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How to Rack a Slide Like a Lady (Video)

How to Rack a Slide Like a Lady (Video)

There’s a common misconception out there that women shouldn’t use semi-automatic handguns as their concealed carry weapons of choice because they’re too difficult to rack. While it is true that most women have smaller hands that perform differently than men, females still have entirely sufficient arm and hand strength to rack the slide on a semi-auto. It’s just about technique, and using your muscles efficiently. Collen from Keeping the Piece: Defensive Handgun Training for women, explains in this video how easily women can rack a slide, with a little practice and the right form. This is a great video for any […]

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The Reality of Self Defense for Women (Graphic Video)   

The Reality of Self Defense for Women (Graphic Video)  

  This is a video of an armed robbery from Russia where a man with a blunt force weapon (hard to tell what it is, it looks like a slap stapler) walks into a check cashing office and brutally attacks a female employee.  The video is a graphic departure from the Hollywood depiction of self-defense for women, showing that far from the Tomb Raider or Charlie’s Angels fantasy of jumping spin kick knockouts of larger, stronger male opponents, resilience and a strategy of escape can be the best thing a woman can do when attacked.  This poor woman takes repeated […]

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Self-Defense for Women

Self-Defense for Women

Self-defense is something that everyone needs to think about, but women are particularly vulnerable and often specifically targeted.  Women can be targeted for muggings because they have less strength, have a thinner skull (making them easier to knock unconscious), or as targets for abduction and sexual assault.  Because of hormonal, physical, and social differences, women tend to not think about fighting or violent confrontations as much as men, but if you want to avoid an assault or survive one, then you must think ahead.  Here are some basic principles to keep in mind.   Arm Yourself Realize that you, as […]

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