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The Last Ride of the...

Nature versus nurture. It’s a question as old as humanity. Are some people bad because they are imbued with faulty DNA, or is it that their mothers just...
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Ain't Seen a Ransom Rest...

It is true that you’re not likely to use a Ransom Rest in a defensive shooting. Nor are you likely to have a shot timer. But each do have a role to play.
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Going Back: 45 to 9 to... 45?

A cop who became famous for switching to a 9mm with 145 rounds on his person after a gunfight returns to a .45.
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The S&W Fighting 500

I should receive very few arguments about using “enough gun” about this little test. Is it “too much gun?” I’d imagine your perspective on the...
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GunZee Holster Cushion

Pokey IWB holsters got you down? IWB carry is great for concealment and gun retention, but many of the Kydex models can poke and stab sensitive body parts...
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Kimber’s R7 Mako Compact...

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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Nighthawk...

The folks at Nighthawk Custom coined the phrase, “One gun, one gunsmith” to capture their manufacturing philosophy. It means what it says.
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Make Ready...

No manufacturer is immune from a faulty product. If they were, there would be no reason for the “customer service department.” All the ballistic tools...
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Better Shooting...

Shooting stance is a topic I try not to get too dogmatic about it. In formal bullseye shooting, there is plenty of time to settle in a solid stance. In a...
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Guidelines To...

When it comes to carrying a concealed firearm, there are 10 specific rules everyone should follow.
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Tactical Foolery...

It seems all the “cool kids” are carrying concealed in the appendix position these days. So, is it a “tacti-cool” fad or a responsible and effective...
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Then And Now:...

What was your first concealed carry gun? Tom McHale, Ashley McGee, and Nic Lenze discuss where they started, what they carry now, and how clueless husbands...
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Big Man's...

Most concealed carry options don’t always work for heavyweights. So what does work for big boys?
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Snubbies The...

The brand of snubby you carry may be less important than its configuration. You want to have a gun that is built and shaped for your particular needs.
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Pocket Power Carry

Choosing the right pocket holster for effective — and safe — carry.
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Hide ‘N Seek

Winter months in the Pacific Northwest, upper Midwest and in the far Northeast are for concealed carry, and for that purpose, most people I know have more...
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safariland schema iwb holster
Safariland...

With a smaller footprint than traditional IWB offerings, the Safariland Schema is an optics-ready minimalist holster designed for subcompact firearms.
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Carry Options:...

I limited my search for solutions to Inside-the-waistband (IWB) holsters given a shorts and t-shirt concealment requirement, and the field quickly narrowed...
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Cop Talk: Weapon...

We must remember every suspect we close with has access to a pistol — ours.
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The Way Of The...

The bad guy who attacks is the one who acts. The good guy who is the intended victim is the one who has to react. Action beats reaction. It’s pretty...
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Tuck & Carry Runners From Alexo Athletica
Tuck & Carry...

The Tuck & Carry Runners from Alexo Athletica feature a patent-pending double-pocket carry system that allows you to conceal and carry safely whether...
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Better Shooting:...

What about .22s as carry guns? I’m not talking about them as backup or last-ditch firearms but as primary personal defense weapons. The short answer is...
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Tactics and...

The fundamentals of responding to a threat are Move, Communicate, Use Cover, Shoot — if necessary — and Think. “Move” is first for multiple reasons....
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A Real American...

It has been my great privilege recently to meet a true gunfighter. Robert “RJ” Thomas is one of the original Navy SEALs. He found himself in a gunfight...
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CCW Phenomenon

While next weekend will see me attending the annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in Dallas (well, actually Irving), Texas, a live face-to-face event for the...
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Cop Talk:...

You’ve won the gunfight. Now come the court fights… in criminal court, in civil court, and in the court of public opinion. Current cop, retired cop, or...
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Honed Reflexes

Here’s a look at 10 of some of the best new red dots for carry guns on the market.
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Cop Talk: Toward...

On April 11, 2021, Kim Potter of the Brooklyn Center, MN Police Department was on patrol with a new officer she was training. Field training officer (FTO)...
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Big-Guy CCW...

Carrying a gun is a chore. It’s uncomfortable and intrusive — a burden even. For us bigger guys there’s a whole new set of challenges to overcome though.
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EDC Explained: Worthwhile Watches
EDC Explained:...

This week on EDC Explained, Nic Lenze shows you some of his favorite watches. They may not be a crucial part of everyday carry but boy are they cool!
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