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New Products from Crimson Trace in 2018

New Products from Crimson Trace in 2018

Today is the first day of the Shot Show so I'm sure we will be seeing and hearing about many new products that will be released this year. To kick things off we will start with some of the new products Crimson Trace is being to the market. Most of them seem to be available…

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Would-Be Robbers May Want to Think Twice

Would-Be Robbers May Want to Think Twice

It looks like the good ole' days of being able to walk into a store and walk out with cash by robbing them may be over. Earlier today we reported that a grand jury decided that a U-Haul employee that also had a CCW and shot a would-be robber was justified and would not be…

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Why Doctors Ask If A Patient Owns A Gun

Why Doctors Ask If A Patient Owns A Gun

Do no harm. That's the first rule of medicine. Yet, recently, a physician's role has seemingly expanded to knowing whether or not a patient owns a gun. If you've been to a doctor lately, they may have asked you whether or not you own a gun or if there is a gun in the home.…

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Extended Magazines - Concealed Carry Must Or Pain?

Extended Magazines – Concealed Carry Must Or Pain?

One of my first concealed carry pistols was an M&P Shield chambered in .40 S&W. This gun had a whole lot of snap to it, and it only holds six rounds in the magazine. I really wanted a pistol chambered in .40 S&W, but the capacity was cause for concern. It concealed exceptionally well and…

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Shooting Around Cover: An Essential Defensive Skill

Shooting Around Cover: An Essential Defensive Skill

The average citizen that acquires a concealed carry permit spends dreadfully little time training with their weapon. But for those of you that do take your self-defense more seriously, this article will explore a subject worth considering and worth some effort in training: Shooting from and around objects of cover. While most armed citizens will…

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SA XDS Mod.2 45ACP Review

FIRST REVIEW: SA XD-S Mod.2 Single Stack .45ACP

Well, here it is hot off the production line and in my hands to review; introducing the XDs Mod. 2 .45ACP pistol. Springfield Armory has upgraded its popular concealed carry single stack XDs in .45ACP with enhanced grip texturing, more sight configurations, enhanced trigger with short reset, longer Posi-Wedge slide serrations, improved ergonomics, and more. We…

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The Necessity of Training Standards

The Necessity of Training Standards

Years ago I first became motivated to contribute to the world of firearms training after experiencing an epiphany of sorts. It was after relocating to a large metropolitan area at which time I began doing most of my shooting at public ranges. The majority of my shooting throughout my life up until that point was…

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3 NEW 2018 Pistols

3 New Pistols for Early 2018

As a first look for your general information, I want to present some summary information about three new pistols for early 2018. While there are several new firearms to be announced at the 2018 Shot Show in about three weeks, I want to give you a heads-up notice about three handguns that intrigue me. The…

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Truck Gun

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Truck Gun

A sure way to start a roiling argument is to talk about why one gun is better than another. Every firearm has a best place, best use and best time to have it. The same holds true for truck guns. So what does make a good truck gun? Here’s a look at this article on…

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10 Things That Don't Mix With Concealed Carry

10 Things That Don’t Mix With Concealed Carry

The act of carrying a concealed pistol necessitates that the person takes on specific responsibilities he may otherwise not. One of those responsibilities is conduct. Our daily concealed carry practice demands good conduct. In order to maintain good conduct, I made a little list of 10 things that can adversely affect it. You may not…

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Training Versus Practice: Why You Need Both

Training Versus Practice: Why You Need Both

If you analyze the human pursuit of excellence in any endeavor, you will find a common trend that should be obvious: Those who are really good at any particular craft or skill spend a lot of time practicing the said craft. Another consistent theme that you will find is most top practitioners remain, above all,…

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