Top Five Shooting Stances


Fast and accurate shooting with a handgun requires a stable shooting stance that allows the shooter to exercise the proper degree of sight alignment, trigger control and recoil management. There are a number of stances that can do that, but there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution. Not all shooting conditions are the same. One method may be […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Gun Range Attire

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Follow these tips so that you can concentrate more on your shooting and less on wardrobe malfunctions. When new neighbors moved in behind me, I did what I usually do—knock on their door with a bottle of wine. After the usual chit-chat, she asked what I did for a living. I told her I’m a […]

Why Women Should Carry Concealed Weapons

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Armed and Prepared: Why Women Should Carry a Concealed Weapon Gun violence is a pressing issue when it comes to women’s safety. According to statistics, women are 11 times more likely to be attacked with a firearm than men in the US. In this threatening and turbulent environment, carrying a concealed weapon can be hugely advantageous […]

Range Etiquette—What You Should Know Before You Go!

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We call it “etiquette,” but the rules of public ranges are really for safety. Most new gun owners will likely visit a public or commercial range to shoot for the first time. Often this is a trip to test-fire guns to see what guns they prefer before they purchase. This is a common practice, as most public […]

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 […]

On The Range: Mars vs Venus

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Story and photographs by Tatiana Whitlock When it comes to who is the better shooter and why, men or women, the iconic Irving Berlin duet from Annie Get Your Gun immediately springs to mind. “Anything you can do I can do better! I can do anything better than you” is sung while Annie Oakley and Frank […]

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 […]

4 Guys You’ll Meet at the Gun Club


Whether you’re joining a new gun club as a beginning shooter or an experienced gunsel, making the first contact with the people who’ve been part of that club for years can be intimidating—especially for women. Although female gun ownership has been on the rise for many years, the percentage of women who join gun clubs […]

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 […]