Saturday, October 29, 2011

Kinsco Police Supply

I love 5.11 gear.  Love it.  However, there is a draw-back.  I had to order online and pray that I could fit into whatever it is I ordered.  There wasn't a store nearby that I could try on the 5.11 clothes.  All of the stores in my area that carried 5.11 only carried the men's line.  Oh, I could have bought men's clothes, but there's this not-so-little issue of me being build like a girl.  As they used to say, I got me some birthin' hips.  In order to buy men's pants that would cover my birthin' hips, I would have had about a million inches of gap at the waist.

I grumbled and grumbled and last year at SHOT Show actually went to the 5.11 booth to see if I could try on some pants only to find out that they don't sell off the floor anymore.

I did some online searching for stores in the area that carried women's 5.11 clothing and was thrilled to find one less than 40 miles away.  I love my 5.11 so much that I was willing to make the drive.  Kinsco Police Supply is a 5.11 lover's dream.  The store is amazing - wall-to-wall 5.11 gear in every color, shape and size.  I was in heaven.  I found a new pair of pants and got to try them on!  What a treat that was.  The sales lady was friendly and knowledgeable; she told us about their upcoming Black Friday sale, which RCC and I fully intend to attend.

That is definitely a store I will be returning to over and over again.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Zombie Hunt

Seems they're crawling out of the wood work...I went zombie killing, Mrs Mom went zombie killing, and last night my family loaded up and went on a Zombie Hunt/Gather.  Truly, this infestation is getting old.

But, we're getting lots of practice and that's got to count for something, right?

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Ready for a Giveaway?

There are 15 million women like us - Chicks with Guns - in the United States.  Photographer Lindsay McCrum recently released a book that brings female gun ownership to light through her artistic lens.

She has highlighted nearly eighty women in her book, each describing the roles guns play in their lives.  We want to know...what roles do your guns play in your life?

We will be giving away a copy of Chicks with Guns.  The contest will be open until Friday, October 21 at midnight MST.  A winner will be chosen via Random Name Picker after the contest ends.  One entry per comment.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

ATF Form 4473 and Medical Marijuana

On September 21, 2011 the BATFE issued an open letter to all Federal Firearms Licensees.  It essentially states that anyone who lives in a state that recognizes medical marijuana use and who holds a "card" is an "...unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance...".

While individual states have decided to recognize the medicinal value of marijuana, the fact is that it's still a Class I controlled substance according to the Controlled Substances Act.  Class I drugs have a high probability of abuse and have no medicinal use according to the CSA and are, therefore, illegal.

When answering the questions on the 4473, anyone holding a red or MMJ card is required to answer "yes" to question 11.e.  The transaction stops right then and there.

According to the open letter, people who hold a "card" may not purchase nor possess firearms or ammunition.

Whether right or wrong, that's the way it is.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Zombie Killing Day 2011

I love Zombie Killing Day!  It's my favorite defensive pistol match of the year.  I don't know what it is about it, but I get so excited about blowing their little rotted brains out.

This year, Mez and I designed a stage and incorporated the Bosu.  Holy cow, people bitched and moaned about the Bosu.  We didn't even have them standing on it - just shooting prone from it.  After the match, though, I was stopped by a shooter from another squad who said that he really enjoyed the challenge of the Bosu.  *Whew*

Here's our stage, "Saving Selene"...

Even though I shoot from the Bosu on a regular basis, this was hard

We also had our take on Dancing with the Stars, Dancing with Zombies.  I personally feel like the lady on the left looks a lot like a blow-up doll that's trying to get away from the zombie.

We had a team challenge in which each team member had to add a piece to the jack 'o lantern and color it in before engaging the zombies.  Our poor jack 'o lantern was not very cute by the time everyone added their little artistic flair to it.

I've shot the Steel Challenge for the past two months.  I would have thought that I'd gotten over my "thing" with steel.  Yeah, right.  I'm pretty sure that the steel they set up for the Pumpkin Shoot had a force field around them.  No one shot the stage well.  I think I expended thirty rounds before I managed to hit all eleven pieces of steel.

I hated that stage.

And then we got "home" to find that Hannibal had escaped and was in our house.  Wearing weirdly shaped body armor that left his center mass exposed.  Odd.  But good for us, since we had to kill him over and over and over again.  I'm not quite sure how he managed to be in so many places at once.

The best part about Hannibal's in the House was that I beat Mez by about five seconds on that stage.  I very, very rarely beat Mez when we're shooting.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mother/Son Bonding

I love that shooting is something that I can do with my kids.  The boys have been asking me to take them out for a while now, so I planned a range day with them.  Digger was more than happy to get up and go, but Monster wasn't feeling well, so we left his sick butt at home and went without him.

It was a good day and I enjoyed some one-on-one shooting with my eldest.
He's a natural with the long guns.

Not proper range attire, but not one issue with hot brass today.

Proper range attire - but he did the hot brass dance twice today.
As a general rule, shooting is "my" time, but it's fun to spend some time with the family out at the range on occasion.

Is shooting a family sport for you, or is it something that is all yours?