How Far Away Is Your Concealed Carry Pistol?

How Far Away Is Your Concealed Carry Pistol?

There's things I know I should do and things I do even though I know I shouldn't. One of those things is keep my pistol in my center console when I'm driving. Call me lazy but sitting with the barrel of a loaded gun pointed at my pelvis is uncomfortable. It raises the question, though,…

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Trading Up: How To Make Your Gun Trade-In Worth It

Trading Up: How To Make Your Gun Trade-In Worth It

In another article, I talked a big game about how an expensive concealed carry pistol was a waste of money -- while admitting that I recently purchased one and enjoyed the heck out of it. In this article, I'm going to touch upon the second half of that equation: trading in a gun to get…

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Identifying & Fixing Common Trigger Control Problems

Identifying & Fixing Common Trigger Control Problems

Professional football coach Vince Lombardi won five National Football League championships in seven years and never coached a team with a losing record. He once said, "Excellence is achieved by first mastering the fundamentals" and he believed focusing first on the fundamentals is what most contributed to outstanding results. Over the years, I have learned…

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10 Easy Christmas Gifts for Gun Owners

10 Easy Christmas Gifts for Gun Owners

Sometimes it's hard to know exactly something to get for that gun owner in your life. Whether he or she is a concealed carrier or just a proud gun owner who likes to go shooting and hunting, there are always some items that will fit nicely beneath the Christmas tree this year. In the spirit…

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Spouse Worries About Appendix Carry With Round In The Chamber

Spouse Worries About Appendix Carry With Round In The Chamber

Dear USA Carry, Recently, I decided to start carrying a concealed handgun. I took a course, occasionally shoot at the range, and carry concealed every day. I tried a bunch of different carry techniques but found that carrying appendix was the most comfortable for moving around and driving in my car.  My wife thought I didn't…

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Carry Mode Consistency: Essential for Self-Defense

Carry Mode Consistency: Essential for Self-Defense

Most people that carry a gun regularly develop a favored carry mode. Carry mode refers to the position on the body and the general manner in which you carry a handgun. For example, Inside-the-waistband (IWB) carry typically refers to carrying a gun on the strong side hip in an inside-the-pants holster. Appendix-inside-the-waistband (AIWB) refers to…

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C.A.R: A Unique Shooting System for Improved Accuracy

C.A.R: A Unique Shooting System for Improved Accuracy

Keanu Reeves used a unique shooting system in his recent John Wick movies. I wondered if it was all Hollywood magic, but I learned he trained over an extended period with Taran Tactical Training and that he shoots 3 Gun-type scenarios often. From his live-fire videos I watched, he is a darn accurate shooter who…

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An Argument for the Mid-Size Revolver as a House Gun

An Argument for the Mid-Size Revolver as a House Gun

The polymer frame striker-fired auto-loading pistol dominates the current era of defensive firearms. I think there is a good reason for this. I carry one almost every day. The older all-steel technology of classic handguns is by no means obsolete, but the modern plastic pistol has a lot going for it, particularly concerning capacity-to-weight ratio. A…

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Why You Need More Than One Concealed Carry Gun

If you're going to carry a gun, you need to have more than one concealed carry gun. It isn't so much that you need to carry a backup weapon (though plenty of people do and it is a good idea) but more that you should have more than one carry gun in your collection. There…

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