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  • Concealed Carrier Pulls Gun on Couple Wearing MAGA Hats February 20, 2019
    It is often said that concealed carrier as some of the most law-abiding citizens. If you are going to take the time to obtain a firearm legally and go through the process of obtaining a concealed carry permit or license (with the exception of those that reside in Constitutional Carry states), then you are most likely […]
  • 3 Things To Look For When Choosing A New Handgun February 18, 2019
    Buying a new handgun is a lot of fun, but it’s also a commitment. Unless you’re buying a range gun that you’re only going to plink with (and you know it), there are some practical considerations you need to make. What are they? Here are three factors that you should always pay attention to when […]
  • Make Your Own Gun Training Course and Have Fun While Learning to Shoot February 15, 2019
    Concealed carriers and gun owners alike take training seriously. You have to — it’s your life on the line! That said, it’s important to find ways to turn training into a game. That doesn’t mean ignoring the fundamental rules of firearm safety, but it does mean finding ways to get you thinking “outside the box”. […]
  • How South Dakota Became The 14th Constitutional Carry State February 15, 2019
    In case you didn’t hear, South Dakota recently became the fourteenth state in the Union to allow Constitutional Carry. ‘Constitutional Carry’ basically means that residents of legal age are allowed to conceal carry firearms on their person without a permit or license, within the boundaries of the state. The measure, SB47, was approved by the Republican-dominated state […]
  • Check Out The New Concealed Carry Maps February 14, 2019
    Back in 2007, I created USA Carry to help other people like myself that had an interest in defending themselves and their loved ones by getting a concealed carry permit and also helping them navigate the each state’s laws including reciprocity with other state’s permits. No one quite had an interactive map at the time, […]
  • Fighting Dirty: Self-Defense Requires It But Here’s What You Need To Know February 13, 2019
    “The primary thing when you take a sword in your hands is your intention to cut the enemy, whatever the means. Whenever you parry, hit, spring, strike or touch the enemy’s cutting sword, you must cut the enemy in the same movement. It is essential to attain this. If you think only of hitting, springing, […]
  • Shooting from the Ground: An Overlooked Skill February 11, 2019
    It is easy for most shooters to fall into the trap of overemphasizing conventional shooting stance. While practicing on the flat range, we tend to send most rounds down range while standing in a proper stance, a good two-hand grip on the gun, while maintaining ideal form. A quick perusal of video footage documenting actual […]
  • 5 Critical Steps To Defend Your Homestead in a SHTF Scenario February 7, 2019
    Electricity, heat, and running water are things many of us take for granted, but the truth is all of those things are extremely vulnerable weaknesses in terms of attack. The grids are aging, slowly being overworked by increasing populations, and are under constant risk of physical and cyber attack, both of which occur more often […]
  • Tuckable Holsters: Options for Wearing a Gun under Tucked-in Shirts February 6, 2019
    Speaking from personal experience, one of the more frustrating circumstances a concealed carrier faces is when you must tuck in a shirt for any sort of formal event. Granted, some guys wear tucked-in shirts all of the time, and such gentlemen often rely on pocket carry or another carry mode as their primary means of […]
  • Hands-On with the New Mossberg MC1sc [Shot Show 2019] February 5, 2019
    One of the most talked about new pistols at this year’s Shot Show was the Mossberg MC1sc which we covered when it was first announced. Unfortunately, we were unable to get a chance to shoot it, but we did get our hands on it. Peter Boruchowski also gave us a rundown of the features, the takedown […]
  • Bigger Is Better When It Comes To Handgun Sights February 4, 2019
    A common feature on some carry guns is low-profile handgun sights, which – if you read the promotional literature – assures you of a snag-free draw. The small front blade and notch in the top strap of a snubbie revolver, the small non-adjustable sights of many pocket .380s, the tiny 3-dot sights of many compact […]
  • Try These Three Key Dry Practice Drills Today February 1, 2019
    Dry practice, also called dry fire, is an incredible tool. If you are not familiar with what dry practice is, it is practicing manipulations of a firearm without the use of live ammunition. All the cool kids do it. Seriously though, there is immense value in correctly done dry fire, but there are some rules […]
  • Bersa’s Newly Discounted BP9CC [Shot Show 2019] January 31, 2019
    While not a new gun announced at Shot Show 2019, the Bersa BP9CC was on display. I had never held or shot one and was pleasantly surprised when I stopped by the Eagle Imports booth. This single-stack is Bersa’s first striker-fired polymer pistol and handing it just felt great. It has a comfortable grip and […]
  • Springfield Armory Releases the 911 in 9mm [Shot Show 2019] January 31, 2019
    Building on the success of the 911 .380, Springfield Armory released a 9mm version in this new platform at Shot Show 2019. We stopped by their booth, and Stefany Reese gave us a rundown of all the features of this new pocket pistol chambered in 9mm. Springfield Armory released a new platform last year at […]
  • Why There is No Such Thing as a “Cheap Gun” for Self-Defense January 29, 2019
    I recently acquired a Kel-Tec P32, which will be the subject of a forthcoming review once I’ve had a chance to shoot it more. However, the purchase brought to mind another topic that I find myself discussing somewhat frequently: how far you should go to save a buck when it comes to a defensive firearm. […]