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Skill set: What you carry
The Tactical Wire
There is no doubt that owning and shooting different type firearms is fun. But, if lives depended on it, wouldn't you be better off choosing one type firearm, spending most of your time and ammo learning how to use it efficiently and effectively?
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5 qualities to look for in concealed-carry holsters
American Rifleman
Finding the right holster system for daily concealed carry can be a challenge when there are so many makes, models and materials to choose from. But a well-designed carry holster, no matter what it's made of or where it rides on the user's body, needs to be as safe and reliable as the handgun it supports.
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Reloading your own ammunition: Polishing the brass
By Ken Jolly
Polishing the brass is my favorite step in reloading. Since I have not bought any new ammo in years, my brass casings come from range pickups and reusing my own. No matter where you get your brass, it accumulates quickly. You end up with a cache of tarnished and dirty metal that will polish into heaps of gold (or at least it will seem as valuable as gold to you). New cases for pistols sell for about 9 cents per round, so reusing these are a significant savings.
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Texas House relaxes airport laws for handgun license holders
The Associated press via KTRK-TV
In Texas, it seems almost as common for travelers in airport security lines to forget they are carrying a handgun as it is for them to fail to take off their belts or shoes. A bill that passed the House recently would forgive concealed handgun license holders for such lapses.
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What to look for in a home-defense handgun
Gun Digest
While plenty of ink is spilled over choosing the right revolver or pistol for concealed carry, the same is not true for home-defense handguns. But there are important design features and attributes that should be taken into consideration when searching for the right gun to defend hearth and home.
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Hideaway holsters a hit
Coeur D'Alene Press via The Spokesman-Review
Thomas Tedder's wife kicked him out of the kitchen five years ago for dabbling in making gun holsters, so he went instead to his dilapidated shed. "I'd get $100 worth of scrap leather and plastic and just go at it,” Tedder said. Tedder, a computer programmer in Fort Smith, Arkansas, at the time, was onto something that led him to starting Tedder Industries.
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1-hand shooting skills
Bearing Arms
VideoBrief One of the most eye-opening experiences in terms of training for handgun self-defense is the realization that square range, two-handed shooting techniques almost never comes into play in close range defensive encounters. Your support hand might be in use attempting to pull a family member behind you, block an attack, etc. Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics gives some great advice on how to work on your one-handed shooting skills.
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Gun experts call Garland officer's feat 'amazing'
WFAA-TV
They go through thousands of rounds of ammunition to hone their skills, but gun experts say no amount of training can prepare someone for the scenario that faced one Garland officer recently. Garland police say an off-duty traffic officer was guarding the entrance to an event featuring controversial pictures of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed Sunday evening, when two men armed with assault rifles and wearing body armor approached and started shooting. The officer returned fire armed with only his department-issued handgun, killing the suspects.
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Shooting accessories: 10 cool new things for the bench and range
Gun Digest
From cleaning stuff to gun cases and devices to make our guns shoot better, one thing all of these new shooting accessories will do is make your time at the range in 2015 one helluva lot more fun.
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Review: Citizen's Guide To Armed Defense
Officer.com
Kevin Davis has authored an impressive manual for citizen gun owners. Citizen's Guide To Armed Defense has a plethora of information that, quite frankly, even cops will want to read. With a surge in gun ownership the past couple of years, there's a need for quality instruction together with associated reading for people to maintain as a reference.
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