Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Rootin' Tootin' Cold Weather Shootin'!

Well as it seems that here in New England the cold weather isn't leaving us any time soon, the hubster and I bundled up and got in some much needed time at the range!

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Don't let the cold weather deter you from shooting outdoors! Nothing compares to braving the elements for some high-power fun. Trust me, once you get going you forget all about the cold! But, there's a way to do it right.

1. Dress in layers - Although it may feel freezing when you're walking out the door. You will likely warm up once the shootin' gets goin'! The hubby is a huge fan of long undies when we shoot in the cold.

2. Have the appropriate gear - You don't want to bring your super duper ski gloves to the range. You won't be able to wear them while shooting and taking them on and off will become. Take the time to find a good pair of lightweight cotton or fleece gloves with some kind of grippy material on the fingers/palms.

Of course there are always gloves made specifically for shooting, but sometimes those can come at a premium.

If It's snowing, wear a brimmed cap or a fur trimmed hood, it will help keep the snow out of your face.

Prepare for a possibly muddy situation, don't wear your best boots - they'll probably get ruined.

3. Have the appropriate equipment - Maglula Uplula is your friend! Repeat this mantra over and over!

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Maglula is the key to keeping your fingers happy, in any weather really! But in the cold weather, it's truly a life saver.

4. Safety - Don't let the cold weather distract you from practicing proper gun safety. It's easy when, you're cold, to be hasty and try to do things quickly because you might be shivering. This is how mistakes get made. Remember to slow down and pay attention. No matter how warmly you're dressed a day will be easily ruined by unsafe gun handling.

5. Don't forget to have fun!! - Yes it's cold but try to appreciate that you're out in the elements with fresh air on your skin and not in a stuffy, smelly indoor range! (Not that there's anything terribly wrong with that either!)

La Femme

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Who Doesn't Love Coupons??

For any femmes looking to purchase a Remora Holster - which is AMAZING.. they have a special running and I thought I'd share the coupon with you all!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Course Alert: Women On Target

For any femmes looking to take the wonderful Women on Target course. One will be held at the Northampton Revolver Club on May 18, 2013. This is an AWESOME course. Everything from guns to ammo is included in the insanely low price of $50! Please please sign up if you have any interest in shooting and are new to the sport or aren't new and just want to go have a good time with some fellow femmes!

Info and signup can be found here:

You do NOT need an LTC or FID to participate.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Intimidated About Shooting? Check Out These Pint Sized Shooters...

Miss Gia Rocco (8) and Katelyn Francis (13) are some amazing little ladies! If they can do it, so can you!!!
Gia Rocco is 8 years old and VERY impressive:

Check out 8-year-old GIA ROCCO and her ‘Love Gun’, customized by Scalpel Arms.Young Ms.Rocco is active in 4H shooting sports and IDPA. She wants to compete in the 2020 Olympics….Way to go GIA!!
Here is the link to her FB, where you can check out her videos - Gia Rocco - Facebook
Katelyn Francis is 13 years old. Here is a video of her shooting in a 3-gun Competition:

You go Femmettes!!

♥ La Femme


Here are some cute and interesting images I've come across:

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Follow Le Femme on Pinterest!

Just wanted to let you all know that I started a "Femme et Pistolet" Board on Pinterest! There are a remarkable number of gun related pins, and more specifically those by femmes! Very inspiring. I will re-pin any little tidbits I find. I've already been inspired for future posts by some Pins I've found!

Here's the link!

Pinterest: Femme et Pistolet

Friday, February 22, 2013

With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility: Preparing Yourself to Carry Concealed

Just a quick note to you femmes out there starting to consider carrying concealed:

Really this is for anyone who is thinking about carrying concealed. It is a HUGE responsibility and it is something that you need to prepare yourself for mentally and physically for. It is not something to do on a whim.

The notion of carrying around a gun as a means of protection is nice, but what happens if you are ever forced to use that gun? Will you act correctly and effectively? What if there are innocent people behind your target? Will your mind be able to take that into account? What if your gun jams? There are many questions like these that would arise in a self defense situation.

This is not meant to scare or deter you AT ALL from carrying, but rather to give you some pause for thought. There are many femmes out there who go out and grab a small revolver to keep in their purse, but don't take the time to train themselves. But there are many things you CAN do to CCW effectively and safely:
  • Take a course focused on carrying concealed: These courses put you in simulated high stress live fire situations. They teach you how to act instinctively and properly. The basic pistol course is NOT sufficient for this purpose.

  • Participate in Competitive Shooting: Shooting competitively is a great way to train your mind to operate effectively and rationally during a high stress situation.

  • Start training yourself mentally, practice becoming VERY aware of your surroundings. While out doing errands, try to imagine at any moment needing to draw your weapon and in your mind go through the actions you would take. Where is your target? What's behind or around it? Do you have kids with you? Where do you put your kids? What are the people around you doing? <<< This is just something to do in the meantime, it should not take the place of a course.

Here are some links to help you on your way:

^ With the above link, you want to search for The Defensive Pistol Course. The Basic Personal Protection Inside the Home and Outside the Home Courses focus more on the applicable laws that are attached to defending yourself.
^ With the above link, you want the Introduction to Tactical Handgun

Competitive Shooting:

Remember femmes, this is not to scare you away from CCW. It is to educate you and make you a safer more effective gun handler.

~ La Femme