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5 Pains All Concealed Carriers Feel

5 Pains All Concealed Carriers Feel

Recently, I had a long ride in the car and remembered that I carried my concealed carry handgun on the back of my love handle. This resulted in a dull throb in my lower back that's been hounding me for the past day and a half. This lead me to want to list off the…

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5 Fantastic Pistols For A First Handgun

There's nothing like a person's first handgun. It's the base upon which a person's shooting skills will be built and may be with a person for the rest of their life. So it had better be a good one, but ideally shouldn't cost too much. After all, it's not a good idea to blow a…

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4 Strange and Unusual Firearms

We live in an era of relative conservationism in firearms design. The AR15 in its various forms dominates the semi-automatic rifle market, Mossberg’s 500/590 and Remington’s 870 represent the bulk of the sporting, tactical, and defensive shotguns out there, and while there’s more diversity in the handgun world, let’s be honest: most of you are…

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Getting a CCW Permit? Do This First . . .

Getting a CCW Permit? Do This First . . .

Getting your CCW permit for the first time is a multi-faceted experience. There's the personal freedom, the celebration of liberty, the deep sense of responsibility—and what may seem like an endless forest of legal and bureaucratic requirements. And Americans, as a species, are deeply suspicious if not resentful of officialdom. If you doubt this at…

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What is Your Concealed Carry Code of Conduct?

What is Your Concealed Carry Code of Conduct?

Grab a pencil and some paper. Now quickly list your personal top 5 expectations (your bucket list of priorities) for your life in 30 seconds. Well most of us can come up with 2 or 3 things right away, but may fall short for the others in the half minute. Some can easily do this,…

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Ultimate Picks For Favorite Pocket Pistols

Ultimate Picks For Favorite Pocket Pistols

Before the culture of concealed carry really took off, most people who carried a concealed handgun were either off-duty law enforcement, military, and some very vigilant law-abiding citizens. That number has changed very quickly. It's now estimated that there are somewhere over 12 million licensed concealed carriers in the United States. And that's only what…

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5 Decisions Every Concealed Carrier Is Forced To Make

5 Decisions Every Concealed Carrier Is Forced To Make

In almost every concealed carrier's time carrying a handgun, he or she will inevitably be confronted with certain decisions that need to be made. They can be related to carrying a firearm altogether or the decision to try to step into an uncertain situation. Let's go over five decisions every concealed carrier will likely have…

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Our Top Picks For 9mm Concealed Carry Pistols

Our Top Picks For 9mm Concealed Carry Pistols

From time to time, we'll go back and forth on what to recommend to readers who ask us, "what are your top picks for a 9mm concealed carry handgun?" Generally, if it works with your particular build and shooting style -- more power to you. We love the 9x19 mm cartridge because it's versatile, easy…

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7 Reasons It Is A Bad Idea To Carry Concealed

7 Reasons Why It Is A Bad Idea To Carry Concealed

As a concealed carry educational website, we encounter a lot of scenarios that we believe are not conducive to carrying concealed. We've surmised, as best we can, 7 reasons why it may be a bad idea to carry concealed. 1. You're swimming in the ocean. There are real limits to what a gun can and…

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11 Traits of Your Average Gun Owner

By Brandon - Republished with Permission from Concealed Nation Sometimes, it’s tough to be a gun owner. We tend to get a bad rap because of the few irresponsible gun owners out there. So in an attempt to clear the air and show that we aren’t so bad, here are 11 things that everyone should…

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