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The Ashley Update: A Hooker’s Gun and Dressing Up as Sarah Winchester

Hlebinsky, who previously worked at the Smithsonian is exactly the kind of ambassador the shooting community needs. Torrentially well informed, passionate to the point of geekery, and blessed with a wicked sense of humor, she can swill whiskey and smoke cigars while holding forth on black powder muskets until your eyes glaze over. Spreading the gospel of responsible firearms ownership has never been more important, and being able to demystify an inanimate object while educating the public about its role in the nation’s history goes a long way toward countering negative publicity.

This week on The Ashley Update there is more snow, travel, history about Sarah Winchester, and a look at a hooker's gun.

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At The Titanium Lounge at the Scottsdale Gun Club


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Ashley as Sarah Winchester for Halloween.

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Some of the stories told about Sarah are not true, Ashley explains some if the inaccuracies.


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While this antique Hopkins & Allen XL Double Action .32, didn't exactly belong to a prostitute, it did belong to a Madam who opened a brothel in Cody, Wyoming. Cassie Waters opened her brother after her husband passed away. The revolver is gold plated and has mother of pearl grips. The grips say, “To my friend Cassie” and “Every Inch a Lady.” Cassie's brothel still stands but as a steakhouse.

Do you have a question for Ashley about anything she’s discussed this week or even about some of the little-known things she loves?

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