By Tammy Hunter. There are three safe places for your self-defense pistol: (1) in your hand, (2) in your holster, or (3) locked in your safe. Once you’ve made the decision that a handgun will be part of your self-defense plan you must learn new habits and routines to ensure the 24/7 safety and security of that tool.
When disaster strikes, it can be very motivating to buying your first gun. We find ourselves vulnerable to Mother Nature, our infrastructure (power, levies, etc.), and the unknown. You may have never considered getting a firearm, but now feel open to the idea. Your story is mine.
The most important question you can ever ask is, how will I know when it is time to use deadly force? If and when you ever find yourself in that moment of truth, here is a checklist that will run through your head. Your fight-or-flight will do a quick inventory of your options and depending on your circumstances will determine your permissible level of force.
Part of being a responsible and safe gun owner is understanding how you can hurt your defense by something you might be doing unknowingly and unintentionally. If you ever have to use lethal force to save your life or protect a life of another, your character will be called into question. Your persona on social media will paint a portrait of your character. The memes that are somewhat inappropriate, controversial, or what you think is funny will be used to describe your mindset. Inappropriate signs in your home or bumper stickers on your car will sabotage your defense as you are trying to prove your analytical mindset and your understanding of the law and Use of Force.
Everyone raves about the CanCan Holster, so what could I do except try it? I’ve been thinking about it for a while and just decided to go for it. But nothing is ever that simple, is it? I went online to order it and measured myself to see what size to get. Of course, I’m […]
Here’s my simple answer – it depends. Let me explain. First of all, this is not a discussion of stopping power and caliber. I want to talk about size, ease of carry, ease of use, and dependability. I am a small woman, and a “mature” (read: 56-years-old) woman. My hands are very small and I […]
I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and came across some pictures of a woman modeling a new concealment option designed just for women. As I looked at the pictures, I scratched my head a bit. I am not going to go into description of the holster; however, my immediate reaction was that it looked […]
If you are new the idea of using a firearm for home defense and/or daily personal defense there are several things to consider, but let’s get started with three questions to identify your mindset, goals and expectations of the gun carrying lifestyle when you are not at home. Will you carry everyday or based on circumstance? Everyday […]
size/shape of your hand + how to fit checklist + size/shape frame/grip = right gun for you! Trying different handguns is like trying on shoes: You may wear a size 8, but not all size 8s fit the same — only you know if it’s “right” for you and absolutely love it… or not. Similarly, many […]
Congratulations! You are in the market for a new gun. You are interested in being an education consumer and have started out on the path to firearms ownership, or you may be starting this adventure to appease someone in your life that really wants you to know about guns. Either way, let’s learn about how […]