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Today was special. I received an email the afternoon before letting me know my long awaited Glock G43 was in and waiting for me pick up. The G43 is Glock's answer to the small single stack 9mm market and Glock fans the world over have been waiting for with more than a little patience.

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Priorities For A “Sub-Compact” Concealed Carry Pistol

  This article in a direct response to a really good student who is struggling with her first concealed carry purchase.  She’s sharp enough to just not copy what I or others do.. and instead to think this out for herself while still asking really good questions.  Feel free to offer “Sarah” your opinion in the comments section, ESPECIALLY if different from my own.   I hope you find this useful.   Steve   Sarah –   I ran across this test today while going through my normal reading.. It’s a Guns and Ammo test comparing 10 of the most popular single stack 9mm pistols. Keep in mind, this article is a teaser so you’ll go out and buy their actual magazine, but there’s still a lot there. The most valuable part of this test is the video. Watch it through to the end.               In my mind, which is based on my experience, I prioritize a sub-compact carry gun in this order:   a) The cartridge must absolutely be on the FBI’s lis ...

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Pure heaven! It didn't matter if I was in a Bradley, a C-131, or even the Whale from a carrier deck, they worked way better than anything else available. And because they were so small you could carry them in your pocket and the string allowed you to loop them around your neck unseen.

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10 Things I’ve Noticed At Ranges That Hurt Those Who Conceal & Carry

You might not believe this but it’s true. A full 60% of the guns students bring to my concealed carry classes, have at least one malfunction during the very short 30 round qualification test. Wow, 60%. How can you reconcile that with carrying concealed? It’s like driving a car whose brakes fail 60% of the time. Or an airplane whose motor fails 60% of the time.

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So Close, I Almost Lost Everything..

It’s been a few days. When I think about it I still shake. It’s a bit awkward between my best friend and I. I apologized and tried to explain.. but we both know I screwed the pooch.

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I think I mentioned that 25 years ago a concealed carry permit was impossible to get in most states.. but now all but a couple make it easy. The end result of this is a very competitive gun market with many more manufacturers with a plethora of styles, types, designs, and price points unique to the concealed carry market has ensued. Or in other words a cra&load of choices. Good choices for the most part. But from these choices there are only 2-3 I’d personally bother with.

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I'm not saying you need to be Shooter Tim The Big Bad Range Guy. You just need to be the guy who spends enough time at the range to keep your skills within reason. For many of us this is once a month. One hour, one day a month. And don't forget to dry fire. For every hour of range practice you should be putting in 2-3 hours of dry fire.

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It's no secret I'm fond of the Smith & Wesson M&P line of handguns. From a gunsmith point of view I like them better than my beloved Glocks. My hand wraps around an M&P grip like a Cobra around it's prey.

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Fitting & Installing Rear Pistol Sights

There are many reasons you might want to install a rear sight on your pistol, in my case I’d previously removed the factory three dot tritium night sights that came standard on my M&P Shield 9mm and in their place installed a Trijicon HD Orange front sight and a custom Burwell read serrated plain (no dots) rear sight in a Hackethorn configuration.

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The Black Rifle Project is something we're doing to chronicle the build of a pair of AR-15 rifles of the type and quality you'd wait for EDC (where you can do these things) or if the world as we knew it ended and you needed a personal rifle which was above all reliable, stout, accurate, and fast handling. A rifle any member of your family could depend their life on. It must be handy, light to carry, of a reliable and readily available cartridge, and above all obtainable for everyone.

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  1. Re: Cerakote Micro-Slick BCG Application

    Can you help me out. I am planning on micro-slicking my bolt but I cant figure out how to get the bolt...

    -- Indred

  2. Re: Tactical Training Vs. Concealed Carry Training, The ABC’s

    Thank you!

    -- SteveW

  3. Re: Tactical Training Vs. Concealed Carry Training, The ABC’s

    Absolutely correct.

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