Women Topics

This category will discuss topics like ways to carry for women, best weapons for first time women shooters, opinions about shooting and much more. Check out the posts to learn more about woman shooting.

What kind of holster should I get if I don’t wear a belt?

What kind of holster should I get if I don’t wear a belt? 

          

Tactical Paddle Bundle (SP-5)

 

MTR Custom Leather recommends our A-8, A-8A, A-8B, A-8C or one of our package deals that includes a paddle holster like: SP-5 and SP-12. CHECK THEM ALL OUT ON OUR WEBSITE UNDER OUTSIDE THE WAISTBAND HOLSTERS.

The A-8 Paddle Holster was designed for those seeking an easier on/off outside the waistband holster.

– Can Be Worn In 3 Different Configurations: Straight Draw, Forward Cant, or 15o Reverse Cant

– Full Sweat Shield  To Help Protect You From The Sharp Edges Of The Gun As Well As Protecting Your Weapon From Body Oils and Sweat

– Reinforced Mouth For Easy Re-holstering

– Full Barrel Coverage That Conceals The Entire Barrel

– Can Be Worn With or Without A Belt, Which Is Ideal For Women That Do Not Wear Belts

– Easy On/Off Capability

– Gun Specific

 

**Not recommended for heavy weapons. The holster may want to lean forward. Check out a holster with 2 attachments to the belt for closer ride and better concealment.

***Keep in mind this is a plastic paddle not leather. The back of the paddle is super smooth and contours to the body well.

NOTE: DUE TO THE FACT THAT OUR GEAR IS ADJUSTABLE THREAD LOCKER IS NOT APPLIED DURING THE PRODUCTION PHASE. PLEASE ARRANGE YOUR GEAR HOWEVER YOU AND YOUR APPLICATION DESIRE AND APPLY A BLUE THREAD LOCKER TO YOUR HARDWARE. LOST HARDWARE WILL BE REPLACED AT THE CUSTOMERS EXPENSE.

 

 

PRODUCT INFORMATION GUIDE

ADJUSTABLE PADDLE HOLSTER

 

 

The MTR Paddle Holster can be adjusted for a variety of carry angles, enabling extremely comfortable wear and easy customization to every body type and method of draw. Whether your choice is butt-forward (forward cant) or barrel-forward cant (cross draw), or neutral cant (vertical) all by using a phillips head screwdriver to adjust the MTR Paddle.

 

  1. HOW THE HOLSTER WILL BE SET UP, BOTH SCREWS ON THE TOP HOLES
  2. BARREL FORWARD FOR CROSS DRAW CARRY, RIGHT SCREW IS LOWER THAN THE LEFT SCREW FOR A RIGHT HAND SHOOTER (GREAT FOR RIDING/DRIVING IN A VEHICLE)
  3. BOTH SCREWS ARE ON LOWER HOLES, FOR A HIGHER RIDING HOLSTER
  4.  BUTT FORWARD (HANDLE FORWARD) FOR RIGHT HAND SHOOTER, RIGHT SCREW IS HIGHER THAN THE LEFT SCREW

 

Guns & Babies – Pregnancy Series

I am thrilled to share the below 3 part series on pregnancy and shooting – before, during and after! This is such an important topic and one we get asked about and talk about  frequently. This series provides information and guidance for women who are planning on starting a family, who are currently pregnant and those that are brand new mom’s. This series is a collaborative effort with Women’s Outdoor News  and written by Stacy Bright. This series has been graciously sponsored by Laser Max.

Source: Guns & Babies – Pregnancy Series

“Why is it necessary for me to learn how to shoot, and especially conceal carry?”

A question that I get asked, especially by the ladies, is, “Why is it necessary for me to learn how to shoot, and especially conceal carry?”  When pondering these important questions, most conclude that, “… being a victim of a crime will probably never happen to me, so what’s the big deal?”   Let me relate a story about something that just recently happened to a friend of my family that had a far smaller probability than someone being involved in a violent crime.

 

My friend’s daughter bought a raffle ticket to support a charity.   Tickets were sold internationally and the big prize was a car.  I can’t tell you the odds or probability of her winning the car, but we can all imagine that it was, needless to say, very small.  Well, as luck would have it, she actually won the car!  When my friend called us on the phone, we could immediately tell that he was very excited about something.    He told us about his daughter’s good fortune, and then said, “Who would have ever thought that this could have happened to her?”

 

Agreeably, the probability of a woman being a victim of a crime is extremely small.  According to statistics, women between the ages of 18 to 24 are the most likely group to be targeted in some type of crime, whether it is violent or not.   Even though the rate of violent crimes, according to FBI statistics, has decreased from 1 person out of 140 in 1994, to 1 person out of 271 in 2013, one must not lose sight of the fact that it just could happen to you.  I’m not suggesting we should all walk around in fear, but I am saying that as responsible people, why not be prepared for that “unfortunate” situation?

