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So you’ve got your concealed carry permit and are excited to get started…but carrying concealed comes with certain challenges and responsibilities that you need to be ready for. Here are 6 easy mistakes that gun owners make when carrying concealed. Avoid them and you’ll have a much better experience carrying concealed over the long term. Mistake #1 – Not Taking It Seriously As a gun owner, you already know that owning a gun is a lot of responsibility. But when you start carrying concealed, it’s easy to get caught up in feeling invincible. It’s better for you to be realistic about how you would respond in certain situations and how you would use your gun (or not use it) if your life depended on it. It’s not something to take lightly, so make sure to think about the consequences of your actions ahead of time. Mistake #2 – Not Buying…

An alert has recently been issued by Smith & Wesson regarding their M&P 380 Shield EZ model handgun. Apparently, there’s an issue with the thumb safety where it can move from the “fire” position to the “safety” position on its own while firing. The result of this problem is that your gun could suddenly become unable to fire unexpectedly. Supposedly, this problem is somewhat rare and only happens when using ammunition with higher than normal recoil. However, you don’t need to spend any money to deal with this problem because Smith & Wesson is offering to fix the problem for free. Anyone with a gun produced before April 4th can send their gun in to Smith & Wesson and they’ll upgrade the safety at no cost to you. Still not sure if your gun is at risk or if you’re eligible for a free repair? Head over to this page…

A controversial new case has been going on for over a year now. It involves two target shooters, Ryan Pellman and Matthew Rodgers, who accidentally shot a man while they were sighting in their rifles for the upcoming deer season. The incident began in October 2016 when two men in rural New York were sighting their .308 Winchester rifles, Del-Ton AR, and pistol. Pellman and Rodgers were shooting at paper targets without a backstop to catch their bullets and couldn’t see far enough down the lane to see if anyone was there. That’s why they had no idea that only half a mile away was a man who was mowing his lawn, Kevin Flannery. In between Flannery and the target shooters was a lane of tall grass that prevented them from seeing Flannery. Flannery apparently moved in and out of the target shooters’ bullet paths as he mowed his lawn, unaware…

Yes, the Second Amendment was drafted to protect your right to carry a gun…any gun, as you see fit. Sadly in the last 240 years, crooked politiicans have figured out ways to undermind the authority of this sacred text and strip you of your rights to legall protect yoruself. Worse is that the  men and women in blue are forced to do the job of enforcing these unjust laws. In the process, they’re often compelled to legally take your gun from you. Of course, it’s not always just because it’s their job…many times police take guns from you because they can…and because it makes them feel safer too. That shouldn’t mean they get to trample over your second amendment rights, yet sadly, that does happen. So, if you want to make sure a cop never takes your gun from you, make sure you realize how they can take them from…

For most gun owners, cleaning a gun is as close to zen as they’ll get. The motions of taking down a pistol or a rifle and removing all the built-up carbon fouling and dirt offer a welcome retreat into a task servicing a weapon that they love. Cleaning a gun is a pretty straightforward task, and yet, in the opinion of the author, many people ignore a critical cleaning component. “Toothbrush” style cleaning brushes and carbon picks. These essential items are often neglected by most gun owners because they’re content to use patches and barrel brushes and call it a day. Look, as long as you’re cleaning your gun every few hundred rounds then you’re doing your part. But, if you want to get a long life out of your gun and ensure it works for years to come without issue, then you owe it to yourself as well as…

It sucks to say, but Americans live in constant fear of gun confiscation. Even Americans who’ve followed all the laws correctly, and dotted every I and crossed every T. And cases like what happened to people like Alton Franklin support our paranoia. Alton Franklin is like most normal Americans. He lives in a culture that supports hyper-masculinity and where even a small chink in his armor is perceived as weakness. That’s why in 2002 when he showed up at a police station in need of someone to talk to about a problem he was having he was quickly labeled mentally unfit to own a firearm. Franklin had recently broken up with his girlfriend. In an act of misguided therapy, he had cut himself on his arms while drunk. While at the police station the officer on duty felt Franklin may be a threat to himself or others and had him…

Many of you will remember when the Sig Sauer P320 was discovered to fire when dropped. The entire firearms universe went off on Sig and decried the shoddy craftsmanship and demanded the company issue a recall for the gun. Sig responded and vowed to make things right by offering to service the P320s with upgraded parts. Perhaps the firearm company Honor Defense should do the same. Reports are in that the Georgia based manufacturer is producing a 9mm pistol that suffers from the same defect as the P320. A writer from The Firearms Blog claims he assembled one of their flagship 9mms at the factory only to find that the gun fires when exposed to a drop or hammer test. Guns.com reports Patrick Roberts of The Firearm Rack posted a video, now seen 35,000 times, entitled “The Honor Guard Is Not Drop Safe. They Knew Months Ago!” In the 10-minute…

10 years ago, getting a red dot anywhere close to $500 would have been practically impossible, unless of course you were getting them used from someone who used them for LEO or military purposes. Thankfully, technology has improved dramatically in the past 10 years. Now, what would have cost you $500 can be had for far less. In fact, you can get a quality red dot for well under $200. Even better, you don’t have to go down to a gun shop to get one. You can head online to Amazon or any other online gun shop and get one delivered to your house in a few days. That’s why we’re going to give you the down low on a few of the best to be had for under $200. These 3 Red Dots Rock – And Won’t Break the Bank Here are the ones we’re going to cover in…

Tracer rounds are a great round for anyone shooting in low-light to no light situations. They do have two, pronounced problems though. One is a tracer round gives enemies a bead on your position. Since they rely on an incendiary element that burns on the round after it’s fired. This burning allows the shooter to see where the bullet is traveling, but it also signals to enemies where the shot originated from. They also may light things on fire. This hazard is what makes them illegal to shoot across large swaths of the U.S. The incendiary round portion of the tracer causes high heat and flame to exit out of the barrel, creating a bright muzzle flash that also gives away location (and can burn up elements in front of a shooter). To fix this and give shooters the benefits of tracers, a company known as Ammo Incorporated created a…

Ever thought about buying a Blackhawk SERPA Holster? Might want to rethink that decision, at least once you see what’s wrong with it. The Blackhawk SERPA Holster is presenting so many problems there are multiple gun training organizations that refuse to use it and forbid any of their trainees from bringing them into class. It’s so bad that Bearing Arms, has dubbed the Blackhawk SERPA Holster has dubbed it “one of the worst holster designs currently manufactured.” So, what’s wrong with this holster? Afterall, it’s been in use for several years without too many people complaining, or that’s what we’ve been led to believe. Take the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and their previous use of the Blackhawk SERPA Holster. For a number of years they’ve used the holsters in their training programs. Here’s what Locked and Loaded writes: While using the holster, the Training Center observed how the…