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Chief of Police Requires “Essay” to Obtain CCW

There are sheriffs who support and even encourage gun ownership and use among their citizens, but not Lowell Massachusetts. In fact, when you apply for an unrestricted right-to-carry firearm permit you be slapped with over $1,000 in fees and the most bizarre requirement you have ever heard of. Read the full story for more details.

Picture shows someone's EDC including a GLOCK 19 and Kahr Arms 9mm.

Blades and Knives

EDC—Everyday Carry

Everyone’s choice is different when it comes to their EDC—everyday carry gear. From the bare essentials—a gun, knife and light—to primary gun and a backup gun—whatever you choose should be dependable, reliable and easily fit in your pockets or bag. Rather you are just starting out in concealed carry or an old pro looking to upgrade your equipment and would like to see what everyone else is carrying; I got six anonymous men to snap a picture of their EDC. How does yours compare?

CCW Laws

Firearms

Top 10 Apps for Concealed Carry

We do not have reciprocity for concealed carry like drivers licenses, so your smartphone or tablet can be one of the best devices to keep you safe and out of handcuffs. Here is a list of 10 of the leading CCW apps.

Kahr Sights

Concealed Carry

Considerations for Concealed Carry Handguns

If you ask ten gun store clerks about the best possible concealed carry handgun, you’ll probably get ten different answers. It is a confusing market with a myriad of players and they all claim to have the best of the best. A good place to start when thinking about carrying concealed is finding that perfect balance between handgun size and caliber. Deciding on a concealed carry handgun can be a daunting task. Know what to look for will make your buying choice easier.

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield

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M&P Shield: What’s So Great About It?

Overall S&W built the gun very well—but not perfect. As expected, they added features consistent with what the concealed carry market demands. The first thing you notice when handling a Shield is how thin it is.

Drawing from concealed carry

Firearms

Carrying at Work

It ultimately falls on us as citizens choose for ourselves what environments we work in. If you want to carry at work, remember to check your company’s rules to find out when you may or may not carry.

A Revolver is Still an Excellent Choice

Firearms

What is Your Gun’s Role?

There are so many choices it can be mind-boggling. What is worse, you asked ten different so-called experts about the best handgun, you got ten different enthusiastic answers. Instead of me telling you exactly which gun to buy, I will let you come to your own conclusion based on your needs as a gun shopper.