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The 50 Best Concealed Carry Guns in 2018

Why Are These The Best Concealed Carry Guns? I’ve put together a list containing 50 of the best Concealed Carry guns on the market today. This list is primarily based on what gun models we see our customers ordering holsters for the most.…
Best Concealed Carry guns

The 50 Best Concealed Carry Guns in 2017

Why Are These The Best Concealed Carry Guns? I’ve put together a list containing 50 of the best Concealed Carry guns on the market today. This list is primarily based on what gun models we see our customers ordering holsters for the most.…
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When You Can’t Carry

More and more often, as I do what “adults” do—I go into places where carrying a firearm is not permitted. Places like: the courthouse, the doctor’s office (one in particular that had a metal detector), the hospital, etc. You know the…
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The Importance of De-escalation

For concealed carry, we have many tools that we use in a self-defense situation. Most of all, we use de-escalation—because the world is still full of hot-heads, jerks, and the occasional misunderstanding. We all have been there: someone…
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Place and Time

Have you ever been out in public and had the unfortunate encounter with someone you know who decided to discuss—very loudly—the fact that you were concealed carrying a gun?   Not the Time or Place This is one of the unspoken rules…
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2 Ways to Prevent Negligent Discharges

Unfortunately, there are still instances happening of accidental discharges—even in 2018. Which is why all of us need to continue to preach gun safety. But I have two ways to help prevent negligent / accidental discharges, or at least make…
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What to Keep in Your Range Bag

Have you ever trekked to the range only to discover you forgot something you wish you had brought? Yeah. Me too. Well, here’s a list of things to permanently keep in your range bag so that doesn’t happen. (Some are pretty obvious, but just…
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Concealed Carry Self-Defense Ammunition

I know that many of you rush to the nearest store when it has a sale on ammo. In fact, I have done it myself. There’s not ever been a time when I’ve heard anyone say, “I have too many bullets.” I’m sure some of the vets out there who’ve…
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Decisions, Decisions..

Over the past few months, I have joined several firearm discussion groups, and read a lot about concealed carry and the various holsters, calibers, ammo, and firearms available. Even though I have been involved with firearms for many years,…
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The Utility of a Second Concealed Carry Weapon

I’m always writing about how I carry seasonally, well… that’s one of the few reasons why it’s useful to have at least a second CCW. Now, I don’t know many people who say, “I DON’T NEED ANOTHER GUN” but here are a few reasons…
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4 Things to Know About Conceal Carrying a Revolver

As someone who carries a revolver 6-8 months out the year, I’ve learned quite a few things about concealed carrying one. For me, a .38 special S&W snub-nose is my summer carry (which I’ve talked about several times); technically I carry…
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Wandering Through The World of Concealed Carry

Wandering Through The World of Concealed Carry There are literally thousands of articles available today, regarding concealed carry and all it entails. Unfortunately, most of the material gives the impression that one must have high end guns,…
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List of Concealed Carry FAQ

There are always questions that I field, when talking with people in my community. Here’s a gigantic list to send to all your friends who always have a question about concealed carry with links and some of my personal favorites. Please feel…
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Verbal Defense & De-escalation

We have talked, some, about situational preparedness in another post. Now, I want to explain a little about some of the things you should try first before even drawing your weapon. Lawyers and Law Enforcement will tell you: Do not draw your…
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Getting Pulled Over as a Concealed Carrier

I realize that getting pulled over can stress just about anyone out. But for a concealed carrier, it can be even more stressful because there’s a gun in the vehicle. In fact, being stressed or acting nervous can put the officer on higher alert.…
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Travel Awareness & the "Grey Man" Concept

When I did my concealed carry training one of the key things I was taught and cautioned was this: People live in three levels of awareness. Situational Awareness 1) Green – this is a level where a person is not concerned with anything other…
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5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Your Daughter to Shoot

Many of you are parents—and some of you have daughters. My step-father once told me about the birth of his only child, my stepsister, that when the doctor placed her in his arms the day she was born, he looked up to the sky—horrified: “A…
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Malfunction Practice

Going to the range or running a tactical course is one thing (that we all don’t get enough of), but another thing we all could use is incorporating malfunction drills. In the real world, if we have to draw our weapon in self-defense, you might…
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How Often Should You Change Your Carry Ammo?

Most people probably don’t change out their CCW loads enough. But one thing you should keep in mind is that primers and powder are susceptible to extreme heat, cold, and moisture. The ammo you keep in your gun safe in the box is hardly under…
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Don’t Forget Your Hearing Protection

This goes for hunters, too (but I’ll get into that later). We’ve all heard “eyes and ears” while we’re at the range. But why not in the woods? I won’t go into too many technicalities but here’s what you need to know, the next time…
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Where to Keep Your Gun at Home

I want to start with a short story: Before my step-father passed away, there were literally dozens of firearms around the house. In the desk drawers, the gun safes, in bookcases, under both beds in different rooms, beside table drawers; long…
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An Honest Look at Printing

Throughout my life, I have been concerned—in one way or another—about how something looks. When I got my concealed carry license, like many new holders, was concerned about patterning or “printing.” A question of: “is my gun showing…
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How to Choose a Concealed Carry Holster

There are easily thousands of different holsters to choose from, when it comes to concealed carry. So how in the world do you decide? Well here’s a few strategies to help you:   1. Decide how you want to carry. Or rather, what’s the…
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Eliminating First-time Shooter Ignorance

Over the years, I’ve been to the range to test fire several different firearms and there are still many I haven’t shot. But each time I test a new one, I am a first-time shooter (of that particular weapon). Now, I know, you read the title…
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So You Want to Learn About Ballistics

First of all, let me warn you: this is a hole. A deep, deep hole that once you enter, you will be stuck in there and probably won’t want to come out again. This is one of the most interesting topics, that once you figure it out, you’ll be…
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Teach Your Kids about Guns & Gun Safety

I have seen so many heartbreaking stories about kids and teenagers accidentally shooting themselves or others. This all boils down to one thing: they were not taught about guns and gun safety. My entire life, I have been around guns—hunting,…
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3 Ways to Get Your Lady to Concealed Carry

The majority of people who have a concealed carry license are men; I get that. But, more and more women are getting interested in firearms and self-defense. It’s normal to want your lady, mother, aunt, sister, daughter, etc. to learn to protect…
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A Day at the Range

This is why you should take someone you trust with you to the range: In February of this year, I went to the range with one of my Marine Vet. friends to work on some tactics for some different situations. Keep in mind that, initially, we’re…
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10 Ways to Improve Your Shooting

1. Practice Don’t scoff. How many times have you been to the range this month? Or in the last three months? I’ll be honest, I haven’t been to the range since February and I need to go soon. So, I’m guilty. We all get busy, but we need…
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10 Important Reasons to Carry a Gun

1) It’s Your Civic Right Under the U.S. Constitution Everyone has heard this one. “We have the right to arm bears!” No-ahem: bear arms. The second amendment protects your right to keep and bear arms for self-defense against zombies, vampires,…
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First Time Gun Buyer Tips

“It feels like the First Time… Buying a Handgun.” Why do you need it? Why do you need a handgun? Concealed Carry or Home Defense? For concealed carry, you want it to be smaller, lighter, and less obtrusive. For home defense, you may…