Best Concealed Carry guns
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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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Glock 43 VS Sig P365: The Tale Of Two Best Sellers

Glock 43 VS Sig P365 Sig’s Fat Mag VS Glock’s Single Stack  The Sig P365 and the Glock 43 are two of the most popular concealed carry pistols on the market. The Sig P365 is a new category of pistol that came out of left field. The…
Glock 17
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Glock 17 VS Sig P320: Pistol Showdown

Glock 17 VS Sig P320 The current handgun market is really based around the polymer frame, striker fired pistol, most often in 9mm.  Why?  Because of the mighty Glock 17.  The Glock 17 has been kickin’ around for over 30 years and is still…
shield m2.0 vs pps m2
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Walther PPS M2 VS Smith and Wesson Shield M2.0

PPS M2 VS Shield M2.0  Which Is Better For Concealed Carry? Smith and Wesson sold well over 1,000,000 M&P Shields. The latest version - S&W Shield M2.0 - is even better. It’s that darn good. Walther engineered one of the highest rated…
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Glock G45 VS Glock G19X - What's The Difference?

Glock G45 VS G19X Glock has been releasing a ton of new pistols lately. Two of them (the Glock G45 and Glock G19X) are very similar.  Both are “crossover” pistols using Glock 17 frames with Glock 19 Slides and barrels. So what are the…
Would you choose the Glock 19 over the Glock 26 for concealed carry
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Glock 19 vs Glock 26: If You Could Only Have One For Concealed Carry

Glock 19 vs 26: A True Sibling Rivalry Glock has a well-rounded lineup of thoroughbreds in their stable. There’s no doubt of that. But suppose you had to pick just one horse to take on a journey. Which one would you scratch behind the ears? What…
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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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Revisiting Warmer Weather Concealed Carry

Finally here at the Clinger Holster’s HQ, the weather has been warming up after an apocalyptic cold-snap. So, I wanted to talk closely about concealed carry during these warmer (and likely more active) months of the year. Most people don’t…
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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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Revisiting Home Carry

We talk often about concealed carry everywhere else, but at home. Many of us have families, children, which begs the question of “Should I carry at home?” Well, let’s look at it from this point of view: where are the most important people…
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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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Distance Shooting and Concealed Carry

With the growing concern for preparedness (specifically against active shooter situations), it is important to realize that as the world changes, so must concealed carriers. When it comes to self-defense, the norm has always been “most firefights…
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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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Parkland, Florida School Shooting

There has been a lot of coverage on the tragedy that occurred on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School. 17 people lost their lives, and 14 were injured, at the hands of a shooter, now identified…
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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…
Glock 19X Pistol
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Glock 19X Pistol

Glock 19X Pistol   GLOCK's first since forever "Hybrid" gun, the GLOCK 19X, consolidates the best highlights of two of its most prevalent and most trusted field-tried stages. The full-measure GLOCK 17 outline and the minimized GLOCK…
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Being a Good Witness

The first thing you need to understand is that in a court of law, arguably the most unreliable piece of evidence is an eye witness testimony. During a high stress situation involving multiple people and perhaps only one dirtbag, often police…
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Vehicle Breakdowns & Concealed Carry

This topic comes up because a few days ago I was on my way to a meeting and suddenly my vehicle just stopped at an intersection in the middle of noon traffic. The intersection rests right in front of my local University’s library; luckily…
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Clinger Holsters at SHOT Show 2018

This year, our team is attending SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Our Booth is #1659, please come see us if you get the opportunity! In case you don’t know, SHOT Show is one of the largest shooting, hunting,…
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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…

How Well Are You Representing The Firearms Community

Unfortunately, there are two very different divisions in society when it comes to firearms, those who are for, and those who are against. With the explosion of social media and the continued tragedies that dominate much of the news cycle, this…
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Don’t Concealed Carry and…

Concealed carrying is a responsibility and requires that when we do that we conduct ourselves differently than we otherwise would. We talked about situational awareness where the focus is to remain aware, but here I want to emphasize that there…
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Catastrophe Avoided, Family Safe - Alleged Car Theif Stopped

