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  1. What To Expect at Your First Firearms Class

    What To Expect at Your First Firearms Class

    Follow these hints to get the most out of your first gun class.   So you’ve bought your first gun and want to learn how to use it. Great! That’s a fantastic first step. While the Constitution does not require citizens to take classes or train as a legal requirement to own a gun, it is still a good idea...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. The Absolute Worst Guns For Concealed Carry

    The Absolute Worst Guns For Concealed Carry

    They make look cute and cuddly, maybe even nostalgic, but that's not what you need when the fight starts.   The world of compact handguns is absolutely massive. If you want to find one for concealed carry, then you have what’s basically a buffet of pistols in front of you. Some are outstanding choices, some are okay, and some absolutely...
  5. Gun Manufacturer’s Warranty: Considerations When Buying a Handgun

    Gun Manufacturer’s Warranty: Considerations When Buying a Handgun

    How well does the manufacturer stand behind the gun you just bought? What's covered and what's not?   One of the biggest considerations when purchasing a gun for concealed carry is the gun manufacturer’s warranty. Even in recent years, many of the household name brands of firearms have changed their policies. Sometimes, the biggest difference in policies is whether you...
  6. Get Off the X!

    Get Off the X!

    If you stand in one spot during a gunfight, there’s a good chance you’ll die there.   Gunfights are hardly ever one-sided. If you’re shooting at someone, chances are that someone is shooting at you, too. It doesn’t matter who started it, bullets are flying in both directions, and you want to avoid getting hit. So how do you do...

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