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Trading Up: How To Make Your Gun Trade-In Worth It

Trading Up: How To Make Your Gun Trade-In Worth It

In another article, I talked a big game about how an expensive concealed carry pistol was a waste of money -- while admitting that I recently purchased one and enjoyed the heck out of it. In this article, I'm going to touch upon the second half of that equation: trading in a gun to get…

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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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Prioritize Your Defensive Firearms

Prioritize Your Defensive Firearms

I am a through-and-through gun guy. I like to train with them, talk about them, even write about them on occasion as you can see! Some people are into cars, some are into golf, you and I are into guns. That’s great. Shooting is a great sport, it is great fun, and it has the…

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How Much Should I Spend On A Concealed Carry Gun?

How Much Should I Spend On A Concealed Carry Gun?

How much money should a person part with for a concealed carry gun? It's a worthy enough question, since a carry gun is a different tool than a mere range toy. The truth is that there are subjective qualities in a carry pistol that aren't necessarily cost-dependent, so you could spend comparatively little on a…

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When and How to Test Your Gun Gear

When and How to Test Your Gun Gear

This past weekend, I taught my 2-day Escape & Evasion Pistol course. A great group of people came out and we had a lot of fun while improving their shooting skills. One of the biggest benefits of attending a pistol course is that it gives you a chance to really test your gear and run…

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How to Break In a New Holster

How to Break In a New Holster

I’m always in search of the “perfect” holster, which means I’ve literally accumulated an entire box of holsters (that’s overflowing) in my closet. The other day, I decided that the numerous 1911 holsters in the box wouldn’t work for me and I purchased an outside the waistband “belt slide” holster made of leather. When I…

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Gun Golfing

Gun Golfing

I hate golfing. To me, it’s a terribly boring sport that I have no interest in. One time, friends talked me into playing a round of golf and I was ready to smash my club into a thousands pieces after just a few holes. However, there’s a new “sport” I love and I’m calling it…

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How to Store Guns and Cash

How to Store Guns and Cash

A reader mentioned to me how he’s having his first child soon (congrats) and wants to not only keep his guns away from his child, but also have a safe that protects other documents. First, it should hopefully go without saying that if there are children in the house all of the guns should be…

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5 Ways to Get Your Gun Out Faster

5 Ways to Get Your Gun Out Faster

If you ever have to draw your gun in self-defense, the encounter will likely be over in a matter of seconds, although it will feel like an eternity. This is why it’s critical to practice your draw so you instinctively and quickly get your gun out and on target if you ever need it. A…

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Long Term Gun Storage

Long Term Gun Storage

I’ve got guns stored throughout my house. These are my “home defense” guns so they’re fully loaded with a round in the chamber. However, because I have a one-year-old that is like Godzilla and walks around my house taking things off shelves and destroying them, all of my home defense guns are locked in a…

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