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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…

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…

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