Author Archive | Sam Hoober

concealed carry gun

Why You Need More Than One Concealed Carry Gun

If you're going to carry a gun, you need to have more than one concealed carry gun. It isn't so much that you need to carry a backup weapon (though plenty of people do and it is a good idea) but more that you should have more than one carry gun in your collection. There…

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Spare Magazine

Tips For Carrying A Spare Magazine

If there's one bit of universal wisdom regarding concealed carry, it's always to carry a spare magazine. Obviously, this applies to people carrying semi-automatics; having one won't do you any good with a revolver. That'd be plenty awkward! That said, there are a few different ways to go about it, and each has its benefits…

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night sights

A Shot In The Dark: Lights, Lasers Or Night Sights

Decades of information on defensive and police shootings informs us that if you are going to be involved in a defensive shooting, there's a good chance it will occur in low-light conditions. How, then, is one to index their pistol in the dark? There are three typical solutions. Lights - such as a weapon light…

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classic guns

3 Classic Guns That Ought To Be Resurrected

There are a few classic guns that have been either totally resurrected from the production graveyard or redesigned with 21st century with modern appointments or something to that effect. Recent mass-market examples include the Remington R51 and the Colt Cobra, and boutique pistols such as the Lionheart Industries LH9 series and the exquisite Anderson Wheeler…

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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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first gun

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

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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