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Tiffany "Duchess" Tesmer

Tiffany “Duchess” Tesmer is your everyday Stepford Wife / Soccer Mom….If Stepford wives and soccer moms are former Marines who like firearms, hunting, tattoos, and mohawks. Duchess has dedicated her civilian life to teaching women self-defense, how to shoot a pistol, and how not to be a victim, all while writing slightly entertaining content about guns, hunting, self-defense and common sense from her ever eccentric point of view.
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Self Defense: When Practice Has To Make Perfect

Posted by Tiffany "Duchess" Tesmer on Sep 14, 2014 1:13:00 PM


We all are all used to hearing everyone tell us over and over again that practice makes perfect. We dry fire, we practice drawing our guns, and we may even practice what we would do if someone broke into our house. What happens when all of this practice HAS to make perfect, because it's no longer practice? This is the case, in moments self defense.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense

10 Tips For Taking Your Wife To The Range

Posted by Tiffany "Duchess" Tesmer on Aug 22, 2014 9:11:00 AM


So you want to take your wife to the range. You love her and you love guns, and you want her to love guns so you can have your cake and eat it too. The problem is, you expected her to say no to the range outing, like she always does, but this time, she said yes. Now what?

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Topics: Concealed Carry, New Shooters

Refuse To Be A Victim, The Choice IS yours.

Posted by Tiffany "Duchess" Tesmer on Jun 13, 2014 4:48:00 PM


There is a term floating around the internet right now that seems to be used incorrectly every time I see it typed in a forum or comments section of a self-defense/pro gun post.... Victim Blaming.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense

Memoirs of a 3 Gun Competition Newbie

Posted by Tiffany "Duchess" Tesmer on Jun 6, 2014 10:42:00 AM

I had the honor of tagging along with one of Beretta's 3 Gun Team members, Lisa Marie Judy, at the Palmetto 3 Gun competition on Saturday May 17th, and all I can say is WOW! 

3 Gun is an incredibly rapid growing sport, and I can see why! 3 Gun is the use of, wait for it... three guns; a pistol, a rifle and a shotgun. The shooter who can hit the most targets in the least amount of time is the winner. 3 Gun has multiple divisions and accommodates beginning to advanced shooters. Targets used in 3 Gun Competition can include cardboard silhouettes, steel plates, or clay disks and can range in distance from 1 yard to 500 yards. Though the basics will always remain the same, each 3 Gun competition is unique, as they each depend on the person who is organizing the competition. Shooting 3 Gun will never get boring! 

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Topics: Competitive Shooting

Spend Some Time at the Shooting Range for Real Group Therapy

Posted by Tiffany "Duchess" Tesmer on May 19, 2014 12:20:00 PM


Ever had one of those days? You know the ones. The kind where you wish you could put on noise canceling ear muffs and drown out the sound of everything just so you could think straight? We all have them. The best cure for a rough week? Group Therapy.

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Topics: New Shooters, Other