Human Reaction Times in Life or Death Emergency Situations

Human Reaction Times in Life or Death Emergency Situations

Human Reaction Times in Life or Death Emergency Situations

Muscle memory is a term that is brought up many times in discussions of repetitions in certain skills, whether it be learning how to play a sport or an instrument, typing on a keyboard, riding a bike, etc. In this case, we’re going to discuss muscle memory in regards to human reaction times, specifically reaction times in response to emergency life or death situations. Many people mistakenly believe that muscle memory is...
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5 Reasons to Carry a Back-Up or Secondary Gun as Part of Your CCW

5 Reasons to Carry a Back-Up or Secondary Gun as Part of Your CCW

5 Reasons to Carry a Back-Up or Secondary Gun as Part of Your CCW

There are many people who carry a CCW as part of their EDC (everyday carry), but very few of them will carry a backup gun. The backup gun, also known as the secondary gun, is simply an additional handgun that the user carries concealed when their larger primary gun is carried either openly or concealed as well. Backup guns have long been used by men and women...
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Different Locations to Carry a Gun

Different Locations to Carry a Gun

Different Locations to Carry a Gun

For many people, the holster is their favorite gun accessory. There are a nearly infinite number of options when it comes to holster design, material, shapes, comfort, and so on. However, we all know that the kind of holster you use is fully dependent on the kind of firearm that you have. If your gun is less common than others, you will likely have a more limited number of holster options to choose...
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3 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Carrying with a Round in the Chamber

3 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Carrying with a Round in the Chamber

3 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Carrying with a Round in the Chamber

Whenever you draw your pistol and pull the trigger, you want it to fire. The last thing you need is for there to be a click and you having to rack the slide to chamber a round. Even though it only takes mere seconds, if that, to chamber a round, that can mean the difference in a life or death situation. And yet, there are some...
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General Locations Where Concealed Carry Is (and Isn’t) Legal

General Locations Where Concealed Carry Is (and Isn’t) Legal

General Locations Where Concealed Carry Is (and Isn't) Legal

In 2013, Illinois became the 50th state to allow concealed carry, meaning that one can officially conceal carry in all fifty state. However, just because you can conceal carry in your home state doesn’t mean that you can in other states as well. We still have a long way to go before a concealed carry license is treated like a car license, where it would be valid in all fifty states....
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Best Gun Holsters for Women

Best Gun Holsters for Women

Best Gun Holsters for Women

Women are differently shaped from men, and most women have different shapes from one another as well. For this reason, it can be a more time consuming process for women to choose the ideal concealed carry holster for their gun than it is for men. It will prove to be even more overwhelming for a woman to choose a good gun holster if they are new to guns and concealed carry as well. Fortunately,...
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Types of IWB Concealed Carry Holsters

Types of IWB Concealed Carry Holsters

Types of IWB Concealed Carry Holsters

Many states have certain laws that require you to always conceal your pistol when carrying it. It’s also vitally important that you purchase the right type of holster so that your weapon is carried in both a concealable and comfortable manner. Your goal should be to find a holster that accomplishes the following three things:
  • Is comfortable and secure in your desired concealment position
  • Allows the weapon to be drawn quickly in a hurry if needed
  • Fits...
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Prioritizing the Threat in an Emergency Situation

Prioritizing the Threat in an Emergency Situation

Prioritizing the Threat in an Emergency Situation

As a person who carries concealed, you should already be fully aware that prioritizing a threat will be one of the most important things you can do in a life or death situation. Prioritizing the threat can be divided into two parts: 1. That you have an awareness state high enough to be ready if an emergency should arise, and 2. That you decide if the threat is big enough for you to intervene once...
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Gun – On-Screen Gun Boo-Boos

Gun – On-Screen Gun Boo-Boos

On-Screen Gun Boo-Boos

As the FX channel's well-crafted series "Justified", based on an Elmore Leonard short story, winds toward its finale, there has been a boo-boo. Senior citizen crime queen Katherine fought rival gangster's bodyguard Mikey to mutual destruction. She emptied her revolver into him but didn't stop him from beating her to death before he died in the arms of his boss. Thing of it was – and perhaps only a gun geek would notice – she fired one shot more than...
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14th Amendment

14th Amendment

14th Amendment

The 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868 during the Reconstruction era. The amendment was bitterly contested, particularly by Southern states, which were forced to ratify it in order for them to regain representation in Congress. It, along with the 13th and 15th amendments are collectively known as the Reconstruction amendments. It is quite easy to see, of the three, the 14th is the most complicated and the one that has had the more...
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