Enter the At Home or Away Giveaway!

Press Release

At Home or Away Giveaway

Akron, OH – November 2, 2017:  Covert Cabinets, HidingHilda LLC, Honor Defense and Author Liz Lazarus are proud to announce the At Home or Away Giveaway!

One winner, selected at random, will receive the following:

  • A Covert Cabinet HG-21 in Espresso.
  • A HidingHilda 3 – Zip Messenger Bag in Ice Blue
  • An Honor Guard HG9SC 9mm pistol in Electric Blue*
  • An autographed copy of “Free of Malice” from author Liz Lazarus

About the sponsors:

Covert Cabinets: www.covertcabinets.com A leader in concealment furniture, Covert Cabinets offers the finest in high-quality home décor that will safely and securely conceal your firearms, jewelry, documents, or anything else you might want to keep out of sight. Their style matches any décor.

HidingHilda, LLC: www.hidinghilda.com HidingHilda has become the go-to name for conceal carry purses and accessories. The HidingHilda brand of conceal carry purses are manufactured in Fort Wayne, IN. HidingHilda donates a portion of its proceeds to training and resources for stalking victims and advocates.

Honor Defense:  www.honordefense.com Honor Defense makes one of the finest concealed carry single stack 9mm pistols on the market. Accurate, comfortable, and reliable, they are sourced from 100% American materials, nothing is outsourced or made from foreign-owned companies. Each pistol is assembled by Veterans and test-fired before it leaves the factory in Gainesville, GA.

 Author Liz Lazarus: www.lizlazarus.com Psychological, legal thriller, Free of Malice, was inspired by real life events that occurred during Liz’s senior year of college. This novel portrays the emotional realities of healing from a vicious, physical attack and the obsession of one woman to force the legal system to acknowledge her right to self-defense. Liz’s second novel, Plea for Justice, will be launching in 2018.

*Restrictions apply, see official rules. Entrants must be 21 years old or over and must live in the Continental United States. Upon notification, winner must provide documentation that they are able to own a handgun in the state in which they live. The handgun will be shipped to the winner’s FFL for transfer. All other prizes will be shipped directly to the winner.

For more information, please contact Annette Doerr:  annette.stevens-doerr@covertcabinets.com



Honor Defense Honor Guard Rated Most Accurate by Gun Tests Magazine

The following is a press release regarding the testing of 4 single-stack 9mm carry pistols. The Honor Guard proved to be the most accurate of the 4. That’s one of the reasons my Honor Guard is my go-to carry gun.

If you’re local and you want to try mine, let me know!

Swapped out my frame for an FDE. The Honor Guard is modular; swapping out the frame took about 3 minutes, even for me!

My Honor Guard, from an article I wrote on dry fire, hence my finger on the trigger.


USA -(Ammoland.com)- In a recent article, Gun Test magazine claimed that the compact 9 mm single-stack pistol is the most popular carry gun in America. That same article also claimed that the Honor Defense Honor Guard was the most accurate of four guns tested.

In fact, when compared to three other compact 9 mm pistols, the testers stated the Honor Guard Sub-Compact was the most controllable, especially with 9 mm +P loads, and the obvious choice for home defense.

According to the range data, the Honor Guard had a 15-yard average group size of 2.4 inches using American Eagle Syntech 115-grain FMJ loads, a 2.3-inch average group with Hornady XTP 147-grain hollowpoints and a 2.5-inch average group with Black Hills 115-grain JHP +P. The smallest measured groups were 2 inches, 1.9 inches and 2.2 inches, respectively.

Honor Defense Honor Guard Rated Most Accurate by Gun Tests Magazine
Honor Defense Honor Guard Rated Most Accurate by Gun Tests Magazine

“We’ve known for a while that we make the best single-stack, concealed-carry 9 mm,” said Gary Ramey, Honor Defense president. “Now others are starting to realize the proficiencies of the Honor Guard.”

The magazine, which accepts zero commercial advertising, gave the Honor Guard Sub-Compact an overall grade of B, giving it high marks for its extended magazine, sights, ease of takedown and controllability. The Honor Guard had zero failures to feed, chamber, fire or eject in testing. The testers also like the texture on the grip, which made shooting the Honor Guard comfortable and easy to grip, calling it, “a natural pointer.”

The Honor Guard is available in 3 different grip sizes and 2 different barrel lengths. All versions have an integrated Striker Block, also available with a Manual Thumb Safety.

About Honor Defense:

Honor Defense offers the finest American-made pistols-using only American partners and materials. Honor Defense pistols are built with more features and higher quality standards than other pistols in their size range. To create its pistols, Honor Defense secured input from a panel of professionals that have defended our nation or have extensive credentials in self-defense training.

Announcing the HonorUSA Promotion!


HonorUSA Promotion

Gainesville, GA, September 15, 2017:  Honor Defense and HidingHilda, LLC are proud to announce the HonorUSA promotion. We’ve joined forces with the best all-American companies in the firearm industry to offer this amazing promotion to our customers. Starting today through November 3, 2017, any time you use the promotion code HonorUSA, at any of the websites listed below, you will receive 20% off online orders of selected merchandise.

