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1441 Gear's The Paratus Kydex Holster with S&W M&P 9C

Kydex Holster Review: Paratus by 1441 Gear

Kydex holsters and leather holsters are my preferences for my handguns. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. For outside-the-waistband carry (OWB) at the range, around home, for competition and for concealed carry, I use both leather and kydex holsters. For competition, in particular, I prefer Kydex holsters. They seem to draw more smoothly and faster […]

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Racking a Pistol Slide Devices to Supplement Your Technique

Racking a Pistol Slide: Devices to Supplement Your Technique

I have noticed and received comments from those who have difficulties racking a pistol slide. They desperately want some help, device, or tips for racking their semi-automatic pistol slide and operating their gun more easily and safely. Many are women and some are men with less upper body, arm, finger, and hand strength. Some are […]

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Constitutional Carry Among States: Reciprocity for All!

Constitutional Carry Among States: Reciprocity for All!

For law-abiding, knowledgeable, and very conscientious-licensed concealed carry firearm folks, it is a very big hassle now to travel from your home state to other states, determine the applicable concealed carry (cc) laws, their requirements, and carry your self-defense handgun across state lines in the United States. You have to wonder are we really “united” […]

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Handgun Safeties: Types and Characteristics

Handgun Safeties: Types and Characteristics

There are many types of safeties on today’s modern handguns. Of course, a safety mechanism’s primary purpose is to help prevent the accidental or negligent discharge of a firearm and to help ensure safer gun handling. A lot question whether or not today’s modern handguns will fire when dropped without a trigger press and I […]

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Shooting Drills for Fundamentals and Self-Defense

Shooting Drills for Fundamentals and Self-Defense

To know and apply handgun shooting fundamentals and to employ a handgun effectively in a defensive situation, you must be able to access your handgun properly and make accurate hits before the attacker injures or kills you. So you must practice the skills you probably would use in a life-or-death situation before it occurs. Some […]

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Lead Risks from Shooting Firearms & Ammo

Lead Risks from Shooting Firearms & Ammo

I love to target practice, shoot my handguns, and help students with their shooting fundamentals. However, I want to understand the possible risks and truths about lead poisoning and hazards and learn preventive measures I can follow and offer others. While I remember the concerns and bans on the use of lead-based paint and the […]

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Do Guns in the Home Make It Safer or More Dangerous?

Do Guns in the Home Make It Safer or More Dangerous?

Anti-gun activists consistently emphasize not owning guns in general and especially keeping them away from children so they will not favor gun ownership when adults. Some believe just the opposite that guns can be used by good folks to protect themselves from the inherent evil and the bad folks with harmful purposes who have guns […]

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Electronic Ear Muffs for Shooting: Some Criteria and Options

Electronic Ear Muffs for Shooting: Some Criteria and Options

With today’s available technology and the shooting needs at the range, electronic ear muffs are priced for every budget and application with many diverse features. Preserving your hearing must be a top priority for everyone when shooting because of the high decibel sounds encountered. There is no excuse not to use hearing protection to block […]

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Review of RamRodz Gun Cleaning Swabs

Review of RamRodz Gun Cleaning Swabs

I must confess up front that I hate to clean guns. Yes, I understand the absolute necessity to regularly clean and maintain my guns. Not only as an additional low-cost and low-effort life insurance policy, but to preserve my investments and safeguard the students that use my guns. So after every range visit and every […]

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