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Knives and CCW

Knives and CCW

We tend to focus on firearms here at USA Carry, for obvious reasons. However, we have discussed the role of knives in the CCW world in the past, and it’s fair to say that knives and CCW have a very complicated relationship. So I thought we ought to sit down and take a look at…

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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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Why You Should Carry a Tactical Pen in Your EDC

Why You Should Carry a Tactical Pen in Your EDC

This past Christmas I was fortunate to receive a practical (and cool) self-defense item – a tactical pen.  After playing around with it for a couple weeks, I think I have a good grasp of the pros and cons of adding this implement to my self-defense arsenal. The first and most obvious advantage is that…

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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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HUMOR: Confessions of an EDC Addict

HUMOR: Confessions of an EDC Addict

“Your pockets are empty, yes?” her words echoed, sharp and overly-loud, off the tiled walls of the hospital corridor. I assured her they were. I had emptied them in the car, and security had patted me down twice as we made our way through the building. Psychiatric institutions take no chances—especially not with cases like…

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Does A Gun Belt Really Improve Concealed Carry?

Does A Gun Belt Really Improve Concealed Carry?

If you're new to concealed carry and hitting up the internet to find out more about equipment and training, you've likely run across quite a few discussions about gun belts. It's true, there are definitely some advantages to wearing a gun belt versus a regular belt of thinner material. A gun and holster can put…

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Retooling Your EDC Rig The Right Way

Retooling Your EDC Rig The Right Way

Most people have an EDC rig of some kind. EDC—everyday carry, for those of you new to the idea—is just that: the collection of things you carry with you every day in order to make life run more smoothly. Keys. Your phone. Lip balm. A cigarette lighter. Your wallet. The miscellaneous contents of your handbag/satchel/briefcase/etc—you…

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5 Items You Should Carry Other Than Your Gun

5 Items You Should Carry Other Than Your Gun

If you've been following the #digtherig trend, you'll tend to see a variety of objects people pull out of their pockets alongside their inside the waistband concealed carry holster and everyday carry gun.  Items can range from knives to cell phones to keys to card clips.  What's the best combination? In this article, we'll go…

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Why You Might Want This 26-inch Tool

Why You Might Want This 26-inch Tool

The top three self-defense tools that I carry daily are my gun (currently a Springfield 1911), a knife (Benchmade, Kershaw, or one of several others), and a Tactical Pen. However, I realize not everyone is comfortable carrying a gun and I would never recommend someone do so who isn’t comfortable and well trained. Also, some…

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Maxpedition Jumbo EDC

Maxpedition Jumbo EDC

The Maxpedition Jumbo EDC is yet another outstanding bag in a long line of products produced by Maxpedition. This bag could fit everything up to and including the kitchen sink it in, while still leaving  room for more gear. I will break this review down into pros vs. cons starting with the pros of the bag. The…

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