double stack guns

A Double Stack Gun Isn’t Really That Hard To Conceal

The modern era of handguns belongs to the single-stack compact poly striker gun, without doubt, and a whole lot of people have opined that a double-stack pistol - even a compact one - just isn't as good for concealed carry. Some go so far as to say a double-stack shouldn't necessarily be a first pick…

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Storing Guns During a Hurricane

Storing Guns During a Hurricane

As I write this, large portions of Texas, the Caribbean, and Florida are still reeling in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Charleston, South Carolina saw its share of flooding, and the entire east coast is potentially a target for incoming Hurricane Jose. Given the nature of the region affected, a whole lot of…

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Continuing Legal Education for the Concealed Carrier

Continuing Legal Education for the Concealed Carrier

Your basic training course was probably deficient Many states require some level of basic training before issuing a concealed handgun permit, though this is not universal. Whether training should be mandated, or even whether permitting should be required at all, is a valid and ongoing debate. As more and more states adopt “permitless carry” or…

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Keep Calm and Always Carry

Keep Calm and Always Carry

Back in the halcyon days of the last century when I was young and brash, I got into my one and only fist fight, and it was because of a parking space. I was living in Queens, New York, and had found a parking space on Queens Boulevard, near 76th Road. Even though this happened…

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G43 Firearm Review

Glock 43 with XS Big Dot Night Sights Review

There are many subcompact 9mm handguns now for concealed carry.  Most shooters want a slim, very lightweight, small, accurate, reliable, and highly concealable gun to carry. One that can be easily carried in the pocket or inside (IWB) or outside (OWB) the waistband. Small enough for carry, perhaps IWB at the Appendix position (AIWB), for…

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CMP 1911s and the Changing Nature of Surplus/C&R Guns

CMP 1911s and the Changing Nature of Surplus/C&R Guns

As anyone who watches the news knows, the times they are a-changin’. Our current political situation and the ongoing disaster in Houston aside, there are some big changes unfolding in the world of gun ownership and CCW, particularly when it comes to surplus and C&R eligible guns. A great deal of this centers on the…

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Natural Disasters: 5 Tips For Keeping It Cool And Concealed

Natural Disasters: 5 Tips For Keeping It Cool And Concealed

Earthquakes in Idaho, wildfires through the Pacific Northwest, Hurricane Harvey, and now Hurricane Irma... If you're not on the edge of your seat already, you might want to check your pulse. Social media is full of pictures of people scrapping over bottles of water, getting greedy or just plain getting criminal. Natural disasters and emergencies…

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SunJack Solar Panel Battery Charger Review

SunJack Solar Panel Battery Charger Review

You’ve decided to go camping, hunting or fishing or just add to your go bag. You need to decide on what to take and what’s too heavy or virtually useless. That’s a good place to start. Today I’m going to suggest a product that I think you should seriously consider taking with you in any…

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first gun

5 Fantastic Pistols For A First Handgun

There's nothing like a person's first handgun. It's the base upon which a person's shooting skills will be built and may be with a person for the rest of their life. So it had better be a good one, but ideally shouldn't cost too much. After all, it's not a good idea to blow a…

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