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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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Trailblazer LifeCard .22LR Pistol

Credit Card-Sized Fun .22LR Plinker Pistol

How about a fun plinking pistol that weighs less than 7 ounces, is only .5 inch wide, and has an overall length of 3.375 inches? Well, this discreet, sleek, no-snag designed pistol is about the size of a credit card when folded. This .22LR American-made pistol is designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by a North…

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Avoid These 5 Bad CCW Habits

New to CCW? Avoid These 5 Bad CCW Habits

First off, let me say that there is no judgment in this article: we were all newbies once. No one is born knowing how to shoot, CCW, or most other skills. That having been said, the beginning is foundational to all that comes later. The old saying about shooting remains true: there are no advanced…

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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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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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CCW During Outdoor Activities

CCW During Outdoor Activities

Americans are outdoor specialists. Across the nation we’ve created outdoor activities to suit every taste, age, or level of ability. Hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, geocaching, rock climbing, base jumping, spelunking, mushroom collecting, boating, bird watching—they all have their aficionados and they all serve the same purpose: getting people to enjoy some time outside. This is…

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The Efficacy of the Partial Load for the Revolver

The Efficacy of the Partial Load for the Revolver

With a revolver, reloads are slow. Unless you are one of a handful of very skilled wheel gunners, a reload, even with a speedloader, is usually a 4 second affair. That is a long time, especially compared to the easily attainable 2.5 second reload on a bottom feeder semi auto. I fully understand that reloads…

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Concealed Carry for the Disabled

Concealed Carry for the Disabled

This is a tough one to write about. I’m not disabled in any way, nor have I ever been. In order to get the information I needed for this article, I had to talk to some CCW folks who are. They prefer to remain anonymous, but I would like to acknowledge their contributions. The first…

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