Concealed Carry

  1. Carrying a Gun Outdoors: Holster Options & Set-Up

    Carrying a Gun Outdoors: Holster Options & Set-Up

    How do you legally and safely carry a self-protection gun in the great outdoors?   Carrying a gun outdoors while hiking, backpacking, fishing, and doing other activities can be a challenge, but it’s doable. Predators -- both the animal and people type -- look for vulnerable people and the right time to strike. They commonly will target solo hikers or...
  2. Beretta APX: Beretta’s First Striker-Fired Pistol

    Beretta APX: Beretta’s First Striker-Fired Pistol

    How well did steel- and hammer-focused Beretta adapt to the polymer striker market?   Beretta is a legend in firearms manufacturing, from shotguns to handguns, but the all-new Beretta APX is their first striker-fired pistol. They are known for their high-quality side-by-side, over-and-under, and semi-automatic shotguns, the military contract-winning M9, and numerous double-action pistols. But as the handgun market shifted...
  3. 5 Essential Skills You Need To Know (That Aren't Shooting)

    5 Essential Skills You Need To Know (That Aren't Shooting)

    Self-defense preparation involves far more than learning to use a gun. In fact, the gun is the last thing you use.   When it comes to concealed carry, it's easy to get wrapped up in just the shooting skills portion of the whole thing. That's the most fun part. Believe it or not, you should be well balanced as a...
  4. Using Cover and Concealment Effectively

    Using Cover and Concealment Effectively

    How to identify, hide behind, and shoot from barriers.   If you’re ever in a gunfight – and we sincerely hope that never happens, but we also hope you’re prepared if it ever does – you will need to get off the X and find cover or concealment. It’s a valuable life-saving skill that can change the outcome of the...
  5. Concealed Carry Qualifying vs. Carrying for Real

    Concealed Carry Qualifying vs. Carrying for Real

    They are very different and should be treated that way.   In most states, concealed carry permit applicants must not only take a class ranging from as few as four to as many as 16 hours (yes, Illinois, we’re looking at you here), they also have to put rounds down range to demonstrate at least a modicum of marksmanship that...
  6. Concealed Carry Pistols: Polymer vs. Steel Framed Guns

    Concealed Carry Pistols: Polymer vs. Steel Framed Guns

    It's a matter of weight, capacity, trigger, action, recoil -- just a handful of considerations.   Polymer and steel framed guns both have their place when it comes to carrying concealed. And just like with anything else, they both have their pros and cons. In this blog, we’ll break down why you would use one gun over the other as...

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