Author Archive | Sam Hoober

double stack guns

A Double Stack Gun Isn’t Really That Hard To Conceal

The modern era of handguns belongs to the single-stack compact poly striker gun, without doubt, and a whole lot of people have opined that a double-stack pistol - even a compact one - just isn't as good for concealed carry. Some go so far as to say a double-stack shouldn't necessarily be a first pick…

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5 Fantastic Pistols For A First Handgun

There's nothing like a person's first handgun. It's the base upon which a person's shooting skills will be built and may be with a person for the rest of their life. So it had better be a good one, but ideally shouldn't cost too much. After all, it's not a good idea to blow a…

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Picking A Good Appendix Carry Gun

How to Pick A Good Appendix Carry Gun

Decided to appendix carry or think that's how you'll want to carry once you get the right CCW pistol? Good for you! While not for everyone, some people prefer appendix carry over any other carry method out there. Not every carry pistol is necessarily well-suited to appendix carry, however. There are certain types of pistol…

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Decocker or Manual Safety: Which Is Best?

Is a double-action gun better off with a decocker or manual safety? Which is better to carry with? A good number of double-action semi-autos are available with both, though some may require a special order to get one variant or the other. (The Beretta 92, for instance, can be had with a decocker only, a…

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Summer Concealed Carry

Summer Concealed Carry: Hiding A Heater When It’s Hot

Summer concealed carry can be a different animal than carry during the rest of the year. It isn't as easy for a lot of people to keep concealment or carry comfortably due to the increase in temperatures and reduced layering. How do you overcome these things? You wouldn't want to stop carrying during the hot…

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best gun safe

What You Should Look For In A Gun Safe

If you own guns, you really should have a gun safe and there are so many good reasons that it isn't even worth arguing. But what to look for in a gun safe? You should get a safe that suits the number of firearms you own and the purpose - whether it's for storage of…

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Gun Safety Is A Process, Not A State

Gun safety is not confined to a single thing a person does when it comes to carrying, storing or using firearms. It's a holistic process and a philosophy of owning and carrying firearms. Gun safety isn't a state of existence; it's something a person has to practice all the time. Safe Gun Storage Shooting safety…

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concealed carry in the car

Strategies For Concealed Carry In The Car

Concealed carry whilst afoot is one thing, but an area where a person's ability to get their gun into a conflict if necessary is concealed carry in the car. Car carry is a different beast altogether, as there is the complication of being seated but also being in a confined space. This poses a difficulty…

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5 Great Double-Action Pistols For Concealed Carry

5 Great Double-Action Pistols For Concealed Carry

The plastic striker pistol is a modern phenomenon; the double-action handgun was the dominant firing mechanism for concealed carry guns and service pistols since...basically around the start of the 20th century, as that was when the S&W Model 10 was released. But does that mean the DA pistol has gone away? Far from it. There…

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