Photographer Lindsay McCrum has turned her lens on women who pack heat—and her pictures make a fascinating book. In Chicks With Guns (out October 1 from the Vendome Press), McCrum’s subjects express their passion for firearms in their own words, but it’s the photographs, which lend a hint of Gainsborough to heiresses and ranch girls alike, that convey how stylish, seductive, and fun the shooting life can be.

Photo: courtesy of the Vendome Press