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Gun laws and regulations, firearm safety, training and mindset—all the the things that make your CCW  experience safer and more effective.

Do You Need Body Armor for Home Defense?

Do You Need Body Armor for Home Defense?

I strive to be ever reasonable about “realistic” defensive skills as opposed to the fantasy band camp that we see among many in the shooting and defensive community. While I am all for every citizen being ready to fight I also think they should focus on the skill set that is most applicable to the…

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Spare Magazine

Tips For Carrying A Spare Magazine

If there's one bit of universal wisdom regarding concealed carry, it's always to carry a spare magazine. Obviously, this applies to people carrying semi-automatics; having one won't do you any good with a revolver. That'd be plenty awkward! That said, there are a few different ways to go about it, and each has its benefits…

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Dealing With A Violent Incident in Your Neighborhood

Dealing With A Violent Incident in Your Neighborhood

Recently, a man was shot and killed in my neighborhood. I didn’t know him, nor do I know what lead to the incident. I can’t pass judgment or offer commentary, beyond extended my thoughts and prayers to his family. However, the whole thing got me thinking: what’s the best way to handle something like this?…

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Top 7 Reasons Why You Need An AR Pistol

Top 7 Reasons Why You Need An AR Pistol

AR pistols aren't just a passing fad. With the ability to chamber a multitude of different calibers, AR pistols are portable, lightweight, and versatile in all the ways a gun owner needs in a life-or-death emergency. In this article, we'll discuss ten ways an AR pistol is an essential piece in any gun owner's defensive tool…

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The Best SHTF Gun Debate Is…No Debate At All

The Best SHTF Gun Debate Is…No Debate At All

The first time I shot my M&P15 Sport 2, AR 15, I realized exactly what I had. I was in possession of an economical, incredibly powerful and accurate, brand-backed, SHTF gun. And the good news is, that’s exactly why I bought this beast of a weapon. We can discuss specs all day, but that would…

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night sights

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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