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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…

CCW Weekend: Observations From A Year Of Carrying A Double-Action Gun

October 05, 2019 11:08 AM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters Last year, carrying 3 pounds of 1911+ammunition got old, so I picked up a different carry pistol. Specifically, a TriStar C-100, which is a compact DA/SA pistol in 9mm. Since I’ve been carrying and shooting this pistol for more than a year, with closing…

CCW Weekend: The 6 Worst Gimmick Guns

September 28, 2019 2:26 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters Gimmick guns have a unique feature as their primary selling point, but little – if any – practical purpose for the civilian. People who own them or like them for whatever reason then try to come up with practical reasons for owning them, when…

CCW Weekend: The Dreaded Glock ND

September 14, 2019 2:11 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters Gun people like guns, and like car guys bicker over makes/models of pistols. One of the common objections to Glock pistols and other striker-fired pistols is the dreaded “Glock ND,” or when such a pistol is accidentally, negligently or otherwise unintentionally discharged. Reports of…

CCW Weekend: Walmart Has Spoken

September 07, 2019 3:52 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters Recently, Walmart and corporate subsidiary Kroger stores made some announcements, which have been the subject of much discussion. Teeth have been gnashed, garments have been rent, and a whole bunch of people were angry. Kroger and Walmart stores have announced that open carry of…

CCW Weekend: If You Start The Fight You Can’t Stand Your Ground

August 31, 2019 5:36 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters For those who haven’t seen it yet, Michael Drejka was convicted of manslaughter for the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton. Drejka, according to the Orlando Sentinel, has not been sentenced yet, but will be sentenced in October. However, given the manslaughter conviction plus the…

CCW Weekend: The Concealed Carrier’s Active Shooter Dilemma

August 24, 2019 2:35 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters A perpetual question among concealed carriers is whether or not to engage an active shooter if you happen to be around one. It’s a valid question. Also, the thing about many mass shootings is that most of them occur in areas of commercial activity…

CCW Weekend: Andreychenko’s Bad Judgement

August 17, 2019 1:43 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters If there are but a few themes that this humble column has stuck with over time, one is surely “use good judgement.” Don’t be an idiot. Also, don’t be a jerk. If you do your level best to not be those things, you can…

CCW Weekend: What Bernie Sanders Has Wrong

By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters I try to stay away from politics in this column; there are other and better minds than mine for that subject elsewhere on this site and elsewhere around the web. This time, I’m going to get into it a little bit. Recently, Senator Bernie Sanders (I, VT) appeared on an…

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