Concealed Carry

Holosun HE407K-GR X2...

Holosun’s HE407K has turned green, or rather its reticle has, setting a new standard for self-defensive pistol optics.
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Old Favorites

Thomas Wolfe titled his famous 1940 novel, You Can’t Go Home Again. I tell my students, when common sense is involved, there are times you can be wearing...
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On the Level About the Bevel

One debate you find in the electronic gun forums is the importance of reloading speed. I’ve spent years hearing “If you can’t do it with six, you...
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The Springfield Armory...

The Springfield Armory Hellcat showed the world what we could expect from the next generation of concealed carry guns.
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The Magic of a Cartridge Belt

Since my youth watching TV westerns and films featuring Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea or Audie Murphy, I’ve been fascinated with...
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The HEX Dragonfly

Springfield Armory has been churning out butt-kicking guns since 1974. Their catalog launched with such staples as the M1A and 1911 and has steadily evolved...
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Beretta APX

Beretta came relatively late to the polymer striker-fired “service pistol” market, but their Apex in this format has drawn raves from most reviewers.
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CHALLENGING AGE DISCRIMINATION

A federal lawsuit filed against the State of Illinois resembles a gun rights case on the surface, but underneath lurks a cause that could flame the...
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Open Carry Part II: The...

We have to discuss the “cons.” There are physical hazards to open carry. Opponents of the concept say, “The openly carried gun will make you a target....
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The Perfect Packin’ Pistol

Phil Sharpe is the main person responsible for the .357 Magnum. To come up with the .357 Magnum case, he simply lengthened the standard .38 Special from...
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(Hammer) less Is More

In the time of the smallest good 9mms and the best pocket-size .380s ever, the smallest-frame short barrel double-action revolver still thrives — Smith &...
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Perfect Packin’ Pistol...

The fourth cartridge in this series is from Smith & Wesson, chambered in a swing-out cylinder double-action revolver — the .45 Auto Rim.
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Ruger Doubles Down

Two on two: We turned Mike Humphries and Roy Huntington loose on two new Ruger handguns. These were the SP101 5-shot .357 and the .380 “Anniversary” LCP.
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What I Carry (And How And Why)

My first concealed carry sixgun in 1956 was a then-brand new 2nd Generation 7-1/2" Colt Single Action .45. It was chosen very scientifically: It was what I had.
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Black Hills HoneyBadger Ammo

Along with the vast array of handgun models available for personal protection, there’s also been a flood of self-defense ammunition. One of the best...
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Federal HST Micro 38...

Okay, the .38 Special may no longer be the dominant law enforcement sidearm it was back in the days when Colt and S&W were locked in mortal combat for the...
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Pressure Points — Do You...

Here in the US of A, our preeminent “non-magnum” defensive handgun cartridges include the 9mm, .38 Special and .45 ACP. All feature +P versions in more...
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