Concealed Carry & Home Defense

CCW Weekend: If You Have To Shoot, Shoot To Stop The Threat

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If you use a gun for self-defense you MUST understand this concept

Gun Test: Glock G43

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Glock may lay claim to the best conceal carry 9mm on the market with this gun

Gun Test: Guncrafter Hoss 1911

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This 1911 is totally O-V-E-R-B-U-I-L-T

CCW Weekend: Concealability Or Carrying Capacity, Which Is Better?

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Four traits of a Concealed Carry Gun: Concealability, carrying capacity, accuracy and comfort – which trait do you compromise?

Sheriff Jim Wilson: Managing The Pistol-Mounted Light

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Should you hang stuff from your pistol?

Gun Tests: Kimber's Amethyst Ultra II .45 ACP And .380 Micro Carry

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.45 or .380? Here are two great conceal carry guns from Kimber

Gun Test: Remington RM380

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Remington bought Rohrbaugh and this double-action pocket pistol is the result

Sheriff Jim Wilson: Just Hit The Target

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“Nothing will end a criminal attack like a smooth draw and an accurate hit to the vital zone.”

CCW Weekend: What To Know About Concealed Carry And The Neighborhood Watch

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Police vehicles are seen outside a fire-damaged home where four people were killed last week in Washington, DC, May 21, 2015. Police were on the hunt Thursday for a suspect in the murder of a wealthy Washington family, after he was reportedly identified using DNA collected from the crust of a pizza delivered to victims' home. Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Daron Dylon Wint in connection with the four murders, one of the most notorious crimes in recent memory in the US capital city. The victims -- Savvas Savopoulos, president and CEO of American Iron Works, a building materials manufacturer in Maryland, his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip and the family's housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa -- were found bound and bludgeoned May 14 after a fire gutted the millionaire's mansion in an exclusive section of Washington. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Personal security, protecting your home, protecting your neighborhood

Gun Test: Dan Wesson Valkyrie Commander Pistol

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Tested in 9mm – .45 ACP available – Outstanding fit, finish, reliability and would make a great concealed carry gun

CCW Weekend: Can You Get In Legal Trouble For Printing?

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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

What if you are concealed carrying and your gun is shown? Is that brandishing in a state when no open carry is allowed?

Thump. Crash! What's Your Home Intruder Plan?

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It happens fast and a home invasion can be violent – Plus you have local laws that may not help you defend yourself

Sheriff's Tips: Empty Chambers

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You might think leaving the chamber empty is a safe idea

CCW Weekend: Why You Should Never Fire Warning Shots

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A Chicago police officer is seen shooting his weapon at a moving car in this still image from video taken from a body camera in Chicago, Illinois

VP Joe Biden recommends warning shots but we will tell you why this is very bad advice

The Sheriff's Take: Extra Ammo

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Boxes containing ammunition of different types are seen at Wyss Waffen gun shop in Burgdorf

When you shoot your gun dry, or have a mag malfunction you will be glad you had a extra full mag

CCW Weekend: When Do You Have To Obey "No Guns" Signs?

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This is a legal issue and not as simple as you think

Training Teachers And Students To Fight Active Shooters

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A school bus sits parked along a street in the Queens borough of New York

What is your local school doing to keep kids safe?

Home Defense: Useful Shotgun Drills

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Here are 5 drills that will help keep you alive if you are using a shotgun for home defense

Big 9mms

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Long, long ago when handguns were made of steel…

Gun Test: Ruger American In .45 ACP

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Testing the Ruger American 9mm we found a great gun – Testing the .45 ACP Ruger American we found a great big gun