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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

HOOBER: Do You Think He’s Compensating For Something?

By Sam Hoober Springfield Armory is one of the few companies that is selling a factory pistol with a compensator, the Hellcat RDP (or Rapid Defense Package) which a number of people have a number of opinions about. Heretofore, compensators have largely been the domain of sport shooting. When the “Roland Special” Glock entered popular…

HOOBER: “But The Israelis Do It” And Other Failures Of Critical Thinking

By Sam Hoober Critical thinking is one of the most underrated skills that a person can develop, whether it has to do with concealed carry/self defense or hell, life itself. If you do something, you want to think about why you do it. If you don’t have a good reason for it, then you shouldn’t…

Hoober: Thick As A Brick AKA Improvised Weapons

By Sam Hoober A recent incident in Texas highlights the value of improvised weapons in the right situation. It’s the craftsman and not the tool, or whatever cliché you want to use there. It’s the same old trope, but darned if there isn’t something to it. The point isn’t just to consider that you may…

Hoober: Practicing Single-Hand Shooting

By Sam Hoober If you really want to see where your deficiencies are, shoot one-handed. Strong-hand only or weak-hand only shooting, even if it’s just target shooting rather than practical shooting (ie not coming out of the holster) is going to reveal how much your support hand is compensating. If you haven’t done much SHO/WHO…

HOOBER: Exceptions To The Rules That We Don’t Always Talk About

By Sam Hoober There are a number of “rules” for guns, gear, shooting, concealed carry and everything related to it which we are exhorted to follow. Usually the “rules” exist for good reason. For instance, pocket carry without a pocket holster is verboten (and stupid) because you’re liable to have an accidental/negligent discharge. That’s a…

Hoober: What If There Were No More AR-15s?

By Sam Hoober Let’s assume for a moment that there’s a new assault weapons ban or that you live in a state that is dead-set on keeping AR-15s and other semi-automatic rifles out of civilian hands. What are some viable options for a fightin’ rifle for defending yourself in case you can’t get an AR…

Hoober: Besides A Gun This Is The Most Important Thing You Need For Open...

By Sam Hoober By now, there’s enough evidence to confirm that openly carrying a gun can make you a target for a gun grab. Therefore, if you want to open carry, it’s up to you to manage that risk. How that’s done is with an active retention holster. While alarmists in comments sections and social…

CCW Weekend: Fudd Ranges And Why Public Lands Are So Important

By Sam Hoober,  Alien Gear Holsters Where you shoot matters. For the total newbie that’s arming themselves for their own defense, completely new to guns or concealed carry, it’s actually important to find somewhere that will help you develop the necessary skills with a gun to put rounds on target when it really matters. So,…

CCW Weekend: Pros And Cons Of Weapon Mounted Light Vs. Flashlight

By Sam Hoober,  Alien Gear Holsters By now, everyone knows you need to be able to identify a potential threat. The question is should you add a weapon-mounted light to your carry gun or just carry a flashlight? Newbies or even experienced gun owners can find themselves in the position of wondering which is better…

Gun Test: Ruger MAX-9

Modern Ruger semi-automatic pistols, and to that group I shall include the just-introduced MAX-9, don’t quite fall into the late Rodney Dangerfield’s “I don’t get no respect” category, but I think it is fair to say that they do not receive the full faith and credit they deserve. While Ruger has its fans, and I count myself…

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