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How to carry a 1911 | 1911 Appendix Carry

How to carry a 1911 concealed. The 1911 is a not a small gun but it is possible to conceal a full size 1911 comfortably. There are a few different options to carry this gun and I will explain these methods and offer some insight from my 15 plus years of carrying a concealed 1911 pistol. There are basically three sizes of 1911s available there is a Government model, originally known as the M1911 pistol which has a 5-inch barrel. There’s…

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Concealed Carry Lawyer Insurance | Get a USCCA Membership

Concealed Carry Attorney Insurance. Getting a USCCA Membership is a tactical move to protect your Freedom and the Financial Future of your Family. In a perfect world, defending yourself and your family would be a noble activity and no one would fault you, sue you, or throw you in jail for doing so. This is far from a perfect world. The reality is that if you use deadly force to protect yourself or your family, there is a good chance…

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USCCA Membership Cost and Membership Levels

How Much Does a USCCA Membership cost? USCCA offers 3 levels of Membership. USCCA Elite membership, Platinum and Gold Membership. Each level has a different price and 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. I recently joined at the Platinum Membership level, (membership fee is $30/month) and added…

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USCCA Concealed Carry Insurance and Legal Protection

Why I decided to get USCCA Concealed Carry 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 for concealed carry insurance and training. 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…

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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

Tactical Reload 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. What is a Tactical Reload? There are several types of reload: Administrative reload Emergency reload Tactical reload Administrative reload is simply loading or unloading the gun at the range during practice or at home before taking it with you for the day. Emergency reload is reloading…

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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 Firearms Training Institute in Las Vegas Nevada for a Defensive Handgun Course, please read this review.  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 for excellent defensive firearms training as you will see as I review my many return trips there. What is Front Sight? Front Sight…

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Handgun Malfunction Drills: Type 3 Malfunction

The Type 3 Handgun Malfunction Drill 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,…

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