Range Games: Have Fun While Practicing Your Shooting Skills

Tired of the same old drills or unorganized plinking? Whether you’re shooting steel or just hitting paper targets, any day at the range can be fun. But did you know there are plenty of range games you can have a blast with while still working on your marksmanship?

Read about them here, in my Armed and In Charge column at Women’s Outdoor News, sponsored by LaserMax!




Gear Review: P-Mate: The Reliable Stand and Pee Device

Product: P-Mate

Manufacturer: P-Mate USA

Website: http://www.pmateusa.com/

MSRP:  $5.95 / pack of 5


When I got the opportunity to review the P-Mate USA product, I knew it would be awkward, but if I could help one lady comfortably pee out in the wild it would be worth it. We all know guys have it easy in this department, but for women, peeing in the outdoors can get a little… well, messy.

A clean, available bathroom is not always in sight when nature calls. Learned out of necessity, I take pride in being a pretty good squatter; in fact my friends know I will pee pretty much anywhere if I need (discretely of course). As the mother of two daughters, peeing outdoors is also a skill that they learned early in life; now that they’re adults they’ve thanked me many times for this life skill that has come in handy many, many times. Some ladies just can’t seem to squat without peeing on their clothes or shoes. The P-mate takes the mess out of peeing.

Constructed of disposable, wax coated paper the P-Mate is designed for single use. Because of the wax coating, it will not get soggy nor leak. My first impression was that it was larger than I expected, but upon using the product, the size is efficient.


How it works:

  • The P-Mate comes folded, in a package of 5. Because they’re flat, you can stick them anywhere. They each also have a “fold line” if you wanted to further fold them to stick one in your pocket.
  • If wearing pants, you’ll have to loosen/unzip your pants, slide your underwear over to one side, place the P-mate and pee. Skirts make it easier, but there was no issue using this while wearing jeans.
  • Once peeing, your pee will run out of the front of the P-Mate. Avoid aiming at your shoes. Because the top is covered, you don’t have to worry about splashing or your shirt accidentally falling into the stream.
  • Dispose of your P-Mate properly. If you carry it in, carry it out. I’d recommend keeping a Ziploc for sanitary removal once you’ve used one. P-Mates are NOT flushable so please dispose of them properly.

Places I’ve put P-Mates for future use: my purse, backpack, glove compartment of each truck, my saddle bag, golf bag.

Keeping P-Mates in your glove box means they will be ready when you need them

Keeping P-Mates in your glove box means they will be ready when you need them.

Uses: Golfing, trail riding, hiking, hunting, biking, birding, long car trips, boating, fishing, snowmobiling, or anytime a clean toilet facility isn’t available.

Overall Impression: This is great for those ladies who either can’t or won’t squat in the woods. Since I tested the P-Mate in the winter, I did appreciate that I didn’t have to pull my pants all the way down; that was an unexpected bonus that I may not have realized if I had tested these during warmer weather. The P-Mate works as directed and fills a need for the outdoor loving female. It was easy to carry and easy to use. Make sure you have a zip lock bag or something to put the used product in; this will keep your personal belongings from getting a little wet in your bag until you can properly dispose of your used P-Mates.

The foldable P-Mate slips easily into a pocket.

The P-Mate slips easily into a pocket.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the P-Mate for free from P-Mate USA in consideration for a gear review 


Introducing WeaponsFeed – A Refreshing Social Media Site!

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!

NRA Cars for Freedom

As an NRA Women Official Partner, I am proud to share with you a new NRA Foundation program: NRA Cars for Freedom! A campaign that’s committed to protecting your right to bear arms through vehicle donations. Just as our Greatest Generation held scrap metal drives in defense of our freedoms, NRA Cars for Freedoms is encouraging gun owners across America to donate their old vehicles of nearly any type or condition in defense of the Second Amendment.

They will pick up your old car, tractor, boat, or motorcycle, free of charge. Your donations are tax-deductible and will be used to educate our country, protect your freedoms, and reawaken our American values.

Join our movement of community-minded patriotism and visit NRACarsforFreedom.com or call 1.866.NRA.GIFT. Help us spread the word on social media using the hashtag #CarsforFreedom.

The NRA Foundation has the grit to defend freedom. Give us the metal to do it.