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

Concealed Handguns vs. Hand Weapons

Concealed Handguns vs. Hand Weapons

It’s easy to get overly focused on handguns when you CCW. I think a great deal of this comes from the process of getting a firearm, learning to shoot, getting the permit, and learning the applicable laws for interstate travel. It’s fairly involved and detailed oriented and thus becomes central to our thinking. In reality…

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Revisiting the Role of Revolvers

Revisiting the Role of Revolvers

It’s an interesting time in the firearms industry, particularly around the subject of CCW and pocket pistols. This year’s SHOT show saw a host of weapons intended for those roles, and brought to light—at least for me—an interesting debate in the CCW community: what role do revolvers play in concealed carry and self defense with…

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Discreet Carry Tactics for Mag Holsters and Spare Ammunition

Discreet Carry Tactics for Mag Holsters and Spare Ammunition

At the end of the day, the topic of carrying spare ammunition boils down to a personal decision based on risk assessment and self-defense. The main concerns of those who choose to carry spare ammunition are optimal discretion, easy access, and draw speed. Considering the increasing accessibility of ammunition, with certain limitations on ammo sales…

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surplus handguns

5 Great Surplus Handguns For Defense

One of the best ways to get a great gun for not a lot of money is to look into surplus guns. Usually they're used pistols from the armed forces of either our country or someone else's. Granted, that usually means a bit of wear and tear, but guns can be kept in working order…

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How Concealed Carry Insurance REALLY Works

How Concealed Carry Insurance REALLY Works

Every concealed carrier knows there's the potential for that dreaded day to arrive: the day you have to use your gun to defend yourself. While the vast majority of gun owners will never encounter a situation where a gun is warranted, it's always a possibility. When looking for concealed carry insurance that will cover you in…

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Security and Safety at Events for CCW Types

Security and Safety at Events for CCW Types

So let’s say that there's a major event coming up in your life: you or someone close to you is getting married, hosting a large party, or some other social gathering that will bring a fair-sized group of people together in one place.  Now let’s say that you’ve been asked to help keep things safe…

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Backup CCW Weapons: Finding the Best Approach

Backup CCW Weapons: Finding the Best Approach

Following this year’s SHOT Show, there seems to be a renewed interest in backup weapons among the CCW community. This seems to have been fueled by a couple of interesting products we got to see at the industry’s premier trade show. Watching the online discussion of the various approaches and merits of backup pieces got…

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Reasons To Consider A 1911 9mm Instead Of .45 ACP

Reasons To Consider A 1911 9mm Instead Of .45 ACP

  Believe it or not, there are some very good reasons to consider a 1911 9mm instead of the classic .45 ACP chambering. Not that there's anything wrong with .45 ACP; it's a great round and a decent 1911 makes shooting a big-bore cartridge an absolute breeze. However, the same gun chambered in 9mm is…

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