Archive | Concealed Carry

This collection of articles deals with concealed carry weapons and all aspects of the CCW lifestyle. Tactics, training, mindset, and law–we discuss all aspects of concealed carry for self defense

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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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Storing Guns During a Hurricane

Storing Guns During a Hurricane

As I write this, large portions of Texas, the Caribbean, and Florida are still reeling in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Charleston, South Carolina saw its share of flooding, and the entire east coast is potentially a target for incoming Hurricane Jose. Given the nature of the region affected, a whole lot 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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Keep Calm and Always Carry

Keep Calm and Always Carry

Back in the halcyon days of the last century when I was young and brash, I got into my one and only fist fight, and it was because of a parking space. I was living in Queens, New York, and had found a parking space on Queens Boulevard, near 76th Road. Even though this happened…

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G43 Firearm Review

Glock 43 with XS Big Dot Night Sights Review

There are many subcompact 9mm handguns now for concealed carry.  Most shooters want a slim, very lightweight, small, accurate, reliable, and highly concealable gun to carry. One that can be easily carried in the pocket or inside (IWB) or outside (OWB) the waistband. Small enough for carry, perhaps IWB at the Appendix position (AIWB), for…

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Natural Disasters: 5 Tips For Keeping It Cool And Concealed

Natural Disasters: 5 Tips For Keeping It Cool And Concealed

Earthquakes in Idaho, wildfires through the Pacific Northwest, Hurricane Harvey, and now Hurricane Irma... If you're not on the edge of your seat already, you might want to check your pulse. Social media is full of pictures of people scrapping over bottles of water, getting greedy or just plain getting criminal. Natural disasters and emergencies…

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2nd Amendment Foundation Drops the 2nd

2nd Amendment Foundation Drops the 2nd

In a recent Washington Times interview following the events in Charlottesville, Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the 2nd Amendment Foundation publicly stated, “Firearms serve a purpose, and the purpose is not a mouthpiece. It’s to defend yourself. If you are carrying it to make a political point, we are not going to…

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No Clip Holsters: Useful or Liability?

No Clip Holsters: Useful or Liability?

A “no clip” holster is one that has no apparatus for securing to the belt. While ankle and pocket holsters obviously do not secure to a belt, the no clip holsters under discussion here are the variety that are designed for in-the-waistband carry. These holsters rely on friction to stay in place. These designs utilize…

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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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