Author Archive | Ben Findley

Should You Modify Your Concealed Carry Handgun

Should You Modify Your Concealed Carry Handgun?

No, the above is not an acceptable concealed carry handgun modification, but it looks unique. What carry holster would you use? So what are some useful carry handgun modifications? How about the custom New York 1 and New York 2 triggers? Will they make your self-defense gun more accurate? Is there a heavier or lighter…

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[FIREARM REVIEW] Colt 1911 XSE

[FIREARM REVIEW] Colt 1911 XSE Combat Commander .45

How about the Colt 1911 XSE Combat Commander with a 4.25" barrel shown here in .45 ACP? Would it make a good concealed carry gun? I heard several great reports about this gun's accuracy, features, and enhancements and had to explore it for myself. While the XSE has been around a few years, Colt made…

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[FIREARM REVIEW] Is the FN 5.7 Pistol That Good?

[FIREARM REVIEW] Is the FN 5.7 Pistol That Good?

The Fabrique Nationale (FN) firearms company was founded in 1889 in Herstal, Belgium and engineers and produces an extended line of quality and unique firearms for home defense, everyday carry, competition-target shooting, and tactical use. Some have not heard of it. Some refer to it as FNH, Fabrique Nationale Herstal company. One of FN's successes…

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[HOLSTER REVIEW] The Urban Carry Holster

[HOLSTER REVIEW] The Urban Carry Holster

There is a new, innovative concept and design for an Inside-the Waistband (IWB) holster. It sits inside and below-the-waistband for deep concealment and has a leather flap with a magnet attached that connects to a metal clip which fits over the belt. The only thing you see when the holster is properly attached is a…

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Kimber Micro 9mm for Concealed Carry Review

Kimber Micro 9mm for Concealed Carry Review

To paraphrase Sir Thomas Overbury from his 1613 poem "Is beauty really only skin deep?"  Well, is there really a relationship between external attractiveness and internal goodness and quality. Hey, we better consider this when buying our concealed carry gun, as well as what specific criteria we will use to select our carry gun. While…

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Lawful Police Commands and the Use of Deadly Force

Lawful Police Commands and the Use of Deadly Force

Recently, several men mostly and mostly black men, including Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Terence Crutcher, and Keith Scott, have died under controversial circumstances when confronting the police when arrested, approached, or detained. In most jurisdictions, the use of deadly force is justified only under conditions of extreme necessity as a last resort, when all lesser…

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Top Concealed Carry 9mms: Subcompacts & Compacts

Top Concealed Carry 9mms: Subcompacts & Compacts

Every year there are new, improved, and often better models of handguns vying for your dollars. The competition is stiff, mechanical, technical, and efficiency progress steadily improve, and your job of selecting the best gun for yourself is very involved and time consuming. To save you some time, money, and effort, I want to give…

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FNS-9 Compact 9mm for Concealed Carry Review

FNS-9 Compact 9mm for Concealed Carry Review

I would like to begin this article and review with a list and discussion of the top 400 semi-automatic pistols for carry. Well, not really, but now that I have your attention I would like to tell you some details about one of them. And a really excellent one in my opinion. A few days…

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