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This collection of articles deals with concealed carry weapons and all aspects of the CCW lifestyle. Tactics, training, mindset, and law–we discuss all aspects of concealed carry for self defense

Body Armor for Civilian Self-Defense: Is It For You?

Body Armor for Civilian Self-Defense: Is It For You?

[toc]The Chicago City Council passed the most restrictive and weirdest self-defense law in the United States in March 2018, some say. The ordinance passed was to ban civilians from having and wearing body armor or "bullet-proof" vests. Yes, even banned for self-defense or personal protection use by all civilians. And the entire state of Illinois…

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How Old Is 'Too Old To Carry A Concealed Gun'?

How Old Is ‘Too Old To Carry A Concealed Gun’?

One of the hardest moments in my life was explaining to my uncle that he can't keep his 1911 in the nursing home. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia and lived in an assisted living facility surrounded by his peers. The whole family came and helped him move into the facility and, as…

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Cheap, Fun, Practical: Improving Shooting Fundamentals With Airguns

Improving Shooting Fundamentals With Airguns

Airguns aren't classified as firearms by the BATF. This means that people that couldn't even typically own a firearm can own an airgun. Many gun owners turn their noses up at the idea of owning an airgun. After all, why own an airgun when you can own the real thing? Here are five quick reasons…

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Can You Make a Shoot or Don't Shoot Decision in 2 Seconds?

Can You Make a Shoot or Don’t Shoot Decision in 2 Seconds?

Can you make an effective split-second decision about employing deadly force in self-defense? Well, scientific research says it should take you and your brain about 13 milliseconds to see and interpret a deadly-force event. So then you have the luxury of about two whole seconds to make your "Shoot-No Shoot" (SNS) decision and take proper…

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Why Movement is Essential for Self-Defense

Why Movement is Essential for Self-Defense

Defensive firearms training is very concerned with shooting skills. This makes a lot of sense, of course, but in our training and practice, it is important to keep the big picture in mind. Defensive firearms training is firearms training, but in a larger sense it is, or at least it should be, part of broader…

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Single-Hand Pistol Manipulation: An Often Overlooked Skill

Single-Hand Pistol Manipulation: An Often Overlooked Skill

Being able to not only shoot the handgun but also operate its different functions with a single hand is considered a more advanced skill set by most. The modern technique of pistol shooting, as founded by Jeff Cooper, ushered in the almost universal embrace of shooting the handgun with both hands on the gun whenever possible.…

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Are Aftermarket Sights Worth It For Your Concealed Carry Pistol?

Are Aftermarket Sights Worth It For Your Concealed Carry Pistol?

Trijicon makes them. SIG SAUER makes them. Heck, any gun manufacturer or aftermarkets parts producer makes them. Some glow green, others red. When you're shopping for that sweet new gun, you probably don't give them a second glance. They're aftermarket sights. And they're an oft-neglected part of the equation when it comes to shooting in…

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Concealed Carry Digest: You Asked - We Answer

Concealed Carry Q&A Digest – March 26, 2018

We get asked a lot of questions, and it’s only fair that we attempt to answer them. Questions with longer answers often become articles and sometimes we even get some USA Carry Readers to submit their answers. This article is for all the questions that didn’t need their own article. Click here to view all of our Concealed…

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Low Light Considerations for Concealed Carry

Low Light Considerations for Concealed Carry

What goes bump in the night? This is a question I've oft-asked myself since I was a young boy, trying my best to go to sleep at 8:00 p.m. on a school night. As I lay in bed, staring up at the ceiling, I'd inevitably hear something. Whether it was a car parking or an…

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