The purpose of this article is for the everyday urban civilian concealed carry. Not for duty police, open carry, military of any sorts. This is a specific topic for those who are new to concealed carry, looking to start carrying and those who’ve been carry on the hip but being eying AIWB for some time now.
Holsters, in almost every town there is someone making holsters. It doesn’t mean they are good quality, safe and efficient. What are the main key items to look for when purchasing your holster? 1) It should have a good trigger guard. Kydex holsters are phenomenal, where no matter how hard you press on the trigger guard it would not flex inward. That’s why the sloppy dangerous nylon holsters are the worse of the holster lineup, follow by leather and hybrid holstes. Leather holsters are marginally acceptable as long as they are not worn out.
2) It must hold the gun securely. The right amount of tightness where if you perform a somersault the gun won’t come flying out, or if you get thrown to the ground the gun won’t come out. It should not be too tight or too loose. I good nice audible click when reholstering.
3 Enough space to get a good grip, when you go to draw your gun, you should get a full draw grip. I see many holsters where the grip of the gun touches or rest on top of the pants and belt, there is no space to get your fingers to get a good draw stroke. The holsters listed below in this article all have a perfect ride height where you can get a good grip for a fast and nice draw stroke.
Hybrid holsters such as the Alien Gear holsters are dangerous and here is why https://defensivepopulace.net/why-your-hybrid-holster-is-dangerous/ The infamous OWB (outside the waistband) holster Blackhawk Serpa retention holsters are extremely dangerous and has been proven over and over in real life and in Craig Douglas ECQC class , multiple discussion and articles on that already which I’m not going to go over here. Many quality defensive pistol classes throughout the country do not allow this holster or strong advise against using it in their classes. For OWB retention holsters the Safariland ALS line is the way go to!
Why carry AIWB? This type of carry are for those wanting to carry around the front of their waistband, the A standing for appendix. AKA the appendix carry. This style of carry wasn’t popular, and was even deemed unsafe back in the days. However, its popularity has grown, especially over the past decade. It has also been found to be a perfectly safe way to carry. With quality holsters along with modern striker fire pistols such as the Smith & Wesson M&Ps line and Glocks have several safeties built in to them. Examples are, the trigger safety. In the M&P line, the trigger safety prevents movement until the pivoting trigger is pulled while a spring loaded plunger prevents firing pin movement until the rearward movement of the trigger bar deactivates it. Continue reading “Why AIWB Carry? & The Top 3 AIWB Holsters” »
Many of you already know this is the case with your state. I wrote this article based on my personal experience and observation one one particular state. Free from censorship since I own this web server, website content and domain. My content my rules! Just in case Fbook Suckerberg who might censor or take down my content in the future, you can’t here haha! You won’t read or hear about this on your local mainstream media outlets or some social/political documentary.
I took 8 days long vacation during the Memorial day week. I traveled extensively and spent 4 days 4 nights in my beautiful neighbor state to the east, Colorado. To be more specific, western rural Colorado. The other 4 days I spent time exploring eastern part of my state including portions of Canyonlands and the majestic La Sal mountains Moab area.
Reason for a temporary change in life? A vacation to disconnect from the current chaos caused by people and their leaders. Disconnected from the Matrix and all the crazy mainstream news media.
I did briefly used my phone when I was in passed by a mid size town to get more map updates that was related to my travel. I was pretty much unplugged most of the time. To explore new breathtaking landscape regions I haven’t venture yet and with a lot of freedom!
There are many articles and posts out on the internet that dives in to the foolishness of such anti self-defense and anti Second Amendment propaganda programs for the fools who are willing to hand in their alienable rights to Big Daddy for a false sense of security and funds. This article will focus on one small aspect which is the definition of buyback and a summery of this anti-gun tactic.
What is the word buyback? Taken from the dictionary (dictionary.com and dictionary.cambridge.org) noun 1) The buying of something that one previously sold. 2) Any arrangement to take back something as a condition of a sale, as by a supplier who agrees to purchase its customer’s goods. 3) The act of buying something from the same person you sold it to, especially an offer by a company to buy shares of its own stock from shareholders
At the heart of the divisive issue of gun control is how one reads the Constitution. Many people are of the opinion that the very words of the 2nd Amendment, “shall not be infringed,” speak for themselves as far as the legality of government gun control. While, by definition, the Constitution is a “living document,” some attack this philosophy by reading into the intentions of the framers, taking a spirit-over-letter approach. Regardless, it is important to take a long, hard look at the facts of other nations that have attempted to control civilian gun ownership in order to fully understand the question at hand, and form an opinion that reflects the real goings on in places like Venezuela.
What is going on in Venezuela?
A case study in the result of banning civilian
gun ownership is the unrest currently playing out in the nation of Venezuela.
President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist
state is facing massive backlash from starving, poor citizens living in a
nation with inflation rates surpassing 1,300,000 percent. While upset Venezuelans, led by political
challenger Juan Guaidó, have attempted to rise up
against their oppressive socialist government, they have been met with sharp
resistance from Maduro-backed troops, who also happen to be the only people in
the nation allowed to possess guns of any kind. These issues in Venezuela are a
part of a disturbing pattern of gun control being a tool of oppression. One
common comparison drawn is with that of Adolf Hitler’s rule over Nazi Germany,
and his support for disarming citizens in order to maximize government control.
