Dave

Dave

My name is Dave and I have been carrying concealed daily for over 15 years and have extensive Defensive Handgun training and Practical Rifle training. I am a Distinguished Graduate of Front Sight's 4-Day Defensive Handgun course and am trained in Advanced and Tactical Handgun techniques. I am a Lifetime Member of the NRA and Platinum Member of the USCCA.

USCCA Platinum Membership

USCCA Platinum Membership   This article will explain all the benefits of the USCCA Platinum Membership and will go into considerable detail that you will not find elsewhere. As a current member, I have reviewed all of the resources you will have access to and I will explain some of the things you will learn as you become a confident and knowledgeable protector of your family and yourself. New upgraded Benefits The USCCA just upgraded their membership offerings on October…

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When Should I Concealed Carry?

Should I concealed carry all the time? Should I only carry when I think I’m going to an area where I might need my gun? In my opinion you should carry concealed every single time you leave your home. Carrying concealed should become a habit. When I leave my house to go out, I grab my wallet, my car keys and my gun. I keep my Kimber 1911 in a GunVault located on a bookshelf in my home office which…

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Top Concealed Holsters | Dave’s Gun Tips

Top Rated Concealment Holsters Dave Gun Tips are short articles based on my 15+ years of experience with home defense, daily concealed carry and many defensive and advanced handgun training classes. I am not suggesting that my tips are right or wrong, I will simply be sharing the things that worked for me, and some of the things that did not. Today’s tip will be about holsters and why you should look for top rated, quality concealment holsters instead of…

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Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm Shield EZ Disassembly and Cleaning

S&W M&P Shield or Shield EZ 9mm Pistol M&P Shield 9mm Disassembly, Cleaning and Reassembly I am going to show you step-by-step how to disassemble and clean a Smith & Wesson¬† M&P 9mm Shield and Shield EZ pistol. From the field stripping to complete reassembly, this tutorial will allow you how to quickly and confidently perform this task in 15-20 minutes. The steps are below, but here is the video if you prefer that format: If you have never tried…

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USCCA Membership Levels and Benefits

USCCA Membership Levels and Benefits Checklist The USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association) offers the very best in Concealed Carry Training, education and Legal Protection in 3 different levels of membership. Each level, or tier, offers different benefits, increasing with price. Below is a comprehensive chart comparing the Gold, Platinum and Elite levels of membership and the benefits each one offers. Here is a quick overview of each level: **Update 10/15/20. USCCA has just increased the benefits on ALL levels…

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Is USCCA a Scam? Get a USCCA Membership

Is the USCCA a scam? No, the USCCA is most definitely NOT a scam. The USCCA is not only a legitimate company, but it is the leading company providing legal protection, education, and training to responsible gun owners. When you get a USCCA Membership, you can reset easy knowing you are covered and have access to some of the best concealed carry (CCW) training resources available. There are companies that provide “legal protection” in the event that you ever need…

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How Often To Clean a Gun | Gun Cleaning FAQ

Gun cleaning FAQ Here are some common question that I see and some quick answers: Can I over-clean my gun? Not really. However, if you super-clean it, you must always apply oil to the gun after cleaning for 2 reasons. One is to protect the finish and keep rust away. The second is to make sure the moving parts slide easily. Can I use WD-40 to clean my gun? Absolutely. I would use it on metal parts ONLY. WD-40 is…

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What Is USCCA Insurance? | USCCA Military Discount & Other FAQ

USCCA Frequently Asked Questions Ever since I joined the USCCA and started writing about it, I have been asked a lot of questions, common among my friends is if there is a USCCA¬† military discount. I decided to answer these common questions on this USCCA FAQ page so I can just direct people here. Most questions are easily answered and I will continue to update this page as new questions arise. See my USCCA Membership Review. What is USCCA Insurance?…

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How to Barrel Mount a Streamlight Protac HL-X Weapon Light

How to barrel mount a Streamlight Protac HL-X weapon mounted light. I recently decided that I needed to put a white light on my AR 15 style rifle. I keep my AR-15 ready to go by my bed, ready to defend my family should it become necessary. The end result was a barrel mounted Streamlight Protac HL-X. I also realize that if I would need to use a firearm for self defense, it will likely be at night, or perhaps…

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USCCA Trial Membership | Try USCCA Risk Free

USCCA Trial Membership A common question regarding the USCCA is if there is a Trial Membership available. I will answer this and other questions in this article. What is a Trial Membership? The United States Concealed Carry Association is the largest company in America that is focused on the education, training and legal and financial protection for responsible gun owners. Membership in the USCCA entitles you to the best up to date information available regarding concealed carry, self defense and…

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