The Cornered Cat
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Awesome women

For me this year, SHOT Show was all about the people. Here are just a few of the awesome women I’ve touched bases with, and what they’re doing. Lisa Looper created the Flashbang bra holster and boy howdy did it … Continue reading

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SHOT Show Day One

Every year, thousands of firearms enthusiasts and businesspeople descend on Las Vegas. Their mission: to show off the newest products and new designs while having a frantic, horrendously busy good time. So, yeah. Busy. Lots of people, lots of products, … Continue reading

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Day Zero of SHOT Show: Media Day at the Range

Despite freezing temperatures and an icy wind that had to be felt to be believed, the crowd was bigger than ever at the Media Day pre-SHOT Show event on the range outside Las Vegas. That’s not surprising, as this first … Continue reading

Learning from others

As an instructor, I sometimes deal with awkward moments during a class. One of the most cringe-inducing moments happens when a student raises her hand and says something like, “I had an incident. This is what happened ( ____ ). … Continue reading

Feeling good

Awhile back, a friend told me that she’d be getting away from firearms training and that she would no longer be attending her martial arts school. “I just feel like it’s time to nurture the feminine side of myself,” she … Continue reading

Eye can see clearly now

When I was in second grade, my parents took me to the eye doctor. After I squinted at the chart and made a bunch of bad guesses about what it said, the doctor scrawled out a prescription for glasses. “I’m … Continue reading

How did this happen?

At the beginning of a new year, it’s always helpful to take a quick look around. Where have you been? Where are you going? Do you like the direction your life is headed, right now? If so, what can you … Continue reading

How to write a letter

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had several people ask me for help putting a letter together. “I want to contact my representatives, but I don’t know what to say,” one woman wrote. “Can you give me some pointers?” Gladly! … Continue reading

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