A Handgun Laser Primer

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If you want to start a bar fight, just bring up the topic of using lasers on handguns. Although they’ve been mainstream for years, there’s still an amazing amount of controversy, disinformation and downright bunk floating around out there. With that in mind, we figured it’s time to do a series of articles that together, […]

5 Best Non-traditional Concealed Carry Methods

What do you choose when you can't use something like this Galco KingTuk IWB holster?

When you stop and think about it, all forms of concealed carry represent a compromise. Unless you’re stumbling through life carrying your gun at eye level, like characters on the Walking Dead, you’re always going to have to sacrifice some degree of speed, concealment and/or gun security with any carry method. Let’s be clear about […]

Benefits of Using a Handgun Laser

Why not add a light and laser to your nightstand gun?

Last time, I discussed the types of handgun-mounted lasers and how they operate. Now, let’s take a look at the “why” behind mounting a laser on your handgun. In other words, what are the benefits? Next in this series, we’ll talk about what some consider drawbacks. I consider most of the perceived drawbacks myths, but […]

10 Things You Learn Carrying A Gun Daily

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Reflecting on my experiences carrying a gun daily for near a couple of decades, I figured out that I’ve learned a couple of things. Here’s a short list. 1. How clueless the average person is. I don’t mean this in an offensive way at all, I mean it quite literally. When you first start carrying, […]

5 Tips for New Concealed Carriers

One of the first steps is to get a proper holster, like this Galco King Tuk.

Maybe you have recently completed the NSSF First Shots program or recently acquired your concealed carry permit. Alternatively, perhaps you are considering getting a carry permit. In any of these cases, there are a few things you need to know in terms of your next steps. 1. Get The Right Holster! The right concealed carry […]

10 Things You Need To Know About Flying With Guns

How to fly with guns

Here’s a bold statement. When you fly the friendly skies, you’ll experience more invasion of privacy, groping and unwanted scrutiny when you walk through the TSA checkpoint than when you try to check guns in your baggage. I fly enough that the majority of currently employed TSA agents are intimately familiar with every square inch […]

8 Reasons You Need Professional Help

Pro Shooter and Trainer Todd Jarrett has the class moving fast and trying to hit small steel plates. It's an enlightening experience!

There are words and ideas that pass right through our brains like truthful reporting zips past the network news. In the shooting world, one of those words is “training.” Lots of respectable people talk about the importance of training. In response, we nod our heads and think “Yes! I need to get some professional training! […]

Five Ways To Carry A Full Size Gun

A small gun like a Beretta Tomcat is easy to carry, but a large gun, like this 92FS is oh-so-nice to shoot!

I’ve just started a new gig, as if juggling 17 projects at a time isn’t enough… I’m honored to be contributing a regular column at Beretta USA’s new blog. I own a number of Berettas, both pistols and shotguns, and will be talking about training, practice, recreational shooting and having good old-fashioned fun with shooting […]

The Seven Deadly Sins of Concealed Carry: Not Cheating Enough

Sometimes it's OK to cheat. Maybe not at cards, but when it comes to self defense, absolutely!

As the old saying goes, if you’re fighting fair when defending yourself, your tactics suck! But cheating isn’t right, is it? It’s kind of slimy and Knights of the Round Table never did it. Politicians do it all the time, and that’s reason enough to drive the rest of us away from a cheating mentality. […]

The Seven Deadly Sins of Concealed Carry: Not Carrying When You’re Not Carrying

Securing your gun when you're not carrying is cheap and easy. Locks like this one come with every new gun.

Not carrying when you’re not carrying? Huh? So maybe there was too much holiday egg nog, but let me try to explain what I mean. When you carry a gun, it’s under your complete and absolute control at all times. That’s part of the definition of carrying – it’s on your person. When you’re not […]