I’d estimate that I’ve got right around 5,000 hours of experience carrying a Glock 19, almost all of it in the
It wasn’t too long ago that the subcompact semiauto .380 ACP hit like a fever. These lightweight, small-enough-to-fit-in-your pocket pistols
For years, I have suffered the insults, ridicule, jokes and consternation of my fellow shooters. The 1911 crowd was never a surprise.
Recently, LaserMax debuted a new line of weapon-mounted tactical lights. Leading the charge of the high output LED lights is a model designed specifically
A guest article by Jason Hanson
Maybe you wear a suit to work everyday, or maybe you only wear a suit to church on Sunday. Either way,
Warm or cold weather, fashion, tactical considerations and personal preferences will all play into your decision when
Decades ago, I began learning the ins and outs of concealed carry. I worked at a sporting goods store in
As a professional, I take every handgun on its own merits. I take dry lines and trope and infuse the
Commonality of handguns is often a topic of discussion among gun owners. Should everyone in the family use the same type of handgun? Alternately, is individuality best?
Part 9 in our concealed carry series.
When preparing for concealed carry, you should look at the whole picture. The
Part 8 in our concealed carry series.
Sometimes you have to pick the gun and sometimes the holster; you should
Part 7 in our concealed carry series.
If you are new to concealed carry, you probably started carrying a large handgun then
Society changes slowly, although tools change often. Since about 1900, the subject of revolvers and automatics (yes, I know, we call them automatics anyway) has been beaten to death every time a novice looks at a handgun. So, I suppose it is worth another discussion. Likewise, with the introduction of new handguns, the situation warrants attention. I sometimes feel a pang of sympathy for new shooters.
Part 5 in our concealed carry series.
When it comes to personal defense, there are plenty of ridiculous statements about the mindset. The combat mindset may suit a combat Marine, but self-defense demands a different mindset. I am not going to be hurt or defeated, and my primary objective is protecting my family and myself. I want to maintain the ability to act effectively and morally under stress. The proper perspective must pass muster as to what is legal and must go further into what is moral.
Safety is the number one focus when using any firearm. There are too many preventable accidents and deaths caused by people who do not go to the range to practice or who mishandle their weapons at home. Make sure you, and your loved ones, are trained and understand the safety rules.
When you first consider concealed carry, the key word is commitment. Many decide to carry a concealed handgun after a life-changing event