CONCEALED CARRY

FROM CLASSICS TO CUTTING EDGE IN CARRY METHODS
How Much Ammo Do...

When you carry a handgun, whether for competition, hunting, or self-defense, the question arises how much extra ammunition is enough?
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SCCY DVG-1...

The SCCY DVG-1’s machining is flawless, packing quality in a striker-fired compact pistol package that retails below $300.
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Kimber’s R7...

Carry optics are the current thing, and the Mako was designed for one from the ground up. The slide either comes with the mounting cut (OR) or with a...
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If you only had...

The Bravo Concealment BCA OWB holster offers the smallest possible footprint for an OWB holster with fully adjustable retention.
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Fancy Sixgun...

Nothing stirs a shooter’s senses like traditional handgun hide, especially when eye-popping ministrations making the leather become alive with detail....
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Tiny EDC with...

The Streamlight Pocket Mate is a tiny, and I do mean tiny, keychain light with a big attitude.
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Less Lethal EDC:...

I was always worried about the pepper spray I carried in my purse. I never planned to use it, and to be honest, I wasn’t comfortable with it.
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CZ P-10 M CCW Pistol

Newsflash: CZ’s P-10 M semiautomatic pistol is now available in the U.S. Previously released overseas, public demand and special request has brought the...
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Staccato 2011...

Handgun competitions don’t teach one how to fight, but they do an excellent job of burning in basic gun handling skills like trigger control, malfunction...
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Alien Gear
Alien Gear...

The Alien Gear ShapeShift Driver Defense Holster simplifies vehicle concealed carry, providing easy and safe access to your firearm.
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Taurus GX4...

There’s a new pocket pistol in town and, hold on to your shorts, it’s … affordable!
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CrossBreed...

The Crossbreed Holsters Bedside Backup provides a simple way to keep a firearm within easy reach at night.
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Defensive Revolvers:

Revolvers are back, especially for self-defense. Well-established companies are producing a wider variety of wheel guns than ever.
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What Cops...

When Handgunner began in 1976, the service revolver was still king. Only one major civilian law enforcement entity adopted pistols as standard issue for all...
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Mitch Rosen...

The new single-action holster from Mitch Rosen Extraordinary Gunleather is the perfect holster for concealed carry.
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The Max-9

As two to three generations have grown up with little or no experience with revolvers, it seems they drift away from wheel guns toward what they’re more...
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The Great...

Before we get into the trials and results of my appendix carry experiment, let’s get the controversial discussion out of the way.
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Ruger LCP MAX:...

Special Assignments editor Roy Huntington reviews Ruger's new LCP MAX and compares it to the other pistols in the LCP family.
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Carrying Junk?

Just how long our stuff will last, or its service life, all depends on how hard the gear is used and how well it’s maintained.
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Ruger LCP Max

Ruger’s recent addition to the LCP Family has greater capacity and more features than others in the line. The pocket-sized .380 is ideal for personal...
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Danger! Scenarios!

Over the past three days I’ve been shot, stabbed, beaten, wrestled, molested by drunks, thugs and muggers, stabbed some more and killed about a dozen times.
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Cover That Thing...

The key word in concealed carry is concealed. In many jurisdictions, if you accidentally expose your firearm and someone reports a man with a gun, it’s a...
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CCW Breakaways:...

Ever heard of a monkey trap? Its effectiveness owes its success to the power of sheer desperation.
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CHALLENGING AGE...

A federal lawsuit filed against the State of Illinois resembles a gun rights case on the surface, but underneath lurks a cause that could flame the...
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Holster Hints

If there was ever something getting over thought it’s holster selection.
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Leather Vs. Plastic

On websites and gun ranges, all across the world, the battle over which is better (leather or kydex) continues.
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Carry Methods...

Whatever hunting carry method is best for you, your handgun and your particular endeavor, safety and comfort should be a priority.
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Getting Good Gear

Before the advent of modern materials, handgunners generally carried in some type of leather holster. Now, the choices are virtually endless.
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Shoulder Stuff

From Dirty Harry to just about every cop show since Dragnet, the shoulder holster has been an iconic presence.
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1791 ULTRA ...

My wife’s passion is tinkering with experimental recipes in the kitchen. Mine is tinkering with shooting stuff in my man cave.
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Holster Mistakes...

