Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Today I dropped my coffee, and thankfully the mug I have now didn't break, but she was frantically trying to get as much coffee as possible before I got it all cleaned up.
Before you send hate mail, understand I am not in the habit of feeding caffeinated beverages to animals. It is merely an anecdotal look into the day that I am living today, as well as a welcome back of sorts.
Thank you all, my readers for being here. Lady's life is a crazy place right now, but I promise to get back to writing. I am working on some great reviews of survival shops, shooting ranges, and new women's holsters and gear. I love you guys and I love being here.
To kick it off: Please drop a comment here for a chance to win a Remora Holster Gift Certificate!! Let us know in your comment what your favorite shooting events are now that cooler weather is upon us. Will you be doing more plinking, hunting, or sport shooting?
Monday, June 23, 2014
Body armor has long been an absolute essential when in combat, but it’s only in recent years that the armor was actually created (and fitted) with a woman’s body in mind. In 2012, the Army began testing body armor that was specifically geared toward a female body. Before then, they’d been using the same armor vests as men, which brings about a seemingly obvious point, made succinctly by Beverly Kimball, “females are not small males.” Women had previously been wearing a men’s vest; and while those technically fit, they do not fit well. In fact, according to Time magazine, the men’s extra small vest is too small for 85% of female soldiers. The advent of this new body armor seems almost obvious, but it was so revolutionary that it was considered one of the top inventions of 2012 according to Time Magazine.
One of the main problems associated with wearing a vest made for males is the lack of support it offers the bust. In an article about women’s body armor, Myke Glaze tells Police Mag that “[when] you put a male vest on a woman with an ample chest, the sides of her breasts are pushed out to the side and she has no coverage on her chest.” The solution to this problem has to do with the darting of the armor. With additional darting shaping the material of the vest, you can ensure that the vest is correctly contoured to a woman’s body, allowing for optimum protection.
In addition to the problem of not being able to fit properly around the chest, there are a multitude of other problems associated with an incorrectly fitted vest. One of these problems is the length of the vest: Interamer’s body armor sizing guide suggests that this is also a problem for men. When sizing for men, two inches should be taken off the measurement of the torso, to account for movement. A vest that is too long will either hit the throat or belt when sitting down. The sizing guide shows that the length of the torso of the vest goes a long way in providing comfort for the wearer. As women have considerably shorter torsos than men, the length of a men’s vest would be too long to provide any such comfort. The vest hitting the hips causes considerable bruising while also raising the vest above the shoulders, meaning that it doesn’t offer the protection that it should at all times.
Body armor has come a long way in a short period of time, and the timing couldn’t be better. Last year, the Pentagon ordered that women should have the same opportunities as men when it comes to combat jobs. Additional jobs should open up by the thousands by 2016. This created a pressing need for women to be adequately protected when defending our country, which the Army is working toward fulfilling.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
With the new collection from Can Can Concealments, you can conceal up to 2 firearms and a magazine, all while wearing your favorite skirts, shorts, or whatever suits your fancy. So here we go, my review of this amazing product:
Construction: This holster is made of high quality, durable elastic. Strong but not constricting.
Comfort/Fit: This holster is beautifully comfortable and breathes (a huge bonus here in Texas where we hit triple digits more often than not in the summer). Fit is excellent, but be sure to us the chart and measure correctly. Since I've lost some weight since I got mine, I'm already going to have to order a size smaller!!!
Gun Ride: You can fit a pistol on each side of the holster, grips out. As well as a magazine in the center.
Concealability: Beautiful, elegant, and sexy concealability. You can wear skirts without worrying about having to put your gun in your purse. Quick and easy access to the grip and a spare magazine. Holds steady during draw and reholster. Like I said, I have to order a size smaller since I have lost some weight, as soon as I do, I will post some video of drawing, shooting, and reholstering with this gorgeous holster.
Price: At $50 for the garter, such an affordable accessory!
Ordering/Customer Service: The customer service with these girls can't be beat. They will answer phone calls, emails, and Facebook messages in a timely fashion and answer all of your questions. Their exchange/return policy is excellent and they strive to ensure every customer is satisfied!
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this holster free from the manufacturer. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”