Author Archive: The She-Shepherd

The She-Shepherd

The She-Shepherd is a defensive firearms student, mother and advocate for pushing the boundaries of how we train. She believes that defensive training must balance context, mindset, and skill to be most effective.
Her specialty has become testing alternative modes of firearms carry and best practices of less than lethal force options through rigorous force-on-force scenario based training.

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That’s What She Said: Vertx EDC Transit Review

That’s What She Said: Vertx EDC Transit Review

| May 3, 2017 | 2 Comments

I began carrying the Vertx EDC Commuter Sling 2 years ago (read my review). Apart from the everyday wear and tear you might expect of a daily carry bag, I pressure tested this bag through: 16 hours of force-on-force training 16 hours of close quarters force-on-force training 16 hours of low-light force-on-force training 8 hours […]

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That’s What She Said: LSD – Long Slow Distance

That’s What She Said: LSD – Long Slow Distance

| March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve always enjoyed cardio based training. For the last 20 years I’ve tried to stay active at least a few times a week. When I worked retail or at an office I ran on my lunch hour or used the analog stairmasters conveniently located at the ends of hallways. Recently I joined a gym and […]

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That’s What She Said: DIY Tactical Yoga Pants

That’s What She Said: DIY Tactical Yoga Pants

| January 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

When 5.11 introduced their tactical yoga pants in 2015, my first thought was “$98.00? I guess so … if you’re Lululemon.” I spoke with three friends about their expectations for these pants, how they thought they would use them, and if the product met their needs. They range from former firearms instructor to competition shooter, to lawyer and […]

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That’s What She Said: Weaponology by Ed’s Manifesto

That’s What She Said: Weaponology by Ed’s Manifesto

| November 14, 2016 | 3 Comments

… it’s like arts and crafts with your favorite uncle who could totally kill you. Day 1 The two day Weaponology class from Ed’s Manifesto started with hand-to-hand techniques that are not covered in most martial arts or self defense classes. It’s because they’re terrible. And brutal. And my absolute favorite. Much of the work […]

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That’s What She Said: Shivworks ECQC course with Craig Douglas

That’s What She Said: Shivworks ECQC course with Craig Douglas

| July 6, 2016 | 6 Comments

I had some trouble starting this post. The ECQC course by Craig Douglas of Shivworks has generated a ton of technical content, both here and elsewhere. I decided to write  from my personal point of view: a female defensive firearms student with no martial arts training and a deep seated fear of close quarter combat. […]

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That’s What She Said: Contextual Handgun; The Armed Parent

That’s What She Said: Contextual Handgun; The Armed Parent

| May 10, 2016 | 5 Comments

At the start of my defensive firearms training, the focus was strictly on me. I strove to effectively manage unknown contacts, de-escalate encounters, and use my firearm to safely and legally defend my life. After watching “Terror at The Mall (our review)”, the HBO documentary about the massacre at Westgate Mall,  I was disturbed by the stories […]

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That’s What She Said: Experiential Learning Lab with Craig Douglas

That’s What She Said: Experiential Learning Lab with Craig Douglas

| April 7, 2016 | 7 Comments

Alternate title: Welcome back to Stockholm Experiential Learning Lab with Craig Douglas is an opportunity to work through a mundane scenario you might encounter in your everyday life. I went into this block with the understanding that only 10 attendees would be chosen to be actors. I was warned by Craig Douglas that I would […]

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That’s What She said: Strong Hand or Super-Strong Hand?

That’s What She said: Strong Hand or Super-Strong Hand?

| February 24, 2016 | 1 Comments

We hosted a trauma class two weeks ago. One of my favorite moments was a story the instructor (Robert Schoening of LHGK – he’s fantastic – take his class if you get the opportunity) told about how some students bristled at the term “weak side” and asserted that “they only had strong sides…but one side was […]

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That’s What She Said: UnderTech Compression Holster Fix Follow-up

That’s What She Said: UnderTech Compression Holster Fix Follow-up

| February 12, 2016 | 3 Comments

Remember this? And this? I tested the modified shorts through last week’s 8 hour Low-Light Force-On-Force class. Here’s how they conceal under clothing, keep in mind that I would normally carry an M&P Shield in these shorts, but because we use Airsoft in FOF classes I am concealing a Glock 19. *note to self, when taking […]

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That’s What She Said: Triggered

That’s What She Said: Triggered

| February 3, 2016 | 3 Comments

  After I posted my review of the UnderTech compression short holster, I had a number of friends write in with suggestions for how I could protect the trigger. There were lots of ideas for Kydex trigger guards secured with lanyards, or custom trigger guards with clips securing them to the shorts. They were great […]

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