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Re-Thinking Pocket Carry

pocket concealed carry

Is pocket carry truly a safe and effective method of concealment? The answer is simple; sometimes, but only under the right conditions. Instructing a course of fire included drawing from concealment before engaging the target. All of the shooters had strong-side belt holsters except one who was shooting a Sig P238 from a pocket holster. The shooter with the pocket holster was unable to reach in his pocket and get a firm firing grip on his weapon while drawing. He had to reach in his pocket … [Read more...]

Off-Body Carry Can Get You Killed

woman with concealed weapon in purse

In my classes, I have been seeing an increase in women carrying in purses. They insist it is the only way they can conceal a gun; it’s comfortable and convenient. These individuals feel “safer” because they have a gun with them, but not on them. It is important to look past the false sense of security and realize how you can be putting yourself in harm’s way. First, I have yet to see an effective, rapid draw from a purse. After all, if reaching for a concealed handgun, it would be in … [Read more...]

Ammunition Capacity: How much is enough?

Our world is rapidly changing, and the trends in violent crime are changing with it. For years and years, law enforcement and civilians alike have carried 5 or 6 shot revolvers. To this day, the “snubby” 5-shot revolver has a track record for civilian carry and law enforcement alike that is rivaled by few other platforms. “Five for sure” is what they say, referencing the dead-to-rights reliability of the little revolvers. If it doesn’t go bang, pull the trigger again. So do these … [Read more...]

Hand-to-Gun Fit: How Important Is It?

Proper Hand to Gun Fit

I started off as a Smith and Wesson M&P fanboy and was carrying an M&P 9c. Despite my love of the M&P line, I got bit by the Glock bug. I just loved the strong and audible reset of the Glock trigger. I replaced my M&P 9c with a Glock 19 and Glock 26. I loved them. I later acquired a Glock 17 as well. I seemed to shoot them well and had nothing but confidence with their reliability. However, doing “same hole” drills, my accuracy was very inconsistent. I could shoot ragged … [Read more...]

Cold weather, Bulky Clothes, BIG guns!

Winter Concealed Carry

The colder months bring with it the joys of wearing warm and cozy clothes. The ability to wear bulkier sweatshirts and jackets also makes it easier to conceal larger carry guns or switch carry styles. This is very convenient as larger guns typically have larger capacity, offer a full grip, and are easier to handle or manipulate. Bulky clothes also reduce worries of your firearm “printing” or showing in public. With all these advantages, come some very serious disadvantages that must be … [Read more...]

Using A Tactical Light To Ward Off Attackers

Today’s video is about the use of tactical flashlights as a defensive tool. Everyone has had the situation where they have gotten up at night to use the restroom, turned the lights on and their night vision is gone. Using a tactical flashlight has the same practical applications. If an assailant is approaching you by simply shining the light towards their eyes and using the strobe feature it can distract them enough to buy time to evade the situation or give you a tactical advantage. You … [Read more...]

Concealed Carry Trigger Reset for Accurate Shooting

What we are going to work on today is trigger reset. Typically when newer shooters want to follow up on a shot they are pulling the trigger, letting go all the way and then they are pulling again. Ideally to keep accuracy on a follow up shot you should pull the trigger, hold it back and then gradually let it go until you feel a click and that trigger resets. From that point you’ve already taken up all of the preslack and take up in the trigger. You are right at that sear point and it’s a … [Read more...]

The Knockout Game

The knockout game is a “game” played by groups of teenagers to victimize an unaware person and dare one another to knock them unconscious with one punch. Now the whole idea in concealed carry is to do everything we can to avoid using our firearm. The tip to that is to stay out of those situations. The first thing you need to do is to visually recognize this group making you an aware person, apposed to an unaware victim. The second thing we need to do is create space. By creating space and … [Read more...]

Concealed Carry Pistol 4 Position Draw

Concealed Carry Almanac

A topic widely discussed in the range of concealed carry is proper drawing from a holster. The draw that we teach is a four-position draw. This dynamic draw from a holster in four positions allows the opportunity to shoot from a variety of different positions. Typically, if you’re involved in a self defense shooting your not going to be able to get in the comfortable weaver or isosceles stance to engage a target like you train standing still on the firing line. A four-point draw goes like … [Read more...]

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