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CCW Weekend: Feds Kill The Honey Badger

By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters One of the biggest pieces of gun industry news this week is certainly the Honey Badger being put on the ATF’s naughty list. On the one hand, it is everything that people say it is. It’s capricious, arbitrary, and almost certainly an instance of selective law enforcement or at least…

CCW Weekend: Physics, Ballistics And The Birdshot Myth

The humble shotgun suffers from an absolute deluge of myths, misconceptions, lies, and outright hogwash to a degree unmatched by the myths, misconceptions, lies and outright balderdash pertaining to other firearm types. One of the worst of these tropes that never seems to die is one of stacking one or two shells of non-lethal (or…

CCW Weekend: .300 BLK vs 5.56 In Your AR Pistol Or SBR – A...

August 22, 2020 6:08 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters A whole bunch of people are snatching up AR-style rifles, carbines, SBRs and AR pistols and in record numbers. This leads also to the practical question of whether you should get yours chambered in .300 BLK, aka .300 AAC Blackout, or in 5.56mm NATO-cum-.223…

CCW Weekend: Should You Get Body Armor?

By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters If you watch YouTube, a lot of firearms trainers and YouTube gun channel personalities are wearing body armor. A number of instructors have advocated in print that the armed citizen should have it as well. Since the civilian market for guns and other gear mirrors or otherwise takes inspiration from…

CCW Weekend: Enough With The Gimmick Shotgun Ammo Already

February 01, 2020 2:06 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters An irritating trend within home defense ammunition is gimmick shotgun ammunition. Every year, some new bunch of cowboys cook up some New Tactical Terror, and a whole bunch of gullible yahoos think it’s somehow reinvented the wheel or somehow that buckshot or slugs is…

CCW Weekend: It’s Not The Size Of The Pistol, It’s How You Use It

January 04, 2020 1:38 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters Completely obvious double entendres aside, a trend in handguns on both the supply and demand side is to make them smaller, for easier concealment. By and large, it’s a good thing. However, what some people get sucked into thinking is that’s the only kind…

CCW Weekend: Red Dot Sights

December 07, 2019 2:35 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters Red dot sights, which would more accurately be called “holographic reflector sights,” are definitely the way of the future. It is likely that they will become the dominant sighting system for handguns and long guns, when not equipped with a telescopic optic. However, just…

CCW Weekend: When Law Abiding Gun Activism Goes Wrong

November 16, 2019 10:20 AM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters One of the tropes that we like to repeat about ourselves as gun owners and concealed carriers is that we’re “law-abiding,” that we’re the most law-abiding folks around. Law-abiding, safe and responsible. Now, for the most part, it’s actually true. People who legally own…

CCW Weekend: Grip Safety Problems

November 02, 2019 3:33 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters Not many pistols come with a grip safety – basically there’s 1911 pistols, the Springfield XD series, and the Remington R51 as far as anything in current production – but two of those three are very popular. And the grip safety gives some people…

CCW Weekend: Speed Vs Accuracy

October 12, 2019 1:03 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters The age old debate: is it speed or accuracy that wins? Usually accuracy, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t train to be fast as well. We all know that if you ever had to use your gun in defense of yourself, you should aim…

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