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An Argument for the Double-Stack as a Carry Gun

An Argument for the Double-Stack as a Carry Gun

The newer breed of single-stack 9mm handguns, epitomized by such weapons as the Smith and Wesson M&P Shield, Glock 43, and the Walther PPS, are all the rage among concealed carriers these days. Such handguns provide adequate shootability, sufficient ammunition capacity for general civilian needs, and prove very easy to carry. Civilian defenders rarely encounter…

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Trends and Gimmicks in Ammo Design

Trends and Gimmicks in Ammo Design

Like a great many of you, I get a lot of fliers, catalogs, and mailers from various vendors and manufacturers within the firearms industry. Some are physical, some are digital, and all seek to separate me from my cash in exchange for new gun-related toys. While I very rarely see a firearm that catches my…

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Carrying a Reload: Concealability vs. Accessibility

Carrying a Reload: Concealability vs. Accessibility

Many concealed carriers don’t bother packing a reload for their handgun. Statistically it is exceedingly rare for a citizen to reload in a use-of-force situation so there is an argument for not bothering with a reload at all. However, I believe there is a convincing argument for being prepared for even the outliers. Personally, I…

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What Handgun Ammo To Use If Hollowpoints Aren’t Available

Generally, the best handgun ammo to carry for defensive purposes is jacketed hollow point or JHP rounds. They have the best track record and ballistic performance when it comes to self-defense and law enforcement shootings, which is why most people carry them. However, what if a person couldn't get JHP rounds, either due to regulatory…

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Citizens! Store Your Ammo Properly

Citizens! Store Your Ammo Properly

Most of us store ammo, for any number of reasons. Buying ammunition in bulk is cheaper, of course. Fears of bans or restrictions are ever-present in the Second Amendment community. Some of us want to get off-grid or ensure our long-term survivability in the event something goes horribly wrong. So whether you’re pinching pennies or…

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Roles for Different Calibers

Roles for Different Calibers: Some Thoughts on Diversity

Let's start by focusing the discussion: this article is going to address the roles of different calibers for concealed carry handguns and for every day carry. The worlds of competition shooting and long weapons are fascinating and worth delving into, but I just don't have the space here. I've joked about the Caliber Wars in the past, but…

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Shot Show 2016: Federal's American Eagle SYNTECH Ammo

Shot Show 2016: Federal’s American Eagle SYNTECH Ammo

https://youtu.be/x7Bm_A-7wKY SYNTech is range ammunition which they call TSJ which stands for Total Synthetic Jacket. It allows for a smoother travel down the barrel, less heat and less splashback. We look forward to trying this ammo out at the range soon. For more info visit Federal Premium.  

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How Often Should You Change Your Concealed Carry Ammo?

How Often Should You Change Your Concealed Carry Ammo?

Modern smokeless ammunition is made to survive a great deal of stress and torture before failing.  Let’s start off by defining what failure means for a concealed carry bullet in either a magazine or the chamber. Failure is limited in this conversation to: failure to feed failure to eject failure to fire premature ignition Failing…

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Do You Use FMJ As Your Carry Ammo?

Do You Use FMJ As Your Carry Ammo?

By Brandon – Republished with Permission from Concealed Nation. I was taken aback during a conversation with someone I had just met, after we learned that each of us carries a firearm. For the purposes of this story, we’ll call him Don. Don is a 30-something financial adviser with a well-kept beard and an infectious personality. We…

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Is It Better To Have Magazine Capacity Or More Magazines?

Is It Better To Have Magazine Capacity Or More Magazines?

Every day, responsible concealed carriers head out of the house with either their pistol or revolver strapped to their waist.  It’s a conscious decision to take responsibility for your own protection.  And, in the spirit of enabling that decision, let’s discuss combat sustainability. Always Choose The Pistol That Fits Best The pistol that fits best…

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