 

Of course, there is an equally valid reason, besides being able to defend yourself and loved ones, to learn how to safely own and shoot a firearm.  The obvious reason is that it is fun and demands some degree of skill to be good.  Probably 40% to 45% of my clients are ladies, and that percentage seems to increase every year.  I’ve heard some say that women are inherently weaker shooters than men. I absolutely do not agree; and in fact, my best students have been ladies.  Some of the ladies have told me that they have formed a “get together” where they meet at the range to shoot, and then go out for lunch after their session.

 

In closing, there are many good reasons to learn to how to safely handle and shoot a gun, some of which are discussed in this article.  The best reasons, however, are the ones you choose.  So go out there and learn, improve, and enjoy the shooting sport.

 

Mike Hirsch

Missouri Personal Protection Academy

June 6, 2016

MTR

Why Women Should Carry?

Why Women Should Carry?

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Why does a woman need to carry? A lot of women these days are not thinking about protecting their self. They are relying on their significant other or someone else too. Some women say, “oh it’s too heavy to carry a weapon in my purse” or “I can’t wear holsters on me because I wear fitted clothes”. There are many excuses to why not to carry but there is more reasons to why NOT carry?

Coming from a women, that I am, I have been in a few difficult situations where I needed a weapon for protection and in some cases where the weapon saved my life. Several years ago I was in college in our local gym taking some extra PE classes to get in shape. As you know, in the state of NC you can’t carry a weapon on campus, so therefore I could NOT bring my weapon with me. So I went with plan B, bring my stun gun. FYI, a stun gun is not classified as a weapon, however, a Taser is, big difference. We will discuss this in another topic. So back to the gym, I was in the locker room changing from my swim class and just so happened I was a lone, nobody else in there. FYI again, try to always have a gym buddy or have somebody with you. While I was changing, a tall muscular man walked in the “WOMENS ONLY” locker room and came close to me and just looked at me. It felt like several minutes, however I knew it was probably only a few seconds. I was so scared and my adrenaline was raging. I was thinking of so many different tactics that I could do to protect myself. The tall man was standing between me and the locker door entrance. So, I looked at the locker room door as if someone was coming in and the man looked too. As soon as I knew that he was not watching me I reached for my stun gun real fast and I started to press the shocker not actually on him, but very close to where you could feel the “heat”. I started to yell and shout, “GET OUT OF HERE”. The tall man ran for his life out of that locker before I could do anything else. After he ran out, I did too, I chased in him out of the gym door. After he was out of sight, I went and reported him, I never saw that man again in the gym.

So ladies, it is very important to always have some sort of protection whether it be a weapon, stun gun, taser, knife or etc. I will discuss in later topics different weapons for protection. Whatever you decide to carry than please be trained at carrying it and using it.

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Why Women Should Carry?

Why Women Should Carry? me

 

Why does a woman need to carry? A lot of women these days are not thinking about protecting their self. They are relying on their significant other or someone else too. Some women say, “oh it’s too heavy to carry a weapon in my purse” or “I can’t wear holsters on me because I wear fitted clothes”. There are many excuses to why not to carry but there is way more reason to why NOT carry?

Coming from a women, that I am, I have been in a few difficult situations where I needed a weapon for protection and in some cases where the weapon saved my life. Several years ago I was in college in our local gym taking some extra PE classes to get in shape. As you know, in the state of NC you can’t carry a weapon on campus, so therefore I could not bring my weapon with me. So I went with plan B, bring my stun gun. FYI, a stun gun is not classified as a weapon, however, a Taser is, big difference. We will discuss this in another topic. So back to the gym, I was in the locker room changing from my swim class and just so happened I was a lone, nobody else in there. FYI again, try to always have a gym buddy or have somebody with you. While I was changing, a tall muscular man walked in the “WOMENS ONLY” locker room and came close to me and just looked at me. It felt like several minutes, however I knew it was probably only a few seconds. I was so scared and my adrenaline was raging. I was thinking of so many different tactics that I could do to protect myself. The tall man was standing between me and the locker door entrance. So, I looked at the locker room door as if someone was coming in and the man looked too. As soon as I knew that he was not watching me I reached for my stun gun real fast and I started to press the shocker not actually at on him, but very close to where you could feel the “heat”. I started to yell and shout, “GET OUT OF HERE”. The tall man ran for his life out of that locker before I could do anything else. After he ran out, I did too, I chased him out of the gym door. After he was out of sight, I went and reported him, I never saw that man again in the gym.

So ladies, it is very important to always have some sort of protection whether it be a weapon, stun gun, Taser, knife or etc. I will discuss in later topics different weapons for protection. Whatever you decide to carry than please be trained at carrying it and using it. Be prepared.

 

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