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

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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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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The History of Concealed Carry in the United States

The History of Concealed Carry in the United States

Carrying a gun is as American as apple pie for those of us that do it. We are blessed to live in the only nation on this earth that truly honors this essential liberty, at least in most places. Americans have been heavily armed since the inception of our nation, and even before. The European…

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5 Mistakes Handgunners Make and What To Do About It

5 Mistakes Handgunners Make and What To Do About It

Former police chief Joe Saxon is one of the top shooters in Georgia with a handgun and a sought-after instructor. His list of credentials covers pages. We sat down with Joe to find what are the biggest mistakes hand gunners make and how to correct them. Top Shooting Mistakes The No. 1 mistake most people…

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The Slowest Load: Reloading a Revolver with Loose Rounds

The Slowest Load: Reloading a Revolver with Loose Rounds

When it comes to revolver shooting there are a few ways to accomplish the reload, unlike its semiauto counterpart which basically has to be loaded with an already loaded magazine. With the revolver there are moon clips, speedloaders, speed strips, 2x2x2 pouches, et al. You can also just load loose rounds. While probably not the…

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