Women & Guns

Women are the fastest-growing segment of the firearms community and have a unique set of needs when it comes to carrying concealed. Find helpful tips and articles, including the Pacifiers & Peacemakers series, to empower you to be your family’s ultimate protector.

 
Armed Invaders or Unwanted Visitors?
Armed Invaders or Unwanted Visitors?
Beth Alcazar — February 5, 2019

Have you ever had an uninvited houseguest or an unexpected visitor? Maybe it was a neighbor who interrupted dinner preparations and chatted just a little bit too long. Perhaps it was an out-of-town family member who popped over to your place unannounced. Or maybe the visitor was a friend who…

Home Defense With Children
Home Defense With Children
Beth Alcazar — January 29, 2019

There’s no doubt that our personal residences are where we like to relax, get comfortable and try to set aside some of life’s challenges for a little while. Those familiar walls around us hold more than furniture, toys, food and clothing; they hold a lot of moments and memories. We…

Hollywood’s Mantra: Guns for Me, Not for Thee
Hollywood’s Mantra: Guns for Me, Not for Thee
Beth Alcazar — January 22, 2019

From the outside looking in, Hollywood may seem like a magical, gilded fantasyland, but it’s more of a disastrous disconnect from reality … on many levels. The “us” versus “them” mentality is very evident. Besides the large sums of money, larger egos, extravagant lifestyles and equally excessive…

Why Women Won’t Go to the Shooting Range
Why Women Won’t Go to the Shooting Range
Beth Alcazar — January 15, 2019

There are a host of reasons (or excuses) why ladies don’t flock to the shooting range. From discomfort or fear to lack of experience or even lack of gear, there are many, many “whys” that women have used to explain their absence or their avoidance. But I can tell you…

New Twist on an Old Favorite: The Morale Patch Gift Exchange
New Twist on an Old Favorite: The Morale Patch Gift Exchange
Beth Alcazar — January 8, 2019

For a recent get-together, I was trying to think of something fun for our group of women shooters to do. Of course, there’s always shooting! And, as we’ve done in years past, we did decide to have another gun-cleaning party. But we also decided to try something…

Seven New Year’s Resolutions Every Gun Owner Should Make … and Keep
Seven New Year’s Resolutions Every Gun Owner Should Make … and Keep
Beth Alcazar — January 1, 2019

Ugh. I detest New Year’s resolutions. I really do. In fact, I don’t think I’ve EVER made a list of resolutions of any kind. It’s not that I’m afraid of them or afraid of not living up to them; I just find them kind of lackluster, clichéd and confining. Of…