Thank you to everyone that attended my first clinic! I really appreciate being given the opportunity to teach and share information with you. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Please continue to practice, and don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions. Janice
BRAND NEW AT SHOT SHOW: THE KIMBER MICRO CDP .380
SHOT Show is one of the first—and best—chances that manufacturers have to pitch their latest hardware to the rest of the industry, and the folks at Kimber didn’t waste anytime in unveiling their new Kimber Micro CDP .380.
Described by the company’s representatives as something akin to a miniature 1911, the Micro CDP .380 delivers a sturdy, reliable build, solid stopping power and a built in laser sight in a package that’s ideal for anyone to use in a carry conceal capacity.
“I didn’t want to be perceived as a human orchid. I decided to learn to shoot.”
This article from Elle, written by Amanda Fortini, is well worth reading.
Please click on the link to read the full article: http://www.elle.com/Life-Love/Society-Career-Power/Should-I-Buy-a-Gun
Paxton Quigley is on a mission: to get more guns in the hands of more women. And she’s already well on her way, having trained thousands of women to wield a weapon to protect themselves. “In Armed & Female: Taking Control,” Quigley describes the types of self-defense that work – yes, packing heat but also street awareness, good fighting techniques and a safe room in the home. She is unenthusiastic about pepper spray, stun guns, tasers and standard Karate. While Quigley would prefer a world without weapons, she argues there is a need for law-abiding citizens – especially women – to have access to guns. Here, she describes how she came to realize the importance of arming women against rapists and other attackers.
By Paxton Quigley
I have trained 7,000 women between the ages of 11 and 80 to shoot guns. Many of them were like me: scared or opposed to guns – and not wanting to deal with the idea of using one. But they had a wake-up call that made them persist.
Mine was a 2 a.m. phone call when I learned a close friend had been raped in her own home. I decided this would not happen to me. So I made an appointment at a gun range and then canceled because of fear. But I rescheduled it and learned the basics.
Feeling competent was another story. I spent more than 400 hours learning to handle a gun for self defense, and it transformed my life. I was a communications executive with a master’s degree in anthropology from University of Chicago. After my gun training, I graduated from an internationally recognized executive security and anti-terrorist school and became a security professional.
Knowing how to defend yourself gives you the grounding for basic survival any place in the world. Women on our frontier accepted that the world was a dangerous place and many knew how to use firearms to defend their families. But today we allow women to become victimized because as a society we are squeamish to acknowledge the dark underbelly of our culture. One in six women is raped, a crime that also sometimes ends in murder. Rapists are rarely caught and, when they are, it’s after an average of 15 crimes.
Why are we as a society, not up in arms — calling for programs at work and school in self-defense training? Why not focus on the powerful idea of turning the tables on assailants? Stories of real-life “Nikitas” — the TV tough who dispatches attackers — are out there but they don’t get a lot of attention because these people don’t wind up as victims. They are people like the elderly couple in the retirement community who foiled burglars; the woman abducted in a trunk who found the gun she carried in her purse; the college girl who used her training in “model mugging” to stop a much-larger attacker; the roommates held hostage by the “pizza man” and who distracted him until they got their gun from a hollowed-out book.
People who fight back should be celebrated for their prowess – and many women are quietly learning to defend themselves. But in our culture it is considered unwomanly to pursue a self defense plan that gives you some peace of mind. That attitude only empowers men who commit crimes against women because the criminals recognize that women are easy targets.
When I visited San Quentin to learn about the men who do these crimes, they said that most women weren’t prepared for an attack and physically were no match. These men were in favor of women actually arming themselves!
They said if they knew women were armed, they would think twice. Consider what happened in Orlando when women began buying guns after a wave of violent assaults. The police gave training sessions which were publicized in the papers. Rapes plummeted in Orlando while increasing in the surrounding cities.
Today, it is legal in 40 states to carry a concealed weapon. That’s just one option in an arsenal of self-protection for women but sometimes it’s the best one. Some day I hope that while women can think the best of the world, they will be prepared for the worst. Victimization isn’t a prerequisite to discovering ways to achieve your own personal power.
It is difficult to admit that our free country is also prone to predatory violence. But when we leave the survival of women to chance, we sell them out. Perhaps this explains why many women enjoy seeing Nikita blast a bad guy with her AK 47. For once, a woman is celebrated for taking control.
- What kind of men are likely to sexually assault women? (indianhomemaker.wordpress.com)
This clinic is now full. You can register for the next clinic coming up Feb. 5th. This is a clinic for women, taught by women. I am offering a 4 hour clinic to any woman interested in learning and sharing information about firearms and awareness. The clinic will be held in the Auburn area. The purpose of this clinic is to encourage communication and safe practices among women interested in shooting. Topics will include safety, firearm familiarization-pistols and rifles, shooting techniques, equipment selection, situational awareness and personal defense. Different firearm types and equipment will be available for education purposes, but no live fire is permitted. A donation of $15 would will be requested to help cover the costs of the clinic. The clinic will be followed by an opportunity to visit a local public range for those wishing to participate. I am certified through the NRA as: Basic Pistol Instructor, Range Safety Officer, and Refuse to Be A Victim Instructor. To Register, please contact me: Janice Talaroc at 253-217-3188 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more details. Click on this link for a flyer: Women’s Firearms Clinic Flyer