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Concealed Carry

Warning Shot? No Way…

Despite what Joe Biden said when he recklessly recommended grabbing a double barrel shotgun and firing it in the air to scare off a would-be bad guy, warning shots only serve two purposes—getting you killed or killing the unlucky recipient of a stray bullet that should never have been fired in the first place.

Walther P22 with slide locked open and two boxes of ammunition

Gear

Top 5 Last Minute Gifts

Just because its zero hour, does not mean you have to show up empty handed. Here’s five last minute gift ideas that require nothing more than an internet-connected device and are sure to bring a smile to your shooter’s face.

Woman shooting handgun with instructor

How To

Tips for New Gun Owners From the Experts—You

Go to any shooting range across this great nation and you will find two types of shooters—new and experts. While that is said with a tongue-and-cheek tone, it rings true. To a degree, we are all learning, and we all have something to share. Here is your chance to show your expertise and pass along your top tips.

Firearms

H.R. 2810: Here Come the Military Surplus 1911s to the Public!

H.R. 2810 starts with a pilot program that will transfer between 8,000 and 10,000 1911s to the CMP for sale to the public. The Secretary of Defense, currently Gen, Mattis, will then report the outcome of the program to Congress. The Secretary of Defense is then authorized to continue transferring up to 10,000 1911s per year for sale to the public through the CMP.

Attacker with a knife an man drawing his concealed pistol

Firearms

Choosing a Handgun

A few decades ago, the FBI did a study and found that a handgun that weighs over 35 ounces becomes a drag on the pants after a few hours. Perhaps concealed carry handgun permit holders should consider 26 ounces as a reasonable top end. Read the full article article for additional .

Concealed Carry

Top 5 States to Avoid with Firearms

Just because it is the holidays, does not mean we can let our guard down. In fact, traveling to areas you are not as familiar with, crowded shopping malls, or on significant holidays all raise the threat from the everyday criminal as well as the lone wolf attacker. As a result, sadly, we need to be more vigilant and ready to take responsibility for our own safety more than ever. However, crossing state lines could land you an invite for Christmas dinner in the pokey. Here’s a list of the top five states to avoid while carrying with firearms, along with a handful of (dis)honorable mentions.

Springfield XD pistol with three boxes of SIG Sauer ammunition

Firearms

Range Report: Springfield .357 SIG with XS Sights

Our author began exploring a packing handgun for a specific scenario. The bottom line criterion was that the pistol must be completely reliable, accurate enough for personal defense and taking accurate shots at an adversary behind cover, and powerful enough for defense against both biped and quadruped threats. Vehicle penetration was important, and so was penetration against heavy bones. Springfield’s XD in .357 SIG quickly rose to the top of the list.

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Gear

10 Thoughtful Gifts for Gun Nuts

The hardest part of buying a gift for a gun nut is finding something they do not already have, as well as something they will use. We have done the work for you and selected gifts every gun nut will be happy to receive this holiday season.

Bob Campbell demonstrating weapon retention

How To

Instructors: The Good, Bad, and Downright Dangerous

Over the past few months, threads and discussion have often become a lively debate on choosing instructors and the merits of training in anti-terror tactics. This article addresses many of these discussions. Not surprisingly, an honest appraisal of the current situation finds the author coming up short in certain areas, and willing to admit it.