10+ Good Reasons to Carry a Concealed Weapon

The decision to carry a firearm concealed on one’s person is an intensely personal one. As with handgun ownership in general, there are a number of factors that merit very serious consideration before one “straps on a gun” and walks out the door. Contents1 Is carrying a concealed weapon necessary for you?2 The 5 Laws of Concealed Carry3 Best Practices for Carrying a Concealed Weapon4 What kind or size gun are you going to carry? Is carrying a concealed weapon …

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Guns 101 | A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Guns

Contents1 Why do you really want a gun?2 Are You Ready to Accept Responsibility?2.1 HOW MUCH WILL YOU INVEST?2.2 Know this: There is more to the cost of owning a gun than its purchase price.2.3 ACCESS2.4 PROXIMITY OF AMMUNITION2.5 TRAINING IN FIREARMS USE2.6 AWARENESS OF APPLICABLE LAWS2.7 MAINTENANCE OF GUNS2.8 A GUN IN THE HOME2.9 A GUN IN THE CAR2.10 A CONCEALED GUN ON YOUR PERSON2.11 A dozen or so basic terms…2.12 GUNS AS A HOBBY/OBSESSION3 Vital Considerations When Buying Your First Gun3.1 …

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What Stopping Power is Enough For a Self Defense Gun

I am a Forensic Pathologist and avid shooter with a particular interest in gunshot wounds. After 15 years and literally thousands of autopsies, I have come to some conclusions about the business end of shooting people. I have, however, never shot anyone, nor been shot, nor even had to draw my gun. Take my thoughts for whatever you think they are worth. The sad fact is that *all* handguns are underpowered. This has caused many theories and scientific studies on …

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5.56 Tracer

here has been a great deal of resentment surrounding the .223 Remington cartridge since its inception during the 1950s, and continuing right up to this day with no less, and no more, an eminence than Jeff Cooper disdainfully dismissing it as “a mouse gun round.” Formally introduced in 1964 as the military’s Ball Cartridge M193 round for the experimental semi-automatic and light automatic rifles designed by Eugene Stoner, L. James Sullivan and Robert Fremont of ArmaLite Division of Fairchild Engine …

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Revisiting the Smith & Wesson Model 10 and the Colt Official Police | Two Classic “Cop Guns”

Contents1 Revisiting the Smith & Wesson Model 10 and the Colt Official Police1.1 The Smith & Wesson Model 101.2 The Colt Official Police1.3 On the range Revisiting the Smith & Wesson Model 10 and the Colt Official Police For the past two decades police depart­ments across the country have been relying on nothing but semi-automatic pistols made by Glock, Smith & Wesson, Sturm Ruger and Beretta, but for well over seventy years law enforcement officers carried .38 Special revolvers that …

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Rust Preventatives for Firearms

I am an anti-corrosion fanatic and a lubricant nut, ever in search of the best product to prevent rust and keep moving parts moving, whether on guns, on vehicles, or around the house and workshop. Maybe that’s because when I make an investment in a firearm, a hand tool, a car, or whatever, I want it to last. Over the years I have accumulated numerous products that claim to lubricate and prevent rust. Some are dedicated gun-care products, and others …

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Why, How and Where We Train

The intriguing question about training posed in the Shooting Sports Forum brings up some issues that need to be addressed. This may be long, so bear with me. It is not is not intended to ruffle any feathers… but it will. It is based on my experience, so is consequently subjective. Then again, these are my opinions: Most men are born believing they can do three things without training. Drive a car, have sex, and shoot guns. (Women may wish to add …

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Can You Shoot Well Enough? | How to Aim a Gun Like a Real Pro

You’ve seen it-the fellow on the range who reels his silhouette target in from the seven-yard line, holds it up to his chest and proudly proclaims, “that’s good enough!,” often with a chuckle of pride. This “minute-of-bad-guy” approach to accuracy might make the fellow feel better, but does it really mean he can shoot well enough to defend himself in a life or death confrontation? There are plenty of statistics to support the fact that violent encounters, and the resulting …

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Best Way to Store Guns Without a Safe

As a gun owner, it is paramount that you to learn how to ensure that the gun is safe and ready for use when needed. How you store the guns is the first determinant of how safe the firearms and everyone around them will be. Ideally, the best place to store them is in a gun safe. However, even if don’t have a gun safe, the gun should not be stored randomly like any other tool. Storing guns haphazardly exposes …

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