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: 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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That’s What She Said: Snap Back To Reality

That’s What She Said: Snap Back To Reality

| January 20, 2016 | 3 Comments

Force on Force classes simulate real conditions under which you may need to apply your self defense training. Their point is test your training while you are your everyday YOU. This is my 4th season of Force on Force classes with QSI Training. As far as I know, I am the only female student to test […]

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That’s What She Said: Womens Concealment Shorts from UnderTech

That’s What She Said: Womens Concealment Shorts from UnderTech

| January 13, 2016 | 5 Comments

People often ask me how I carry concealed when I’m not wearing an outfit that would support a traditional holster. The UnderTech Undercover concealment compression short seemed like the answer.  I had already looked at systems like The CrossBreed Belly Band, and The Can Can Sport Belt. Stuff like that never stays put. My body […]

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That’s What She Said: 2015 Review

That’s What She Said: 2015 Review

| December 31, 2015 | 3 Comments

Resolutions Schmesoloutions… On January 1 of 2015 I resolved to keep track of everything I learned. I wanted to see if it made a difference in how I felt about the outgoing year. Instead of looking back at things I had failed at, seeing what I accomplished would set benchmarks for future goals. I started […]

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That’s What She said: Reluctant Participants

That’s What She said: Reluctant Participants

| December 9, 2015 | 1 Comments

This week I posted a question on my Facebook page from some non-firearm owning friends who are the parents of a pretty awesome two and a half year old. (What. So I’m biased) ” We’ve been meaning to ask you for advice on how to handle/ react when kids play guns. Our son has started […]

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That’s what she said: More Words on Purse Carry

That’s what she said: More Words on Purse Carry

| October 12, 2015 | 1 Comments

I spent some time with Melody Lauer of Limatunes, John Lauer, and Jon Johnston of Ballistic Radio a couple of weeks ago. Melody was doing research on purse carry, and I was able to take part in the process.  The 2 part series came out this week. If you or someone you love carries in […]

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That’s What She Said: Meprolight Mepro Tru-Dot RDS Review

That’s What She Said: Meprolight Mepro Tru-Dot RDS Review

| September 9, 2015 | 9 Comments

The Mako Group, importer for Meprolight, sent over their Mepro Tru-Dot red dot sight for review.   Specifications 1.8 MOA red dot Powered by a single AA battery Two throw levers on an integrated rail for easy on-and-off of a standard Picatinny rail Wide optic window Sealed unit for weatherproofing Compatible with night vision goggles (NVG) $399.99 […]

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That’s What She Said: Hold it Right There!

That’s What She Said: Hold it Right There!

| August 21, 2015 | 1 Comments

There are several considerations for holstering your pistol in your bag: ease of draw retention ability to position for optimal master grip upon draw ease of re-holster durability safety When we purchased the Vertyx EDC Commuter Sling bag, I researched 3 different holster options for EDC I started with the system made for the bag, […]

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That’s What She Said: Letting the Gat out of the Bag

That’s What She Said: Letting the Gat out of the Bag

| August 14, 2015 | 13 Comments

Bag carry is one of those topics that everyone will have to agree to disagree on. Without delving into the philosophy of off body carry, I have developed a set of criteria for a concealed carry bag that make me reasonably confident in its use for defensive scenarios. ease of deployment low profile secure holster […]

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