Crossbreed Holsters: http://www.crossbreedholsters.com Crossbreed manufactures some of the best and most functional concealment holsters on the market today. CrossBreed has raised the standard for customer service in the holster industry through its two-week, try-it-free guarantee and a lifetime warranty. CrossBreed Holsters ensures that every customer is a customer for life.  Promo Code: Use code HonorUSA and take 20% off your purchase.

 HidingHilda, LLC: http://www.hidinghilda.com HidingHilda has become the go-to name for conceal carry purses and accessories. The HidingHilda brand of conceal carry purses are manufactured in Fort Wayne, IN. HidingHilda donates a portion of its proceeds to training and resources for stalking victims and advocates.  Promo Code: Use code HonorUSA and take 20% off your purchase from our Made in the USA collection.

Honor Defense:  http://www.honordefense.com Honor Defense makes one of the finest concealed carry single stack 9mm pistols on the market. Accurate, comfortable, and reliable, they are sourced from 100% American materials, nothing is outsourced or made from foreign-owned companies. Each pistol is assembled by Veterans and test-fired before it leaves the factory in Gainesville, GA.  Promo Code: Use code HonorUSA and take 20% off your online purchase.

Quartermaster Knives: http://www.quartermasterknives.com Quartermaster was started, and continues to run on a single principle: we make the finest knives on the planet – at any price, and we support this principle by offering the most comprehensive, unlimited lifetime warranty in the small arms industry.  Promo Code: Use code HonorUSA and take 20% off your online purchase.

Wingspan Outfitters: http://www.wingspanoutfitters.com Wingspan Outfitters mission is simple – bring together the best quality and highest value tactical, hunting and outdoor gear. These products must be from companies that are owned by, or dedicated to supporting Veterans and First Responders. In conjunction with Seal 1 and Team Never Quit Ammunition, Wingspan is pleased to offer discounts on select products from both companies on orders placed through Wingspan’s website. Promo Code: Use code HonorUSA on the Wingspan Outfitters website and take 20% off your online purchase of TNQ 9HP and 9LFT as well as selected product from Seal 1.

Seal 1 specializes in eco-based products for the tactical, archery, marine, sporting, shooting industry, military and law enforcement fields. Their products are non-toxic, dissolve carbon on contact and reduce the time it takes to clean, lubricate, and protect your firearm. It creates a barrier that resists fouling particles such as copper, lead, sand, dust and dirt.

Team Never Quit Ammunition provides solutions for every type of shooter to include dynamic training, hunting, self-defense, match grade competition, and reduced ricochet technology all-encompassing the mantra to Train. Hunt. Defend. .         For more information, please contact Annette Doerr: weshoot2@gmail.com

Gear Review: Cyndee’s Conceal Carry Purse “Ann”

“Ann” Cross Carry Caprieze Black Purse

by Annette Doerr / WeShoot2 Blog

Website: http://www.cyndeesconcealcarry.com

Product: http://cyndeesconcealcarry.com/products/ann-cross-carry-black-purse

MSRP: $275

Colors available: Caprieze Black, Harness Brown and Whiskey Magic Red

Cyndee’s Conceal Carry Purse – Ann

Over the past year or so, I’ve done over 15 concealed-carry purse reviews; because of this, I know what works and more importantly what doesn’t when it comes to a functional purse with a safe, separate compartment for your gun.

While I personally prefer on-body carry, I realize that it’s not always possible. Depending on the season, your clothing choice may not allow you to wear a belt with a traditional holster. Purse carry, when done correctly, can be a safe and reliable alternative. That said, I only purse carry cross-body, making it difficult for someone to remove my purse from my possession.

I was excited when asked if I wanted to review the “Ann” model from Cyndee’s Conceal Carry Purses. The first thing I noticed out of the box, was the smell. Leather! Gorgeous, black, buttery soft leather that smelled wonderful. Maybe it’s because I’m an equestrian, but nothing smells better than leather! You know it’s real-deal quality leather when you can smell it.

My friends know I’m not one to change my purses often. Once my contents are loaded in, they’re in the same purse for months. I like purses with storage and function. Cyndee’s “Ann” did not disappoint! The long, adjustable strap on the Ann purse makes it an easy transition from a shoulder bag, to a cross-body bag if I change to purse carry. The size of the bag (11 inches x 10 inches) is both small enough to be carried cross-body comfortably, but large enough to hold a lot of “stuff.” The adjustable strap can go from a shoulder length of 25 inches to a cross body length of 50 inches.

Every purse that Cyndee’s manufactures is made in America. They also ALL have a beautiful paisley liner. My purse has a gorgeous purple and black paisley liner, which looks awesome against the black leather. Several other color choices are available for you to choose.

All of Cyndee’s purses have a beautiful paisley liner!

The holster in Cyndee’s purses are a little different than those of other conceal carry purses. It’s fully adjustable to customize to your pistol. Secured with Velcro on both sides of the holster pocket, Cyndee’s holster has an adjustable thumb break that holds your pistol from sliding out of the holster itself. Once your pistol is properly placed in the perfect place for your draw, it stays put. To remove your gun, simply disconnect the magnetic thumb break and draw. The holster pocket is accessible by bilateral, lockable zippers. Cyndee’s recommends locking the side where your muzzle is. She also includes a Cyndee’s bag tag and recommends it be placed on the side of your purse where your pistol access is, that way you always know which zipper to grab should the need arise.

