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Carrying a concealed firearm involves building and maintaining a wide variety of shooting and tactical skills.  From basic handgun training to more advanced shooting practice, we’ll help you stay sharp.

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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Tips For Shooting Practice On A Budget

Shooting is a perishable skill, but it can get a bit spendy with the equipment and consumables that are involved in shooting practice. Granted, you should never feel bad about spending money in the pursuit of the skills that can save your life, but does that mean that those not well-heeled should be priced out?…

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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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Training Versus Practice: Why You Need Both

Training Versus Practice: Why You Need Both

If you analyze the human pursuit of excellence in any endeavor, you will find a common trend that should be obvious: Those who are really good at any particular craft or skill spend a lot of time practicing the said craft. Another consistent theme that you will find is most top practitioners remain, above all,…

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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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Identifying & Fixing Common Trigger Control Problems

Identifying & Fixing Common Trigger Control Problems

Professional football coach Vince Lombardi won five National Football League championships in seven years and never coached a team with a losing record. He once said, "Excellence is achieved by first mastering the fundamentals" and he believed focusing first on the fundamentals is what most contributed to outstanding results. Over the years, I have learned…

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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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