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Beware of Crimes of Opportunity

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Good people are being targeted in what is known as "crimes of opportunity." Let's use this real life example of a robbery that occurred within the last couple months. An elderly couple had just finished shopping and was walking back to their car carrying their goods. A fine young gentleman was courteous enough to offer a helping hand. After he helped the elderly couple all the way to their car, he robbed them. It is unfortunate times that we must be careful and observant even when people are … [Read more...]

No Guns Allowed Signs – Carry Anyway or No?

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The dreaded "No Concealed Weapons" or "No Guns Allowed" signs. We all see them. They throw a monkey wrench in our day-to-day operations weekly. Let's set aside the obvious discussion about how these signs are a dis-service to anyone and everyone within that establishment, the facts about increased gun violence occurrence in these "gun free zones," and focus on the legal implications these signs have on armed citizens. We've all been there. You're out with friends, a co-worker, or simply … [Read more...]

Concealed Carry While Traveling

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Not being armed brings a naked feeling (in a bad way). When I'm on the road I want to stay armed if at all possible. But what happens if you’re traveling overnight in hotels, flying, or traveling out of state? First and foremost: know the law. If you're traveling out of state you must first find out if you have legal reciprocity to carry in that state as well as the laws surrounding concealed carry. Where can you and cant you carry? What defines the lethal use of deadly force? Visit … [Read more...]

Concealed Carry while Camping

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Who doesn't stay armed while camping? With the arrival of summer comes the joys of the outdoors. Overnights with family, fun in the RV, or backwoods adventures - no matter what the flavor is we all prefer to do it armed. Carrying concealed safely while camping is something many of us overlook. Well its on me or in my truck, so its safe right? It's the gaps in the day or our routine that could leave us liable for a gun-gone-missing or being found/stolen by someone else. Carrying in your … [Read more...]

Concealed Carry and Loved Ones

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Carrying a gun is a hot topic and an emotionally charged one for many. For those of us that are familiar and comfortable with guns, it’s really no big deal. We feel very comfortable with them, confident with the idea of having to use it, and actually feel naked without one on. But what about our loved ones? Our wives, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, and kids? Does it matter? To most, it does. Carrying concealed is one thing. For that simple fact alone it is very important to have the … [Read more...]

Remember the First Rule of Gunfighting

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Remember the first rule of gunfighting... have a gun. - Colonel Jeff Cooper Simpler words have never been spoken. This quote by Colonel Jeff Cooper (who I’ve written about before) is frequently discussed in the concealed carry community. The lesson is simple – always have a gun on you. But let us expand and dive in just a bit deeper. Is this a quote based on maintaining a constant level of paranoia that one must always be armed? No. It simply means “be prepared.” If taking measures … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Sights for your Carry Gun

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There are three very important aspects to a concealed carry gun that differ for each person: 1. Fit (comfort in the hand) 2. Trigger 3. Sights. These three aspects play a very vital role in the ability to shoot accurately and proficiently. Fit and trigger are pretty inherent to the gun and your preferences. There really isn’t much that can be done aftermarket to make a gun “fit” better, and we do not recommend modifying triggers if you are going to carry it (for potential liability … [Read more...]

The Right to Use Your Gun – Considering Use of Lethal Force

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Many people strap a gun on their hip and have this new found confidence, arrogance and cockiness. Let us go through a scenario. Say you are out at a restaurant eating with your family. A stranger, whose had way too much to drink, bumps into your table and knocks the drinks over that spill on your wife’s lap. You get up, curse at the guy, and give him a shove to get away. He shoves you back. You shove him once more. He asks to “take it outside.” Your temper is raging because this guy just … [Read more...]

Three Ways a Threat is Stopped

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A previous article of ours spoke about Colonel Cooper’s purpose for a handgun in stopping a fight that someone else started. Let us dive a little deeper into the three reasons a fight, or threat, is terminated. Psychological You are being robbed at knife-point and draw your weapon. As the assailant realizes you have a gun and begins to see the emptiness of the clean bore being pointed right at them, they have a moment of realization. Their life may be terminated if they proceed with their … [Read more...]

Purpose & Philosophy of a Concealed Carry Handgun

Colonel Cooper

"The purpose of the pistol is to stop a fight that somebody else has started, almost always at very short range." – Colonel Jeff Cooper Colonel Jeff Cooper was a United States Marine who pioneered the “Modern Technique” of handgun shooting, which are still being taught today. Cooper’s “Color Code of Awareness” is still being taught in law enforcement and military communities around the world. He is also the founder of the famous Gunsite Academy in Arizona. It’s safe to say that … [Read more...]

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