The bag tag shows you which side to unzip to access your gun!

Pros: Great size, soft leather, roomy interior, separate, lockable holster compartment, customizable holster to fit my concealed-carry guns, made in the USA, attractive styling.

Con: Non-reinforced strap (not slash resistant). That said, the strap is made from buffalo leather which is super tough, durable, and downright beautiful.

Overall: I really like this purse, both with and without my pistol in it. The interior has multiple pockets and a zippered section for securing your contents. Outside has 3 built-in pockets, 1 large full-length pocket on one side, and 2 smaller pockets on the other side, perfect for your cell phone, receipts, keys, or really anything you’d like to keep handy while on the go.

“Ann” has stood up to heavy use and the leather still looks like it just came out of the box. It doesn’t scream “conceal carry purse” which I really like! It’s a great high-end purse that will suit your needs whether you’re carrying in it or you’re not! It’s beautiful, functional, and comfortable to carry. It gets 5 stars in my book!


Even Breaking My Leg Wasn’t an Excuse to Not Train!

You know the saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But what’s a girl to do when she suddenly breaks her leg right at the onset of summer? Dry-fire. Lots and lots of dry-fire.

Just a few days before I was supposed to start competing against the guys in my gun club in our new centerfire league, I lost a fight with an area rug and broke my right leg. While there’s no good time of the year to break a leg, the very beginning of summer is perhaps the worst.

Getting to the range was totally out of the question for the next few weeks, and because shooting is a perishable skill, I knew I needed to do something to keep sharp while I stayed seated and let my leg heal.

Here’s the dry-fire plan I developed to help keep my skills sharp while laid up. It can help you do the same, even if an important part of you isn’t broken at the moment.

Read the rest of my story on Range365!

7 Things to Never Say to a Gun Girl

Carry a gun long enough and you’ll hear some really dumb things. Some are said by people who are either anti-gun or indifferent about guns and choose not to carry for whatever reason. Others are men gun owners and shooters, and should know better. They may mean well, and sometimes they think what they’re saying is hilarious. (Guess what? It’s not.)

They don’t get that we take our personal protection seriously, or don’t know that it’s a huge responsibility to carry a gun. They have no idea the hours and the money we spend on training, the classes we take, or the amount we read to become better shooters. Many would likely never understand all this because they just can’t wrap their head around the fact that I carry a gun.

I’ve heard some doozies over the years, as I’m sure you have. Here are seven of my favorites:

To continue reading this on Range365, please click here! 



Now that it’s the onset of summer, the need for deep concealment is more important than ever. In colder months, it’s easy to conceal a gun by carrying in a traditional inside-the-waist band holster and covering it with a nice roomy hoody or a flannel shirt. But once warmer weather hits, stripping off those extra layers means you’re no longer carrying concealed.

Fortunately, manufacturers have begun realizing this predicament. I attended the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas last January, and not only did I see a lot of new clothing designed specifically for women on display, several manufacturers had also come out with garments that had holsters built into them—including clothing that’s designed to be worn next to the skin, beneath other garments. Because I carry on a regular basis, I was intrigued!

A few weeks after the show, I began reaching out to manufacturers to obtain samples for testing. What follows is a review of three very different options of what I like to call “concealed carry shapewear,” because not only do these articles of clothing have built-in holsters, they also will help flatter any figure.

To continue reading this on Range365, please click here!


Gun Fear and How to Deal with it!

My latest is out on Range365.

It’s happened very often lately: I run into an old friend or acquaintance and they say, “Hey, guess what…I bought a gun!” Naturally, I’m happy and excited and ask what make and model. That’s where the conversation has often changed to a direction I should now be used to. It generally goes something like one I had recently:

“Well, I got a…Bodyguard? Yeah, I think that’s what it’s called.” There’s a note of embarrassment there.

I find out that the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard is chambered for .380. “Do you like it?” I ask.

“Well, it’s cute. I guess.”

I asked my friend what “cute” meant. Was it pink? Was it cute because it’s small? His answer was the same I’ve heard from different friends. He said it “looked good” at the gun shop, and the salesman recommended it, but he’s never shot it.

The first thing I do when I get a new gun is run to the range with it, so I make the assumption that my friend recently picked it up. “Oh. When did you get it?”

“Last March.”

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Dry Fire – Why You’ll Want to Make the Time

Finally, it’s spring. If you’re like me and live above the Mason-Dixon line, getting to the range this winter was almost impossible. Sure, we had some nice days, but we also had a boatload of snow on the ground, and I belong to an outdoor range. Two years ago, the first signs of spring made me regret falling behind on my practice over the winter, but not this year. I promised myself at the onset of cold weather that I’d keep up my skills with dry fire throughout those freezing months, and now that the snow has melted and it’s getting warmer, I’m sure glad I did.

To read the rest of my article on Women’s Outdoor News, click here!