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      Plain and Simple - Independence

      Plain and Simple - Independence

       Author @Kenzers

      What does it mean to me to be independent to me you may ask? It means being self-reliant. I met my husband when I was 15 in high school and we got married in March of this year. Prior to him I had only ever shot a gun once and I would have called myself more of a flight than fight person. When we started dating, he began taking me out to the range and teaching me all the basics of firearm safety.

      I fell in love very quickly with shooting and him of course. Fast-forward to my 21st birthday and I was all ready and eager to get my concealed carry permit and I sure did that very same day. I even went and picked up my first gun, a Glock 43. Since then I still go out to the range and train, but I also carry everywhere that I go.

      Raising Tactical Daughters

      Taking my safety into my own hands has brought a new confidence to me and given me more of a fight than flight attitude. My life is valuable and I want to live to see the most of it. I am blessed to have a man to “protect me” when he can but I don’t want to need him. I want to be able to take care of myself and I want to show other women they can do it to.

      Being an independent woman to me is having my safety net on me at all times. I have spent the last few years finding the most comfortable ways to carry for myself as well as helping other women find what works for them and showing them guns are not to be feared. 

      Raising Tactical Daughters

      This is one of my greatest joys in life at the moment and I am just working even harder on sticking with this mindset. When I have kids in the future, I want them to know their mom is tough and will protect them at all costs, I want them to grow up and into that same attitude. The world is never going to get better, and nobody is coming to save you. You are your own first responder is one of my favorite quotes and I stand by that. Be independent, be self-reliant, be the best you that you can possibly be…you never know who you may influence.

       

      Who is Vega Concealment?

      Who is Vega Concealment?

      Author @Vegaconcealment

      Vega Concealment is an Alabamian transplant, who trusts in the Lord, and has recently begun to trust in guns. I have a supremely hot husband, 3 energetic children, and a recent illegal trespassing of 3 newborn bunnies (Disclosure: this is the only form of trespassing that is now allowable in my home).

       
       

      The making of Vega Concealment started on Instagram with me duct taping a holster to a lawn mower, #lawnmolster, and blank firing at a pretend intruder. It also was the first time I have ever started a lawn mower back up on the first pull (#MOMWIN); but this comfortability with guns hasn’t always been the case. In fact, 3 months ago I had the same mindset, as most female Americans- I didn't mind the presence of guns but I had no real care, no passion, and no understanding of the mechanics. I had no real desire to inquire further about guns until my husband- the hot one- told me he would like to buy one.

      A few years later, I was hit with an “ah-ha” moment, it clicked, suddenly like a smack over the head by a paddle, I realized I needed to take responsibility for guns in my home- “but how?”....... RESEARCH, like hours upon hours upon days upon months of research. Finally, in the late-night hours of a midnight Alabama rain, I began to realize that I was too, being controlled by fear.. It had a grip on me. If I was going to have guns in my house, with children (enough said) then I need to take ownership of operations and safety.

      This is where my love affair with concealed carry began and hence Vega Concealment. I realized that I must learn patience and broaden my mind. Society has placed negative connotations around gun safety and control, but as gun owners, we must step past this to be in full control of the weapon we are handling. We must not be afraid to question techniques and to try new ones.

       

       

      All in all, Vega Concealment is about conquering fear and empowering others. So, GET out of your head and GO train…. 

      and don't forget to go to my Instagram @vegaconcealment page to follow! :)

      XOXO Vega Concealment

       

      Raising Tactical Daughters with CEO

      Raising Tactical Daughters with CEO

      This world is, for the most part, an amazing place to live at, am I right? However; As beautiful as life is and that’s a lot! - I wouldn’t be wise to ignore that sometimes dangerous situations will arise, so, why not be prepared for that?

      We all love our daughters more than life itself, and we would go to great lengths to protect them from any peril that may be looming in the horizon. Unfortunately, this is not always possible and it is not realistic to do so. Eventually, our daughters will start their own lives, and as much as we desire to do so, we cannot be behind their every move. Nonetheless, there is something really valuable that we can do with the time that we have been given to educate them, and this is raising them to not need you,

        Raising Tactical Daughters

       

       

      Objective:

      The objective of Raising Tactical Daughters is to motivate Outdoor Women, mothers and fathers of daughters, and those who generally love the outdoors to raise their daughters to be strong, intelligent, independent women who are ready to fight back, bow to no one and are capable of their own safekeeping! This is not only a precious gift to give to our daughters, but an invaluable gift to give to ourselves. After all, we all can sleep a bit better if we know that our beloved daughters are safe and ready to kick an ass should the need arise. Can’t we?

      Raising a tactical daughter can be overwhelming at first. What should you do? When is it appropriate? Well, when it comes to education, everything takes time. However; Here are some tips and tricks that you can use to start raising a tactical daughter today.

      Educate in awareness, not in fear:

      A tactical woman doesn’t need to be constantly afraid, but needs to be constantly aware. Educating in awareness can start from very early on! Introducing awareness to your kid doesn’t need to be hard. Instead of constant warnings, try with awareness. Change the “You’re going to fall if you keep on playing in the fence!” you can try “Can you feel the grip of your feet?” or “What if you slipped now?” This way, you are changing the approach, instead of teaching your daughter to avoid the peril or to fear playing by the fence, you are teaching her to gain awareness of her body, the surroundings, and think about possible scenarios.

      Assertiveness goes a long way:

      Sun Tzu made a fantastic job summarizing the ultimate badass move in his always up-to-date The Art Of War! “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” 

      Raising an assertive daughter can be the difference between raising a daughter that is ready to fight, and raising a daughter that is not only ready to fight, but that doesn’t have to! Assertiveness is the ultimate social skills! An assertive daughter will make a great job at establishing boundaries and standing up for herself, leaving little room to an actual compromised situation, because said situation will have been left out of the question to begin with! 

      Teach your daughter that her voice matters, that her opinion is relevant, that her needs are important and her boundaries necessary. Everyone likes a lady, but the traditional “lady” behavior can fall a bit too much into pleasing others, and be short on actually keeping herself happy. For this reason, educating in assertiveness can be one of the most important things that you will ever do!

      Introduce self-defense, because sometimes, shit does happen:

      Teach self-defense from an early age as well as the proper use of tactical weapons when it is age-appropriate. Clearly, the best possible scenario is that in which you daughter manages to get away from a dangerous situation without a confrontation, but this is not always possible, and she needs to be ready for the possibility that it might happen! 

      The most important thing is that you teach her when a tactical weapon can turn against her, and how and when it can be put to good use and save the day! For instance, pepper sprays are a great option for they work at a distance, but in a windy environment, it can easily turn against her! On the other hand, a kubotan or tactical pencil can be a fantastic tool to deal with an opponent, but it can only be used in short distances, that make the confrontation more dangerous. Offer different options and teach her how to decide when each one is most suitable, so your little princess can kick ass when required and leave the scene in her own shiny white horse!

      This is not a comprehensive list, but it can be a starting point to raise your daughter to be safe outdoors, gain a sense of independence and most importantly not need you - or anyone else - to save the day for her!