Monthly Archives: July 2013

What is The Urban Survival Chick’s Idea of a Hot Date?

Don’t struggle with ideas on where you should go for a nice date with your man or woman anymore.  Keep it simple and just go to the shooting range.

USC Date Night

This post is to inspire you to have fun and grow as a couple with your mate.  Your quality time together should be a moment to relax and enjoy each other’s company, AND help you take your relationship to the next level. When you both know how to shoot well and work together tactically against a threat, you can truly have each others backs.  Going to the shooting range for a date is a fun way to learn a valuable skill and show your love to your partner.

How do you make it fun? Well for starters shooting guns is fun even if you are by yourself.  My favorite range, Oaktree Gun Club, actually has a nice lodge with a great restaurant.  They serve good food and beer.  We often reward ourselves with a romantic dinner by the fireplace after we are done at the range.  But, you can make things interesting and challenge your partner with a little competition .  For instance, the winner is the one who gets the most consecutive shots on your steel targets.  The winner could be the partner who gets the most accurate head shots or does the fastest reload.  The loser gets to give the winner a back rub when you get home.  OR… the loser has to clean the guns when you get home.

I’ll let you guys decide on what motivates you to sharpen your shooting skills.  Hey, a little competition never hurt nobody.

Me and my man train together at the range every chance we get.  All our friends joke with us and say they would never want to break into our house.  I take that as a compliment.  We are stronger as a couple because we chose to not to let anyone mess with our family.  We can do that better as a team.

Let me know if you have any questions or stories on going to the range with your partner.

To Your Surviving and Thriving,

MaryAnne Morcos, The Urban Survival Chick

What is Custom Stippling and why Should You Get on Your Firearm?

Stippling is an enhancement on your firearm where a soldering iron is used to burn dots into the polymer frame of your handgun.  The dots leave a raised surface that gives the frame, fore end, or anywhere else you chose to stipple your gun a nice texture. 

Stippling can be done with tiny dots or with a more aggressive pattern like I have on my Glock 19 in this picture.  Before you ask, yes it is pink.  My buddy Anson Beck of Falcon Operations Group did a special custom 2 tone pink paint job for me.  I also have plain black, as well as olive drab and coyote brown paint jobs but this pink one is my favorite.

G19 Pink Stipple 2

I believe you should be able to shoot well with a stock gun.  However, there are a couple of enhancements that I do like and stippling is one of them.  The pattern stippling leaves really enhances the grip and the feel of reference points on your gun. In case you didn’t know, a solid strong firing grip is essential to getting good consistent shots on your target.  So if you have been on the range and your hands get sweaty or wet because it is hot or raining outside, then stippling will really help you. 

I get stippling on all my handguns.  The pattern I get as you can see in the picture focuses on the right side of my grip which is great for concealed carry. I shoot right handed and leaving the stippling on the right side of the grip ensures it doesn’t rub on my clothing when I carry on my body.

Once you start stippling you will not want to shoot a firearm any other way!

If you want to know how to get in touch with my friend who does this fine work for me or any other questions about how stippling helps my training let me know by leaving your comments here.

To Your Surviving and Thriving,

MaryAnne Morcos, The Urban Survival Chick

Upgrade Your Survival Supply with Natural Immune Boosters.

If all you have stored for food in your earthquake kits is beef jerky and a roll of life savers it is time for you to upgrade your supplies.  You should definitely have some seasoning, herbs, and natural remedies in addition to canned goods, freeze dried food, water, etc.

I came across this graphic and wanted to share it with you.  It lists the health benefits of lemon, ginger, and garlic.  They call these ingredients “Nature’s Miracle Trio.”  This power trio is super healthy and it will make your MRE’s taste better.

Nature Miracle Trio

It is important to treat your body as a temple and feed yourself healthy foods and nutrients like lemon, ginger, and garlic.  Healthier people can outrun zombies and outlast sheeple in a SHTF scenario.

To Your Surviving and Thriving,

MaryAnne Morcos, The Urban Survival Chick

4th of July Fireworks Safety Tips!

If a barbecue is not enough to entertain you this 4th of July and you must start lighting up fireworks in your neck of the woods then please read these safety tips from the following organization:

The National Council on Fireworks Safety

Click that link to read a list of things you can do to stay safe and prevent injuries.  The next best thing you can do is go watch a fireworks show where professionals that are trained to use pyrotechnics coordinate the fireworks display. 

That might not be as exciting as lighting up your street with “Flying Spinners and Aerial Repeaters” but it will keep you out of harm’s way.

Have fun and be safe out there.

To Your Surviving and Thriving,

MaryAnne Morcos, The Urban Survival Chick