For decades I’ve said it’s hard to buy a bad gun and easy to buy a bad holster. If you buy a handgun from a major manufacturer you are very unlikely to...
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Taurus GX4
Rethinking...

The new Taurus GX4 9mm micro-pistol delivers maximum concealment without sacrificing performance or capacity.
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A Guide’s Choice

I was at the great Tulsa Gun Show some time ago and spotted some absolutely top quality leather gear on a table. Mixed in were several “chest” rigs that...
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BLACKHAWK ...

The new Stache holster from Blackhawk is designed to be insanely configurable. It’s an injection-molded IWB design with adjustable friction retention...
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A Shoulder...

I’ve been searching around for a good method to carry a handgun if I’m not wearing a belt.
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Holster Drawer Wars

Among those of us who carry, the collection of unused holsters is a universal problem. For me it’s four drawers, stuffed to the gills. As an instructor...
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Unconventional Carry

I’m a huge proponent of on-the-body carry. If you need your firearm to save your life and the only gun you have is in your trunk or desk, it might as well...
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Common Concealed...

Like many of you, I’ve got boxes of misfit holsters. Mind you, they’re not necessarily bad products, they just didn’t work for me for one reason or...
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Put a sock on it!

American Handgunner's Tom McHale finds CCW Breakaways, Spare Magazine Sock, not only good for extra magazines but for other uses as well.
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Hidden in Plain...

One of the best quotes I’ve seen relating to guns and accessories is, “Either you are the weapon, and your gun is a tool — or —
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Customize Your...

American Handgunner's Tom McHale shows the steps on how he reconfigured his carry gun customizing it to his specifications with no tools.
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New Products...

Apex Tactical Specialties releases the Action Enhancement Trigger for the Hellcat from Springfield Armory.
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1791 Gunleather

Dateline: December 15, 1791. The feisty forefathers of the new United States of America, ratify the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S....
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1791 Gunleather...

One of the best parts of owning a handgun is customizing it to fit your needs. From changing sights to swapping stock controls for extended or ambidextrous...
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DeSantis Gunhide

Imagine the surprise on caveman Klug’s face as he stalks Org, a seemingly easy victim of a pre-historic strong-armed robbery.
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New Products...

Radians’ R-3200 Dual Mic is an electronic sound amplification earmuff. Two independent microphones pick up and amplify low sound level noises while...
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SofHold American...

Do you do anything unusual like sit at a desk, drive a car, or sleep in a bed? If so, check out this magnetic holster from SofHold.
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Alien Gear For...

Alien Gear, provider of innovative holster systems for mere earthlings, forged an intergalactic partnership with a few new companies, broadening their...
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The Box O' Holsters

We all have one — or at least should have one. It’s that pesky box full of cast-off holsters.
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Unorthodox CCW...

Everything in life involves tradeoffs, beginning with where you live. In two-season country you have six months of too hot and six months of just right
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Galco FasTrax...

As much as we’d like, gunleather and gym shorts just don’t go together — for numerous reasons. Enter Galco and a reimagined fanny pack for everyday carry.
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desantis pocket...

When it comes to purchasing brakes, tires or parachutes, cheap is much too expensive.
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Remora

If you carry concealed, it’s likely you’ve got more than one gun and multiple holsters in order to have multiple carry options.
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CCW Tips: How,...

When I lived on the high mountain with bears, wolves, cougars, along with an occasional rabid skunk, my Springfield Armory Range Officer was strapped on in...
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Milt Sparks Holsters

Skeeter Skelton summed it up when he stated, “My holster maker is more important to me than my doctor!”
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Your First Time

I’ve been a firearms instructor and federally licensed gun dealer for about 12 years now and been asked a whole lot of questions about how to carry a...
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Providing Value...

Providing American firearms owners with value since 1990, EAA Corp has searched the world to import quality firearms from respectable international...
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Critical Defense...

Offering reliable expansion without the possibility of clogging, Hornady Critical Defense is the ultimate choice for concealed carry firearms and self...
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More Carry...

Our old friends from Alaska have come up with a bare minimalist holster fitting medium and large autos. Called the “Alaska EDC,”
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More Than Equal

When my editor assigned me to an upcoming concealed carry class, I cringed. Not another “ladies-only concealed carry course,” I thought. Needless to...
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