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“Only Hits Count”

Recently I had the opportunity to read an article on 9mm for use as a defensive handgun cartridge. This article was the FBI 9mm Justification for Law Enforcement Partners by FBI Training Division, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA. This article discusses the long running debate over which defensive handgun cartridge is the best for law enforcement […]

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Will Your Response Get You Killed?

Will Your Response Get You Killed?

What will you do if you’re awoken in the middle of the night by glass breaking and then the sound of footsteps in your house? My response is to immediately grab one of the flashlights on my nightstand and open up the rapid access safe also on my nightstand that contains my Sig P226. Once […]

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How to Survive a Roadway Shooting

How to Survive a Roadway Shooting

A few days ago, a fellow sent me the email below about a close friend of his who was murdered. This tragedy occurred in Fort Worth, TX when a deranged man was going from convenience store to convenience store picking fights. Here’s the email and the lessons we can take away… So this guy goes […]

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Ben Shooting IDPA Classifier, August 17, 2014

IDPA: Self-Defense Shooting Experience

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is an organization founded in 1996 that focuses on practical shooting equipment and ammunition to solve simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios with practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. Some clubs expand that use and include long guns in scenarios.The main goal is to test the […]

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FNH USA Five-Seven

FNH USA Five-Seven – PS90 and the 5.7X28 Cartridge

Okay, I’ll admit, the first time I ever saw a Five-Seven pistol being handled or shot was on the History Channel’s Top Shot. I was staggered. Here these guys are blasting away with a gun that shoots a bullet roughly the size of a 22LR at roughly 70 feet hitting a gallon size glass jug […]

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Pros and Cons of Ankle Concealed Carry

Pros and Cons of Ankle Concealed Carry

Like many things involving guns, Hollywood has made carrying a gun on your ankle look “cool”, which is why I hear a lot of new shooters wanting to give this carry method a try. But the fact is, there’s a lot to know about carrying a gun on your ankle and I don’t recommend it […]

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FNH Concealed Carry Backpack Review

FNH Concealed Carry Backpack Review

Okay, so you’ve got a drawer full of holsters. You like some of them, are indifferent to others, and gave away the ones you discovered you hated. Here’s the thing, you like to tuck your shirt in, and most holsters print whenever you do that. So, what’s a person to do? I think FNH USA […]

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How You Can (Legally) Ship Ammunition

How You Can (Legally) Ship Ammunition

Let’s say you’ve traveled somewhere to take a rifle or a pistol course. At the end of the course you have some ammunition left over and you need to get it back home. What are your options? First, you can fly home with it. You are allowed to have 11 pounds of ammunition per checked […]

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SIG SAUER P320 Full Size and P320 Carry Striker-Fired 9mm Pistols

Sig Sauer’s First Striker-Fired Pistols

In 2014, Sig Sauer introduced its first striker-fired polymer semi-automatic pistol, the Sig P320. It is available in full size and carry models and I want to review them and offer my comments to help you decide if they meet your purposes and preferences. They are a modular, striker-fired handgun with several options and features […]

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CZ’s Compact 2075 BD RAMI Pistol

CZ’s Compact 2075 BD RAMI Pistol

CZ-USA has a reputation for making reliable, accurate guns. Some guys swear by the venerable CZ 75 pistol. The RAMI first started showing up in the US in about 2004. Having been on the market for roughly a decade now, it’s worth taking a look at it to see how it stacks up in today’s […]

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