I want a car safe. I can carry to and from work, but not at work. Additionally, when I’m running errands, sometimes I stop by places I can’t bring my Bodyguard in with me. I have a locking glovebox, but I don’t think that’s enough.
There are different kinds of car safes out there… at a gun show once, I saw a metal mesh bag gun safe. I haven’t been able to find one of those again. There are also key locked gun safes and combo locked gun safes. I’m not sure how easy either of those would be for me to open quickly in the dark. I wish they made car gun safes with the same sort of open-sesame technology that is utilized on lockers for students with disabilities.
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Masterlock makes a lock that has four buttons: up, down, left and right. The combo can be entered purely by touch. Abus makes a lock whose combination is entered by aligning mini-switches to positions numbered 1-4. It seems these locks would be easier to open in the dark in my car than a key lock or a combination lock would.
I’ve also seen fingerprint locking safes. Those just creep me out. For those of you who have a car gun safe, do you use the fingerprint, lock or combination type? Do you have any tips, tricks, advice, recommendations for me?
I received an email from Jenny Teague of the League of Lethal Ladies letting me know that the league has died. The email included a lot of useful information, so I’m posting it here for you all to see. I only went to one LLL after work shooting event, but I had a lot of fun there. I got the opportunity to try things I wouldn’t have otherwise, such as shooting at a playing card, bowling pins, or clay pigeons. Anyway… on with the email:
This is just a note to everyone that the League of Lethal Ladies has been officially disbanded as an organization with the State of Nevada. That just means we no longer are recognized by the state as a non-profit organization. That doesn’t mean you can’t get together to shoot or meet monthly if you want. In fact, I highly encourage those of you who have got together for shoots to keep doing so. This is the most current email listing of everyone in the organization. Feel free to try and set up shooting dates still. Also, if you are interested in other organizations to join and shoot at, I highly recommend Stillwater Firearms Association in Fallon and Western Nevada Pistol League in Reno. If you join Stillwater, please tell Elynda Long, their president, I sent you. She’ll see to it you get the VIP treatment because they love having ladies join there. Thank you to everyone who helped out with the League, whether with paperwork and organization, hosting League nights, or just attending League Nights and shoots. It was a fun run while it lasted.
The website and facebook page will be removed soon, but here’s some links from there. If you enjoy posts on shooting and safety, you can always sign up to like the facebook pages of The Women’s Shooting Academy or Women’s Safety Academy to get Vicki’s up to date info on classes, tips, and newsletters, or The Gunslinging Housewife for my product reviews, tips, crafts and recipes.
Thank you to Vicki for originally collecting a list of students who wanted to get together and shoot more. Without her originally, there never would have been a League. Even though there is no more League, doesn’t mean to say you’re not all Leathal Ladies. You all shoot. You all won’t put up with garbage. You are all amazing!
Finally, here’s some shooting resources for you to continue your love of the sport:
GOOD PLACES TO SHOOT: Ranges Washoe County Shooting Facility 21555 Pyramid Way, Reno, NV (775) 475-2991
City of Carson Rifle and Pistol Range 4000 Flint Dr, Carson City, NV (775) 887-2262 Capital City Gun Club – Carson City, NV 3590 Arrowhead Drive, Carson City, NV (775) 882-9904
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Derby Dam Hwy 80 off exit 36 Derby Dam
PLACES NOT TO SHOOT: Congested Area Maps Interactive Congested Area Map Washoe County Sheriff’s Department Congested Area Map SHOOTING CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS: Stillwater Firearms Association A Nevada non profit organization dedicated to promoting public interest and skill in the use of small guns and firearms; providing proper training and education in the use of firearms; promoting public interest and skill in the sport of target shooting; and promoting healthy and social recreation for the members of the organization as well as for the public at large. Western Nevada Pistol League A practical pistol shooting club featuring USPSA, IDPA, and Steel Challenge matches. Palomino Valley Gun Club Supporting competitive rifle endeavors and promoting firearms marksmanship and safety. SHOOTING RULES & REGULATIONS: International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts (ICORE)
I got my Driver’s Licence in the mail today from the DMV. It took less time to arrive, I paid less for it and it arrived 100% complete and correct. The DMV used to have a bad rap around here, but they’ve changed 180 degrees. It’s too bad the DMV people can’t go show the CCW people how it’s done.
I got my CCW shortly after my divorce and under my ex-husband’s last name. I didn’t go through the trouble of changing my name back to my maiden name because I didn’t really mind going by my ex-husband’s name and it made my church life and my work life easier.
But I’ve since remarried to a wonderful, wonderful man and I wanted to take this last name. For him, the name change hassle is worth it. I absolutely love him and my new last name! Part of changing my name was, of course, updating my CCW with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department. Unfortunately, their webpage is sparce and doesn’t detail the process or give a form to fill out. I called Lisa Lane (775-328-3348), the CCW guru at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department and asked her what the proceedure is.
She said that I needed to send in or bring by a $15 check or money order payable to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (911 Par Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89512), a court document proving the name change (such as a copy of a certified marriage license or a divorce decree) and a signed letter with the following details:
The 2011 Nevada 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training & Certification Spring Class is coming up! It will be held April 8th and 9th in Gardnerville, Nevada. If you’re local to Nevada, love shooting sports, are a responsible gun enthusiast and want to share your enthusiam and good, safe example of gun useage with youth in your community, please consider attending this training and becoming a 4-H Shooting Sports Volunteer. To view the flyer and registration form, click here. Sorry for the short notice, but the registration deadline for this training is March 25th, 2011!
If Nevada’s colleges and universities allowed concealed weapon permit holders to carry guns on campus it might have prevented two rapes and a murder, a sexual assault survivor told state lawmakers Friday.
During emotional testimony before the Senate Government Affairs Committee Amanda Collins, 25, testified for Senate Bill 231, which would eliminate a restriction that prevented her from carrying her legal concealed handgun the night she was raped in a University of Nevada, Reno parking garage.
The attacker, James Biela, went on to rape another woman, and was convicted of kidnapping and killing a campus visitor, Brianna Denison.
“On Oct. 22, 2007 my right to say ‘no’ was taken from me by both James Biela and the Nevada Legislature,” said Collins, recounting the night she was attacked. “If the purpose of the current law is to ensure safety to those on university property then it is not serving that objective.”
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I knew Costco wasn’t gun-friendly in its policies. I’ve heard stories on various forums that Costco doesn’t like open carry or concealed carry. But even though I knew that Costco is anti-gun, this sign appeared at the entrance of my local Costco recently and it felt like a smack in the face to see it. I don’t shop there but once a month, if that, so I can’t pin point when this appeared, but it is so huge I don’t think I would have missed seeing it sooner. I shop at Costco for my work and during work hours, so I’m not concealed carrying when I go there since my work won’t let me conceal carry either, but still… this sign makes GG a sad panda.