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Self defense for women is a vital consideration for every female’s survival as well as an important part of your “Everyday Carry”.   Here are five weapons you need to have with you at all times. Keep in mind that a weapon is always not ideal since it takes time to get it out of your purse, bag, vehicle, etc.

Female Self Defense: 7 Weapons You Need to Survive

Female Self Defense: 7 Weapons You Need to SurviveSelf defense for women is a vital consideration for every female’s survival as well as an important part of your “Everyday Carry”.  Here are five weapons you need to have with you at all times. Keep in mind that a weapon is always not ideal since it takes time to get it out of your purse, bag, vehicle, etc. We highly recommend learning proper self-defense techniques with your body. For that reason, we recommend the following book below: #1 Book #1 Book The Self Defense Guide #1 Most DEVASTATING Self-Defense Technique Ever Developed Written by former CIA officer Learn "The Trident" technique for self-defense Get Your Copy Now Now let’s get into the weapons that can help in such situations: 1. Strike Pen : This product is amazing. It is a pen on one side and a powerful tungsten tip that can really hurt someone if used as a weapon. It’s perfect to put in your bag, purse, wallet, etc. It’s not suspicious so you can have it in your hand and not “freak” normal people out while walking. Highly recommended! SurvivalCache.com Special : We partnered with the manufacture to give away a limited supply of these Strike Pens. Once supplies are gone, we will not replenish them. We just ask you to pay for shipping and handling to get it to your home. Claim the offer here . 2. Brass Knuckles : a common self-defense tool that is easy to use. It is easy to grip this tool as you pull it out of your bag, or in your car. You can check out this Blackout Brass Knuckle product that we recommend. They are being given away for free as a self-defense awareness campaign; you just have to pay for shipping. Grab the product here . 3. Ninja Spike Keychain (aka 'kubotan') : This weapon is intimidating and usually comes with an attachment for your key chain. The Ninja Spike fits perfect in between your fingers as you make a fist. I always grip this spike as I am walking to and from my vehicle. If there is someone up to no good and they see you gripping this weapon, chances are they will pick someone else to prey on. If they don’t happen to notice it and you are attacked, a quick punch in the eye with this will definitely make them let go so that you can flee. In a pinch, you can also grip your largest key between two fingers and use in the same manner, but keys are not as easy to use.  The Ninja Spike key chain is perfect for leaving a permanent tattoo on your attacker. Armory Replicas Street Smart Self Defense Spike Keychain Black See Price on Amazon Last update on 2020-08-14 at 10:28 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API 4. Honeycomb Hairbrush by Cold Steel – This is by far one of my favorite weapons! This is truly a functional hairbrush and it is so innocent looking that no one would ever think that the “brush” part pulls off to reveal a 3 1/2” dagger. This brush is made from Zytel (a stiff nylon fiberglass composite). Keep in mind that this is a dagger meant for stabbing, not a knife used for slashing so you have to have enough strength to thrust this into an attacker.  Ladies, this also comes in handy if you get a bad haircut. 5. Paracord Monkey Fist (aka“Monkey Ball”) – The first time I saw this I didn’t know what to think. It just looked like a cute key chain. Then, I swung it against a counter and realized how much damage this could do. It may look like a toy, but it most certainly is not. The Monkey Fist has a steel ball bearing wrapped in that paracord and would most certainly inflict serious damage if swung at a perpetrator’s head or even body.  If you connect with this monkey…someone is going down. 6. Open Assist Knife – This knife will open easily with a quick movement of your thumb as opposed to a conventional pocket knife.  The ease of only having to use one hand is extremely important should you find yourself in an emergency situation, making this a good choice for an EDC (everyday carry ) This is not a switchblade, as switchblades are illegal in most states.  Most states allow you to carry a knife with a blade up to 3”. It is wise to review your local state laws to determine if the knife you plan to carry is legal.  Bottom line, when someone sees that you have a knife…they know you mean business and no one wants to get cut. Check our our guide on the best folding survival knives . 7. MACE, Pepper Spray, (or the hottest) Bear Spray – Most everyone is aware of mace/pepper spray.  It is one of the most popular self-defense items that people purchase because it is non-lethal and you do not have to have direct contact with your assailant.  When purchasing mace/pepper spray, make sure you get good law enforcement or military-grade one.  I recommend UDAP because it is designed to stop Grizzly Bears and any other mammal smaller than 1000 lbs.  