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

The Slowest Load: Reloading a Revolver with Loose Rounds

The Slowest Load: Reloading a Revolver with Loose Rounds

When it comes to revolver shooting there are a few ways to accomplish the reload, unlike its semiauto counterpart which basically has to be loaded with an already loaded magazine. With the revolver there are moon clips, speedloaders, speed strips, 2x2x2 pouches, et al. You can also just load loose rounds. While probably not the…

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Makeshift Holster

Options For A “No Budget” Holster

It's possible – there's a conceivable chance that for whatever reason, you don't have a holster handy and you need to carry. A lot of this can be eliminated by planning ahead but being adaptable is a good trait as far as concealed carry goes. In this article, we'll discuss some improvised options and the…

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Carrying a Reload: Concealability vs. Accessibility

Carrying a Reload: Concealability vs. Accessibility

Many concealed carriers don’t bother packing a reload for their handgun. Statistically it is exceedingly rare for a citizen to reload in a use-of-force situation so there is an argument for not bothering with a reload at all. However, I believe there is a convincing argument for being prepared for even the outliers. Personally, I…

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Sight Radius, Accuracy, & Precision in Defensive Shooting?

Sight Radius, Accuracy, & Precision in Defensive Shooting?

There seems to be some misinformation, hearsay, misinterpretation, and a lot of misunderstanding about sight radius and its relationship to accuracy and precision. So I want to define the terms, explore them, and draw some conclusions based on my opinions about these three factors for defensive shooting. Understand that this is not pure scientific research…

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Some Thoughts on CCW in Schools

Some Thoughts on CCW in Schools

In the wake of the 2016 election, gun politics and the Second Amendment have been relegated to the back burner of American political discourse. Even the rise of Constitutional Carry has largely passed without the normal tumult of talking heads raging at each other on cable news. I don’t miss those days, and I’m sure…

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Verbal Communication: A Critical Defensive Skill

Verbal Communication: A Critical Defensive Skill

Speaking and communication is, believe it or not, an integral part of being able to protect yourself. Even criminals communicate verbally, although most may not speak at quite the intellectual level you are used to. Being able to communicate directly and clearly to individuals who are potential threats is a skill that you should give…

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Revolver Reloads: Using Speed Strips

Revolver Reloads: Using Speed Strips

An obvious and undeniable limitation of the revolver, particularly the small-frame revolver, is limited ammunition capacity. The second and related limitation is the fact that it is an extremely slow gun to reload. Yes, I know, Jerry Miculek can reload a revolver quickly, but I remind the reader that even he, the modern master of…

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Summer Concealed Carry

Summer Concealed Carry: Hiding A Heater When It’s Hot

Summer concealed carry can be a different animal than carry during the rest of the year. It isn't as easy for a lot of people to keep concealment or carry comfortably due to the increase in temperatures and reduced layering. How do you overcome these things? You wouldn't want to stop carrying during the hot…

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