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Concealed Carry

Springfield Armory XDs .3.3" 40 Review

Springfield Armory XDs .3.3″ 40 Review

When you say Springfield to someone in the firearms industry, it typically invokes respect. Springfield Armory has the distinction of creating America’s first musket in 1795. That’s quite a history here in America and gives them a special advantage when developing guns of all sorts. On that note, they set out to develop a sub-compact…

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Are SMART Guns Really Going To Become A Thing?!

Are SMART Guns Really Going To Become A Thing?!

In November of last year, Kurt Knutson appeared in a segment on Fox News where they investigated new "Smart" gun technologies to see if they worked. The company that was tested was iGun Technologies and they had a modified 12 gauge pump shotgun operated by a ring the owner would have to wear to discharge…

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How to Practice Drawing, Re-holstering, and Other Skills

How to Practice Drawing, Re-holstering, and Other Skills

Drawing, re-holstering, and reloading skills are sadly under-emphasized in CCW circles, but for reasons that are easy to understand. We're shooters and we love to practice shooting, whether for self-defense or competition. In the enjoyment and focus of a good range day, we acquire a feel of deep satisfaction with a job well done and…

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California: Sacramento County Freezes New CCW Permit Applications, Cites Budget Cuts

California: Sacramento County Freezes New CCW Permit Applications, Cites Budget Cuts

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department recently announced a short-term freeze in the processing of CCW permits for new applicants.  Due to budget concerns, the department's Concealed Weapons Unit will only be processing renewals until the new fiscal year starts on July 1st.  Other CCW related services, including on-call hours and appointments within the CCW Unit,…

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Is It Ever OK to Shoot Someone in the Back?

Is It Ever OK to Shoot Someone in the Back?

By Brandon - Republished with Permission from Concealed Nation Is it ever OK to shoot someone in the back? That’s what Kevin Michalowski discusses in a little more depth than most people think about when dealing with this question. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNF1ZVLd6-w If the only option you have to stop a deadly threat is to shoot someone…

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Texas: Civilian With CCW Stops Armed Robber

Texas: Civilian With CCW Stops Armed Robber

An aborted attempt at an armed robbery ended when a civilian with a concealed weapon shot the would-be criminal. The incident took place in League City, Texas on the afternoon of Saturday, May 7th. The CCW holder, an adult male accompanied by his four year old son, were in their vehicle at a McDonald's drive-through when…

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Dry Fire Practice at Home and at the Range

Dry Fire Practice at Home and at the Range

Shooting a handgun accurately and at speed is an exceptionally difficult skill to acquire, and almost as difficult to maintain. For CCW or self defense purposes, there's a lot more than the always-vital goal of hitting the target; your weapons manipulation, reloading, and malfunction drills need to be on-point as well.  We've talked before about…

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The Pros and Cons of Open Carry Demonstrations

The Pros and Cons of Open Carry Demonstrations

While USA Carry's primary mission is to support and promote the concealed carry community across the United States, we've also talked a great deal about open carry and the challenges around it. We've covered the changing laws around open carry state-by-state, as a quick search of the site will confirm. Today we're going to take…

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Does Renting Property Change Your CCW Rights?

Does Renting Property Change Your CCW Rights?

Homeowners have a large degree of protection when defending themselves and their property. After all, it is their property. Additionally, when people come over, many states stipulate that the homeowner has the legal right to allow or disallow an armed visitor to remain. For instance, in some states, if a homeowner puts up a sign…

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