Archive | Concealed Carry

This collection of articles deals with concealed carry weapons and all aspects of the CCW lifestyle. Tactics, training, mindset, and law–we discuss all aspects of concealed carry for self defense

Why Nothing Substitutes Range Time

Why Nothing Substitutes Range Time

Newcomers to the world of concealed carry ought to be practicing in their homes and in their private times outside the range. It's a requirement to maintain muscle memory and to keep us from being lulled into a false sense of complacency. Unloading your pistol and practicing clearing rooms, drawing from your holster and reholstering,…

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HUMOR: Confessions of an EDC Addict

HUMOR: Confessions of an EDC Addict

“Your pockets are empty, yes?” her words echoed, sharp and overly-loud, off the tiled walls of the hospital corridor. I assured her they were. I had emptied them in the car, and security had patted me down twice as we made our way through the building. Psychiatric institutions take no chances—especially not with cases like…

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Springfield Armory XDs .3.3" 40 Review

Springfield Armory XDs .3.3″ 40 Review

When you say Springfield to someone in the firearms industry, it typically invokes respect. Springfield Armory has the distinction of creating America’s first musket in 1795. That’s quite a history here in America and gives them a special advantage when developing guns of all sorts. On that note, they set out to develop a sub-compact…

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How to Practice Drawing, Re-holstering, and Other Skills

How to Practice Drawing, Re-holstering, and Other Skills

Drawing, re-holstering, and reloading skills are sadly under-emphasized in CCW circles, but for reasons that are easy to understand. We're shooters and we love to practice shooting, whether for self-defense or competition. In the enjoyment and focus of a good range day, we acquire a feel of deep satisfaction with a job well done and…

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Is It Ever OK to Shoot Someone in the Back?

Is It Ever OK to Shoot Someone in the Back?

By Brandon - Republished with Permission from Concealed Nation Is it ever OK to shoot someone in the back? That’s what Kevin Michalowski discusses in a little more depth than most people think about when dealing with this question. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNF1ZVLd6-w If the only option you have to stop a deadly threat is to shoot someone…

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Dry Fire Practice at Home and at the Range

Dry Fire Practice at Home and at the Range

Shooting a handgun accurately and at speed is an exceptionally difficult skill to acquire, and almost as difficult to maintain. For CCW or self defense purposes, there's a lot more than the always-vital goal of hitting the target; your weapons manipulation, reloading, and malfunction drills need to be on-point as well.  We've talked before about…

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Does Renting Property Change Your CCW Rights?

Does Renting Property Change Your CCW Rights?

Homeowners have a large degree of protection when defending themselves and their property. After all, it is their property. Additionally, when people come over, many states stipulate that the homeowner has the legal right to allow or disallow an armed visitor to remain. For instance, in some states, if a homeowner puts up a sign…

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