios. Whether the fictional apocalypse is due to zombies, natural disasters, […]