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Holster selection event for women

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Searcher451, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Searcher451

    Searcher451 Oregon Member

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    Got this information from Jim Jacobe in Salem the other day:

    FAS Women's Holster Extravaganza

    On March 13, 2010, the Firearms Academy of Seattle will be hosting an amazing holster program for women. Led by the managing editor of Concealed Carry Magazine, Kathy Jackson, participants will be able to get their hands on a huge variety of holsters and carry options from many different makers.

    Belt holsters? You bet! We'll talk about range holsters versus concealment holsters. We'll discuss IWB and OWB options. We'll explain how men's bodies are different from women's bodies (Newsflash! The shapes are different...), and how that affects your holster choices. And, of course, we'll get our hands on a whole bunch of different holsters from different companies for side-by-side comparisons. You can try them on for style and comfort, seeing how they work on YOUR body.

    Belts? Oh yes! If you're one of those women who "just can't wear" a belt, come along and discover an exciting secret about gun belts designed especially for women.

    Purses? Yup. We'll have them – and we'll talk about exactly how a purse designed for concealed carry differs from an ordinary purse. We'll discuss which features to look for and how to know which features to avoid. Companies who have already sent purse products for us to compare side-by-side include Galco, Coronado, Gun Tote'n Mamas, Ladies Protection LLC, CC's Designer Concealed Carry from Woolstenhulme, and more!

    Shoulder holsters? Ankle holsters? Bra holsters? Thigh holsters? Belly bands? Yes, yes, yes, and yes! We'll have samples of all these holster types and more! And we'll discuss the nitty-gritty details of each holster type as we get our hands into the works with side-by-side brand comparisons. No punches held, no holds barred: we'll tell you what's good, bad, and ugly about each possibility, and give you the tools you need in order to make smart choices for yourself.

    Fashion tips for the real world: how to integrate your carry handgun and your holster choices into your existing wardrobe with comfort and style.
    Women, if you've ever wanted to become a savvy holster shopper, this is your chance. Bring your pens and paper, because you'll want to take notes. And bring your friends: this is going to be a blast!


    The Holster Extravaganza is sponsored by the FAS Women's Study Group, and it is open to any woman who wants to attend (not just graduates of FAS). Bring your friends!

    Date: March 13

    Location: Firearms Academy of Seattle (outside Chehalis, WA)

    Time: 10 am – 4 pm
    Bring: lunch and your entire box of holster rejects

    Cost: $20 classroom fee

    Questions? Contact Kathy Jackson (kathy@deltamediallc.com)
  2. thelendog

    thelendog Milwaukie Member

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    Nice! I am sending my wife!
  3. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    I think that I want to go. Just for looks.
  4. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Maybe should make this a sticky.
  5. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    That's horrible! My wife would love to go but we will be out of town.:(

    I hope this can be a semi-regular event so she'll have another chance.
  6. pax

    pax WA state New Member

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    Please forgive the bump -- the event's getting closer and I wanted to get fresh eyes on the announcement. :)


  7. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    Kathy....Thanks for the reminder.......

    W44 (Brother Jack D.'s friend)
  8. wakeadrian

    wakeadrian Beaverton Member

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    Cool :) If I was anywhere near northern WA, I'd go.
  9. pax

    pax WA state New Member

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    The Firearms Academy of Seattle is actually located near Centralia/Chehalis, about an hour & a half from Portland. Not too bad a drive if you can find a friend to carpool with. :)