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Step Off The X!

x marks the spot

You’re in a gunfight and standing still. The muzzle flash illuminates everything around you like a beacon calling for attention. What does your attacker do? Shoot towards the light!! So in the middle of the gunfight you get a stoppage, malfunction, or run the gun empty. You stand still and look down to assess the situation. Now your body is acting like a lead trap, absorbing the rounds the opponent keeps sending to the light he saw. If you are in a gunfight, you need to be shooting or … [Read more...]

Defensive Gun Use Scenario – In Response to our Facebook Page

What Should You Do?

We regularly post “scenarios” on our Facebook page to spark intelligent, thought-provoking situational responses. On April 8, 2014 we posted the following: “SCENARIO: You see a guy approaching the driver’s side of your vehicle while stopped behind two vehicles at a stop sign on a side street at night. He walks up to your driver’s door and aggressively tries to open it. You present your weapon and DO NOT fire. He runs away at the sight of the gun. What do you do next?” The result … [Read more...]

Becoming Armed and Educated: Legal Preparation – Part 5 of 5

gavel

The financial and legal ramifications for using your firearm in self-defense are often overlooked by the average armed citizen. There are plenty of lawyers will engage in litigation with payment contingent upon financial settlement. Unfortunately, the same does not go for legal defense. The numbers tossed around for the “average” legal defense costs of a self-defense shooting range from $20,000 - $100,000 and beyond. There are documented cases of people going bankrupt after defending … [Read more...]

Carjacking Scenario – In Response to our Facebook page

We regularly post “scenarios” on our Facebook page to spark intelligent, thought provoking situational response. On March 25, 2014 we posted the following: SCENARIO You are driving to the grocery with your wife and two children in the back seat. You approach a stop light and the car behind you stops nearly touching your bumper. You're boxed in. The passenger of the car behind you gets out with a gun and starts to approach your car. What do you? The common responses were quite … [Read more...]

Becoming Armed and Educated: Gear – Part 4 of 5

belt, holster, and gun

Part 4 – Gear Gun owners love getting obsessed with all their gear. They want the world’s most accurate or beautiful gun, the best accessories, and the fanciest laser attachments or rail mounted lights. The gear consumes them, always wanting the best of the best as if the gear itself will create some sense of security. Quality gear is absolutely important. After all, it is the gear you rely on in a life or death situation and it better work! However, getting wrapped up in the gear you have … [Read more...]

Becoming Armed and Educated: Awareness and Mindset – Part 3 of 5

Code of Awareness

Part III - Awareness and Mindset The fear-based media often portrays concealed carry holders as trigger happy rednecks with a temper, whereas the armed and educated are quite the opposite. When being armed in public, your constant mantra should be “how do I avoid having to use this weapon?” From bettering your concealed carry education, it becomes very clear that using your firearm in self-defense is something that nobody truly wants to do. The legal ramifications of discharging (or even … [Read more...]

Becoming Armed and Educated: Training – Part 2 of 5

Concealed Carry Almanac

Part II - Training Training is by far the most overlooked and ignored aspect of concealed carry by armed citizens. Away with the belief of, “I got a gun, I’ll shoot it at the range once a year to make sure it works, and I’ll be ready for anything!” This fictitious mentality can get you killed. Standing at the range in a perfect weaver or isosceles stance, taking precise aim with one eye open, and gently squeezing the trigger for that bullseye (or as close as you can get) shot is far … [Read more...]

Becoming Armed and Educated: Know Concealed Carry Laws! – Part 1 of 5

What do I need to know about concealed carry before becoming an armed citizen? This 5 part series cuts through the theory based and opinionated information flooding the internet and delivers the 5 most important aspects to focus on as an armed citizen, including additional information and resources pertaining to each. This 5 part series cuts through the nonsense and provides a concise, yet comprehensive guide for all things concealed carry that pertain to both the novice and advanced armed … [Read more...]

Nighttime, Criminals, and Your Concealed Carry Weapon: Protecting Yourself in Low Light Encounters.

When do criminals like to come out? When it’s dark! Many violent crimes and thus, defensive gun uses, occur in low light or no light situations. So how much training and consideration do you put into preparing for a potential low light encounter? First consideration is the most obvious: your sighting system. Can you actually see your sights in low light situations? The answer is likely “no” unless you have night sights. If you do not have night sights, go buy some. Night sights should … [Read more...]

Concealed Carry Belts: As Important as a Quality Holster!

Comp-Tac Belts

“I’ve been saving up for months and finally bought that beautiful new pistol I’ve been lusting over. It’s everything I’ve wanted. Now I just need to save up enough money for a holster so I can start carrying it!” We’ve all been there. The gun is the central focus of arming ourselves for self-defense and carry purposes. The holster selection is usually the after-thought. Once the holster is acquired (or 2, or 3, or 4, or 5 of them) we stop there. The money focus is back on more … [Read more...]

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