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4-7-8- Technique: Start By Breathing in Deeply Through Your Nose for 4 Seconds

The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique for Shooting Accuracy

With all the stressful and challenging daily activities, in addition to wanting to shoot your gun accurately, it is  difficult to relax, focus, be calm, reduce movement, and not jerk or flinch when you are doing your sight alignment and sight picture, especially in the “heat of battle.”  Our anxiety and excitement levels are very […]

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30-page Terrorist Attack Manual from Uncle Sam

30-page Terrorist Attack Manual from Uncle Sam

About two weeks ago, a Congressman from North Carolina released a 30-page manual called, “Preparing Your Home, Family, and Business For Terrorist Attacks.” The manual covers how to deal with possible attacks such as chemical threats, an electromagnetic pulse, and a nuclear blast. It also includes a list of supplies that are recommended for every […]

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How to Carry When It’s Hot Outside

How to Carry Concealed When It’s Hot Outside

Below is a question from reader Rob T. I get asked this question quite often so I wanted to answer it in-depth today… “Hi Jason Love your stuff!!! Quick question. I live in an area where my daily wear is shorts and a t-shirt. I know I am lucky but this “outfit” does not lend […]

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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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5 Items For When The Lights Go Out

5 Items For When The Lights Go Out

Like many parts of the country, my hometown has been slammed with snow lately. In the past week alone, we’ve had about three feet and it’s still snowing as I write this. Thankfully, we’ve only lost power for a short period of time and haven’t had to go days without power yet as we have […]

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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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Why You Need to Practice a “Cold Bore” Shot

Why You Need to Practice a “Cold Bore” Shot

When you hear the term “cold bore” shot, it’s usually associated with a sniper rifle, and in simple terms it means the first shot to come out of a clean barrel of a rifle. After the first shot, the barrel has residue in it, which can affect the flight path of a bullet. As someone […]

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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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how-would-you-handle-these-4-intruders

How Would You Handle These 4 Intruders?

Everyday, I scan the Internet looking for personal safety stories that I can learn from. After all, there’s so much going on in this world that we can always learn something from a natural disaster, mall shooting, or a home invasion, to name a few. When thinking about home invasions some people probably believe it’s […]

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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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