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Safety and Training

Throwback Thursday: The Four Second Assessment

These quick assessments we have learned from years in the executive protection industry remarkably apply to you as well. It is estimated that people make a judgment about you in four seconds. If you are a celebrity, executive, or a regular person going about your life, in four seconds you judge and are judged regardless of what you want to believe.

GunVault NanoVault

Gun Gear

The Best Peace of Mind a Few Dollars can Bring — GunVault’s NanoVault

The NanoVault can be employed in many other places and ways. Your imagination is the only limitation. The NanoVault meets TSA airline firearm guidelines making it ideal for transporting your handgun when traveling. The small, discreet size makes it ideal for carrying in a briefcase or bag or mounting under a desk or in a file cabinet.

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.

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General

How to Deal With a Stalker

Having a stalker can be very scary and one of the most important factors is your personal protection plan. In extreme cases, I would recommend hiring a bodyguard. However, I realize many people are unable to do that, so you need to put in place other security measures. Here are some tips that will hopefully keep you safe, and give you a little peace of mind, if you ever find yourself in this situation.

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Safety and Training

Hiding Guns in Plain Sight

Daniel McNamara and his wife returned to their Detroit home last month around 6 p.m. As the McNamara’s entered their home, two men approached them from behind and ordered them inside the home at gunpoint. The suspects told the McNamara’s to turn around so they wouldn’t remember their faces while they stole jewelry, cash, cell phones, and other valuables.

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Camping & Survival

The Essential Summer Survival Guide

One of our favorite things at Cheaper Than Dirt! is helping people. Be it guiding you in purchasing your first handgun, providing our expert opinion on what optics are best for your AR-15 or prepping you for any form of disaster, we want you to make the best decision for you and your family. Summer is a time many of us look forward to—camping, fishing, hiking, barbecues and all other forms out of outdoor activities. However, being outdoors means more chances of injury and accidents. Read our essential guide to surviving the summer for all you need to know on how to get through the summer unscathed.

Gun Gear

Tips for Choosing a Safe, Comfortable EDC Holster

I own a lot of holsters. I literally have a box that’s overflowing, full of holsters that I’ve tested over the years. I’m sure that I’ll be testing holsters for the rest of my life, but for now, I’ve found a few that work well for me and I’ll give you their names in this post.