Whether Lindsay McCrum’s new photo book Chicks With Guns celebrates the heat packed by upwards of 15 to 20 million women in the U.S or the heat packers themselves, the portraits are fairly arresting.

Above: Alexandra from Houston, Texas with her Ithaca 20-gauge side-by-side and her son Truett; Liz from San Jose with her Beretta 96G Vertec .40-caliber pistol and Ellie from Merced, California with her Taurus Titanium .38.

Chicks With Guns photo book Doesn’t disappoint (Wired)