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The Ruger Alaskan for Concealed Carry

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob The Ruger Alaskan for Concealed Carry Dirty Harry is basically the father of big bore, big gun, concealed carry. I say Dirty Harry instead of Clint Eastwood because it’s important to draw the line between the fictional character and a real person. Only a fictional character can do all […]

Carrying a Gun in Church

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Shepherding the Flock  – Carrying a Gun in Church Whether you are in law enforcement or a civilian with a concealed carry permit, you have earned the right to carry a firearm with you to most places. We all decided to carry because we want to be […]

What to Do When Travelling With Guns

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Ashley Traveling With Guns Most people have a favorite way to carry concealed for everyday carry. But is that everyday carry right for road tripping across the state or across several states?  I bring this up because I travel a lot for work and visiting family. I have learned that […]

How to End Holster Problems

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester I constantly get asked by new and experienced shooters about holsters, the carry position of a firearm, and different retention devices on the market today. Living in the modern gun era in our nation we are blessed with a plethora of companies who manufacture excellent holsters. Which […]

Women’s Off Body Carry

This is a guest post by Stephanie DiGennaro When it comes to concealed carrying, we ladies have quite a few options. We can carry on body (the most preferred way) with a more common IWB or OWB holster or we can use a thigh holster or a bra holster. We can also off body carry […]

What You Need to Know About Pocket Carry Guns

The best gun to have is the gun you have when you need it. While a big bore auto with a huge magazine is preferable when going against a threat; you might not be able to have that with you. For these occasions, pocket carry guns are a good alternative.

Do You Make These Concealed Carry Mistakes

Unless you have taken a CCW class there is a good chance you might be making at least one of these concealed carry mistakes. Even with a class, you might have gotten some bad info and have fallen into one of these.

Concealed Carry Options for Women

Concealed carry options for women differ from those of men for obvious reasons. It is pretty unusual to find a man wearing a skirt or a dress. Women have different body shapes and parts that make certain holsters and draws impractical. Women just have to look at concealed carry with a different eye than men.

Carrying a Second Gun

Do you carry a second gun? Maybe you should consider a backup gun. Massad Ayoob talks in the video we found about why you should  consider it.

Inexpensive Carry Guns – Sig P250

Are you in the market for inexpensive carry guns? Well look no farther.  The Sig P250 is great choice.

Woman’s Flashbang Bra Holster

We have talked about concealed carry for women a few times on the blog and the woman’s flashbang bra holster always has a lot of comments – both positive and negative.

Concealed Carry – Lessons Learned

Here’s a great video on things you should think about if you have a concealed carry weapon.  There’s an old saying – “You don’t know what you don’t know.” It is the same with concealed carry a lot of things take time to learn.  Take some time and watch the video so you don’t have […]

Drop It – Dropping A Gun

In normal circumstances, the last thing you want to happen is dropping a gun.  This is probably one of the most serious safety breaches that can occur both from the danger of getting shot and from the danger of losing your CCW license if in public. Obey the Police Now before we go further, if […]

Getting My Wife to Carry – CCW for Women

by Home Defense Gun staffer Pat CCW for women can be a tough sell. I always find it strange that there seems to be a societal stigma against armed women. Given our country’s frontier legacy, it is safe to say that women have been using firearms of one kind or another to defend cabins, farms, […]

Concealed Carry vs Open Carry

Concealed carry vs open carry, that is the question. I know this is going to stir a lot of debate.  There are advocates on both sides of the issue. Many open carriers feel it is important to express their rights.  I will state at the beginning of this, I don’t say either way is better, […]

The Ten Commandments of Concealed Carry

The Ten Commandments of Concealed Carry were first written by Massad Ayoob. Carrying a gun is a serious commitment both to yourself and others.  The Ten Commandments give you good rules of thumb to think about as you get ready to purchase a conceal carry weapon or even if you have been carrying for awhile.

Tips for a CCW and Police Stop

Besides taking on and  eliminating a threat, one of the most dangerous times when concealed carrying is being stopped by the police and carrying a firearm. I am not saying that all police are bad. I would even say that most are just doing their jobs the best they can.  Traffic stops are dangerous for […]

Carjacking Defense

We are probably at our most vulnerable driving in our cars. Here is a great video about what to think about and what to do to aid in carjacking defense. As always, number one is to practice conflict avoidance and situational awareness. Leave yourself always an out and keep your eyes open about what is […]

What You Didn’t Learn in Concealed Carry Class

We found this great video on things you might not of learned in a concealed carry class or read in a CCW book. It is short, simple and to the point.  This is basically the principles I was taught to use for pistol shooting in the military. A key point at the beginning of the […]

Train as You Fight – Home Defense Gun

There is a common saying in the boxing and mixed martial arts world: “Train like you fight, so you will fight like you train”. This saying is equally important for a concealed carry permit holder or anyone who is serious about protecting their home and family from harm. When you make the decision to obtain […]

Concealed Carry for Women

I am going out on another limb here, but am going to say it anyway – men and women are different.  Men are bigger, on average stronger, wear different clothing, and even think differently about self defense.  For these reasons, women should look at concealed carry differently than men. Size and Strength On average women […]

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