CCW Weekend: I'll Say It Again - You Need A Gun Safe

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“The 5-14 age group recorded 26 accidental deaths by gunshot, 173 homicides by gunshot and 174 suicides by firearm”

CCW Weekend: Short-Barrel Pistol Grip Shotguns - Thanks, But...

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The newest firearm fashion trend is the “legal sawed-off shotgun”

CCW Weekend: A .410 Revolver Is Awful For Concealed Carry

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Why? There are so many other good choices for your carry gun

CCW Weekend: Don't Believe These Are Common Sense Gun Laws

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“Common sense is using laws to curtail illegal activities, not legal ones”

CCW Weekend: Beware The Man With One Gun

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Hand Guns Salesman Selling Pistols, Courtesy of Shutterstock

Truism For The Ages Or Preposterous Platitude?

CCW Weekend: How Proficient Does A Concealed Carrier Really Have To Be?

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You need to be able to shoot something the size of a watermelon, under stress and with someone possibly trying to kill you

CCW Weekend: Magnet Outsmarts Smart Gun

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Maybe smart guns aren’t so smart after all

CCW Weekend: Three Things Jeff Cooper Got Wrong

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Oh come on, it’s not sacrilege to question Col. Cooper

CCW Weekend: The Modified Trigger Myth

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Damon Thueson shows a holster at a gun concealed carry permit class put on by 'USA Firearms Training' on Dec. 19, 2015 in Provo, Utah

A lightened trigger might give a prosecutor an advantage?

CCW Weekend: Carry A Back-Up-Gun, Spare Ammo Or Both?

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Here are the advantages of BUGs and BUMs

CCW Weekend: Should You Tell Someone That You Own Guns?

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Asher Thomson (5) looks over a pair of Colt revolvers at the National Rifle Association's (NRA) annual meetings and exhibits show in Louisville, Kentucky, May 21, 2016

Disclosure of your firearm ownership depends on who is doing the asking

CCW Weekend: Carrying A .22 Long Rifle For Self-Defense

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A box of 500 .22 cal. bullets are offered for sale at Freddie Bear Sports on October 18, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Most people think the .22LR is best reserved for plinking or shooting small game – Think again

CCW Weekend: Double Action Shooting Trigger Control

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A man reaches for a concealed pistol. (Shutterstock/Maksym Dykha)

The first shot is the most important – Here is how to make it count

CCW Weekend: Why You Should Practice Point Shooting Along With Sighted Fire

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A close up gun encounter doesn’t give you a lot of time for precise sight alignment

CCW Weekend: Learning The Limitations Of Stand Your Ground Laws

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Don’t go to jail because you did not know this…

CCW Weekend: Is A Home Defense Shotgun Better Than A Handgun?

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There are distinct environmental factors that lead you to “yes” but one factor is a definite “no.”

CCW Weekend: Important Limitations On The Castle Doctrine

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PROVO, UT - DECEMBER 19: Damon Thueson shows a holster at a gun concealed carry permit class put on by "USA Firearms Training" on December 19, 2015 in Provo, Utah. Demand for concealed carry permits have spiked in the last several weeks with the terrorists attacks in Paris and the United States. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

You need to know the limits of the Castle Doctrine if you have a gun for home defense. Here are some cases where the law failed and why.

CCW Weekend: What's The Right Amount To Spend On A Carry Gun?

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Gun stores being sued in Chicago following violent weekend

Remember that you have to feed it ammo, house it in a holster, maybe upgrade the sights – All to use it and possibly lose it

CCW Weekend: Concealed Carry In Banks Is Absolutely A Good Thing

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There were 4,030 bank robberies in 2015 and concealed carriers have played a part in stopping some. But, banks do have different rules for concealed carry in different states.

CCW Weekend: Why I Finally Applied For My CCW Permit

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Paperwork, finger prints, maybe some classes, some time off work, pay a fee and boom – you can carry a gun