Armed and Beautiful: Firearms, Fashion and Self Defense
Armed and Beautiful Firearms, Fashion and Self Defense
Photography and article by Edward Biamonte
With more and more threats to their safety, Smart Beautiful women and men of all ages are not depending on Uncle Sam or law enforcement to protect them. To think the government or police can be every where at all times to protect everyone from attacks to person or family is delusional at best. To think that criminals are not going to arm themselves is an affront to any rational human beings intellectual ability. Law abiding people are tired of being victim’s due to progressive laws that only help criminals. The latest decision by the Supreme Court is a welcomed return to the Constitutional wisdom penned by our nations founding fathers to uphold our freedom to self defend.
The truth is, criminals don’t play by the same rules as decent society. They care about one thing, themselves, or they would not violate your personal space or property. Men and women are turning to Beretta, Glock, Walther, Smith & Wesson, Sig Arms, Kahr, Ruger, Tarus and other firearm manufacturers for self defense and preservation against would be attackers. Armed citizens are adapting personalized fashion styles, coming up with unique ways to Conceal and Carry their weapon of choice no matter what the destination of their day may bring.
Many use holsters to hide a weapon which is nothing new. Holsters come in many different shapes and sizes to fit your needs. A great place to purchase both firearms and holsters is http://www.mattcanovi.com Located in Ozark Missouri Matt is very knowledgeable and friendly. He will take the time to help you fully understand what it is you are buying to meet your needs.
There are many gun shops on the web that sell firearms to the public. If you are familiar with a specific gun, or have fully researched the gun and are experienced shooting the gun, buying online can save you money but at the cost of personalized customer service. Buying from a smaller shop has payoffs that web seller’s like Bud’s Gun Shop cannot offer unless you go to their store in Kentucky. For apparel, retailers like Bass Pro offer many selections for the shooter if they are hunting or going to a range. However, the styles are hardly what you would wear to an evening out, dinner at an elegant restaurant or to the office unless your in law enforcement or a park ranger.
How one conceals the weapon they carry is an extremely important factor. Individuals don’t want the public or the perpetrator to know where the gun is they carry. For this reason many gun holders look for unique ways to hide their weapon of the choice in trendy fashion styles for every day wear. A key factor to hiding a weapon is how fast you can ready the firearm from its resting place. Speed is very important in tough situations.
For women the best place to carry their weapon is in their hand bag or (even better) shoulder bag. Shoulder bags allow for bigger guns with aggressive knock down power like the 40 caliber. Ladies can keep their hand on their gun hidden in their shoulder bag allowing for a very fast response in a tough situation; they can shoot their attacker through their shoulder bag never exposing their weapon. But what if you’re in a form fitting dress with a small clutch? The garter hide or inner thigh holster is not only functional for smaller calibers but very sexy.
For men the shoulder holster under a jacket or coat, lower back holster behind the waist belt or ankle holster are great places to hide their fire arm of choice. What ever the reason you have to self defend, remember it is your Constitutional right to bear arms.
Practice, practice, practice! You have to practice pulling the fire arm out and shooting it. Tunnel vision happens when one is placed in life threatening and stressful situations. Your heart rate and blood pressure goes up causing one to hyper focus. Many times people have misfired the firearm while drawing it from its resting place hurting themselves or shooting the ground. You have to create a muscle action memory for stressful defensive situations. There are group classes or private classes you can take. Visit http://mattcanovi.com OR – find a firearm expert in your area to teach you.
The NRA or IDPA offer classes to help you prepare for such situations. And remember, always keeping weapons out of the hands of the bad guys is every law abiding citizens goal. So keep the weapon safe and make sure if you have children to have a gun safe in your home. If lost or stolen report it immediately to law enforcement. Stay safe and stay free.
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