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Open Carry

I’ve been pretty outspoken in the past about open carry. My stance has always been that yes, it should be legal, but it’s not for me. I don’t want the added attention from the general public, or  law enforcement. Until Saturday, I’d never done it outside of a match. I’d been watching the Triangle Open Carry Meetup group for a while, waiting for an event that worked with my schedule. Finally Saturday I was able …

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This is Embarrassing… (Appendix Carry Content)

As you surely know I’ve been experimenting with appendix carry for a few months now, and I’ve been pretty happy with this method of carry, as it seems to excel in most situations. This past weekend I found out that there’s one situation where appendix carry doesn’t excel… I was driving back to NC after visiting family in Northern Michigan, and after several hours on the road I needed to make a pit stop at …

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Appendix Carry Update

A couple months ago I posted about my first day of carrying appendix, and since then I’ve been carrying this way more and more. I started out with my Glock 19, but since the Springfield XDs 9mm arrived, it has become my primary carry gun, and it rides in the appendix position much better than the Glock 19 ever did (smaller, thinner, all that.) Since starting this experiment just a couple months ago I’ve accumulated …

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Situational Awareness

Gather ’round children, and let me tell you a story about something that happened to me last night. It might have been nothing, or it might have been something, I’ll let you be the judge of that. I shared this with the Carolina Shooters Club Community a couple nights ago, as I didn’t really think it was much of anything, but after having some crazy dreams about how it could have ended I decided to …

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Whats the Deal With Loaded Chamber Indicators?

I’m not a fan of loaded chamber indicators on pistols. As a kid, I was taught that safeties on a firearm are a mechanical device, and mechanical devices can fail, so I’ve never been one for relying on any sort of safety device. I have several pistols with Loaded chamber indicators, including my new XDs 9mm, and to be honest, I’ve never used them. Its just as easy to open the slide and actually verify …

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Appendix Carry: Day 1

I’ve been experimenting with appendix carry (aiwb) for a few weeks while walking the dog, or around the house, but until today I’d never carried aiwb out of the neighborhood. The Gear: The pistol carried, was a Gen3 Glock 19 that has been my main concealed carry pistol for several years. It’s basically stock, except for a set of Ameriglo GL-433 night sights, and a very slight undercut of the trigger guard. Today the pistol …

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Summertime Carry

Spring has finally shown itself here in the Carolinas, and I don’t know about you, but I’ve transitioned to my summertime carry rig. Over the winter I carried my Glock 19 in either my Crossbreed Supertuck, or the DeSantis Thumbreak Scabbard (that I cut the thumbreak off of). Both of these rigs work great in the winter, but when spring arrives, I want to walk around in flip flops and board shorts and I don’t …

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Should you get your concealed carry permit before you even buy a gun?

I know, I know, concealed carry permits, or Concealed Handgun Permits as North Carolina calls them, are for the most dedicated shooters, the people who want to be armed 24/7 (except anywhere alcohol is sold and consumed, or anywhere that charges admission, or …) but bear with me! I’m not saying it’s for everyone, but for completely new shooters looking for an entry in to the hobby, I think it could make some sense. But …

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Evolution of Concealed Carry – Going Bigger!

I’ve been taking concealed carry seriously for almost 5 years now, and in that time I’ve carried a lot of different pistols. Some have stuck around longer than others, but for the most part, I’ve carried a Glock 19, with either a S&W J-frame, or Kel-Tec PF-9 as a smaller option. Recently I pulled my old Glock 17 out of the safe, and began dry-firing with it. I’d forgotten how much I loved the Glock …

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