Self-Defense Mindset | When is “Good Enough” Actually Good Enough?

The internet is full of people with strong opinions on every topic, and the topics of firearms and self-defense are no exception. Indeed, because of the serious nature of self-defense, opinions tend to be even stronger, and disagreements often get fueled by emotion and ego.  This can make it very frustrating and difficult for someone […]

The New Walther PPK: Would You Carry a 90-Year-Old Pistol?

The Walther PPK was designed for concealed carry. Now the 90 year old design is so much more than that.

Start With a Stable Foundation: Black Beard Belts’ Warfighter Gun Belt

Many of us will obsess about our holster choices. The holster, though, is only as good as the belt beneath it. Black Beard Belts have a new system that takes stability and reliability to new levels.

Smith & Wesson M&P 380 Shield EZ Safety Advisory

Smith & Wesson has found an issue with their latest M&P Shield. The fix, though, is simple, and the good folks at Smith are taking aggressive steps to get the word out.

Why I Carry a Gun

As the debate about firearms legislation spills out of the halls of politics and into our nation's classrooms, those of us who carry guns and support the Second Amendment need to be articulate in the defense of our rights. Here is why I carry a gun.

Concealing Spare Mags | Horizontal Magazine Carry

<p>If you carry a semi-automatic handgun for self-defense, it makes a lot of sense to carry a spare magazine.<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>The reasons why aren't a surprise to most.<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>Often times, when a gun malfunctions, the magazine is the culprit. When you add the idea that the additional ammunition supply, it becomes a no brainer.</p>

The Magpul Tejas: A solid concealed carry belt

<p class="p1">Recently I found myself in need of a decent looking gun belt.<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>In general, I carry AIWB with an untucked shirt.<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>In addition to concealing my handgun and my spare magazine, my untucked shirt also covers my belt.<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>The result is that most of the time the appearance of my belt is virtually irrelevant.</p> <p class="p1">Most of the time.</p>

Shooting Subcompact Handguns Well

<p>Small guns aren’t without their disadvantages. Subcompacts are lower capacity and that is the aspect most folks like to focus on, but as a professional defensive shooting instructor, what I tend to focus on when it comes to small guns is how different they can be to shoot.</p>

Problems with Extended Magazines in Compact Guns & How to Fix Them

Full-sized mags used in compact guns, are functionally extended magazines. This can present some problems if left unaddressed. Here are some ways to fix them.

Defensive Magazines Should Drop Free

<p class="p1">Magazines are one of those places where you can save a few bucks, but when you do, one of the things you might discover is that your bargain magazines don’t drop free from your gun.  On the range it can be annoying.  In a match it can mean the difference between winning and losing.  In a violent encounter it can mean you face the worst consequences.</p> <p class="p1">It is for this reason that I recommend to my students that they make sure to select magazines that drop free from their defensive handgun.</p>

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