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Drawing from a Holster

To get good at drawing from a holster you need consistency. You want to do the same thing every time.

Couples Carry – CCW and Your Spouse

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Couples Carry – CCW and Your Spouse As times become unpredictable and criminals are emboldened by weak laws and corrupt politicians, concealed carry of a firearm is rapidly rising across the nation. The fact that Americans are starting to take active self-protection measures is encouraging.

Doing a CCW Check

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Doing a Pre-Flight CCW Check If you carry a (semi-auto) handgun on a daily basis, you need to remember that it is a finely tuned machine that requires a certain amount of maintenance and care to function. We want to make sure we take proper care of […]

Purses for Concealed Carry

There are a lot of people who don’t advocate purses for concealed carry. I understand the thinking. It is easy to have the purse taken from you. At the same time, a lot of times women wear clothing (or lack of clothing) that makes it darn near impossible to carry on the body.

How to Shoot in a Car

How to shoot in a car when carrying concealed can be tricky. You have a lot to deal with – cramped quarters, seat belts, etc.

What To Wear for Concealed Carry

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Personal Protection – Beyond the waistline, what to wear for concealed carry When talking about self-defense and personal protection, an awful lot of attention is devoted to the waist line. Let’s face it, that’s where we carry the most important tool in our arsenal. Be it appendix […]

Should You Use a Shoulder Holster?

Shoulder holsters seem a bit old school these days. You don’t see them around much. Well, that’s sort of the idea, if someone is carrying properly you won’t see them.

CCW at Work

Should you carry your CCW at work?  That is a tough question.

Women and CCW

Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob interviews a female friend of his on her thoughts on women and CCW. There are quite issues that women have to address when carry concealed – clothing, body shape to name a couple.

When to Draw Your Firearm

It’s always a judgement call to know when to draw your firearm either in a concealed carry situation or a gun in your home. There are a hundred things going through your mind and a second or two to make a decision.

Active Shooter & Concealed Carry

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester I’ve been absent for a couple of weeks now, partially because I spent a week at a training course on responding to active shooter incidents. While this course was designed for law enforcement officers, there are many similarities in the way you as a concealed carry citizen […]

Don’t Make These Common Concealed Carry Mistakes

Concealed carry mistakes can happen to everyone all the way from the newest newbie to the person who has been carry for years.  As we have said before, you don’t know what you don’t know. You might not have been taught or told a critical element.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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