My answer for the best all around gun for a prospective buyer has changed from what it was a year ago, or even two years ago. Before both out of ignorance and an unconscious bias, I would have recommended a DA/SA pistol with a decocker or a safety depending on the user’s preference. Since then though I’ve learned quite a bit.
There’s a video inside of this post. In the video I discuss the seated dry fire practice I’ve been doing to better myself with the firearms I carry on a daily basis.
Carrying In Sweatpants Looking into getting a bellyband so you can carry your gun while wearing sweatpants or gym shorts? Well, you may want to hold off. I learned a way to do it from a friend that might save you some money! Another point I should have hit on was a solution for those…
As I said in the beginning, I’m fascinated with lights, especially with looking at the different emitters and seeing how different companies get the output that they’re getting. I think there’s a place for most lights out there and there’s a bunch out there that are well… Snake Oil. Kinda like those Gas Station Specials that claim to be 10,000 lumens while running 10 low quality LED bulbs.
Picking A Defensive Pistol Every media personality and writer has their opinion on what handgun is the best for concealed carry or general defensive purposes. Truth be told, you have excellent options and bad options with there being little between those two. A while ago I published the sections of my First Time Buyer’s Guide…
The Best Holster for Concealed Carry… Once a person get’s their first handgun, their first question is almost always: “What holster is the best to conceal this gun with?” Immediately after hundreds of people flock to the comments section giving their opinion. They don’t give any reasoning (most the time), they just tag the company,…
1. Back Pockets: Just don’t. Backpocket carry is on the list of “Worst Possible Ideas” when it comes to carrying a firearm.
Backpockets don’t have the same security as front pockets, I don’t think this is disputable. Their inability to stay closed at all times is why wallets get lost. This issue becomes even more of a problem when one starts to get active. Past the lack of “retention” if you will, your draw is going to be significantly slower than if the gun were in your front pocket. To add insult to injury, have fun getting to it while in a seated position.
Contrary to what people say on the internet, you can’t plea the 2nd Amendment to get out of criminal charges for injuring/killing another individual; even if it was in self defense. Beyond that, as well as you may know your state’s laws, you do not know or fully understand how all the bylaws, statutes, and case law can affect your case. And unless you’re an attorney, you won’t understand how they can affect you.
The statutes, bylaws, and the case law are all written in legalese or lawyer speak. These things can say one thing, but actually mean something entirely different; basically the equivalent of your girlfriend telling you to have fun with the boys.
Personally I’ve encountered 10 people this year just in Facebook groups who are under the belief that handguns can never reach triple digit round counts. I’ve encountered some in person (including extended family members) who believed this same thing. These same people will lead you to believe that a handgun doesn’t have the ability to survive high round count courses.
Every day we see people who cheap out on their daily carry items because they just don’t have the money for quality stuff. I’m someone that’s on a tight budget currently, so when I’m making purchases I make sure to do a ton of research before pressing that fated “Place Order” button.