Author Archive | Ben Findley

The Springfield-Armory 1911 EMP 4 - Compact 9mm [REVIEW]

New for 2016: The Springfield-Armory 1911 EMP 4 – Compact 9mm [REVIEW]

Every year in January in Las Vegas they have a SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoors Trade) Show to introduce many new firearms and shooting accessories. Some of the new guns are just modifications of previous models, with slight variations of the older versions. I always try to select three or four of the new and…

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Preemption Laws and the Use of Firearms and Ammo

Preemption Laws and the Use of Firearms and Ammo

There is a lot of discussion now in our states, cities, and counties and at the federal level about Preemption laws and relationships among and between Federal, State, and city/town/municipal local laws regulating firearms and ammunition. There are certainly several issues and pros and cons to consider. So what is Preemption about? "Preemption" generally means…

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Brave Response Holster Review

Brave Response Holster Review

A large number of students, including several females, have said they would like a lightweight, sturdy, and comfortable holster that is easy and quick to put on and take off, doesn't "break the bank" in cost, that could be worn casually without a belt, and would work with more than one model handgun. The females…

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Proper Draw Techniques Are Important

Beyond Basic Handgun Skills: 8 Essential Concealed Carry Skills

Once you have completed your basic handgun skills and safety class, learned the fundamentals and legal requirements and parameters for concealed carry (CC), and earned your state's CC license or permit, it is important to take that critical next step. That step is getting proper professional training beyond the basics to help yourself learn and…

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The Springfield-Armory 1911 EMP Sub-Compact 9mm for Carry [REVIEW]

The Springfield-Armory 1911 EMP Sub-Compact 9mm for Carry [REVIEW]

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful! Well, we have to look beyond the surface appearance and delve deeper into the features, our criteria and goals. This applies to a lot of things in life and certainly to handguns. Most of us spend considerable time searching for THE concealed carry pistol that is both accurate and…

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Selecting Your Personal Handgun: A Useful Checklist

Selecting Your Personal Handgun: A Useful Checklist

This is not a picture of your ideal handgun and certainly does not match any criteria that I have. There are, however, certain very necessary attributes you really need to consider when selecting your personal gun. Often, we just see a gun we like and buy it. Sometimes because Uncle Tom or Aunt Sally said…

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Mistakes and Considerations in Trigger Control

Mistakes and Considerations in Trigger Control

Both new and some experienced shooters experience the challenges of controlling the trigger for good hits and must continually practice the fundamentals. I believe that trigger control is one of the, if not THE, most important of the eight fundamentals for effective shooting. While the focus is on the very important trigger control, we must…

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USA Carry Gun Belt Review

USA Carry Gun Belt Review

When it comes to carrying a handgun, without a doubt a strong, high quality belt makes a major difference. Some even suggest that it is even more important than the holster. I believe that both are certainly important for effectively and safely carrying a handgun, especially concealed. So my goal is to use a high-quality…

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Basic Firearms Quiz: A Few Fundamentals to Challenge Shooters

Basic Firearms Quiz #2

Here is another brief, just-for-fun Quiz, like the one I presented in July 2015, Basic Firearms Quiz. I received several personal comments and emails, mostly positive, and a large majority did very well. It was meant to be a light, fun experience for folks. I guess you cannot design a Quiz that challenges everyone the…

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[REVIEW] Taurus Millenium G2 9mm Sub-Compact Striker-Fired Carry Pistol

[REVIEW] Taurus Millenium G2 9mm Sub-Compact Striker-Fired Carry Pistol

The newly-designed Taurus Millenium G2 9mm sub-compact carry pistol appears to be a gem among some rough stones. The G2 is a replacement for the Millenium Pro model. There are quite a few rumblings about Taurus guns and some are not open to even discussing related current information and products. Before I address the G2,…

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Trigger Actions for Handguns: Common Types

Trigger Actions for Handguns: Common Types

  Any discussion about handgun actions and triggers is not as simple as just listing a few universally-accepted types and describing their evident characteristics. I am sad to say this and don't want to make this more complex than it is, especially for new shooters, but there are several key factors in gun actions to…

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Review of Custom Leather Holster & Products by Lenwood Leather

Review of Custom Leather Holster & Products by Lenwood Leather

This nice family pictured is the Davis family from the Ozarks in Missouri. Jason is the owner of Lenwood Leather Enterprises and I am reviewing some of his products. His website states that his products "are built with pride right here in the good old USA by Americans who know the value of a hard…

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