There are a few states that restrict mace/pepper spray and you can usually find the restrictions on any website that sells it.  Hit someone in the eyes with this and you will magically disappear from their view.  Not to mention that the cops will not have a hard time finding the attacker, look for the blind guy walking around like Frankenstein. Let me conclude by saying I personally am a supporter of people carrying handguns and tasers for self-defense. This is only to serve as a very introductory article for those who may not currently be carrying any kind of weapon at all.  All of these items fit easily into a purse and generally do not require a license or permit to carry.  Always ensure that any item you carry for self-defense does not conflict with any local regulations. Lastly, to wrap-up, a weapon can only go so far. Can you always grab the weapon? Most likely no. It’s always best to learn quick techniques in self-defense. The book below is highly recommend and written by an ex-CIA officer: #1 Book #1 Book "The Self Defense" Guide #1 Most DEVASTATING Self- "Defense Technique Ever" Developed Written by former CIA officer Learn "The Trident" technique for self-defense "Get Your Copy" Now Photo credits: Spyderco Knives, UDAP, Cold Steel Knives, hearldpost Other interesting articles: Female Self Defense: Situational Awareness Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network vs USCCA: CCW Insurance Comparison 10 Tips Everyone Should Know Before Carrying Concealed in 2020 6 Tools to Survive Anything

How to Start a Ruger Collection

How to Start a Ruger Collection

/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f379d3dc6835_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f379d3dc6835_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } Bill Ruger designed the Skeeter Skelton Special pair of sixguns to commemorate Skeeter’s career as one of the country’s most highly respected gun writers. From sixguns to bolt-guns, you can't go wrong by starting a Ruger collection. Here are some tips for getting started. I have enjoyed collecting guns and specifically Rugers for many years. During that time I have learned several good lessons. Some of those have been quite costly, but those are the ones that really stick in your mind never to repeat again. I think of it as paying for my education. I have listed some general pointers for the beginning collector to consider that I think will help in building a good quality collection. They are certainly not all inclusive but hopefully will be of some help. There is nothing wrong with accumulating guns—all types of guns. We have all been there. Myself, I love guns, period! If that is what you enjoy, that is fine, but if you want to become a true collector of a certain gun or guns, I believe it requires focus. In Ruger collecting, it does not matter what you decide to collect or how you approach it, but I suggest you have a plan. The Initial Plan An example of a plan would be that you decide you want to collect one example of each major type of the Ruger early autos and old model revolvers. Your plan would lay out and list what that would include: Standard Autos and Target models, Red Eagle and Black Eagle grips, different barrel lengths. Next: the Single-six Revolvers, flat loading gates and round loading gates, black rubber and walnut grips, different barrel lengths. Then the Blackhawk .357 Revolvers, etc. If you have limited funds, figure that into your plan. You do not want to mortgage the farm, or at least not all of it! Then you go about your search. Try not to sway too much. Instill discipline in yourself, and try to stay on your plan. This is usually very hard for us gun lovers. Plan Two Once you have fulfilled the above or are nearly there, you need to decide what is next. How do you expand? For example, you may decide that you really like a particular series of gun, let’s say the Single-Sixes. You want to expand that particular part of your collection and really get into the different variations of these guns. You should then focus on that area. First, find out all you can about the Single-Sixes—read, read, read! Ask fellow collectors, look at gun displays at gun shows, if available, etc. Then list all the guns that would make up a complete collection of the different variations of those guns. An example is that there are four major variations of the flat loading gate or “flatgate” guns. Then begin the hunt. Again, you may have limited funds, so figure that into your plan. Books, Magazine Articles The Ruger 10/22 autoloader has become the benchmark against which other rimfire semiautomatic rifles are compared. You just cannot read too much about the guns you decide to collect! Most of the authors are true collectors themselves and are sharing their many hours of hands-on research, knowledge, and experience. Use this to your advantage. There are several good books on Ruger collecting. While some are out of print, they can still be found, and their cost will pay for themselves many times over. Listen and Learn Try to get to know fellow collectors who are interested in Rugers and especially the same type of Rugers that you are. You will find most of them willing and even eager to share