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A Shot In The Dark: Lights, Lasers Or Night Sights

Decades of information on defensive and police shootings informs us that if you are going to be involved in a defensive shooting, there's a good chance it will occur in low-light conditions. How, then, is one to index their pistol in the dark? There are three typical solutions. Lights - such as a weapon light…

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Good-Bad Bullets

Casting Bullets – What You Need & How – Part 2

This is the second and final part of a series based on casting your own bullet projectiles for reloading. The first portion indicated what’s necessary to have on hand to get started. Please note, casting projectiles can be dangerous due to fume exposure via lead and also heat (burns, fires, etc if not done properly).…

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Things to know about KYDEX holsters

Things to know about KYDEX holsters

KYDEX was the invented by the Rohm and Haas Company, which was a materials manufacturer that worked in the aircraft interior industry. In the later part of 1960’s, industries realized that KYEDX thermoplastic sheets can be made into various shapes. This is achieved with the application of heat and molding the material around forms. Right before the turn…

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North Hollywood Shootout

Tactical Breakdown: The North Hollywood Bank Robbery

Here at USA Carry, we’ve talked a lot about training. We’ve broken down various approaches to CCW, EDC, and other self-defense issues. We’ve offered examples of good gun handling and tactics from movies and television. In this article we’re going to take a different track and look at one of the better documented shootouts of…

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Night Sights on Handguns: Useful or Unnecessary?

Night Sights on Handguns: Useful or Unnecessary?

There is a staggering array of available sighting systems for handguns today. One variety, which have been around for some time, is night sights. These rely on small vials of tritium, a radioactive agent, that perpetually glow to illuminate the sights in dark environments. Night sights tend to be loved or dismissed depending on who…

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3 Common Reloading Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

3 Common Reloading Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

It would seem that individuals who spend a lot of time around firearms would take to reloading ammunition like ducks take to water. And it's not as though the shooters described below don't know how to reload ammunition. Rather, they've picked up some bad habits as they do so. The results aren't just sloppy, as…

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5 Pains All Concealed Carriers Feel

5 Pains All Concealed Carriers Feel

Recently, I had a long ride in the car and remembered that I carried my concealed carry handgun on the back of my love handle. This resulted in a dull throb in my lower back that's been hounding me for the past day and a half. This lead me to want to list off the…

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H&K VP9 SK 9mm Subcompact In-Depth Review

H&K VP9 SK 9mm Subcompact In-Depth Review

There are many very good compact and subcompact pistols for concealed carry on the market now. I prefer the 9mm and there are many to choose from. This review is for the new-for-late-2017 Heckler & Koch VP9 SK subcompact striker-fired 9mm pistol. So, why choose this H&K VP9 SK subcompact for carry? There's already the…

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