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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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Preventing A Home Invasion

Preventing A Home Invasion

One of the most common scenarios where people have to defend themselves against a violent criminal is a home invasion, or to be more specific a home invasion robbery. A burglary, by definition, is different as the victim isn't present. This is the reason why people keep a gun in the home, just like how…

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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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S.C. Man Saves Family From Home Invasion

S.C. Man Saves Family From Home Invasion

In a scary turn of events, a South Carolina father was able to save his family from an armed intruder determined to commit a home invasion. Imagine this: It’s 8 o’clock on a Tuesday evening and someone rings your doorbell. Your wife answers the door and there is a lady claiming to be from your homeowners…

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Revisiting the “Bump-in-the-Night” Bag

Revisiting the “Bump-in-the-Night” Bag

Fads come and go in any industry, and the firearms/tactical gear world is no exception. I recall about 10 years ago when tactical shoulder bags were all the rage and a lot of thinkers and pundits were advocating in favor of a bump-in-the-night/home invasion bag—ie: a grab and go tactical bag with extra mags, flashlights,…

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“Lone Wolf” Terror Attacks: Should You Adjust Your EDC?

“Lone Wolf” Terror Attacks: Should You Adjust Your EDC?

You’ve seen the news, over and over: “Lone Wolf” terror attacks—defined for purposes of discussion as an individual acting without the support of a larger organization and inflicting a terror attack on the public—have become a fact of life in Europe and are increasingly common here in the US. Guns aren’t the only weapons in…

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Domestic Violence and CCW

Domestic Violence and CCW

If you’re in the middle of a dangerous situation at the moment, please contact your local law enforcement for immediate assistance. If you need help getting out of an abusive relationship, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Let’s start with this: domestic violence is a fact of life, affecting people of…

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A False Sense of Security: 4 Common Home Security Mistakes to Avoid

A False Sense of Security: 4 Common Home Security Mistakes to Avoid

The odds of having your home broken into are higher than you might think. In 2015, there were 1,579,527 home burglaries in the United States, equivalent to 527.9 burglaries for every 100,000 people, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 71.6 percent of these burglaries involved residential properties, and burglaries accounted for 19.8 percent of…

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Cars, Escape and Evasion, and CCW

Cars, Escape and Evasion, and CCW

Americans love cars—our 20th century was defined by them in many respects, and they remain a huge part of everyday life in virtually all parts of the USA. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that car theft is an ongoing problem, despite the overall drop in crime over the last several decades.  Carjackings—the violent…

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