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Are 1911s Good for Concealed Carry?

Posted by Team Armscor on Aug 14, 2019 | Topics: 1911, Concealed Carry & Self Defense

It goes without saying that the 1911 is one of the most remarkable handgun platforms in existence, but the question remains: is it a good gun for concealed carry? We break down some of the key features of 1911 handguns that make them a clear choice as an everyday carry. 

Read on to learn why the 1911 is a great gun for concealed carry. 

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What to do in a Traffic Stop While Carrying

Posted by Team Armscor on Jun 4, 2019 | Topics: Concealed Carry & Self Defense

One of the most common questions concealed carry permit holders have is on how to handle a traffic stop while carrying. While the answer may seem simple to some, handling the situation incorrectly can get you into trouble, so we put together a field guide to help keep you safe when you get pulled over.

Check out these tips on what to do at a traffic stop while carrying:

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Concealed Carry Reciprocity: Is My CCW Valid in Other States?

Posted by Team Armscor on May 16, 2019 | Topics: Concealed Carry & Self Defense

As a gun owner, it's your responsibility to understand the gun laws that exist in your state. If you intend to carry concealed, knowing your state's concealed carry laws and the reciprocity your state's right to carry has in other states is a crucial part of that responsibility.

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Things to Know About Concealed Carry Insurance

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 15, 2019 | Topics: Concealed Carry & Self Defense

Insurance is a hot button issue in the concealed carry community that everyone seems to have an opinion on. Despite the debate, it can be surprisingly difficult to find reliable information on the purpose and application of concealed carry insurance. That's why we did the research and came up with three key elements of concealed carry insurance that you should take into consideration when making your decision.

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What Would You Do? 3 Tricky Self-Defense Scenarios

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 15, 2019 | Topics: Concealed Carry & Self Defense

Gun owners all across the country rely on their firearms to keep them safe in a sticky situation, but some self-defense situations are more difficult to manage than others. Will you know what to do when your life is on the line? 

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Concealed Carry vs Open Carry

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 4, 2019 | Topics: Concealed Carry & Self Defense

Whether you're a seasoned or first-time gun owner, you've probably heard a lot of debate over concealed vs open carry. It's one of the most heated debates amongst gun owners, and which method you prefer can greatly impact how you prepare for defensive gun use. It can be tough to decide which method of carry is best for protecting yourself and your family, but we can help. 

Check out these key considerations to help you decide whether concealed or open carry is right for you. 

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Shotgun or Pistol for Home Defense?

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 1, 2019 | Topics: Rifles & Shotguns, 1911, Concealed Carry & Self Defense

When people go to a firearm dealer to purchase their first gun, it is most commonly for home defense. Protecting yourself and your family in your own home is one of the best reasons to own a gun, but picking which gun to defend your family with can often be difficult. 

We've broken down the pros and cons of shotguns versus pistols for home defense: 

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3 Things You Need to Know About Self-Defense

Posted by Team Armscor on Nov 20, 2018 | Topics: Concealed Carry & Self Defense

Whether it's home defense or concealed carry, one of the primary reasons for gun ownership is self defense. If you own a gun for this purpose, there are certain things you should know about the laws and responsibilities pertaining to using your firearm to defend your life.

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Stuff They Don't Teach You in Concealed Carry Classes

Posted by Team Armscor on Aug 14, 2018 | Topics: Concealed Carry & Self Defense

For anyone looking to obtain a concealed carry permit, you may need to complete a class as part of the process. The requirements vary from state to state, but for those who find themselves in a concealed carry course, there are a few additional things you need to consider.

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How To Dress For Concealed Carry

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 2, 2018 | Topics: Concealed Carry & Self Defense

You can probably guess that concealment plays a big role in concealed carry. Thanks to our planet’s seasonal weather, our clothing choices tend to change quite a bit throughout the year, which in turn impacts how well we can conceal certain firearms.

While weather and handgun size are big factors in what you wear, you also want to be comfortable and dressed in way that doesn't make you stand out. A trench coat in the middle of the summer, while great for concealing, is not a practical choice.

Here are some tips on how to dress for concealment.

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