their knowledge and experience. Be humble, ask questions, do not be embarrassed, everyone has to learn. At the same time do not be a “pest.” Remember, you cannot learn everything from them overnight, so use good judgment and taste when having discussions with them. Recall also that much of your knowledge needs to be hands-on experience. I have many collector friends who have taught me so much, and they are still teaching me today. Related GunDigest Articles Ruger Gallery: Six Decades of Good Gun Designs Gun Digest's Top 10 Gun Collecting Articles Classic Guns: The Ruger Blackhawk Revolver Join a Collector’s Association This is a good way to meet people with the same common interests. You learn contacts and often find some good guns for your collection. The Ruger Collectors’ Association and Red Eagle News Exchange are two good Ruger information sources. The "Ruger Collectors’ Association" is the oldest organization for the Ruger collector or enthusiast. Membership includes the Association’s sporadically produced newsletter and invitation to members-only events. For more information (or to apply for a $30.00 annual membership), write to: Ruger Collectors’ Association, Inc., P.O. Box 240, Greens Farms, CT 06436, or go online to www.rugercollectorsassociation.com . The "Red Eagle News" Exchange is a quarterly publication filled with new information, updates, and articles about collecting Ruger firearms and memorabilia. This is an excellent resource for the Ruger collector or enthusiast, and the wealth of information sent to new subscribers as a free gift with a $25.00 paid annual subscription is alone well worth the money. Highly recommended. For more information or to subscribe, write Red Eagle News Exchange (Chad Hiddleson – Editor), 1945 Clover Avenue, Perry, IA 50220, or call (515) 465-2057. Or go to the Ruger Forum online: www.rugerforum.com . Display Your Guns The Ruger Collectors Association has two major annual theme shows. Many gun show promoters all over the country have “display tables” available at reduced table rates. I suggest you show your guns off. You do not have to wait until you have the perfect collection. You may meet someone from the general public that sees your display and happens to have a real good gun for your collection. You do not always get them, but it has happened more than once for me. Sources I have found some of the best sources for good collectible guns to be gun shows, local newspaper, gun publications, estate sales and actions. The Internet adds another broad dimension. Fellow collections are a valuable source to obtain leads for those special guns.

Best Pump Air Rifles of 2020 Ultimate Round-up

Best Pump Air Rifles of 2020  Ultimate Round-up

Pump air rifles are great introductory firearms and can be used for recreational or light hunting purposes. They're easy enough to use and can be used for getting rid of common outdoor pests with consistent results. They're also not very dangerous and can be fine toys for children once they've learned how to use them properly. Let's determine the best pump air rifles on the market. At a Glance: Our Top Picks for Pump Air Rifles OUR TOP PICK: Benjamin 392 Bolt Action Variable Pump Air Rifle Crosman M4-177 Pneumatic Pump .177 Air Rifle 880 Powerline Air Rifle Kit BEST BUDGET OPTION: Crosman 760 Pump Master Variable Pump Bear River Sportsman 900 Air Rifle Comparison of the Best Pump Air Rifles IMAGE PRODUCT Our Top Pick Benjamin 392 Bolt "Action Variable Pump" Air Rifle .22 caliber. Best Overall. Shoots up to 685 FPS. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Crosman M4- "177 Pneumatic Pump" .177 Air Rifle Runner-Up. .177 caliber. Shoots up to 600 FPS. "View Latest Price" → "Read Customer Reviews" 880 Powerline Air Rifle Kit .177 caliber. Best for the Money. Shoots 750 FPS BBs, 715 FPS pellets. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Best Budget Option Crosman "760 Pump Master" Variable Pump .177 caliber. 18-pellet magazine, 200-BB reservoir. Up to 600 FPS with pellets and 625 FPS with BBs. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews "Bear River Sportsman" 900 Air Rifle .177 caliber. 4x15 scope included. Up to 800 FPS with pellets or BBs. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews What is a Pump Air Rifle and What is it Used For? Pump air rifles are types of air rifles that require manual pumping to provide the air pressure necessary for pellet propulsion. These air rifles don't require a CO2 gas cartridge or any other power source to shoot BBs across far distances. Pump air rifles typically use compressed air to produce pressure that's stored in an airtight container until the trigger is pulled. The manual pumping action is what allows air into the compressed-gas reservoir. Source Most pump air rifles are used for target shooting or for getting rid of small animals depending on the power of the air rifle and the type of BB pellet used. They're good beginner firearms since their chance of inflicting lethal damage on another human is quite low. Air rifles are also quite easy to purchase as you don't require much licensing or background investigation in order to own one for yourself. How to Choose a Pump Air