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NIJ Ballistic Armor Levels Explained In Plain English

NIJ Ballistic Armor Levels Explained In Plain English

Concealed carriers don't generally wear armor but plenty of us have likely considered it for home defense and protection. The problem is: how do you know if the "bulletproof" armor you're getting is actually going to help in the event of an attack? In this article, we lay out what bulletproof armor is and isn't.…

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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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Tips For Tall Concealed Carriers

Tips For Tall Concealed Carriers

Being tall is great for a lot of things. You can reach high-up items off the shelf, change lightbulbs without stepping on a stool, reach up over a ledge and pull yourself up. And then there are things where it's not always an advantage -- driving in economy size cars, sitting in cramped school desks,…

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How To Talk To Police After A Defensive Gun Use

How To Talk To Police After A Defensive Gun Use

The echoes of your last gunshot haven't even finished reverberating off the walls before a thought may ring out in your mind: your situation has come from a defensive gun use to a post-defensive gun use. A "defensive gun use" is whenever you use a firearm to defend your life from another person or animal.…

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5 Decisions Every Concealed Carrier Is Forced To Make

5 Decisions Every Concealed Carrier Is Forced To Make

In almost every concealed carrier's time carrying a handgun, he or she will inevitably be confronted with certain decisions that need to be made. They can be related to carrying a firearm altogether or the decision to try to step into an uncertain situation. Let's go over five decisions every concealed carrier will likely have…

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When To Draw Your Concealed Carry Handgun

When To Draw Your Concealed Carry Handgun

Too soon or too long -- this is a predicament every concealed carrier in a real life scenario has to face. It's incredibly difficult to know when a threat has finally presented itself in such a way that deadly force is the only acceptable choice. Drawing too soon can potentially get you charged with brandishing.…

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