Alleged Car Theif Stopped Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are looking into a defensive shooting event from the first week of January. This story was posted on news3lv.com. Believe it or not, a crazy man tried to steal a car (loaded with kids…
Sig P365 Release

Sig Releases New P365 Pistol

Sig is releasing their latest Concealed Carry pistol. It aims to beat out the venerable Glock 43 and S&W Shield with it's high quality brand recognition. It's also bringing along it's chassis system design features! Read More Here.
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Vehicle Concealed Carry

We’ve talked the world over about concealed carry on your person—even in designated bags and etc. However, we haven’t discussed concealed carry whilst in a vehicle. If you’ve concealed carried for a while, you’ve likely gotten in your…
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Christmas Wishes

First of all, the Clinger Team would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas with some thoughts as this year wraps up. For my family, this last week (and a few days) is usually spent at one of my parents’ homes, playing games, telling…
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Pains Conceal Carriers Experience

As a concealed carry holder, you may already be all-too-familiar with the aches and pains that come with carrying your gun every day. Which, if you carry every day, Excellent! Proud of you! Now, the pains we feel—some are minor—some are…
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The Importance of Practicing When…

We’re all about preparedness, right? Well, it’s naïve to think that, if or when you encounter a situation where you need to use your weapon, it’s going to be a clear, sunny day with perfect conditions. It’s also naïve to think we’re…
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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…

Giving Thanks

As we are beginning this holiday season, let’s remember to thank the unexpected people in our lives: the teller at the bank, the cashier that’s scanning your holiday items, your children’s teachers or babysitter, and all the other people…
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Spare Mag?

Wandering Through the World of Concealed Carry by John Guthrie Spare Magazine? There are literally thousands of articles available today, regarding concealed carry and all it entails. Unfortunately, most of the material gives the impression…
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A Different Perspective on the Four Safety Rules

Yeah, I know. This topic feels like it’s been ground into the dirt. Go ahead and get all your groaning out of the way. I can wait. … Better? Alright, let’s get to it. So, I want to take a different look at the four gun safety rules.…
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Veteran's Day 2017

In the words of John F. Kennedy, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” This day, for some, might just represent just another day. However, for others…
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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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4 Situations Conceal Carriers Need to Practice

When we practice it is important to not just simply point our weapons downrange, aim, and fire. We also need to prepare for events, encounters, and situations where we might encounter a situation where we will need to use our weapon. Of all…
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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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Make your Self-Defense Firearms your Priority

I’ve written many times, “who doesn’t love another excuse to get another gun” and other similar phrases. Which I still stand by—collecting and having a wide range of firearms can be an asset and enjoyable. However, it can also be a…
Concealed carry holster
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2 Holsters In 1

The V2 No Print Wonder Holster is 2 Holsters in 1! The No Print Wonder Holster is the best holster on the market for concealing a handgun behind the hip. However, some may prefer to convert their holster to our single-clip Stingray holster.…
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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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Keeping a Cool Head

A few years ago, before my nephew (who is now 2) was born, my family decided to visit the local 24-hour diner for a late dinner after a church one Tuesday night. We sat at an L shaped portion of the bar, with my mother and my step-father sitting…
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Comfort Is King

The Comfort  Cling Uses a Gel-like Core You can't beat the ease of use and pure comfort that the Comfort Cling holster offers. The best holster is the one you actually use. You will use the Comfort Cling holster constantly. Why? It's…
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When to Use Your CCW in Defense of Others

First, let me remind you guys that I am not a lawyer and these are strictly my personal opinions based on my own morals, training, and interpretation of the law. This is not intended to be legal opinion, nor legal advice, but for general educational…
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Carrying a Reload

Hear me out. I realize that it is highly unlikely for a concealed carrier to have to reload during a self-defense situation. So why carry one at all, right? But also, aren’t we in the “better have it and not need it, rather need it and not…
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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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5 Reasons Gun Culture is Not a Fad

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to Gun Culture in the United States. The media likes to show all the horrors—the accidents, the school shootings, the robberies, the deaths. People want to blame objects—rather than the people…