If you carry a concealed firearm for self-defense, the question has no doubt occurred to you: “What would I do if I saw a stranger in distress?” It’s actually a pretty thorny dilemma for armed defenders, because the fact that they now have access to lethal force absolutely does change the calculus about whether or not to help a stranger who appears to be in mortal danger. … [Read more...] about Should Armed Defenders Help Strangers?
Maybe it's because I'm more "Special Farces" than "Special Forces," but... If you spend enough time hanging out in Internet-based gun forums (fora?), sooner or later you're going to see a very, very long thread debating something that seems a bit...obscure. A little unlikely. And slightly less interesting than the age-old question about how many angels could possibly dance on … [Read more...] about 3 Self-Defense Gun Considerations (That I’m Ignoring)
In any gunfight, you want to be the guy who delivers the knockout--and N8 Tactical has just released a haymaker in the form of a holster called the KO-1. Constructed completely of Kydex, the KO-1 offers ease of cleaning and the proven reliability of polymer for 15 of America's most popular pistols. It's designed for inside the waistband (IWB) carry, but it's uniquely … [Read more...] about Knockout! N8 Tactical Launches KO-1 All-Kydex Holster
The right to self-defense knows no color, race, or creed. The frustration and civil unrest that crystallized around the death of George Floyd can be expressed in one phrase: Black Lives Matter. But when you hear the phrase "Black Guns Matter," you should know that it doesn't refer to the AR-15 or any of the variants that we call "black rifles." In fact, "Black Guns Matter" is … [Read more...] about Black Guns Matter: Firearms Training for Black Americans, by Black Americans
What if the .380 ACP wasn't a minimum defensive load, but the standard? Ever since the .380 ACP became part of the concealed-carry landscape, it's been considered the absolute bare minimum defensive handgun load. One of its major drawbacks was that the minimally-powered round generally couldn't penetrate beyond the FBI-recommended 12-inch minimum through heavy … [Read more...] about Go Deep: Federal’s New .380 Cartridge Packs 12 Inches