Holster retention is an important concept to grasp, whether you open or concealed carry. Here is a look at Safariland’s holster retention rating system, one of the most consistent and well defined out there.
There are many facets to concealed carry, chief among them is exactly how you conceal a handgun. Check out what Mas has to say about keeping a handgun under wraps until it's needed.
It's been a little over a year since concealed carry became legal in Illinois. Since, one retailer has seen one pistol in particular gain favor with CCW permit holders.
True stories of everyday armed citizens taking action to defend themselves and others.
For the best handgun tactics in a gunfight, use cover – just don’t hug it too close.
Using deadly force to defend yourself is not a desirable event. But its necessity makes it a good one, which is why you should carry concealed.
Women, many of whom are short-waisted, benefit from dropped and offset holsters because carrying the gun lower on the torso moves the grips of the gun out and away from the ribcage and positions the barrel of the gun below the hipbone.
A range test with three popular striker-fired pistols - Glock 17, Smith & Wesson M&P and Springfield XDm - reveals how this design became a winner.
In Part 1 on this topic, I suggested that keeping a good eye on your environment and getting your hand on the gun early — what I call the “Good Ready” — was preferable for armed citizens over trying to depend on a fast draw in a life-threatening situation. That raised a few hackles.