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Kimber Micro 9mm for Concealed Carry Review

Kimber Micro 9mm for Concealed Carry Review

To paraphrase Sir Thomas Overbury from his 1613 poem "Is beauty really only skin deep?"  Well, is there really a relationship between external attractiveness and internal goodness and quality. Hey, we better consider this when buying our concealed carry gun, as well as what specific criteria we will use to select our carry gun. While…

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Top Concealed Carry 9mms: Subcompacts & Compacts

Top Concealed Carry 9mms: Subcompacts & Compacts

Every year there are new, improved, and often better models of handguns vying for your dollars. The competition is stiff, mechanical, technical, and efficiency progress steadily improve, and your job of selecting the best gun for yourself is very involved and time consuming. To save you some time, money, and effort, I want to give…

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FNS-9 Compact 9mm for Concealed Carry Review

FNS-9 Compact 9mm for Concealed Carry Review

I would like to begin this article and review with a list and discussion of the top 400 semi-automatic pistols for carry. Well, not really, but now that I have your attention I would like to tell you some details about one of them. And a really excellent one in my opinion. A few days…

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Top 15 Compact 9mm Pistols for Concealed Carry

Top 15 Compact 9mm Pistols for Concealed Carry

Roy Disney, the late behind-the-scenes financial genius of the Disney Company, made a very important statement "It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values and criteria are." This is so true even when deciding on your concealed carry gun. If you can specify what you want in your gun before you…

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Honor Defense's Honor Guard 9mm Review

Honor Defense’s Honor Guard 9mm Review

Yes, there are plenty of single-stack, striker-fired subcompact carry guns on the market now. I have reviewed several of them in the last few months; some on this website. But, what if you could start a company and build one combining similar features from some of the top 9mm carry guns out there. Well, that…

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Standard Manufacturing’s DP-12 Pump Shotgun

Standard Manufacturing’s DP-12 Pump Shotgun Review

Back in January during the SHOT show, Steve and I ran across this behemoth during the range day event. They had a giant trailer with flags waving in the wind, pretty girls giving away t-shirts and hats and basically doing everything they could think of to grab your attention. It worked, and I was lured…

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Comparison of 14 Top Subcompact 9mm Carry Pistols

Comparison of 14 Top Subcompact 9mm Carry Pistols

Which of the current top 100 concealed carry (CC) subcompact 9mm guns available in the market now are you going to consider? Yes, there are many out there. What is the latest and greatest gun vying for your attention and bucks? Can you narrow the options down to 3 or 4 to chose from? Will…

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Review: The Book of Two Guns, by Tiger McKee

Review: The Book of Two Guns, by Tiger McKee

In the wake of a personal tragedy, Tiger McKee set off on a journey. The Book of Two Guns took grew from there. It’s called a musha-shugyo by Japanese marital artists: a training pilgrimage to master your discipline. McKee’s goal was mastery of the shooting arts as applied to combat and self-defense, which he presents…

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Talon Grips for the Springfield Armory XDs Review

Talon Grips for the Springfield Armory XDs Review

As much as I disliked the XDs platform grip from the factory, Talon Grips has a solution. They make a grip wrap that helps tone done the aggressiveness of the factory system while still providing excellent retention all at a reasonable price and an easy to install package. They come in two varieties, a rubber…

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