• For Beginners: You NEVER “Shoot to Kill”

    There is a lot of terminology involved in the responsible carry of a firearm, and a firm mandate to understand the purpose of concealed carry. Concealed carry is a method of carrying a firearm that is done for self protection. It is not because concealed carriers are out in the world hoping to hurt or…

  • What Is Constitutional Carry?

    Half of the United States are constitutional carry states, if you count by state rather than by population. But what is constitutional carry? Is it actually a good thing? We’re going to take a look at these questions below. What Is Constitutional Carry? Constitutional carry, as an idea, is the recognition of the fact the…

  • 5 Self Defense Tools You Can Carry All the Time

    It’s no secret that crime is on the rise. Being a victim of violent crime isn’t inevitable, but it’s far more likely than we’d like to think or admit. As responsibly-armed citizens, we have an imperative to differentiate ourselves between victims and defenders when we can. The best thing we can do is prepare. We…

  • What the Hell’s a Tactical Pen?

    Let’s be real. “Tactical Pen” is a weird name. Maybe you just got one for Christmas. Maybe you think it could possibly serve you as a self defense tool. Maybe you heard someone make reference to one and wondered What the hell is that? Whatever your reasons, it’s time you learned exactly what the hell…

  • “I Only Carry When I Feel the Need” Is An Unacceptable Mindset To Have

    It’s easy to think that there’s only a need to carry a firearm in places you don’t know and places that make you feel uncomfortable. It’s an understandable state of mind. Operating this way is completely unacceptable if you want to be a responsibly-armed citizen. We get it. Putting on a gun is just one…

  • How Often Should You Clean Your Concealed Carry Handgun?

    How often should you clean your every day carry handgun? In a perfect world, each of us is cleaning our concealed carry firearm when we wake up every morning, all throughout the day, and one last time right before we tuck into bed at night. That’s not how the world works. Here’s how often we…

  • Top Concealed Carry Locations for Women

    As concealed carry grows in popularity, more and more women are taking part of the every day carry lifestyle. Where do women carry concealed firearms? A 2021 survey by The Well Armed Woman sought to find that out, and the answers might surprise you. There are nine carry locations included in the survey results. The…

  • [BEGINNERS GUIDE] The 5 Most Important Things I’ve Learned Since Carrying A Firearm

    At the beginning, I knew nothing. Like all of us. We research, we learn, we talk with others about their experiences, and we do the best we can to stay educated and make proper decisions. That’s right; relationships are just like concealed carry. You’re not going to get it right the first time. Probably not…

  • Duty To Inform Map: State-By-State For Armed Citizens

    Our friends at Legal Heat give us a state-by-state look at each state’s gun laws to find out if you have a duty to inform an officer that you’re carrying a firearm. The interactive map further down in this article and it’s information was compiled by Phil Nelsen, who is an attorney and expert in firearm…