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What to do in a Traffic Stop While Carrying

Posted by Team Armscor on Jun 4, 2019 | Topics: Staying Safe, Gun Rights, 1911s - General

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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Best Defense Drills to Practice at the Range

Posted by Team Armscor on May 28, 2019 | Topics: On the Range, Staying Safe, 1911s, 1911s - General

The range is a great place to practice the fundamentals of shooting— everything from your grip to your sight picture and shooting stance. However, when it comes to practicing defensive shooting, some ranges (especially indoor ranges) have strict rules regarding drawing from your holster and shooting rounds down range at a rapid pace. This may seem discouraging, but there are still ways to practice the skills that will keep you safe in a defensive gun use situation.

Check out these examples of defensive drills that won't get you thrown out at the range.

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Training at Home: A Dry-Fire How-To

Posted by Team Armscor on May 23, 2019 | Topics: On the Range, Staying Safe, 1911s - General

As any firearm enthusiast knows, ammo costs can add up when you're getting in the kind of practice it takes to really dial in your shooting skills. Thankfully, dry-fire practice drills can be an extremely helpful way to train your brain's muscle memory so that the rounds you end up shooting at the range are more than just wasted brass. 

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

Posted by Team Armscor on May 16, 2019 | Topics: Staying Safe, Gun Rights

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: Staying Safe, Gun Rights

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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Range Day Tips: Eye and Ear Protection

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 28, 2019 | Topics: On the Range, Staying Safe

The range is great place to dial-in your skills as a shooter, but it can also be a dangerous place. One of the key elements of range shooting is making sure to protect your eyes and ears properly so you can have some fun without putting your sight or hearing at risk. 

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What Would You Do? 3 Tricky Self-Defense Scenarios

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 15, 2019 | Topics: Staying Safe

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: Staying Safe, Gun Rights

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: Staying Safe, 1911s, Shotguns

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: Staying Safe, Gun Rights

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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