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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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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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“Clip” Or “Magazine”- Does It Matter?

“Clip” Or “Magazine”- Does It Matter?

Can you recognize and differentiate among the magazines and clips on the right? What is the difference between a Stripper Clip and an En-Bloc Clip? Are Clips, Magazines, or both under spring pressure? Are Clips inserted directly into the firearm or into a Magazine? Is there such a thing as a fixed, non-detachable Magazine for…

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How Often Should You Unload Your Pistol?

How Often Should You Unload Your Pistol?

A lot of folks have a gun for home defense purposes only, and choose not to carry concealed. Many of these folks leave these guns in their safes for months at a time and frequently ask me how often they should unload their pistol and “give it a rest?” Then there are people who do…

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High Capacity Magazine Ban

NYPD After Your Legal “High Cap” Magazines

NYPD's License Division is sending letters to handgun permit renewal applicants suggesting their pre-ban standard capacity magazines may be in violation of the law. The letter uses the date 11/1/2000 as being the date of New York's assault weapons ban and magazine limits.  However, any capacity magazine possessed prior to 9/13/1994 is legal.  The letter…

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