Monday, October 26, 2015

Momentous Occasion

I haven’t written in a very long time, I haven’t had much to write about really. I have taken up reloading, it’s a nice way to spend the winter days. My momentous moment is that my sister and my mom have joined the world of gun ownership. I never thought the day would come but I guess circumstances pushed them to it.

My sister was unfortunately broken into in the middle of the night while she was there but fortunately she didn’t wake up while they were there and only had a carton of cigarettes and her car keys taken. Spent the next few days upgrading her security and adding more lights and even cameras to the property, changed all her door locks. I had loaned her my .38 to keep by the bed but my mom wasn’t comfortable with that because the way the laws are here so she bought herself one and my sister one. I feel so much better knowing they are armed.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Specialty Sports & Supply

This was a shop in Colorado Springs that I was trying to get everyone I know to go check out because it is the candy store of gun stores as far as I can tell and well worth the drive.  Even when most stores had nothing, they had a huge variety plus they are the only store that I've come across that sell women's holsters.  I loved the store, it was always a treat to go down there and just look at all the yummy things I wanted but now I am on a campaign to rescind the raves that I had given them to everyone person I ever knew.

A couple of months ago I had bought the Marilyn holster, it's a holster that attaches to the side band of a bra (I can't do the flash bang because I don't have that much real-estate) but I felt optimistic about the Marilyn (I did want the Betty but unfortunately even though it was made specifically for my gun, my gun just didn't fit it).  Wellbeing a bra holster I could try it on in the store, and I did purchase and try it on in the bathroom but I wanted to take it home and try it with other outfits to see if it would work.  Before purchasing I asked the sales person if there was a time limit on returns.  He said no, which was why I decided to make the purchase since I don't get down to Springs too often.

After trying the holster with a few outfits I determined that it just wasn't going to work for me, though $45 doesn't seem like much but it is when it's wasted on something I'm never going to use.  I asked my coworker, who goes down to the Springs weekly if he would mind returning it for me and follows the story.

The first trip they told him that he couldn't return it unless he had the credit card that was used to purchase it; he told me that the cashier girl was extremely rude to him.

Second trip, I guess Chris had gotten down there and realized he had misplaced the holster somewhere and offered to just give me the money for it, I told him to just wait because I was certain it would show up again and it did.

Third trip, he had the holster, the receipt and the card.  They told him because it was now over 30 days that all they would give him was store credit.  Once again the cashier girl was extremely rude and told him that on the receipt it states, 30 day returns, which neither Chris nor I can find on the receipt.

I was pretty pissed and tried to call and talk to a manager but none were around, I do have the name of the co-owner and I just haven't gotten around to calling, part of me just wants to say fuck it and just never shop there again and continue my campaign against them.  Which because of their treatment and misinformation they lost $850 sale already because they were also one of the few places close to me that stocked left hand bolt action guns, which was my next purchase, which I bought up in Grand Junction instead. 

Maybe in the next few days I'll make the call just to see what they will do to rectify the situation and if I do, there will be a follow up post. (12.0)

A Time to Write

It’s been a few months since I have written; once again so today I’m just going to ramble about the last few months so this doesn’t become an abandoned journal.

Last I wrote it was in regards to conceal carrying.  I’m still trying to find a comfortable way to carry when it comes to wearing pants.  I’m finding that I am liking the belly band that S from Gun Divas sent me, I had to make some modifications to it, I wanted it to be more in the shape of my gun over just a pouch.  I’ve even recommended and referred my coworker to the site that sold them, they didn’t have that exact one, actually what they had was a lot better and my coworker is very pleased with the one he purchased.  I like the fact that it’s comfortable and conceals nicely.  It’s so comfortable that I wore it to a movie theater (yes, this one is not a “no guns” theater) and didn’t even notice it pressing into my back.

My AR that I bought last year, I decided to put a taller scope mount on it and this weekend I got that sited in with the help of the person I’m seeing, it was a lot easier than I thought it would be.  I also decided to spoil myself with a new gun, Ruger left hand bolt action .308 rifle, I’m in love.  The recoil was a lot less than I had expected and experienced before with .308 calipers so I was very surprised and please.  My next goal is to take a hunter’s safety class and maybe get my cousin to take me out hunting, I’ve never done it before and I’m curious as to what that is like (with warnings to my cousin that I might ball like a baby if I actually kill something).  I’ve decided that I am not going to purchase any more guns until I bite the bullet and buy a safe, it’s time I’ve accumulated six guns now so it’s time.

Shooting this weekend went okay considering I had eye surgery a week and a half ago so my vision isn’t quite up to what it should be; actually it’s nowhere near to where it should be.  I know once it comes into what it should be I will get the Ruger Sited right, it has iron sites.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Women's Conceal Carry Holsters (Plus)

I haven’t posted in a very long time, I haven’t had much to really write about these days and I had my mind on other things, still going out shooting at least once a month.  I’ve been a bit slack on practicing with my laser lite target but that’s mainly because I need new batteries and I can’t find them locally so I’ve had to order them online.

