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concealed carry lessons hunting

Concealed Carry Lessons From Hunting

There are some great lessons, ideas and so on that the concealed carrier can learn from hunting or at least from what hunters do. Not everyone who hunts is a concealed carrier and vice versa; many, of course, do both things. Why, though? Well, first some things can be learned almost anywhere that apply elsewhere,…

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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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Selling A Gun? Get Ready To Lose Money…Probably

Guns are a durable good, and like plenty of other durable goods, there is a second-hand market that you can sell your gun to should you decide it's time to move on. However, if selling your gun, prepare to lose money on it. Despite the fact that they'll last decades with care, guns tend to…

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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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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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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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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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