Dave

Dave

My name is Dave and I have been carrying concealed daily for over 10 years and have extensive Defensive Handgun training and Practical Rifle training.

USCCA Membership Cost

How Much does a USCCA Membership cost? USCCA offers 3 levels of Membership. Each level will give you different benefits, including the insurance coverage. If you want to know more about the USCCA, who they are and what they do, see my article: Concealed Carry Insurance Coverage and Legal Protection Coverage and Legal Protection. Below is a breakdown of the USCCA Membership fee for each level and what is included with your membership. USCCA Memberships cost from $22 per month…

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Concealed Carry Insurance Coverage and Legal Protection

Why I decided to get Self Defense Insurance. I wanted to write about something I have been contemplating for a few months now. After much research into concealed carry insurance and legal protection, I made the decision to join USCCA. USCCA stands for United States Concealed Carry Association, Inc. I am going to go into detail as to who they are, what they offer, and why I think they offer the best self defense insurance as one of their member…

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CCW T-Shirt Holster – Concealed Carry with a Suit

CCW T-Shirt holster: A Holster Shirt Review How would you like to concealed carry securely, and still be able to bend over, reach above your head, use a public bathroom without worrying about your gun being seen or falling to the floor? A concealed carry t shirt holster will allow you to carry your gun while wearing a suit. Concealed carry in a suit is not always a big issue, IF the jacket stays on. With a suit jacket on,…

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Gun Gifts for Dad- Gun Lover Gift Ideas

Great Gun Gifts for Dad and Gifts for Gun Lovers If you are looking for a great Christmas or Father’s Day gun gifts for Dad or gifts for gun lovers in general, then you have come to the right place! First, let me recommend a great website that my wife uses every year to buy Christmas gifts for me! It is 5.11 Tactical, and they have an awesome closeout section with items that are last years style and they want to move…

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Best Assisted Opening Knife- SOG Flash II Review

SOG Flash II Assisted Opening EDC Pocket Knife The SOG Flash II (SOG Flash 2) is one of the best EDC pocket knives you can buy and I will tell you why. This is the knife I carry every single day and have been for at least 15 years. I think this is the best assisted opening knife you can buy. Here is a picture of my first SOG Flash 2 that I still carry every day. What is a…

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How to Reassemble a 1911- Step By Step Pictures and Instructions

How to put a 1911 back together after field stripping for cleaning, recoil spring replacement, repair or upgrade. The 1911 is my preferred gun and I like to keep it clean. It works best when it is clean and lubricated. If you need to know how to disassemble your 1911, see my tutorial: How to disassemble a Kimber Pro Carry 1911. 1911 Reassembly Instructions This article will show you step-by-step how to reassemble a 1911. Specifically, one with a 5″…

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1911 Function Check and Safety Check

How to Perform a 1911 function check and safety check. Anytime you disassemble or field strip your 1911 for cleaning purposes, recoil spring replacement, plunger tube replacement, upgrade, etc. it is necessary to perform a function check and safety check. This is simply a series of steps to be sure that the gun has been assembled properly and the firearm safeties are working normally.. This tutorial will walk you step-by-step through a thorough mechanical function check. The checks in this…

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Blade Tech Signature Holster- Classic vs Signature

Blade Tech Signature Outside-the-Waistband Holster vs. Classic OWB Holsters I was curious what the Blade Tech Signature Outside-the-Waistband Holster had to offer compared the the excellent Classic OWB Holster. They look very similar and yet the Signature is about half the price of the Classic. I own 3 Classic Holsters and have recommended them for years. When the new model came out, I wanted to see if I was recommending a $70 holster when the new $35 Signature was just…

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1911 Recoil Spring Replacement Chart

Kimber 1911 Recoil Spring Replacement Guide The recoil spring on any semi-automatic gun is critical to the proper performance of the firearm. Each spring has a particular rating relating to how many pounds of force it takes to compress it by one inch. When a spring undergoes many compressions over time, it will become weaker. Springs wear out and need to be replaced at a particular interval to avoid issues with the recoil operation of your gun. When a recoil…

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How and When to Replace the Recoil Spring on a Kimber Pro Carry 1911

Kimber 1911 Recoil Spring Replacement. The recoil spring on your 1911 is critical to the proper functioning and performance of your firearm. However, just like any other spring, it eventually wears out and becomes weaker. When this happens, your firearm will not cycle properly and you will start to experience malfunctions such as a failure to completely load a new round into the chamber. When the spring gets weak, the slide may not move at the correct speed. The spring…

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