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10 Things to Know about the 2014 IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals


Even though the Back Up Gun Nationals hosted by Smith & Wesson is a ton of fun, because of the short courses of fire with multiple starts and the challenging lighting conditions, it makes it really difficult to get good footage. For this match update I am trying a different format together that will (hopefully) […]

Pro Shooter Julie Golob Closes Out 2014 Shooting Season with Podium Finish


Champion shooter Julie Golob closes out the 2014 competition season with another podium finish. Competing in the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun National Championships in Springfield, MA, Golob placed second in the women’s category. The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Back Up Gun Nationals challenges shooters with dynamic courses of fire featuring small, […]

Extra, extra! Your favorite #carrygun now without a thumb safety!


New M&P Shield Pistols Chambered in 9mm and .40 S&W Available Without Single-Sided Thumb Safety SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (June 5, 2014) — Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that it is now offering versions of its popular M&P Shield™ pistol in both 9mm and .40 S&W without the single-sided thumb safety. Brought to market after numerous requests […]

#CarryGun Accuracy Pro Tip on Outdoor Channel’s Shooting USA


Do you wonder why you shoot your full size gun better than your carry gun? After all, the shorter sight radius, gun weight and trigger pull on carry guns can make them more challenging to shoot. In this episode of Shooting USA I address this issue in a carry gun accuracy pro tip. With just […]

Gun Girl Radio: Gun Girls Carry Concealed

GGP036 - Concealed Carry

This week on Gun Girl Radio we’re are talking all things concealed carry! In this episode Randi Rogers and I offer tips on getting a carry permit and the importance of training. We talk guns, gear, the different ways to carry and how there is no one size fits all for women and concealed carry options. There […]

ICYMI – The Shooter’s Mindset [VIDEO]

HUGE thank you to Anthony, Dustin and Kelli of The Shooter’s Mindset for inviting me on the show! I had a wonderful time talking about guns, different shooting sports, training, women specific concerns, concealed carry and more. I wish my internet connection was a bit better, but the sound seems to have come through ok. In […]

Interview with Spencer Bennett on

Julie Golob Interview on

This was such a fun interview! I really enjoyed chatting with pro-gun, West Texas radio show host Spencer Bennett on the SHOT Show, shooting sports, guns, training and female shooters. This morning I sat down and had a long conversation on the phone with champion shooter Julie Golob. I was only able to play a portion, but […]

2013 SHOT Show – Safariland Demos & Giveaway!

Team Safariland

A highlight of SHOT Show for me is attending the live demos in the Safariland booth. Not only is it a wonderful opportunity to talk about and showcase Safariland’s diverse line of products, I get to hang out with some of my favorite shooters. We have a lot of fun with it and there’s a […]

2013 SHOT Show – The Laser’s Edge Debut

Crimson Trace Lasers Edge Collage

I’ve been looking forward to Crimson Trace’s big SHOT Show announcement for a while. Since August to be exact. To rewind even further, a few years ago I was in The Art of Survival, a free DVD from Crimson Trace that offered information and instruction on the use of lasers. I had a great time […]

Holiday Gift Guide

2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide Links Kids – Brave the Movie on DVD  Huntress – Prois Neck Gator and Hunter Hills Journal  Fashion Forward – Smith & Wesson Apparel and Hot Caliber Jewelry Shooter – M&P Firepower Base Pads from Taran Tactical Innovations Jerry Miculek’s Practical Rifle Rudy Project Shooting Glasses  SHOOT: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition Hats from, […]

Modern Style with Concealed Carry Features – Smith & Wesson Clothing Line for Men and Women

S&W Wild Things Sale

Earlier this year the headline in Ad Week read “Smith & Wesson to Lock ‘n’ Load Fall Fashions” and yes, they are here! Fashion trends in tall boots and hunt inspired looks have been popping up everywhere. On my recent trip to NYC for Thanksgiving it seemed every woman I walked by was sporting tall […]

SHOOTing Tip – Getting Zeroed, Grouping at Distances

SHOOTing Tip - Getting Zeroed & Grouping at Distances

Another tip on zeroing your firearm! Last week’s SHOOT Quick Tip gave some insight on things you should consider when getting ready to zero. This week’s tip applies to competition shooters, hunters or those who just enjoy plinking as well… Getting Zeroed – Grouping at Distances Once you have dialed in your final zero save some time and […]

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