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CCW Applications Soar Among Women in Washington State

CCW Applications Soar Among Women in Washington State

Record numbers of women are applying for concealed carry permits in the state of Washington. From the beginning of 2013 through the end of April, the population of female CCW holders has increased 62%.  Women now comprise over a quarter of the 535,596 Washington residents with CCW permits. In a state marked by an intense…

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Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm PORTED Shield Review

Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm PORTED Shield Review

The Smith & Wesson (SW) M&P Shield has a great reputation as a quality concealed carry handgun, ever since it was introduced in 2012. Recently, a ported barrel version of the Shield was introduced by the SW Performance Center (PC) and I was glad they sent me a ported 9mm Shield to review. I wanted…

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Does A Gun Belt Really Improve Concealed Carry?

Does A Gun Belt Really Improve Concealed Carry?

If you're new to concealed carry and hitting up the internet to find out more about equipment and training, you've likely run across quite a few discussions about gun belts. It's true, there are definitely some advantages to wearing a gun belt versus a regular belt of thinner material. A gun and holster can put…

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6 Important Considerations Before You Carry Concealed

6 Important Considerations Before You Carry Concealed

1. Be Prepared to Carry Everyday There's a huge likelihood you'll never need to draw your gun to defend your life or your family.  In the small chance that it does happen, you're going to need your concealed carry handgun.  Making the choice to be an everyday concealed carrier means you're taking responsibility for that…

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Tips for the Aging Shooter

Tips for the Aging Shooter

If you have $18,000 to spend for your gun, you can buy a .600 Nitro Express Revolver that weighs over 13 pounds, is 22" long, produces muzzle energy of 7,600 foot pounds, has a cylinder alone that weighs over 4 pounds, and shoots .600 rounds at $40 each at about 2,000 feet per second. It's…

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Colorado School District Arms Security Guards with AR15s

Colorado School District Arms Security Guards with AR15s

Colorado's Douglas County School District has decided to equip its security personnel with Bushmaster AR15 rifles, as part of a measure to increase safety and security on school ground. The weapons would be secured in patrol cars during school hours, but staff would have the ability to retrieve them as needed.  While other Colorado school…

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