For the past 3 months, I’ve been using and carrying in 11 different purses and purse inserts, testing them out for Range365.
Click here to see my thoughts on each!
I’m excited to share this new product from Dene Adams with you! The body shaping thigh holster, and leggings-based thigh holster allow you to carry your firearm with ease in dresses or with longer shirts. Here is the information from the Dene Adams press release that came out today. Watch for my review of these in the very near future!
FOR RELEASE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016 at 10:00AM (CST)
Dene Adams® Launches NEW Body Shaping Thigh Holster Shorts & Leggings
Luxury, handmade concealed carry apparel company expands their product line.
Kansas City, Missouri – October 2016
Dene Adams®, the only manufacturer of luxury handmade concealed carry corset holsters with trigger protection, today announced the launch of their new product, the Body Shaping Thigh Holster Shorts and Leggings.
Anna Taylor, designer of the Dene Adams® holsters, has once again designed a product that is made for your everyday wear, no matter the season you are in. The Body Shaping Thigh Holster Shorts or Leggings allow you to wear your dresses or skirts while securely holstering your gun on your thigh. This new thigh holster will leave no gun bulge on the outside of your thigh. The New Body Shaping Thigh Holster securely holsters your gun in a sub layer of the shorts body shaping compression. This innovative and extremely comfortable, lightweight thigh holster has a built in trigger guard for added protection and a fast breakaway retention tab holsters your gun securely in place. Our signature holster compartment holds the grip of your gun snug to your leg to prevent a protruding grip from rubbing on the other thigh or printing through your skirt or dress. The thigh holster is intended for micro compact single stack pistols.
Dene Adams® has been producing holsters, handmade in America, since August 2014. To learn more about their products, visit their website at www.deneadams.com.
Tired of Facebook limiting your reach? Tired of your anti-gun friends commenting negatively every time you like or comment on something regarding firearms? There are some new options out there! One of the new pro-gun social media sites is WeaponsFeed.
The WeaponsFeed platform is best described in their latest press release:
WeaponsFeed is a groundbreaking new Pro-Firearm and Outdoor Social Media Site. Currently in beta and requires a unique invite code to signup for an account. WeaponsFeed was created so that firearm and outdoor enthusiasts would have a place to share things related to their hobbies and jobs, but without the discrimination, censorship, and harassment some of the other social media giants have.
When the web’s largest social media community began denying manufacturers the right to promote their products, we were determined to create a pro-firearm and outdoor community that would allow everybody that enjoys the hobby to come together as one. With other social networks, your posts are only seen by about three percent of your audience, (even sponsored posts), but on WeaponsFeed, every user can see them.
WeaponsFeed allows guns, ammo, and other related products to be advertised for and talked about. There are “Pages” just like other social media sites where businesses can create a profile for their products. There is also “Groups” where users can set up their own communities about whatever topics they would like to discuss.
WeaponsFeed also has an Android App available in the Google Play Store so you can take us on the go. An IOS app is in development and will be released shortly.
Join our community developed just for the firearms and outdoor enthusiast. It’s about time guns, and our rights stop being censored and start being shared.
You can reserve a spot on the waiting list here https://www.weaponsfeed.com/
It’s great to have a specialized site where you can ask questions and learn from others without fear of anti-gun wingnuts giving you a hard time. I’ve been using the site for a few weeks now. I find the platform to be similar to Facebook, but without all the drama. The folks on the site are courteous, like-minded and supportive. The administration has been awesome responding to questions.
Several others have tried making a firearm-friendly social media site. WeaponsFeed seems to be well thought out and well run. I think this one will be around for a long time. If you’re there, look me up!
Product: Sunjack 14w8000+mAh
I recently had the opportunity to review the Sunjack 14w8000+mAh portable solar charger. Conveniently sized at 9″ x 6.5″ x 1.75″ when folded, this solar charger can easily tuck into your backpack, briefcase or purse for charging on the go.
Packaging: Nicely packaged, strong box with clear graphics and instructions.
Operating Instructions: Easy to follow, the unit is fairly self-explanatory.