Today I decided to revisit looking at women’s conceal carry options, I had hoped that something new might have come out and I didn’t see anything.  I was appalled to see some of the home made ones; I can’t see how these people consider these to be safe alternatives.  Sure I understand that some have this need for something pretty but my opinion is that it’s under your clothes so why does it matter and my other opinion is, I don’t think there is a lace in the world that is sturdy enough to even hold the smallest gun so I’m curious what these girls will do when they are out and about and their lace tears and their gun falls to the ground, where will they put it because their holster is now destroyed.  But that’s just my opinion.

In other news, two new guns to my collection last month, an AR-15 (my dream and goal was the have one by the end of 2013) and a Colt .22, mainly for my sister in hopes of encouraging her to go out shooting more, which works because my dad is retiring this year and wants to come up shooting so she’ll be able to go with us.  My next goal is to build my own AR-15 but I want to build it left handed since I shoot rifles with scopes left. (12.6)

Monday, November 4, 2013

No Weapons Allowed????

I haven’t written here in a very long time, mostly because I haven’t had anything to write about.  I have been out shooting, at least once a month so this is good.

Today I’m writing in regards to No Weapons Signs Posted.  Last night I was invited out by a friend to go see a movie, I went and checked my app for places that allow or don’t allow guns, this theater does not allow, which most movie theaters do not so I didn’t carry and I made a point to seek out the sign that says that you can’t have guns in the theater.  I looked all over the front doors, I looked at every sticker and sign at the ticket office and I looked all over the concession area too, nothing, not one sign did I see.  So I asked the manager, where their signs were posted that you cannot have firearms on the premise, he said, “they are posted by the ticket office or they better be!”  After the movie I looked once again thinking maybe I had missed it, still nothing whatsoever did I find, I didn’t care to go find the manager and have him point it out to me because I was ready to call it a night.

The thing is if I didn’t have that app, I wouldn’t know that they didn’t allow guns, if they do have a sign it is very hard to find or not there at all.  I just think signs should be clearly posted, that you should see it pretty quickly not have to search really hard and still not find it. (10.8)

Monday, August 26, 2013

IWB Carry

Yesterday was my first day using my IWB holster, usually I use my thigh holster because I mostly wear dresses.  I can say, my goodness is that a very uncomfortable way to carry, just constantly pressing into my back.  Any suggestions are welcomed.

So yesterday I drove through multiple towns to get to my destination, as I drove through towns.  Out of curiosity I decided to check my application on my phone that supposedly says places that are not gun friendly.  The below picture is for Colorado City, CO (not that this is a very big town with too many businesses but still interesting nonetheless:

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Remember Heidi Yewman

I'm still in search for her other segments but she was the one who wrote the article for MS Magazine about her "Month with a Gun."

I found this interview from HUFFPOST LIVE

Heidi Yewman Interview

I couldn't really put my whole comment on there so I didn't bother, I will put what would have been my comment if I could here.

Her reaching in her purse, for one, if she had researched methods of carrying and safe ways to carry, she wouldn’t have had that gun just in her purse, she would (should) have had a special made carry purse or she could have had a purse with a separate compartment that only contained the gun, that is your safest option for purse carry.  I spent extensive time researching ways to carry and safe ways to carry, granted I do not advocate purse carry, it’s dangerous and easy for anyone to take that purse, and I’m a proponent for on body carry.

I read pretty much every comment on MS in regards to this article and I didn’t see one thing that was threatening towards her but then again MS was very discretionary about which comments were posted, I know not a single one of my comments were allowed, none were threatening in any way.  And the fact they were screening comments to me says that’s not fair reporting or a fair discussion of the article and topic in general.  I do understand not allowing her personal information to be posted, that is completely fair.

My first time out (as someone who is actually serious about conceal carrying and not doing an experiment) I found that yes, I was hyper aware in all areas and slightly curious as to if others in my vicinity were carrying.  I can’t say I ever went out intentionally looking or even hoping trouble came along so I could have that chance.  I strongly believe that the majority of people who legally carry have the hope they never have to even draw.  As for Heidi not feeling safe while carrying, I think if she had proper training and the mindset that most that do chose to carry had, that maybe she might have felt safer.  I know being a single girl, trying to date, it certainly helped me feel more comfortable knowing I could protect myself if need be, especially since I am a very small girl so more than likely (even with self-defense knowledge) that I will be over powered by pretty much everyone.

Your question to Hunter Glass in regards to having to notify an officer, it depends on the laws of the state that you are carrying in (I’m surprised he didn’t know this).  Some states you are required by law to notify an officer that you are carrying and some you don’t.  My state you are not required but out of respect if I were to be pulled over and I was carrying, I would keep my hands where they could see it, when he approached I would notify the officer that I was carrying and let them know where the gun was located.

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The thing is once again it just seems like it's biased news reporting, you have a psychologist that says that people who go out carrying a gun are more than likely going to see trouble just because and this is proven by her lame experiement with people holding a wiii gun (rolls eyes).

Then you have a former officer who just doesn't seem too informed and of course there is good old Heidi Yewman, the ignorant idiot trying to make some extreme case against guns.

Oh well.