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: StrongSuit Enforcer-Tac Gloves Review

That’s What She Said: StrongSuit Enforcer-Tac Gloves Review

| June 17, 2015 | 1 Comments

One of my favorite things from Shot Show 2015 was the line of gloves by StrongSuit. StrongSuit has partnered with Gary Quesenberry, professional firearms instructor, competitive shooter, and Top Shot All-Star finalist, to design a glove for shooters. Their Q-Series Enforcer-Tac gloves come with features like: Velcro closure wrist Carabiner clip attachment for secure storage […]

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That’s What She Said: Contest Winner!

That’s What She Said: Contest Winner!

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to M.B. for winning the Women Learning to Shoot book giveaway! Thank you so much to everyone who entered. Your comments were terrific. I hope that even if you didn’t win, you decide to give the book a try. I’d like to thank Vicki Farnam from Defensive Training International for donating the book. Please […]

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That’s What She Said: Vicki Farnam Book Women Learning To Shoot Give-A-Way

That’s What She Said: Vicki Farnam Book Women Learning To Shoot Give-A-Way

| April 29, 2015 | 9 Comments

I know the website “Pinterest” gets a bad rap for being a hive of shitty recipes, twee arts and crafts, and “inspirational” quotes complied by moms and tween girls… While all of those things may be true, The She Shepherd Pinterest page has been getting more and more traffic. It’s been a pretty interesting experiment […]

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That’s What She Said: Less is More

That’s What She Said: Less is More

| April 8, 2015 | 2 Comments

At the end of my Range Bag post I mentioned a couple of items I knew I needed to add to my pack. One of those items was duct tape. Wow. That takes up a ton of space. I think we can do better than that. In this post I am going to show you […]

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Force on Force: The She Shepherd and Elevator ADEE

Force on Force: The She Shepherd and Elevator ADEE

| March 31, 2015 | 4 Comments

Gavin de Becker’s book “The Gift of Fear” suggests something that we trust our instincts to avoid dangerous encounters. It’s our responsibility to hone those instincts with training, practice, and experience. Regardless of your size (I’m short), strength, or age, it’s on you to Avoid, Disengage, Escape and Evade from hostile activity. Here’s how everything […]

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That’s What She Said: Now My Troubles are Going to Have Troubles With Me

That’s What She Said: Now My Troubles are Going to Have Troubles With Me

| March 24, 2015 | 2 Comments

“I’ve heard there are troubles of more than one kind, some come from ahead and some come from behind…”  This weekend The Shepherd and I took a close quarter force on force combatives class from QSI Training. Whether you carry everyday or not, taking these classes is the best way to learn how to quickly […]

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That’s What She Said: Just a Range Bag?

That’s What She Said: Just a Range Bag?

| March 20, 2015 | 9 Comments

The snow and ice have finally melted here on Hoth signalling a return to outdoor training season. We train all year, but winter season consists of more scenario based force-on-force and trauma medicine classes. Since my range bag still held winter training gear, I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone by sharing how […]

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That’s What She Said: What a Difference a Year Makes

That’s What She Said: What a Difference a Year Makes

| January 27, 2015 | 3 Comments

This was my second year attending SHOT Show in Las Vegas. I wouldn’t be able to write an impressions piece without acknowledging the draft I started from last year but never posted. It was titled “The Tribal Women of SHOT” and in it I noted the clearly defined groups of women, the lack of interplay […]

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That’s What She Said: What You Think You Know Can Hurt You

That’s What She Said: What You Think You Know Can Hurt You

| November 10, 2014 | 4 Comments

So this video has been making the rounds in my Facebook feed. It features an actress named Shoshana Roberts who was filmed walking through the streets of New York over a 10 hour period. The point of the video was to start a conversation, but the staged content, and the racially motivated editing are getting […]

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That’s What She Said: Any Given Mom Day

That’s What She Said: Any Given Mom Day

| October 16, 2014 | 2 Comments
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