While Hitler did not, as is often mistakenly thought to be the case, disarm all
German citizens, he did create a registry to
disarm groups that opposed his political and societal targets, namely Jewish
people. In fact, much like Maduro, Hitler weaponized fellow Nazis by allowing
them to own guns, setting them against his opponents. While Hitler’s plan
involved arming private citizens, and Maduro’s support is coming from already
established armed forces, the idea of taking the means of defending against
oppression away from the oppressed population is eerily similar.
It was Thanksgiving 2013, and I was just out of grad school. The local gun store was advertising an AR-15 for its Black Friday Sale, and I wanted one. Just to make sure it was a good deal I got Dad to a look at the gun for me. He informed me that this AR-15 was a .223, and not a 5.56 that the military uses. I looked at him very puzzled and asked him to explain. He sighed, then launched into telling me about the complex topic of .223 Rem. vs. 5.56 NATO. At first, I was very irritated at Dad for bringing up such a complex subject when all I wanted to do was buy the AR-15 at that moment. However, I am glad he did tell me. He saved me from making the same mistake so many people have in the past by not knowing the difference between the .223 Rem and 5.56 NATO.
For the history buffs out there, check out this snipercountry.com article for a detailed history on this topic.
Section 1: 223 Rem. 5.56 NATO ammo Looks the Same
If you put both rounds beside each other, they will look identical because both have almost the same exterior dimensions. Take note that I said nearly the same, and look at the image below. Do you notice any difference?
A summery of my take on the Fashion Place Mall shooting incident and what should a trained concealed carrier do if one were near or around where a similar incident.
I prefer to wait 24 to 48 hours before saying anything and making any comments after a larger scale shooting incident. This morning, more information is out, which agrees with my theory based on the initial information I received from one of my local news outlet, KSL LIVE: Continuing coverage on the shooting at Fashion Place Mall in Murray on Sunday afternoon.
Sunday around 3:30 pm local time, I was having brunch at a restaurant in South Jordan which is about 15-20 minutes drive from where I was at to the mall. While eating, I saw my local news feeds live stream on FB that a “shooting” at the Fashion Place Mall in Murray. It resulted in two people being injured. Wow it’s a shooting, the media make it look big, like always. Then an hour later, I saw the video along with photos of people being escorted in a line with their hands up (typical escorted evacuate setup we seen in many school and other shootings that occurred indoors) out of the mall. Local LEO and SWAT members were all around with their AR-15 carbines. Local media reported that there were three suspects (shooters?) that fled the area and are at “large.” Continue reading “Fashion Mall Shooting Incident in Murray, UT” »
FBI numbers don’t lie. Nation wide report shows that law breakers using rifles to commit crime is significant less than knives or hands and fists.
When a man wants to kill, he will do whatever it takes. If there were laws that prevents a people from committing murder, we would have heard about it by now. This goes back to Cain and Able.
According to the FBI, the number of people killed with rifles and shotguns in 2016 totals approximately 636. Over 4 times that many, approximately 2732, were stabbed or hacked to death. If these anti Second Amendment freedom hating Democrats were all about saving lives and trying to reduce crime, they wouldn’t push for “assault rifles” or the correct term, semi auto rifles ban. They never talked about how many lives are saved by the hands of private citizens with guns each year.
The 10mm is gaining popularity, especially for those who are avid outdoorsmen.
A brief history
Dating back to the 1986 FBI Miami shootout which resulted in the creation of this cartridge. The 10mm never gain popularity and accepted by law enforcement agencies around the country. This was due to the excessive recoil which many to-be, and in the field LEO who scored poorly. Thus the stripped down 10mm, anemic 10mm or weak 10mm also known as the 40 S&W was born. Full power 10mm sits between between the .357 magnum and .44 magnum.
Modern 9mm such as the Federal HST and Speer Gold Dot has taken the FBI and many law enforcement agencies across the country by storm. With wounding ballistics equating to the 40S&W. Subsequently, in the past couple of years the FBI decided to switch to the 9mm .
For your urban EDC concealed carry, the common chambered 9mm handguns are perfectly suitable and preferred for stopping the two legged beast. The 9mm is my EDC choice of caliber for urban carry.
What could possible go wrong with my hybrid holster? More hybrid holster hate and why…
Wearing such holster al day is comfortable on the waist. Until a mishap 😳 occurs due to;
1) The sweat shield starts to snag after wear.
2) Upon resholster, the trigger guard collapses. Most people will have to use their second hand to assist in reholster. Some folks even to point the muzzle towards their waste to snake it in. Seen this in one of the classes I attended. All of this struggle and you’re playing with your safety! 😥
3) Makes it cumbersome to reholster countless times during an 8 hour defensive concealed carry class, at the same time it increases the risk by tenfold. Many known instructors will strongly advise against such holster in their classes beside the infamous Black Hawk Serpa.