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Magazine Storage - Myths, Facts, and Commentary

Magazine Storage – Myths, Facts, and Commentary

There’s a little trick I’ve learned in my career as a gun writer: when in doubt, kick over a hornet’s nest--at a minimum, you’ll get an article that will start some conversation. Having flipped through a few online forums whilst doing the research for this piece, it’s pretty clear that magazine storage is one such…

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Is It Safe to Carry with a Round in the Chamber?

Is It Safe to Carry with a Round in the Chamber?

By Brandon – Republished with Permission from Concealed Nation. The most common question that we receive from people who are new to concealed carry is this: Should I carry with a round in the chamber? We know that this question is asked mainly due to the uncertainty people have with the safety aspects of this.…

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Should You Carry with a Round in the Chamber? [Part 2]

Should You Carry with a Round in the Chamber? [Part 2]

By Brandon – Republished with Permission from Concealed Nation. If you’ve ever asked yourself the question that’s in the title of this article, you’re going to want to give this a good solid read. Quite a while ago, we posted a short and to-the-point article about carrying one in the chamber. We have decided to…

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How a Marine Stopped This Kidnapping

How a Marine Stopped This Kidnapping

I have a two year old daughter so when I hear about a child getting kidnapped it always hits close to home. And, unfortunately, you can’t turn on the news these days without hearing about a horrible kidnapping story somewhere in the U.S. or around the world. Thankfully, the story I want to share with…

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Why You Need to Learn to Move With a Loaded Firearm

Why You Need to Learn to Move With a Loaded Firearm

Years ago when I was working for a certain federal agency, I was instructing on the firing line with my friend Evan Marshall (the shooter and author, not the mandolinist). During a lull in shooting, the agents were asked to unload and show clear, which brought a chuckle from Evan. Knowing that Evan often has…

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No Such Thing As An Unloaded Firearm, Ever.

No Such Thing As An Unloaded Firearm, Ever.

I can hear them now; ‘what do you mean all guns are loaded all the time?!’ ‘That’s stupid!’ ‘I have guns at home right now that are not loaded’! ‘Hell, I was at the gun store the other day, none of them guns behind the counter and on the wall rack were loaded’! I say,…

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Concealed Carry with a Round Chambered

Concealed Carry with a Round Chambered

I teach concealed carry classes almost every Saturday. And it seems like every class contains a “know it all.” You know what I’m talking about. He’s the guy who wants to argue with you about everything. He claims that he knows it all and no matter what you say to explain your point he just…

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