The Golden Age of Concealed Carry

Americans continue to embrace the concealed carry lifestyle. All indications are that we are currently living in the golden age of concealed carry. It’s difficult for those of us in the handful of oppressive states to see this sometimes but it is nevertheless true. Americans are living in the golden age of concealed carry. Dr […]

Will Your Carry Gun Work When You Need It?

Will your carry gun work when you need it? Are you sure? Recently I read an article by Greg Ellifritz on the subject. Ellifritz is a retired law enforcement officer (LEO) and is currently an author and trainer. He trains LEOs and civilians through his Active Response Training School. In addition, he writes regularly, and […]

Concealed Carry and Training

Many jurisdictions require a minimum level of training and qualification in order to issue a concealed carry permit. Many do not. California requires eight hours of training which includes passing a fifteen round qualification shoot at the range. There are many good arguments for and against a mandatory training requirement. Where there is little argument […]

The Horror of Gun Control

This article addresses a very disturbing video that illustrates the horror of gun control. The video is an example of how dangerous laws and ignorant attitudes impact real people. To be clear, gun control laws are not intended to increase public safety or to impede criminals. Gun control laws are about power and control. Gun […]

SCOTUS to Hear Second Amendment Case – What Could That Mean For Gun Owners?

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has finally agreed to hear a Second Amendment (2A) case. The case, New York Rifle and Pistol Association vs Corlett, concerns concealed carry and will be heard in the next session which begins in October 2021. The question presented is whether the 2A allows the government to prohibit ordinary law-abiding […]

Concealed Carry – A Right or a Privilege?

The right to keep and bear arms is a natural human right that is protected by the Second Amendment. Yet there are those who argue that this is a privilege granted by the government rather than a natural right. Let’s take a closer look. The privilege argument has been around for many years and is […]

CCW Lifestyle Series # 12 – Situational Awareness and Color Codes

The following is part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide a starting point for those new to concealed carry. There is much to learn and great satisfaction to be had but figuring out where to begin can be daunting for newcomers. The intent of the series is to provide useful information for […]

CCW Lifestyle Series # 11 – Failing the Victim Selection Process

As legally armed citizens we train to always avoid getting into self-defense situations, remember you win every fight you avoid. Criminals tend to go through a process when selecting victims. The subject today is what we can do to ensure we fail the victim selection process. A good overall strategy is to follow John Farnham’s […]