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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…
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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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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…
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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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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…
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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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Gun Modification

Last week, I wrote about changing the grips on your concealed carry pistol. Briefly, I discussed that there are several people ready to disagree with me. Let’s get all that out into the open. Right here. Right now. Legal Implications Many…
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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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Why Change Out Your Gun Grips?

Many of you have a certain gun that you really like, but it’s missing something. When you hold it, something seems off. Maybe the gun fits a little wider in your hand, or maybe the grip feels slippery. It’s perhaps time to consider modifying…
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Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better

I know the trend, now, is moving towards concealed carrying your full size .45, but let me tell you—bigger isn’t always better. Sure, there are benefits to carrying your double-stack .45—literally more bullets—however concealed carrying…
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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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A Lady’s EDC

We all have things that we take with us out into the world, everyday—that’s an EDC (everyday carry). Men, in general, pack lightly, keeping their EDC simple and practical. But, I’d bet that a woman’s EDC is assumed to be less practical…
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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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Concealed Carry vs. Open Carry

The first thing I want to make absolutely clear is this: Open carrying a pistol does not mean you are asking for trouble. However, there are a few things you need be aware of, if you decide to carry openly. First, I want to ask a silly, but…
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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 Real Man Carries a Knife

By signing up for our newsletter, you're automatically entered for our weekly FREE Holster Giveaway! Plus you'll be alerted to deals, tips,  and news. We already know there’s plenty of reason to carry a gun before you leave your home. You…
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Home Defense

There are many opinions out there on the best firearm for home defense. Several people have asked me. I, in turn, have asked many people as well. But the majority of people agree on one thing: the purpose of your pistol is to get to your long…
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Do You Carry Your Gun at Home?

Do you carry a gun in your home? When I was a newlywed, my wife tried to convince me that my habit of wearing a gun at home was unnecessary. “What reason could you possibly have for carrying that at home” she would say. I have one reason…
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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…