My Road to 3Gun, Part 2

Despite a successful maiden voyage with my new Benelli M2, I realized that I couldn’t keep blasting stationary cardboard forever and have it be effective practice for 3Gun. I was stewing about other solutions, when Serendipity again intervened. During that time frame, I received an […]

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My Road to 3Gun Part 1

I hit a big milestone in my whole 4 year gun “career” this year – I shot in my first ever 3 Gun match. But, like all things in my life, it was a stepwise progression to get there. My baby steps started in August […]

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Gun Show

My mother was visiting this weekend. My youngest had a big marching band performance this weekend, and it was also the Homecoming Dance, so we thought that this might be a good weekend for my mom to see my daughter in all of her outfits. […]

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Slacker Mom

I just recently read a post from JulieG about taking her two small children on an Elk hunting trip, and it brought back all kinds of (albeit hazy) memories of my own child-rearing. Preschoolers/infants on an Elk hunt? Seriously? More power to Julie, but holy […]

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Why Shooting?

This is the question that is always out there. Why guns? Why shooting sports? Why not golf… or tennis… or something a little more sedate for a woman of my age and profession? I can only answer for myself, but for me, there are a […]

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In Defense of Pink

I like pink. I admit it. I know that not all women agree with me, but for me it says something about where I am in my life. I know there is a lot of talk in the outdoor industry about “pink for women” – […]

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A Word About Cognitive Dissonance

You may have seen these words in the subtitle of my blog heading and wondered what the heck I was blabbering about, so I thought I’d offer a little explanation and context. Merriam- Webster Online defines cognitive dissonance as “: psychological conflict resulting from incongruous […]

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Wherein I Become a “Babe”

By way of background, back when I went with Guypal to that big show in 2007, I came across a table where there was a lady with a book and some flyers. It was something called “Babes With Bullets“. Apparently, there was this group of […]

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