Tips for Vehicle Carry

An important part of concealed carry is how to carry a concealed weapon in a vehicle. How can you access it quickly and easily if you need it? How do you transition from a holster to off-body storage and then back? Here are some tips on carrying in your car.

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

I believe that God created me and all creatures great and small. God gave me body and soul, my mind and all my senses and preserves them, as well. God gives me a beautiful wife and wonderful children, family, friends, clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and land, and all that I own (including guns and ammo).

SAR B6P Review

The SRB6P pistol is a modernized clone of the world famous CZ-75 manufactured by Turkish arms manufacturer Sarsilmaz, whose experience in pistols, revolvers, and shotguns spans 131 years. So how does that experience translate in this latest incarnation of one of the world’s most recognizable, and beloved handgun designs?

Dustin Ellermann’s Youth Marksmanship Camp

When Top Shot Season 3 Champion Dustin Ellermann announced that he would be holding several youth marksmanship camps this fall, I jumped at the chance to sign up. Granted, Texas is a long way to go for a marksmanship camp. Even farther when you consider that we decided to drive instead of flying. Sixteen hours one way. A total of 32 hours of driving to attend a 26 hour camp. Was it worth it?

A Final Thought On The Election

Well, it’s finally over. No more political ads on the radio and TV. No more classless liberals vandalizing private property to destroy Republican yard signs and bumper stickers. No more losers going on about how they will kill Romney if he wins. No more phone calls begging me to go vote because I want to make sure my 2-year-old daughter has access to contraceptives and abortion-on-demand (that was a call from Democrat NC-10 hopeful Patsy Keever’s campaign, by the way). Unfortunately, what is not over is our national nightmare and our long march toward Western European style socialism.

A Round in the Pipe

When I first started to carry a concealed handgun, I was hesitant to carry with a round in the chamber, “cocked and locked”, so to speak. Maybe you’re just starting to carry and the thought that you might make a mistake and accidentally shoot yourself, or someone else, prevents you from taking the final step toward truly carrying a concealed weapon. The truth is, until you get past that fear you’re still unarmed.

The Case for Cheap Guns

During the second presidential debate, President Obama answered a question about gun control by first openly advocating a return of the ugly gun ban, but then transitioned into an indictment of “cheap guns,” blaming them for the violence raging in some of our inner cities (like his hometown of Chicago)….

We Can’t Sit This One Out

I’ve heard grumblings from libertarian types at gun shows and among friends on social media that they’re going to stay home in November. They have plenty of excuses. But if you care about your Second Amendment rights, President Obama made it clear in this week’s debate at Hofstra University why you simply cannot sit this one out.

Versacarry Review

I don’t remember where I first read about the Versacarry, but the concept intrigued me. Unlike most holsters which wrap around or create a pocket for the gun to sit in, the Versacarry is hardly bigger than the gun itself and holds he gun in place with an unusual design…

SRGC Combat Practical Pistol

I have been carrying for a while, competing a little bit, but have not taken any formal training. I decided to start with the Combat Practical Pistol course offered by my home range, Springs Road Gun Club. While much of the class time was refresher, the real pressure and learning…

Beretta Nano Review

Beretta’s Nano gets it’s name from the Latin, meaning “small”. And although the BU-9 is small, it’s big on features which make it an excellent carry option. The BU-9 Nano is Beretta’s first truly compact 9mm pistol. It’s an attractive gun that is a complete departure from the truly awful…

Fear and Respect

We marvel at the news every day of people who accidentally shoot themselves and others with their own guns. Peruse The Gun Wire on a daily basis and you’ll find plenty of examples. How does this happen? I did something the other day that answered that question for me. It…

When Concealed Becomes Revealed

The saying goes that “concealed means concealed”, but what do you do when concealed becomes revealed, and someone takes notice of your previously concealed weapon? Thinking about how you will react if this happens to you is an important part of daily concealed carry. You prepare to reveal the weapon…

KYTEX Gear Mag Carrier Review

Finding custom kydex gear is not hard to do. It seems there are hundreds of people with a heat gun and a homemade press knocking out kydex holsters and magazine carriers of varying prices and quality. Most are the same basic design, a sheet of kydex wrapped around whatever the…

Things No Gun Owner Should Have

As gun-owners there are certain things we just should not have. I don’t mean that we should be prohibited from having them by law. I mean, you’d be stupid to own them. If you do, or if you’re considering it, you’re just asking for trouble.

Run, Hide, Fight

In an interesting admission that gun-free zones don’t stop gun violence, the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety has produced a video entitled “Run, Hide, Fight: Surviving an Active Shooter Event”. ┬áIt depicts a man in black with sunglasses and body armor walking into an office building and…