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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.

North Hollywood Shootout

Tactical Breakdown: The North Hollywood Bank Robbery

Here at USA Carry, we’ve talked a lot about training. We’ve broken down various approaches to CCW, EDC, and other self-defense issues. We’ve offered examples of good gun handling and tactics from movies and television. In this article we’re going to take a different track and look at one of the better documented shootouts of…

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Continuing Legal Education for the Concealed Carrier

Continuing Legal Education for the Concealed Carrier

Your basic training course was probably deficient Many states require some level of basic training before issuing a concealed handgun permit, though this is not universal. Whether training should be mandated, or even whether permitting should be required at all, is a valid and ongoing debate. As more and more states adopt “permitless carry” or…

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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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Incorporating Failure Drills into Training

Incorporating Failure Drills into Training

It’s a sad truth in the concealed carry community: most of us don’t train as much as we should or would like to. And the training we do is incomplete in that we tend to focus on the “fun” parts of concealed carry and tactical training. We love to shoot, or run a tactical course, or…

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Do You Shoot More Than Paper?

Do You Shoot More Than Paper?

So you got The Pistol for defense, because you’re thinking it might be a good idea these days. And, you took The Class and obtained "The Permit" so you can take it with you. Maybe you also sprung for some boxes of ammo, even different kinds, to make sure you can operate The Pistol and…

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5 Mistakes Handgunners Make and What To Do About It

5 Mistakes Handgunners Make and What To Do About It

Former police chief Joe Saxon is one of the top shooters in Georgia with a handgun and a sought-after instructor. His list of credentials covers pages. We sat down with Joe to find what are the biggest mistakes hand gunners make and how to correct them. Top Shooting Mistakes The No. 1 mistake most people…

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The Slowest Load: Reloading a Revolver with Loose Rounds

The Slowest Load: Reloading a Revolver with Loose Rounds

When it comes to revolver shooting there are a few ways to accomplish the reload, unlike its semiauto counterpart which basically has to be loaded with an already loaded magazine. With the revolver there are moon clips, speedloaders, speed strips, 2x2x2 pouches, et al. You can also just load loose rounds. While probably not the…

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The Grey Man Concept in Practice when Traveling

The Grey Man Concept in Practice when Traveling

As people who go armed and trained we should apply the grey man concept anywhere that we go. By blending in we don’t attract attention and if something bad does happen we maintain the element of surprise. The “average” person in modern society is, sadly, totally unprepared to face human violence. Bad guys expect this.…

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