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As anyone who carries a concealed handgun knows, there are different places that you can keep your holster, and they all offer different advantages and disadvantages. For example, many people choose to carry their concealed handgun with a chest holster or an inside-the-waistband holster. Some even choose to use an ankle holster. However, one type of concealed carry that many people overlook is the appendix holster. Appendix carry is very similar to inside-the-waistband carry, but the difference is that with appendix carry, the gun sits in front of you rather than on your side. It’s a small difference, but one that makes a huge difference in comfort and performance. First, let’s answer the question “why would you ever want to appendix carry?” Appendix carry has a huge advantage over all the other areas you can concealed carry, and that’s the fact that you can draw your gun with a completely…

Even after you’ve gotten your concealed carry permit there are still things you should be looking to work on and improve. After all, we live in dangerous times and simply carrying concealed doesn’t offer quite as much protection as it used to. That’s why it’s so important to take care of these concealed carry upgrades ahead of time. All the upgrades you’re about to see are relatively cheap and easy to acquire, so there’s no reason to not upgrade them. Doing so will not only keep you safer, but it will also make your concealed carry experience a much more enjoyable one. Proper Pistol Grip for Ease of Use The first thing you’re going to want to upgrade is your grip. The reason is simple…the grip has the biggest impact on your shooting since it affects the way you hold your gun. Aftermarket grips offer different features than your stock…

Would you pay $400 for a folding knife? It might sound crazy to some, but the Chris Reeve Sebenza 21 has a retail price of $410 and people are buying it. I don’t mind buying expensive gear as long as it’s worth it…but unfortunately, the Chris Reeve Sebenza 21 isn’t good enough to command that high of a price. Here’s a few of the things I have a problem with… Blade Materials The blade of the Sebenza 21 is made of CPM S35VN blade steel. That’s a good material to craft a blade out of, but let’s be real…it’s not that much better than similar materials and I don’t think it justifies the $410 price tage. General Appearance Some people might scoff at appearance being a judging factor, but let’s face it…if you’re buying a knife for $410 then shouldn’t it have above average looks at least? There’s not much to…

If you don’t already carry concealed but have been thinking about it, there are a few things you should know about beforehand. Carrying concealed is a big responsibility, and it will change your life in unexpected ways. Being aware of these changes will make your transition to concealed carry much easier for you. The first thing that changes when you begin carrying a concealed firearm is your mindset. You aren’t just going to buy a holster, put your gun in it, and then forget about it. From now on you’re going to spend a lot of time thinking about your gun, where you can take it, and how to keep it concealed in different situations. You’ll also need to work on developing situational awareness so you can identify potential threats and react to them fast enough to make a difference. Afterall, personal security is the biggest reason to concealed carry…

As someone looking to conceal carry a pistol, you’ll be faced with many different options for where on your body you want to keep your pistol. One of these options is to use an ankle holster. Some people love the ankle holster, but others hate it and claim that it’s downright ridiculous to use an ankle holster for concealed carry. This is a personal decision and will come down to preference, but I’m going to give you some good and bad points about using an ankle holster to help you decide. First, let’s look at why you might want to use an ankle holster. An ankle holster is an easy way to conceal your pistol and can even work where other methods would fail. For instance, those who work in healthcare will likely need to use an ankle holster because any other holster won’t be as effective while wearing scrubs. You…

Life is not like the movies. This much should seem obvious but it doesn’t stop people from trying to imitate everything they see on the silver screen. Ironically, one of the things most people never mimic that’s quite common in movies where the shooter is the star is using gloves while shooting. When it comes to military and L.E.O. you can rest assured many of them will end up using their weapons with gloved hands. But most civilians seem to think shooting with gloves is something best suited for L.E.O. and military only. It seems reasonable on the surface. If you don’t plan on shooting your weapon wearing gloves then why train with them? Yet, what happens in the rare instance you are forced to shoot with gloves on? What happens when you’re carrying and your gloved hands reach down to withdraw your weapon from your holster…? What happens when……

Concealed carry is one the rise in the U.S. Last year alone 4.5 million permits were filed for a concealed weapons permit, an increase of over 215% from 2007. As of this time, it’s believed 6% of Americans carry. Unsurprisingly, with that many people carrying concealed we’re finding there are numerous methods for carrying a weapon being displayed. And with people looking to carry in many different ways, we’re seeing more people carrying in controversial ways too. What do we mean by that? As more and more people carry, we’re seeing an increase in numbers of people who prefer the Mexican style carry. While far from being a racist concealed carry type, the Mexican style carry, or the appendix carry (sans holster) is on the rise for a number of reasons. Hardly any of them good. So let’s talk about Mexican carry, why it’s not racist, and why you might…

If it seems like the firearm and survival industry is obsessed with Navy SEALS, the truth, is they are. And for good reasons. Navy SEALS are one of the most badass groups of warriors on the planet. They are trained to the Nth degree and are better prepared to survive in any situation than just about anyone you’ll ever meet. That holds true on the battlefield and it’s true in normal, everyday life. This is why when a SEAL talks about their loadout for their EDC you should probably listen. Now this doesn’t mean you have to switch things out of your EDC just because a SEAL carries something different. But it does mean if they’re carrying one thing and not another they’re probably doing that for a very good reason. So without further ado, let’s break down what Navy SEAL Max Pranger carries with him daily. A Concealed Carry…

If you’re the average American who plans to carry concealed for purposes of self-defense you might have been tempted to carry a backup gun. It’s likely you enjoy owning a gun or two. So, why not make your next purchase another pistol that you can carry with you in the event your primary weapon goes down, right? It seems reasonable. If you’re ever in a situation where you can’t use your go-to weapon then another one at the ready makes sense. While this kind of thinking might seem logical, but for the average citizen it’s not necessary. And in the opinions of experts across the nation, it actually might be foolish…if not dangerous. Take a look at the 4 reasons not to carry a backup weapon. 4 Reasons A Backup Gun Is A Terrible Idea 1 – You Could Be Carrying Extra Ammo Instead: One of the main reasons you…