Author Archive | Ben Findley

Concealed Carry on College Campuses: Issues & Updates

Concealed Carry on College Campuses: Issues & Updates

A very hotly-debated topic now is the right to conceal carry a handgun on college campuses and school property. What seems an obvious or pretty basic decision by many, is not by others. It can become complicated. Some even add the issue of faculty and students carrying a gun at ANY school-related event or activity…

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DIY Target Stand for Shooting

DIY Portable Target Stand for Shooting

Everyone needs a target stand for practicing and improving their handgun skills. I am not sure if you have priced a basic target stand lately, but you can pay anywhere from $50. and up for a very simple stand. When you add in the high cost of shipping or delivery, you can have a lot…

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Heckler & Koch P30L V1 9MM [FIREARM REVIEW]

Heckler & Koch P30 V1 9MM [FIREARM REVIEW]

Heckler & Koch (HK) has provided well-made firearms systems for law enforcement, the military, and civilians for well over 50 years. HK is probably best known for its MP5 submachine gun, its tactical rifles, its Universal Self-Loading Pistol or USP, and the recent VP Series pistols. HK’s creativity has been shown in its use of…

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Sig Sauer 1911 C3 [FIREARM REVIEW]

Sig Sauer 1911 C3 [FIREARM REVIEW]

How about the Sig Sauer 1911 C3 shown here in .45ACP? Would it make a good concealed carry gun? For starters, what does the "C3" stand for? Well, that is a good clue as to what this gun is designed for. The "C3" stands for... Concealed Carry Compact. So then as the name states is…

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Springfield Armory XD(M) OSP Red Dot 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

Springfield Armory XD(M) OSP Red Dot 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

Above is the XD(M) OSP. What is it? Well Springfield Armory (SA) has entered the reflex red dot (RD) optic handgun market with this pistol. Definitions: XD(M) means "X-Treme Duty Match" (match-grade barrel and more), according to Wikipedia. OSP means "Optical Sight Pistol." The XD(M) OSP 4.5-inch barrel pistol comes in two configurations, both fitted…

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What is Your Concealed Carry Code of Conduct?

What is Your Concealed Carry Code of Conduct?

Grab a pencil and some paper. Now quickly list your personal top 5 expectations (your bucket list of priorities) for your life in 30 seconds. Well most of us can come up with 2 or 3 things right away, but may fall short for the others in the half minute. Some can easily do this,…

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Handgun Mini Red Dot Sights: Basic Considerations & Opinions

The latest and greatest for handguns seems to be Mini Red Dot reflex sights (MRDS.) Have they replaced laser sights or even the respected iron sights for handguns? No, not yet, but? What do you primarily use handgun MRDS for? Concealed carry, home defense, mostly competition, long-distance shots for hunting, short close quarters defensive shots,…

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Steyr C9-A1 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

Steyr C9-A1 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

The Austrian-made Steyr C9-A1 compact 9mm is an often overlooked handgun for Carry and personal protection purposes. Are the C9's innovative trapezoidal sights an advantage or just a unique eye-catching appeal? Some even compare the Steyr C9-A1 pistol to its fellow Austrian gun, the Glock 19. Is this a fair comparison? Are there similarities other…

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