Concealed Carry

Carry Options: Day-by-Day Concealed Carry Choices

By |2024-03-28T14:34:21-04:00March 28th, 2024|

I’ll show you mine if you show me yours. I’m talking about the carry guns that actually get daily “out-and-about” concealed carry use. Around here, we spend a lot of time talking about (and testing) a wide variety of guns and gear, so excepting the days spent doing formal evaluations of new carry guns and holster rigs, I thought it might be helpful to share the guns that have more recently occupied the lion’s share of my more discretionary carry time.

Your Best Defense During Civil Unrest

By |2024-03-20T09:10:03-04:00March 20th, 2024|

I met Steve some years ago. He's one of those gray man guys you'd never give a asecond look, but he also has one of those backgrounds that make you stop and listen to what is has to say. You know, the guys in the background of event photos with Presidents and foreign dignitaries.

The Acorn That Started a Shootout

By |2024-02-29T10:59:15-05:00February 29th, 2024|

So, I won't spoil the whole story, but just suppose, an acorn fell from a tree, starting an officer shortly after capturing a suspect. Then the magazine dumps begin, calls for backup and "officer down" start going out. And then... the facts become clear through the fog of, well, in this case, all out war.

The Town Fights Back: The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang

By |2024-02-16T10:20:02-05:00February 16th, 2024|

I think it was Mike Tyson who modernized Helmut Moltke's combat wisdom, offering the nugget, "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." The notorious Dalton gang had a plan to rob two banks at the same time in Coffeeville, Kansas. until the town punched them right back.

6 Lessons Learned About Appendix Carry

By |2023-12-08T10:18:35-05:00December 8th, 2023|

O day, I woke up with a fleeting glimpse of common sense and decided to try appendix carry before continuing to pass judgment. What a novel concept! After some thought, I figured I ought to give it a long-term try. If it was going to be anything like the transition from not carrying a gun to carrying concealed daily, I figured I was in for plenty of trial and error — a short “try and judge” strategy wasn’t going to cut it.


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