Here is a sample of my first few charges using the Sunjack:
Test: Starting with a fully charged Sunjack, I plugged an iPhone 5s with 1% battery left at 4:00 pm to see how long a full charge will take, and if it will charge the phone to 100%.
Outcome: 2 hours
Next day, without recharging Sunjack: Charged iPhone with 3 battery lights on Sunjack. Phone was at 64% at start of charge, charged to 100% with still 3 bars on charger.
Fully charged, I placed the SunJack back in its box. One week later, the battery was still fully charged. I was happy to know that keeping the battery charged will facilitate recharging my electronics whenever necessary.
Since receiving the Sunjack, I’ve charged everything from my cell phone, to an iPad , GoPro, walkie talkies, and a Kindle. The USB port allows the unit to power any device that can be charged via USB. The mesh pocket on the back of the charger holds not only the battery, but 2 carabiners that can hang the solar panels for easy charging, as well as the cord that connects the solar panels to the battery. One nice feature is the battery can be removed from the unit and carried separately to charge your devices without bringing the solar panels with you. The battery is small and can easily tuck into a purse or back pack for extra power on the go.
Charging should be done via direct sunlight. Charging the battery through a window or windshield is not recommended by the manufacturer.
With the world so dependent on electronics, the Sunjack is delivering power where power isn’t available. Whether it be hiking, camping or during a natural emergency, having the ability to charge a cell phone is a necessity. The Sunjack did an excellent job supplying power to multiple devices in a fairly fast time-frame.
For the ultimate test of function and durability, I sent the Sunjack along with my daughter and her early-twenty-something, extremely electronic dependent friends for a weekend of camping. As they were remote camping I figured if the Sunjack could keep up with their cell phone charging, we’d have a winner. Besides, there was the possibility that a Pokeman could be camping near them, and we’d hate to have them miss that, right?
They set out on a Friday night, with the Sunjack, as well as their cell phones, fully charged. Six campers kept their phones charged up on the first day of the trip. During the day, the Sunjack was left outside in the sunlight to recharge their batteries. After hiking, they’d each take enough charge. At sunset, the Sunjack was packed back up and returned to the safety of their tent. Day one went great, but then disaster struck. The power button on the Sunjack was depressed to charge a cell phone but stayed depressed. Unable to stop the battery from fully draining, they charged phones until it finally ran out of power.
Before the button failure, the Sunjack performed flawlessly. I’ll never know if I had a defective battery, or if something inadvertently depressed the power switch. A quick inquiry to Sunjack had a replacement battery shipped out to me immediately. Since receiving the new battery, I’ve taken a substantial amount of time and effort to see if it was a design flaw or fluke accident. The replacement battery has been working without issue since its first charge 30 days ago. Given the fact that I’ve been extra rough in the treatment of the replacement battery and it has not failed, I’d have to think that my damaged battery was a one-time issue.
Overall, the Sunjack has performed well. The size of the solar panels is convenient and zips up into its own little package. The included carabiners are a convenient way of hanging the solar panels for charging, no matter where you are. I’ve had mine on a patio chair, a chain link fence, a rope on a tree and a few other strange places without issue. I also love having a way to power electronics that doesn’t cost me a penny. The Sunjack has performed well, I give it two thumbs up!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the Sunjack for free from Gigawatt Inc., in consideration for a gear review.
My latest is up on www.Range365.com. While it was written with an eye toward the female anatomy, it totally applies to you guys, as well!
If you’re reading this column, you likely have a pistol license issued by the state in which you live. If you’re lucky enough to live in one of the “Constitutional Carry” states, you may not even need to have a state license. Hopefully at some point in the future, having your pistol permit will be similar to having your driver’s license. When you’re driving and you get to your state line, you don’t have to stop. That’s not the case when it comes to handguns.
Interested in reading more? Click here to read my story on Women’s Outdoor News!
Those who know me, know I don’t pink when I plink, but a lot of women do! I recently researched the “colorful” side of firearms for Women’s Outdoor News!
Click here to read To Pink, or Not to Pink…
I recently had the opportunity to review 8 different holsters for Range365.
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