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There’s more to staying alive than your concealed weapon. We’ll help you learn the survival skills you need to keep yourself and your family safe.  From first aid to threat assessment, it’s all here.

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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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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Storing Guns During a Hurricane

Storing Guns During a Hurricane

As I write this, large portions of Texas, the Caribbean, and Florida are still reeling in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Charleston, South Carolina saw its share of flooding, and the entire east coast is potentially a target for incoming Hurricane Jose. Given the nature of the region affected, a whole lot of…

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Natural Disasters: 5 Tips For Keeping It Cool And Concealed

Natural Disasters: 5 Tips For Keeping It Cool And Concealed

Earthquakes in Idaho, wildfires through the Pacific Northwest, Hurricane Harvey, and now Hurricane Irma... If you're not on the edge of your seat already, you might want to check your pulse. Social media is full of pictures of people scrapping over bottles of water, getting greedy or just plain getting criminal. Natural disasters and emergencies…

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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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10 Items You Need To Be Able To Grab At Any Given Moment

10 Items You Need To Be Able To Grab At Any Given Moment

When the unthinkable occurs, you already know you have your concealed carry handgun on you. That's a bit of a consolation in truly bad times. However, in this article, we'll talk about ten other items we think every concealed carrier should have in or near him or her. These items can all fit comfortably inside…

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Terrorism and Concealed Carry: Some Thoughts

Terrorism and Concealed Carry: Some Thoughts

I woke up yesterday morning to the news: Terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium have left dozens dead and scores more injured. I’ve watched the story evolve since it happened; it seems that the Islamic State/Daesh has taken credit. These are the latest in a string of suicide bombings, mass shootings, and other forms of ideologically…

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Protecting Yourself In Private Sales: Concealed Carry And Face-to-Face Sales Tips

If you've ever watched the news, you'll know Craigslist users are increasingly dealing with a sketchier and sketchier world. A recent "prank" video pulled from YouTube features two "social experimenters" kidnapping two people looking to sell their iPhones via Craigslist. Ethan and Moe Bradberry targeted two different people, hired three thugs to chase them down…

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Some Considerations about First Aid and CCW

Some Considerations about First Aid and CCW

A Quick Note: I'm not a lawyer, this isn't legal advice—just a list of considerations and ideas. Please use them as such. When reading and researching personal protection, it's easy to get caught up in guns, knives, holsters, and similar items. They're both important and—let's face it, fun. Many of us started as recreational shooters…

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5 Items You Should Carry Other Than Your Gun

5 Items You Should Carry Other Than Your Gun

If you've been following the #digtherig trend, you'll tend to see a variety of objects people pull out of their pockets alongside their inside the waistband concealed carry holster and everyday carry gun.  Items can range from knives to cell phones to keys to card clips.  What's the best combination? In this article, we'll go…

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4 Ways to Deter and Prevent Active Shooter Situations

4 Ways to Deter and Prevent Active Shooter Situations

By James England – Republished with Permission from Concealed Nation. Places that advertise “gun free” and don’t have clear signs of surveillance are at heavy risk.  Most of the mass shootings and active shooters that make the news attack vulnerable or soft targets. The easiest way to plan for an active shooter is to make your…

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