Concealed carrying in winter is easier than in warm weather because we wear more layers, and cover garments, such as sweaters, hoodies or jackets, do not look suspicious.
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Spring is awesome, so is the beginning of summer, but during the middle of summer and certainly the end, even just sitting outside is too hot.
Is there a best personal defense handgun? I doubt it; the competition is fierce, and many handguns have their good points. We also have personal needs and personal worst-case scenarios. As long as the handgun is a quality design, well executed with good reliability and is accurate and powerful enough for the task, the rest is up to you. My personal favorite carry gun is the 1911 single-action self-loader in .45 ACP. There are many variants, and while some are ironmongery, many are well made of good material.
I know many of you love the M4; many have trusted their lives to the marvelous Colt, either here in the states or abroad. Why? Simple: It is reliable, effective and proven. Colt’s reliability and performance have been the cornerstone on which the Armed Forces has relied to successfully complete many missions around the world—and every serious shooting enthusiast should have at least one.
S&W Model 69 Combat Magnum
For the first time, Smith & Wesson introduces the .44 Magnum caliber in an L-Frame revolver, the Model 69 Combat Magnum. Made especially for Magnum® usage, the Model 69 will also shoot the lighter .44 Special.
The Model 66 saw years of law enforcement service from 1970 to 2005. The all stainless-steel revolver has a smooth, glass-bead finish and is chambered for .357 Magnum and .38 Special.
On a recent trip to the shooting range, one of the female range officers brought me a SIG P938 and said, “Here girl, try this.” She proceeded to tell me it was her preferred carry gun and that she can conceal it anywhere on her body successfully. “It hides under anything!” she exclaimed as she pointed toward her chest.
S&W Model 686 Performance Center
The Smith & Wesson Model 686 has over 30 years of history. For 2014, S&W releases an enhanced Model 686 from its Performance Center shop. Intended for self-defense and chambered for .357 Magnum, the Performance Center Model 686 also shoots .38 Special.
For those of you who don’t know, Duck Commander is the name of the company owned by the famed Robertson family of A&E’s entertaining hit “reality” show, Duck Dynasty. For those of you only familiar with the names Duck Commander and Buck Commander—hey! Did you know that those guys got really, really famous? Willie, Phil, Jase and Co. were known to sport Benelli shotguns, but just recently, they have partnered with Mossberg to release a series of co-branded firearms.
Team AK or Team AR? Now you can be kind of both with Rock River Arms’ (RRA) LAR-47 semi-automatic rifle. No, it is not an AK-47 wearing a Halloween costume. It is an AR-15 built from the ground up to reliably feed and shoot 7.62x39mm from (most) standard AK-47 magazines. It’s the perfect gun for the black rifle enthusiasts who hates the AK, but loves the 7.62x39mm round.
SIG Sauer decided to skip Industry Day this year and hold their own exclusive event—which we did not attend—so we can’t attest to how well the gun shoots, but we do know the specs of SIG Sauer’s new and first striker-fired pistol, the P320.
Earlier in January someone leaked a product sheet for two new Kel-Tec bullpup rifles named the RDB and M43. I heard Kel-Tec was pretty ticked off about the leak, but the flier circulated the gun blogs quickly. I wondered if maybe Kel-Tec was mad because the rifles didn’t exist, but sure enough, Kel-Tec unveiled prototypes of the M43 and RDB at SHOT Show 2014.
Known for reliable, tough pocket pistols in a price range that reflects their quality, a Kahr goes bang every time. For self-defense, you can trust your life on a Kahr handgun. Now, with a saturated market of affordable and even cheap, small defensive handguns, Kahr Arms introduces two new full-sized pistols that it hopes will grab a portion of the market share.
Picking up Smith & Wesson’s new .380 ACP Bodyguard might just give you déjà vu, but as you reach for the INSIGHT® laser button on the front of the frame, it isn’t there. S&W’s Bodyguard for 2014 is nearly identical to the first release, sans integrated laser.
Poor California. Last year was rough for gun owners who live in the Golden State. California Governor Jerry Brown approved 11 new gun restriction laws in 2013. But don’t worry Californians! Smith and Wesson is really nice and for 2014 have made its affordable and reliable self-defense and target pistol California-compliant.
Getting up before dawn isn’t hard when you know you will be spending all day shooting the newest and coolest rifles, shotguns and handguns while also getting to check out the latest in bullets, optics and other accessories. We spent all day at 2014’s Industry Day at the Range going from booth to booth testing out the latest and greatest gear. At the end of the day, it didn’t take us long to come to a consensus which firearms were our favorites.