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How a Marine Stopped This Kidnapping

How a Marine Stopped This Kidnapping

I have a two year old daughter so when I hear about a child getting kidnapped it always hits close to home. And, unfortunately, you can’t turn on the news these days without hearing about a horrible kidnapping story somewhere in the U.S. or around the world. Thankfully, the story I want to share with […]

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Drawing from Concealed Carry: Steps and Tips

Drawing from Concealed Carry: Steps and Tips

It is a big understatement to say that properly drawing or presenting your handgun from concealed carry (CC) is of critical importance for effectively using it to defend your life. The handgun draw is one of the most important aspects of self defense and can be the difference between life and death. When drawing your […]

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How Often Should You Unload Your Pistol?

How Often Should You Unload Your Pistol?

A lot of folks have a gun for home defense purposes only, and choose not to carry concealed. Many of these folks leave these guns in their safes for months at a time and frequently ask me how often they should unload their pistol and “give it a rest?” Then there are people who do […]

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If You Ain’t Imagining, You Ain’t Practicing

If You Ain’t Imagining, You Ain’t Practicing

Last month this column discussed the best mode of carry for personal protection. It was argued that for all possible scenarios one could come upon, only concealment puts the carrier in the best position. That article received a lot of negative feedback as a result from open carriers who took offense after incorrectly believing the […]

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Guide to Dry Practice

USA Carry’s Guide to Dry Practice

Introduction Due to the various requests I have received in regards to my article Sighted Fire vs. Reflexive Fire, I am providing this DIY guide to dry practice (a.k.a. “dry-firing”) in order to answer some of the questions that are still lingering in regards to dry practice. In this article I will attempt to give […]

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Why I No Longer Hate Starbucks

Why I No Longer Hate Starbucks

I am not a trendy person. I hate anything that’s trendy and that used to include Starbucks. I’ve probably been their less than five times in my life and that was when my wife or a friend would drag me there. First, I don’t drink coffee. Second, I could never figure out why it was […]

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The Right to Bear Arms - Openly

The Right to Bear Arms – Openly

In California, a bill that will ban the open-carry of an unloaded firearm awaits the Governor’s signature. Assembly Bill 144 (AB 144) had previously been defeated but came back around after the shooting in Arizona, where congressional representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head by Jared Lee Loughner. Notice that I did not use […]

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Holding Up the Bat Belt

Holding Up the Bat Belt

You have been packing that pretty pistol around for a while now. You may also be carrying an offside magazine carrier and possibly even a clip on “survival knife”, flashlight holder, and cell-phone case. All the necessities of a concealed carrier’s life and all possibly carried on a belt. Regardless of how well made your […]

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Speed Reload

Running Full Capacity

So there you are with your firearm drawn to the Low Ready Position after having just stopped two assailants who tried to run up on you with knives for no apparent reason at all. Your heart is racing, your mind is working overtime, your hands are sweaty, and if it wasn’t for all that fabulous […]

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What Mood Will Your Attacker Be In?

What Mood Will Your Attacker Be In?

“Just do what they say and you are less likely to be hurt.” For many years this advice was given to airline pilots, bank tellers and citizens. A few highjackings later, pilots are no longer trained in the same way. Bank tellers are. What is the difference? Moods. In any violent situation, psychological analysis of […]

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