Rifle Choosing a good pump air rifle depends upon looking for the following major components. A Comfortable Stock The stock of your air rifle helps provide balance and stability against the recoil of your weapon. While some air pump rifles won't have much recoil to begin with, a comfortable stock will allow you to use the weapon for long periods without compromising your accuracy. In addition, the position of some stocks can make the pumping action of the rifle easier or harder. Consider your height and the reach of your arms in comparison to the stock of any given air rifle to determine if it'll be a good fit for your needs. Source Barrel Length and Noise Some barrels are specifically designed to be quieter than others. This can be advantageous if you plan to shoot the air rifle in a populated area or if you want to hunt small animals that are infesting your property. Quieter rifles aren't likely to scare critters away or bother the neighbors. On the other hand, you should also try to find a barrel that's long enough to provide good accuracy. Barrel length is often related to better accuracy at distance. So if you want to shoot targets far away or at the edge of your pellet caliber's operational range, get an air rifle that has a good barrel. Trigger You should also try to find an air rifle that has a decent trigger. This includes a safety that you can engage easily whenever you're not about to take a shot. Safeties can help you avoid injuring other people by accident or wasting ammunition. Good triggers are also very smooth when you pull them. This prevents the trigger pull from throwing off your aim, which can be a big deal if you're trying to hit precise targets from far away. Quick Take - The Best Pump Air Rifles These are our recommendations for the best pump air rifles: Benjamin 392 Bolt Action Variable Pump Air Rifle Crosman M4-177 Pneumatic Pump .177 Air Rifle 880 Powerline Air Rifle Kit​ Review of the Best Pump Air Rifles Here are some reviews of the top pump air rifles currently available on the market. Keep a close eye on how the rifles differ from each other so you can determine the best one for your needs. We’ll start with our choice for the best overall pump air rifle. Best Overall: Benjamin 392 Bolt Action Variable Pump Air Rifle CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Comes with scope Stock is comfortable Sights are easy to adjust Multi-pump for power control Has American hardwood in the design Cons Included scope is easy to use but not super accurate What Recent Buyers Report While recent users have indicated that the weapon is fun to use and its pumping action is responsive and snappy, the included optics aren't as accurate as they would like. It's nice that this rifle comes with adjustable sights, but their lack of overall accuracy negates this advantage somewhat. Why it Stands Out To Us We think this rifle is worth its "Best Overall" spot due to its excellent construction and smooth operation. Pumping the rifle is easy and consistent, and the trigger is smooth when it's pulled to improve accuracy. The rifle is also a .22 caliber and can deliver up to 685 FPS. This is plenty of power and speed to take down small animals infesting your property. Who Will Use This Most Those who need to handle animal infestations or who are serious about deterring intruders will love this air rifle. It's also a great intermediate firearm for kids who aren't old enough for a real gun but who can safely use something with a bit more kick. Bottom Line This is a dependable and powerful pump air rifle that evokes a classic American aesthetic while benefiting from smart design innovations. Runner-up: Crosman M4-177 Pneumatic Pump Air Rifle CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Sights are easily adjustable Comes with a versatile accessory rail The adjustable stock allows for increased comfort Loop slots allow you to swing this around your chest Purchase comes with a sight adjustment tool for accuracy Cons Not very sturdy Trigger is weak "What Recent Buyers" Report The pump air rifle is easy to use and incredibly fun, particularly for kids. The pump lever is integrated into the forearm for easy maneuvering. However, the trigger and many other parts of your rifle are noticeably weak. It's low-budget indicates that it's made with cheap materials in many cases. Why it Stands Out To Us This rifle is a great option due to its excellent lever location and Picatinny rails. The lever location makes it easy to use for virtually anyone regardless of upper body strength and all the attachment rails give this affordable pump air rifle a lot of versatility. Who Will "Use This Most" Pump air rifle enthusiasts and people who like to tinker with their air rifles will enjoy all that they can accomplish with this weapon. The adjustable stock and loop slots allow it to be used by people of all shapes and sizes and the removable magazine makes carrying spare ammunition a breeze. Bottom Line This is a great pump air rifle for kids or for air rifle enthusiasts who want to have some fun. It's not powerful enough to be super consistent when it comes to hunting vermin, but it's great for fun target practice and experimenting