Concealed Carry

Chicago Concealed Carrier Shoots Carjacker in the Worst Place

Chicago Concealed Carrier Shoots Carjacker in the Worst Place

Chicago is known as the land of opportunity—for criminals. This reputation comes from years of being an urban center with many gang related shootings in a state that makes the lawful buying and selling of firearms and ammunition a cumbersome and expensive endeavor. And because Illinois was the last state to allow concealed carry (by…

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Dealing with Mass Knife Attacks: A CCW Perspective

Dealing with Mass Knife Attacks: A CCW Perspective

Whether fueled by mental illness or terrorism, mass knife attacks are becoming more common these days—and with the increased media coverage, I suspect additional copycats are inbound. We’ve talked about how to handle a mass shooter or a terrorist attack, but looking at the many tragic examples of mass knife attacks from the last few…

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DIY Target Stand for Shooting

DIY Portable Target Stand for Shooting

Everyone needs a target stand for practicing and improving their handgun skills. I am not sure if you have priced a basic target stand lately, but you can pay anywhere from $50. and up for a very simple stand. When you add in the high cost of shipping or delivery, you can have a lot…

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Summertime Self-Defense: CCW at the Beach or Pool

Summertime Self-Defense: CCW at the Beach or Pool

As summer looms and temperatures rise, my thoughts turn to sun, sand, and surf. While a trip to the beach promises fun and relaxation, it also presents special considerations for personal protection: Will your usual CCW setup work with a swimsuit? How do you protect your weapon from sand and salt water? What do you…

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Man Pulling Gun Out Of Pocket

The Tao Of Pocket Pistols

While there are plenty of guns out there that are good for concealed carry (and are carried all the time) some of the most popular are what could be considered pocket pistols. Micro, subcompact, mouse guns, whatever you want to call them, it's a firearm small enough to fit in a pocket if one decided…

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Concealed Carrier Shoots Killer in Texas Bar

Concealed Carrier Shoots Killer in Texas Bar

Arlington, Texas police are still trying to unravel the motive of a man who shot and killed the manager of a sports bar Wednesday evening. The gunman was killed by an armed patron with a concealed handgun license. Though not all facts about the shooting are known, it appears to be a cut and dried case…

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Three Examples of Why You Must Follow the Four Laws of Gun Safety

3 Examples of Why You Must Follow the 4 Laws of Gun Safety

Despite the fact that accidental shootings have reached an all-time low, recently there has been a string of accidents from the people we should least expect a negligent discharge: Firearms instructors. One instructor in Michigan may face charges after accidentally shooting a man during a CPL class. The instructor unholstered his gun during a demonstration,…

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The Best Gun Handling in Film and Television

The Best Gun Handling in Film and Television

Contemporary folks have an odd relationship with media: we know that most of what we see on the screen isn’t real, but we somehow buy into it anyhow. Let’s make the obvious “Matrix” comparison: the line between image and reality is blurry at best. Books have been written on the subject, and I suggest taking…

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budget snubnose revolvers

5 Budget Snubnose Revolvers To Look Out For

We all know the J-frame is the standard for snubnose revolvers and depending on what model you look at, not even that expensive. More than one S&W J-frame goes for less than $500. But what if you wanted to come in under $400? There are a number of budget snubnose revolvers out there if one…

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How to Spot a Bad Neighborhood

How to Spot a Bad Neighborhood

We’re a mobile culture. The days of folks living out their lives in the same neighborhood they grew up in are over. Most of us move, travel, or relocated several times throughout our lives, and this may put is into unfamiliar territory. So as we journey through this thing called life, how can we identify—and…

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