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5 Best Workouts For Concealed Carriers

5 Best Workouts For Concealed Carriers

When we think about concealed carry defensive gun use situations, we often forget the various muscles that are needed in order to successfully navigate the scenario. Your heart is essential, obviously, but you also need a great deal of core strength. Core strength refers to the system of muscles lying below the "show" muscles that…

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How to Carry While Commuting: CCW in Vehicles

How to Carry While Commuting: CCW in Vehicles

It's hardly breaking news that Americans love their cars. Currently, there are around 255 million registered passenger vehicles in the US, and the average American drives somewhere around 30 miles a day.  While urban dwellers may have public transport readily available, most of us spend a fair amount of time driving. That time behind the…

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Review: PDN's “The 5 W's of Personal Defense”

Review: PDN’s “The 5 W’s of Personal Defense”

Personal Defense Network has a reputation for rock-solid training and training materials, and “The 5 W's of Personal Defense” is an excellent starting place for those interested in self defense. Presented by William Aprill and Robert Pincus, the focus as the title might suggest is on the who/what/when/where/why of violent crime: Who will be involved?…

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Lethal Force: Can it Be Used In Defense Of Property?

The question of whether lethal force can be used to defend one's (or someone else's) property is both philosophical and legal. Some ponder if it's morally right to do so and then there are legal ramifications. Use of force laws vary by state and so does how police, prosecuting attorneys and judges interpret those statutes.…

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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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