As a community, we tend to obsess over the latest and greatest gun, bullet, holster, or other item that we believe may give us some advantage.
I separate firearms safety rules into two categories: gun handling and general firearms safety.
When I get dressed to leave my house every morning, I carry five things, as long as they’re legal where I’m going.
When it comes to having pieces of gear on their person, more people have tools to take a life than to sustain it.
I recently helped someone navigate one of the most challenging aspects of modern defensive firearms ownership: choosing an optic for a general-purpose AR-type semi-automatic carbine. What makes this such a potential ordeal is the nearly limitless variety of options available. From red dot to reflex, holograph to etched reticule, fixed power to variable and everything… Read more »
I remember back when I was choosing my first concealed carry holster. I pored over magazine articles, read what the “experts” recommended, and obtained every holster catalog and brochure I could. (This was in the early 1990s, before the world wide web had been commercialized, and there were no websites to help in the quest…. Read more »
One thing that distinguishes snubs and revolvers from autoloaders is that a variety of stocks differing widely in size, shape, and material can be fit to them. This can be either an advantage or a disadvantage. If they fit you well, they can really enhance your shooting. If they fit you poorly, you aren’t going… Read more »
Hard-to-see sights on a snub-nose revolver are a common complaint. One of the main reasons people don’t use the sights is because they can’t see them. The sighting system has two components, front sight and rear sight. Both can be improved on, in many cases with just a few minutes’ work and very little cost…. Read more »
My fellow trainers note that some people eschew leather and have never even owned a holster that was not plastic. These people are missing out on one of the finer parts of firearms carry! While I am biased toward leather for my CCW needs, I do use Kydex for my duty rig. I have also… Read more »