Thanks to the Gun Free School Zones act of 1990, 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(25), you cannot carry a concealed firearm within 1000 feet of school grounds. If you are a parent you may have the responsibility of taking your children to and from school, you must break the law or go unarmed. And if you can’t go back home to retrieve your firearm, you may find yourself without it when you need it. Continue reading
In a seminar titled “Home Defense Concepts” held at the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston last weekend, trainer Rob Pincus discussed various defensive strategies. During his talk he asked the audience “How about putting a quick-access safe in your kid’s room? How about putting a gun in a safe in your kid’s room? Good idea or bad idea?” How did the hysterical, anti-gun wackos hear Pincus’ speech? Basically they heard him say “put a gun in your kids room.”
Critics of “Stand Your Ground” laws point to tragic examples like the Trayvon Martin shooting where an armed citizen shoots another who is unarmed. They claim that the disparity of force is unjustified. How can you justify using deadly force with a firearm or other weapon against someone who is unarmed? These critics disregard the potential damage an unarmed attacker can do to another person.
I am a fan of small guns. They are generally fun, uncomplicated, and easy to conceal. Throw them in a pocket for a quick trip to the store or when your wardrobe doesn’t support carrying a bigger pistol. The Kel-Tec P32 and P3AT, Ruger LCP, Diamondback DB380 are perfect examples. Those designs rely heavily on the use of polymers to reduce weight and size. I’ve had my eye on several all-steel pocket pistols: The Micro Desert Eagle, the Masterpiece Arms Protector series, and the Guardian series by North American Arms. I wanted to see if any of these were viable pocket carry options and to compare their performance to the more common “poly pockets” as I like to call them.
Beretta USA unveiled a new pistol at the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston today. The new Pico is a pocket-sized pistol in .380 ACP, based on Beretta’s experience with the 9mm Nano.