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Concealed Carry Digest: You Asked - We Answer

Concealed Carry Q&A Digest: You Asked – We Answer

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…

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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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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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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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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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Drop the Ball

Drop the Ball

No matter how excellent modern hollow point ammunition is, how wide the available selection of quality choices has become, how much readily available information about them is available online, or how easy it is to find them at low prices online and shipped directly to your door, I still encounter people who carry ball ammo.…

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Carry Mode Consistency: Essential for Self-Defense

Carry Mode Consistency: Essential for Self-Defense

Most people that carry a gun regularly develop a favored carry mode. Carry mode refers to the position on the body and the general manner in which you carry a handgun. For example, Inside-the-waistband (IWB) carry typically refers to carrying a gun on the strong side hip in an inside-the-pants holster. Appendix-inside-the-waistband (AIWB) refers to…

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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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Knives and CCW

Knives and CCW

We tend to focus on firearms here at USA Carry, for obvious reasons. However, we have discussed the role of knives in the CCW world in the past, and it’s fair to say that knives and CCW have a very complicated relationship. So I thought we ought to sit down and take a look at…

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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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