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How-To

6 Tips to Pick Your First Concealed-Carry Gun

Do, you have a freshly laminated CCW, CHL—or whatever your state calls it—and trying to decide on your first concealed carry handgun? Even better, perhaps you are looking to buy your first handgun before taking the class for your permit. “Which gun should I buy?” is the most common question, but the answer is not as easy. Heed these tips before making your final decision.

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Concealed Carry

Texas Law Shield: What Should I Do After Having To Defend Myself?

Whenever a critical event happens, we seldom rise to the occasion but instead fall back on our training. While it’s common sense to train our skills at the range, seldom do we practice what to do after the bang! as much as we practice what to do before the bang! With this in mind, here is a five-point mental training list of what you should do if you ever have to use your firearm in self-defense.

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General

Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes

It seems there is a new threat facing Americans. I am not sure if it is up to the level of the presidential race or violence on the streets of Chicago, Detroit, or a handful of other major cities. It does not equal the threat posed by terrorists or the Iran nuclear deal. However, it does rank somewhere around the threat we face on a daily basis from the common street criminal—clowns. Call the threat what you want, situational awareness is your best defense.

Charter Arms Pitbull revolver with American Eagle ammunition

Firearms

Range Report: Charter Arms Pitbull in .45 ACP

This Pitbull—like all the other models in the Pitbull series—is designed to fire a rimless, semi-automatic pistol cartridge. The unique feature of the Pitbull series is the ejector has a built in spring loaded plunger for each chamber that is depressed when a cartridge is inserted into the chamber and snaps back out into the extractor groove of the rimless cartridge case. With this system there is no need for moonclips. The chambers are also stepped, so .45 ACP cases headspace on the case mouth.

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Concealed Carry

I Trust My Life to Taurus

“I left the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I noticed an odd sound as I walked up to the car’s door. My feet were crunching on the pavement—yet there was no snow or ice. I looked down and saw glass. Then, I saw him and knew my my life might never be the same.

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Gear, Parts and Accessories

Galco Introduces Fits for the New S&W Shield .45

Galco Gunleather has announced the introduction of several new holster fits for the new Smith & Wesson for the Smith & Wesson .45 ACP! Galco worked closely with the S&W prior to the Shield .45’s release highly successful introduction at the 2016 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Louisville Kentucky.

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News

Iowa Becomes 42nd State to Pass Hearing Protection Legislation

This week, on Thursday, March 31, Governor Terry Branstad (R) signed House File 2279, the Hearing Protection Act, into law. HF 2279 passed the House of Representatives with a 74-24 vote and the Senate with an overwhelming, bipartisan 46-4 vote. HF 2279 will go into effect immediately.