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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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Alien Gear Holsters Releases Drop Leg Holsters

Alien Gear Releases Drop Leg Holster in 4 Variations

Alien Gear Holsters recently launched their new ShapeShift Modular Holster System that launched with holsters for IWX, OWB Paddle, OWB Slide and Appendix Carry. During their initial announcement about this system at Shot Show 2017, they also talked about other mounts they would be releasing after the initial release, one of them being a drop…

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First Look: S&W M&P M2.0 9mm Compact In-Depth Review

First Look: S&W M&P M2.0 Compact 9mm In-Depth Review

Just this month, Smith & Wesson introduced their M&P M2.0 Compact 9mm handgun to supplement its M&P M2.0 full-size gun released earlier this year. It is my opinion that this new compact 9mm will directly compete with the very successful Glock 19 compact 9mm pistol, used by many for concealed carry. There are other compact 4-inch…

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Glock 17 Gen 5 Review

Glock 17 Gen 5 Review: Is It Worth the Upgrade?

It seems for most of us whatever gun we have we want a better trigger, sturdy steel sights, an enhanced barrel, a very durable finish, and improved internals to help with accuracy. Some also want ambidextrous controls, a beveled magazine well, no grip finger grooves, and safety features for their mags. Others do not want…

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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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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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No Clip Holsters: Useful or Liability?

No Clip Holsters: Useful or Liability?

A “no clip” holster is one that has no apparatus for securing to the belt. While ankle and pocket holsters obviously do not secure to a belt, the no clip holsters under discussion here are the variety that are designed for in-the-waistband carry. These holsters rely on friction to stay in place. These designs utilize…

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Thunder Ranch DVD Review

Thunder Ranch Defensive Revolver DVD Review

Shipping my guns and I to Thunder Ranch in Oregon for one of Clint's revolver classes is well outside of my resource capability, if he even still teaches them. In lieu of that, I did the next best thing, I bought his Defensive Revolver DVD. There are actually two DVD's in the case; Disc 1…

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MantisX PX4

Will the MantisX Fix Your Bad Shooting Habits?

It’s no secret that the firearms world and especially the concealed carry market is a gadget rich environment. There is no shortage of products promising to make you faster, safer, more accurate, better equipped, more ready, thoroughly prepared and maybe even better looking while you do it. Most of the time we see refinements of…

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Trailblazer LifeCard .22LR Pistol

Credit Card-Sized Fun .22LR Plinker Pistol

How about a fun plinking pistol that weighs less than 7 ounces, is only .5 inch wide, and has an overall length of 3.375 inches? Well, this discreet, sleek, no-snag designed pistol is about the size of a credit card when folded. This .22LR American-made pistol is designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by a North…

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