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Is The 1911 A Good Concealed Carry Gun?

In Concealed Carry Handguns by Jesse Mathewson6 Comments

As someone who carries because my life depends on it I have been asked this question and responded in much the same way that I am about to respond now. The simple answer to the title question is, yes if it is 99% reliable with 500-1000 rounds before using as a carry gun. Now the difficult part to this question, showing you why it can …

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Is The Ruger LC9 A Good Gun For Concealed Carry?

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By Bill With the rise in concealed carry, there have been a number of compact 9mm Parabellum (Luger) (9×19) pistols to enter the market.  Ruger’s entry into this market, the LC9, has become a major competitor in its niche and spawned a number of follow-on models since the introduction… On its surface, the LC9 greatly resembles the Grendel and Kel-Tec compact …

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Is the Glock 19 A Good Concealed Carry Gun?

In Concealed Carry Handguns by Jesse Mathewson2 Comments

How accurate, is it reliable, and what accessories should I add to it make it better? Is the Glock 19 a good concealed carry gun? The short answer is, Yes! At this point in time, there is literally no other handgun that has the reliability, ability, and features for the price point. There are others that will work and work …

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Do You Really Need A .22 Caliber Handgun?

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By The Graduate Shootist We say “it depends”. People seeking one do-all firearm would probably be better off with something shoulder-fired like a 12 Gauge shotgun. Heck, a 26 or 28” pump-gun with a spare rifle-sighted slug barrel could handle anything that roams North America, including all two or four legged threats. But of course, two-handed activities and/or the need …

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Why You Should Be Trained and Armed: Or How To Prevent A Fire Before It Starts!

In Concealed Carry Handguns by Jesse Mathewson5 Comments

Every once and awhile I am asked if I believe people should have assault weapons or high capacity magazines for self-defense, they also ask, why should anyone need a gun? Given that I do not wear “Shoot first ask questions later” or “I dial 1911” shirts, have no political bumper stickers and stopped wearing “tactical hats” and 511 shirts several years ago …