<b>VISM Range Bag</b><br /> For a young girl just learning to shoot, or for a more experienced shooter who’s still young at heart, VISM’s Project Pink field bag is a fun way to organize one’s gear. The bag is equipped with a spacious main compartment, three magazine pockets, extra pockets for water bottles and miscellany, and a comfy shoulder strap for hauling everything around. Despite its vibrant color, this is, ironically, one of the most discreet range bags around, since few people equate pink with guns. The Range Bag is also available in black, tan and green (vism.com).
<b>Under Armour Ridge Reaper</b><br /> In addition to their well-known foundation garments, Under Armour also has an excellent line of camouflage outerwear for lady hunters. No pink camo here, but if the man of the house grabs it by accident, he’ll soon be quite uncomfortable, because this gear is specially cut for ladies. The Ridge Reaper jacket and pant feature ColdGear Infrared insulation that retains heat without adding a lot of weight. The polyester fabric also is also scent controlled, wind and water resistant, and quiet to minimize any rustling at a crucial moment. And there are plenty of pockets to hold all your gear (underarmour.com).
<b>Tuff QuickStrips</b><br /> Tuff QuickStrips are a very popular gadget for reducing the time spent reloading your gun at the range. Available in a variety of sizes for different cartridges, the strips can hold between five and ten rounds each, depending on your needs. They are of particular use to revolver enthusiasts, who have to reload frequently and cannot organize their ammunition into magazines. QuickStrips fit easily into your pocket to make extra ammunition readily available at any time. Available in black, orange, or pink (tuffproducts.com).
<b>Sig Sauer Rainbow</b><br /> There is clearly much more to a good women’s gun than simply painting it pink. However, for ladies who like Sig Sauer handguns, but are looking for a little more bling from their firearm, the Rainbow line is just the thing. The new Rainbows have iridescent titanium finishes on the slides, controls, and triggers. They are also perfectly sized for smaller hands. In the compact category, the P290RS Rainbow is a 9mm DOA, and it comes equipped with SigLite night sights. The smaller subcompact P238 Rainbow shoots SA .380 ACP and comes with beautiful rosewood grips (sigsauer.com).
<b>Shady Lady Shooting Gun Cases</b><br /> Handgun cases always seem to come in either tactical black or brown, or if meant for girls, hot pink. There have been none to suit the tastes of the sophisticated lady shooters— until now. Shady Lady Shooting has introduced a line of handgun cases covered in beautiful fabrics in a variety of colors, including florals and Asian-inspired silks. The cases can hold a mid-size handgun or a smaller piece plus ammo. Rifle cases are also available (shadyladyshooting.com).
<b>Sabre Pepper Gel</b><br /> New this year, Sabre has developed a new pepper spray gel for personal protection. Designed with college students (who are often unable to carry guns) in mind, the gel does not disperse into an aerosol like most pepper sprays, but rather dispenses as a viscous liquid. This makes it less likely to blow back on its carrier or onto bystanders. It is also better for indoor use, since unfortunately, the streets are not the only place where women face threats (sabrered.com).
<b>Browning Sahara Shooting Vest</b><br /> Browning manufactures a line of shooting vests cut specifically for the female shot-gunner. One of the most eye-catching is the new Sahara shooting vest, which comes in black with zebra print trim or brown with leopard print trim. The vests have full-length shooting patches down the front, but the back is mesh to allow for good ventilation. There are large pockets in the front and back for shells, empties and other gear. The Sahara retails at $88 (browning.com).
<b>Adventure Medical Kits QuikClot</b><br /> Every woman shooter should have a first-aid kit handy whenever she’s shooting, hunting, hiking, etc. Adventure Medical Kits has developed QuikClot, a product capable of quickly stopping all but the most severe bleeding. QuikClot comes as a sachet of clay pellets meant to be pressed over a wound and bandaged into place. This is a cleaner method than the old loose clay particles that had to be picked out of the wound by a doctor. QuikClot is sold in individual sachets, perfectly sized for a purse or pocket, or as part of the larger Trauma Pak. This pack also includes gloves, bandages, sterile gauze, and antiseptic, and is appropriate for a backpack or range bag (adventuremedicalkits.com).
<b>Gun Tote’n Mamas Concealment Bags</b><br /> Gun Tote’n Mamas is a women-run company on a mission to provide concealed-carry bags to suit every woman’s taste. The line ranges from briefcases to handbags to small evening bags. All the bags feature rigid sides to prevent gun printing. A soft holster attaches to the inside of the bag via a Velcro pad, allowing the carrier to personalize holster position and angle. The bags are constructed with a wide range of finishes, including polyester in zebra print or leather in brown, black, red or satin gold. Some models feature leather that has been embossed with leopard print or tooled into a deep floral pattern. Prices range from $45 to $175 (guntotenmamas.com).
by Personal Defense World / Jan 18, 2013