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Do I Need to Clean My Gun If I Haven’t Shot It in A While?

In Cleaning & Maintenance by Jesse Mathewson10 Comments

Defensive firearms have to be reliable. To remain reliable, tools with many moving parts, should be clean and lubricated to keep working well. Modern firearms can be divided into two distinct categories, combat firearms and precision firearms. Over the years I have seen thousands of failures from minor through catastrophic and the vast majority are because the firearms were dirty. …

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Ballistol Green Multi-Purpose Lubricant/Cleaner (Review)

In Concealed Carry Gear by Jesse Mathewson4 Comments

Regardless where you may live, lubricants make the difference between machinery working well and not working. Prevention of metal corrosion, dry leather, wood and really anything that requires or would work better with a good clean and lubrication is important. Ballistol (please check availability and the current price at Amazon.com) is the single greatest lubricant I have ever used, and …

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LaserLyte® Laser Trainer Kit For Concealed Carry Training

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Jesse Mathewson “In peace prepare for war, in war prepare for peace.” Sun Tsu Repetition in training breeds success in life. This is the mantra followed by the most successful warriors, businessmen, and individuals in life. Whether they know it or not, habits learned well and with consistent, proper approach lead to a much easier transition when emergencies occur. My …

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Situational Awareness Training For Concealed Carry

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Life is a series of choices made by individuals with the information they have gathered while living through choices made by others around them. We can thank pilots for the term “situational awareness”. However, for the past few decades many professional crime fighters, military, and civilian individuals have used this term and trained to understand and be more aware of …

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Is The Smith and Wesson Shield A Good Concealed Carry Gun?

In Concealed Carry Handguns by Jesse Mathewson7 Comments

When looking at self-defense centered firearms I look for three specific areas of need fulfillment. Reliability must be better than 99% with premium defensive ammunition. I will need to practice regularly, what has the most efficient combination of defensive raw defensive capability and cost allowing for regular practice? Lastly, what offers the greatest amount of defense for my skill set? I also do …

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How to Shoot a Pistol More Accurately [Ultimate Guide]

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What follows is a simple yet comprehensive guide for the individual looking to shoot their handguns more accurately. The following approach was designed to allow someone with little or no experience in firearms to shoot an FBI qualifier and pass it with the first 60 rounds they fire. Using the next steps will allow you too easily get to an …

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Is The Canik Tp9SA Good For Concealed Carry?

In Concealed Carry Handguns by Jesse Mathewson1 Comment

Reviewing firearms is a risky business for the reviewer, after all if the firearms do not perform to the standards expected or portrayed by the reviewer people will quickly blame them. It is essential to understand in advance that I have NEVER held a firearm or any man-made implement that did not have the propensity to fail. However, the entire point of …

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Are The NAA Mini Revolvers Good For Concealed Carry?

In Concealed Carry Handguns by Jesse Mathewson1 Comment

“Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.” Sun Tsu NAA Mini Revolver Small self-defense tools are among the most deceptive tools available for the common man. We have been raised to believe that size is everything. It is cultural in the western world, everything from lips to bottoms and all in between bigger is better …