Archive | General Firearm

Gun laws and regulations, firearm safety, training and mindset—all the the things that make your CCW  experience safer and more effective.

Casting Bullets

Casting Bullets – What You Need & How – Part 1

Similar to the reloading guide, this is the first part in a two-part series concerning casting your own bullet projectiles. Casting your own gives you unfettered customization access, hones a skill that not many people have and can also save you a LOT of money. On top of the aforementioned benefits, it can also allow…

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double stack guns

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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CMP 1911s and the Changing Nature of Surplus/C&R Guns

CMP 1911s and the Changing Nature of Surplus/C&R Guns

As anyone who watches the news knows, the times they are a-changin’. Our current political situation and the ongoing disaster in Houston aside, there are some big changes unfolding in the world of gun ownership and CCW, particularly when it comes to surplus and C&R eligible guns. A great deal of this centers on the…

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first gun

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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When Should You Teach Your Daughter to Shoot?

When Should You Teach Your Daughter to Shoot?

84% of women experience street harassment before they turn 18 years old, with some experiencing it as young as eleven or twelve. On average, there are 321,500 cases of sexual assault on women happening each year in the United States. College-aged women (ages 18 to 24) are three times more likely than any other demographic…

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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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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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