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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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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Why Use Snap Caps and Dummy Rounds?

Snap caps vs Dummy Rounds, why use them? I prefer using dummy rounds, or “snap caps” to perform my many hours of dry firing training and gun manipulation drills. I have been asked why use snap caps or dummy rounds when practicing these drills? There are many reasons to use them and I will go into them in this article as well as detail how they can be used for various malfunction and reloading drills. What is Dry Firing? Dry…

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Defensive Handgun Shooting Techniques: The Emergency Reload

Defensive Handgun Shooting Techniques: Emergency Reload This will be one of the most important defensive handgun shooting techniques to learn. An emergency reload is exactly what it sounds like. It is an emergency. You are in a gunfight and your gun runs out of ammo. Hopefully you have a spare magazine, but if not it is now time to run, hide and pray! What is an Emergency Reload? This is a combat pistol shooting technique used to quickly “reload” when…

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Tactical Reload- Defensive Handgun Tactics

The tactical reload is important skill to master and is a relatively easy one to learn.  This is one of the defensive handgun tactics you will learn at any defensive firearms training class. There are several types of reload: Administrative reload Emergency reload Tactical reload Administrative reload is simply loading or reloading the gun at the range during practice or at home before taking it with you for the day. Emergency reload is reloading the gun during a gunfight when the…

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Instructor Training at Front Sight

Front Sight Firearms Training Institute Review- 4 Day Defensive Handgun Course Las Vegas

Front Sight Firearms Training Institute Review If you are planning a trip to Front Sight in Las Vegas Nevada or have heard of them and are not sure what they are all about, please read this review and I will give you some personal insight from my 9 firearms training courses I have taken. I will tell you right now that I recommend Front Sight, as you will see from my many return trips there. What is Front Sight? Front Sight…

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Handgun Malfunction Drills: Type 3 Malfunction

What is a Type 3 Handgun Malfunction? The third firearm malfunction we will discuss is the “dreaded” type 3 malfunction, also known as a double feed, or “brass low”. You can see the Type 1 Malfunction and Type 2 Malfunction here. Further definitions of firearms malfunctions can be found on Wikipedia. The Type 3 malfunction occurs when the firearm attempts to load a new cartridge into the chamber when it already has another cartridge, or more likely, spent brass in…

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Frontsight Firearms Training Institute: Planning your trip

A trip to Front Sight Firearm Training Institute in Pahrump, Nevada is a very fun and rewarding experience. If you are new to handguns or a seasoned shooter, you will learn to be comfortable and proficient with your weapon. This course is loaded with information and skills training. You will definitely get your money’s worth! This article will cover some planning details that I have learned from my 6 trips that will help you know what to expect. Also be…

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Type 2 handgun malfunction

Defensive Handgun Shooting Techniques: The Type 2 Handgun Malfunction

What is a Type 2 Malfunction? The Type 2 malfunction, also referred to as a “stovepipe”, is a common handgun malfunction. Fortunately, it is quick and easy to clear, and with practice, can be cleared in less than 1 second! See Type 1 and Type 3 malfunctions. Learning to clear this type of malfunction is a critical defensive handgun technique. The definition of a Type 2 malfunction is a “failure to eject”. This means that after a round is fired, the…

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