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Should You Carry At Home?

Should You Carry At Home?

When you get home after a long day at work, if you’re anything like me - you take your concealed carry pistol and holster out and put them in a safe place.  Who wants to walk around the house with a pistol on?  Surely - if you can’t relax at home, where can you? Did…

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Do You Use FMJ As Your Carry Ammo?

Do You Use FMJ As Your Carry Ammo?

By Brandon – Republished with Permission from Concealed Nation. I was taken aback during a conversation with someone I had just met, after we learned that each of us carries a firearm. For the purposes of this story, we’ll call him Don. Don is a 30-something financial adviser with a well-kept beard and an infectious personality. We…

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Do You Need Concealed Carry Insurance?

Do You Need Concealed Carry Insurance? Comparing a Few of the Top Plans

The topic of whether or not a concealed carrier should get out an insurance policy to protect themselves in the event of a self-defense shooting is certainly a popular one.  And for good reason.  While the vast majority of all concealed carriers will likely never use a firearm to defend themselves - the possibility does exist…

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4 Ways to Deter and Prevent Active Shooter Situations

4 Ways to Deter and Prevent Active Shooter Situations

By James England – Republished with Permission from Concealed Nation. Places that advertise “gun free” and don’t have clear signs of surveillance are at heavy risk.  Most of the mass shootings and active shooters that make the news attack vulnerable or soft targets. The easiest way to plan for an active shooter is to make your…

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Are You Prepared to Use Your Gun?

Are You Prepared to Use Your Gun?

So you've decided to get your concealed carry permit and carry a gun for self defense. For those of you in states that require permits, you go through the required training, fill out the forms and pay the fees. You anxiously wait for your permit to arrive like Ralphie in The Christmas Story waiting for his…

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Should Concealed Carry in College by Staff and Students be Allowed?

Should Concealed Carry in College by Staff and Students be Allowed?

After events like What Tragedies Like The Delta State University Shooting Teach Us, it ought be argued that concealed carry by staff and students is a smart idea for college. While the detractors argue to the high heavens about whether or not some disgruntled student will do this or that -- we’re seeing that in…

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What Tragedies Like The Delta State University Shooting Teach Us

What Tragedies Like The Delta State University Shooting Teach Us

Details are still emerging about the shooting that occurred on the campus of Delta State University.  At 4:00 PM EST on September 14, the Bolivar County Deputy Coroner Murray Roark has confirmed that professor Ethan Schmidt, an assistant professor of history at Delta State, was shot dead at approximately 10:45 am. This shooting came nearly…

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10 Things Concealed Carriers Should Never Do

By James England – Republished with Permission from Concealed Nation. There are WAY more than 10 things you should never do as a concealed carrier or as a firearms owner in general.  But we’ve decided to pick 10 extremely important ones.  We’re not judging you if you do these things – we’re just saying it’s the…

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No Such Thing As An Ideal Opponent -- A Tragic Tale Of Two Teens

No Such Thing As An Ideal Opponent — A Tragic Tale Of Two Teens

In just this past week, we’ve seen two separate incidents of armed teenagers attempting to rob concealed carriers -- only for it to end tragically.  The first incident occurred in Norfolk, Virginia, where a teenager attempted to rob a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint.  The driver pulled his firearm and shot the teenager.  In another…

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3 Situations, 3 Concealed Carry Choices -- Are You Ready?

3 Situations, 3 Concealed Carry Choices — Are You Ready?

In this article, we’re going to give you three actual situations that have occurred.  We’ll give you the outcome of those events on the last page so you can see how the person actually responded.  Your job, as a concealed carrier, is to answer for yourself what you would have done and then compare it…

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What Does Brandishing Mean? And Why You Should Never Do It…

What Does Brandishing Mean? And Why You Should Never Do It…

There are going to be tense days.  You’ll eventually run into someone who isn’t paying attention or just very extremely violent and rude.  It doesn’t matter.  Your concealed carry pistol stays concealed and in its holster until you are one hundred percent certain you intend to use it for your own self-defense. Letting someone know…

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Top 5 Firearms For Home Defense

Top 5 Firearms For Home Defense

With self defense a perennial topic of conversation in the 2nd Amendment community, it's time once again to talk about the top five firearms for home defense, as presented in a neat slide show. We recognize, of course, that any top-five/ten/twenty list of firearms is the result of a great deal of subjective, personal opinion.…

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