Types of Handguns

Types-of-Handguns

A handgun is named because it is a firearm that can fit and a shooter can hold in one hand. It is one of the most popular firearms in circulation. Handguns are usually used for self-defense, their size making them easy to conceal and carry around. Shooters also use them for target shooting and small … Read more

Gun Recoil

Gun-Recoil

What is Recoil in a Gun? You’ve probably heard the word “recoil” thrown around before. The formal description says that it means to flinch, wince, or drawback out of fear or disgust. In gun lingo, however, gun recoil refers to the kickback you feel after firing. When the trigger is pulled, the bullet is launched … Read more

What is a Pancake Holster

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A pancake holster is made up of two pieces of material stitched together to produce a flat-like pouch. As the name suggests, this little pouch resembles a pancake, thus the name. Law enforcement and civilians prefer the pancake holster to carry weapons because of its superb performance in concealing the gun. Pancake holsters sit close … Read more

What is a Hybrid Holster

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Modern gun owners are fortunate because they have plenty of options when choosing the best weapon-carrying system. One accessory that is growing in popularity is the hybrid holster. This type of handgun-carry technology offers exceptional stability, comfort, and customization.  So, what is a hybrid holster, and what else do you need to know about it? … Read more

What is a Kydex Holster?

What-is-a-Kydex-Holster

Kydex is the brainchild of Rohm and Haas Company, a materials manufacturer working with the aviation interior industry. By the late 1960s, the company realized that the Kydex thermoplastic sheets could be turned into something more given its malleability properties. Today, Kydex is now a general term used to classify plastic holsters. This is the … Read more

What Is a Retention Holster

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Most newbie gun owners may have never heard of a retention holster before, while law enforcement and military officers use it in their duty. It is a weapon-carrying system that guarantees different levels of handgun security, allowing you to retain possession of your firearm when somebody else has an eye for it. So, what is … Read more

How to Conceal Carry Without Holster

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Whenever someone buys his very first handgun, gun experts will always advise him to invest in a good quality holster. Not only does it ensure your safety and that of everyone else. A well-built holster can also help in better concealment. However, not everyone agrees they need a holster to conceal carry. If you are … Read more

What is an IWB Holster

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Nothing says “safe” more than an inside-the-waistband pistol holster. Concealing your carry not only ensures your protection, but also everyone else’s. An IWB is the best means of concealment and you can easily access your weapon. It’s a lot closer to your hand when at rest, and is tucked out of sight when you don’t … Read more

How to Wear an Ankle Holster

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Although not as popular as shoulder and waist carry systems, there are still a lot of people who believe in an ankle holster’s excellent concealment capabilities. Many law enforcements officers and military personnel use this holster type to carry and conceal their secondary or backup weapons. It can be a life-saver if you know how … Read more

How to Make a Leather Holster

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For those DIY lovers who want to make their leather holster, this is a great weekend project. The tools should generally be available to any crafts enthusiasts, and the guide is simple. Here are the steps to cover the template creating, leather cutting, finishing, and final stitching. Step 1: Preparation of the Tools and Materials Here … Read more

How to Make a Kydex Holster

How-to-Make-a-Kydex-Holster

Kydex is among the best materials that you can use for a holster. Kydex is a thermoplastic acrylic polyvinyl chloride type of material. It combines both acrylic and PVC properties making it rigid and durable with an excellent finish. The material is also lightweight with good retention, often used for a wide range of applications … Read more

How to Put on a Shoulder Holster

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Shoulder holsters are one of the best firearm-carrying accessories any gun owner can have. Not only does it ensure optimum comfort by distributing your handgun’s weight evenly across the shoulders. It also allows for carrying a magazine or two. You can enjoy these benefits only if you know how to put on a shoulder holster … Read more

How to Make a Shoulder Holster

How-to-Make-a-Shoulder-Holster

A shoulder holster gives you instant access to your handgun when you are strapped to your car seat. It can also be an excellent choice for concealment while improving overall comfort. While you can buy a shoulder holster for about $50 to $150, you can make your own. All you need are several materials, a … Read more

How to Break in a Leather Holster

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Holsters made of leather adapt to the firearm after a break-in. The leather construction will need some time before it can naturally conform to the shape and form of any firearm. Leather is a natural material and it reacts to its environment, adapting to it slowly with constant use. Leather holsters work the same way … Read more

What is a Paddle Holster

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What is a paddle holster? A paddle holster is usually the preferred outside the waistband (OWB) carrier of civilians, undercover cops, and police authorities. It makes use of a firm “paddle-shaped” flat or sometimes a broad contoured clip to securely hold it in place to your belt or inside your pants’ waistline. A paddle holster … Read more

How to Wear IWB Holster

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An inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster is a favorite of handgun owners who require maximum concealment of their firearms. It is also more stable, allowing gun owners to go about their daily business without worrying about firearm retention. An IWB holster is also versatile, giving you a multitude of carrying positions. The question now is how to … Read more

How to Wear a Paddle Holster

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Carrying handguns has never been more secure and easy with a paddle holster. A paddle holster is much easier to remove and adjust according to your comfort. But of course, to make the most out of your paddle holster and to use it more effectively, it is crucial to learn how to wear a paddle … Read more

Does Printing Matter When Carrying Concealed

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So you’re out for a walk with your shooting range buddy when he suddenly tells you that you’ve got a print showing. He indicates to your concealed carry – which you initially thought was pretty well hidden. You check and see, much to your embarrassment, that your shirt was outlining the shape of your firearm. … Read more

Best Ways to Conceal Carry While Exercising

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A daily exercise routine is a great way to get keep up with the everyday stresses of life. Whether it’s at the gym or around the neighborhood, there’s bound to be a workout for you. But as safe as many of these places are, you can never be too sure about your protection. Some sports … Read more

Types of Grips a Pistol

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There’s more to a proper pistol grip than just looks. Action heroes and bad guys in movies have way too much leeway to mess around, but in real life, safety is the top dog. Having the proper grip on your pistol is the difference between a fun day at the shooting range and a terrible … Read more