with different accessory and scope configurations. Best for the Money: ​ 880 Powerline Air Rifle Kit CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Comfortable stock Stock is wood-grain Fiber optics included Decent reservoir capacity Comes with plenty of BBs and pellets in purchase Cons Bolt handle made of cheap plastic Scopes included aren't super accurate What Recent Buyers Report Folks who recently used this pump air rifle have really enjoyed its ability to switch between BBs and pellets and still deliver consistent speed and impact ratings. However, while the included optics are a nice boost to value for money, they aren't super accurate and anyone serious about hitting precise targets will need to purchase custom optics later. Why it Stands Out To Us This pump air rifle got our attention thanks to its extraordinary value for money. It has one of the best looking and most comfortable stocks in any pump air rifle and it delivers consistent power and performance regardless of projectile type. The fact that you can adjust the sites is nice, even if the included scope could use some work. ​ Who Will Use This Most People more interested in targeting very small game or hitting targets close-up will have a lot of fun with this rifle. Since the optics aren't amazing by themselves, your effective range is a little limited. However, getting close to rats and similarly-sized animals will allow you to take them down with fair consistency. Bottom Line This is an affordable and versatile pump air rifle that can serve a variety of purposes. 4. Crosman 760 Pump Master Variable Rifle CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Extremely affordable Fits well to the shoulder Trigger pull is consistent Lightweight and easy to carry Can use BBs and pellets equally well Cons Pumping action is difficult due to handle length ​ What Recent Buyers Report Recent users of this pump air rifle report that it's fun to shoot and easy enough to use, except for the pumping action itself. The pump works fine but it's a little short for certain users, which limits how many people can enjoy all that it has to offer. ​ Why it Stands Out To Us This rifle is one of the most affordable pump air rifles you can find and still receive consistent results. The high compression pump action gives this rifle greater value for money, and its ability to use BBs and pellets equally well is an excellent feature. ​ Who Will Use This Most Folks who are more interested in target practice during recreational hours will enjoy this rifle. Don't expect it to hit bull's-eyes at farther ranges, but you can reasonably expect decent accuracy provided you tinker with the sights for a while. Bottom Line This pump air rifle is a good choice if you're on a budget but can't afford to sacrifice too much quality. 5. Bear River Sportsman 900 Air Rifle CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Tough, rugged design Holds up to 50 BBs at one time Pumping action feels smooth and steady Scope integrated is small and lightweight Excellent power for both ammunition types Cons The included scope, while nice, isn't very accurate What Recent Buyers Report Recent users of this pump air rifle report that the pumping action is exceptionally smooth and you can expect consisted of small animal kills if you can manage to use the included scope with any real accuracy. For an included optic, there's a lot to be desired. ​ Why it Stands Out To Us This pump air rifle looks and feels exceptional, especially when you consider its low asking price. The fact that you can deliver pellets or BBs with such high power is great for those serious about eliminating vermin infestations. ​ Who Will Use This Most Anyone interested in hunting small critters or using an easy-to-pump air rifle would do well to check this out. There's also something to be said for folks who enjoy a more military aesthetic with their air rifle weaponry. Bottom Line This pump air rifle is a great choice for beginners and recreational air rifle enthusiasts alike, even if the scope is low-quality. Aspects to Consider Before Buying Consider these key aspects before you make any final purchase. Type Every type of pump air rifle will require manual pumping to prepare the weapon to fire. However, there are two broad categories of pump air rifles to choose from. Pneumatic air rifles require you to manually pump air to build up a reservoir of compressed gas. These usually have a movable lever at the bottom of your firearm. Every pump of the gun will increase the amount of air in a reservoir, so each pump divides more power when you pull the trigger. Pneumatic air rifles are typically inexpensive and can shoot BBs or pellets alike, although they are a little slower to fire since you have to pump the rifle multiple times for maximum power and accuracy. There are also spring air rifles. The pump that you manually maneuver pushes a small piston, which causes a spring to be compressed. The spring remains compressed until you pull the trigger. As the spring releases, it pushes a piston forward to quickly compress the air in the chamber behind your BB pellet. This provides the pressure needed to shoot BBs far away. Spring air rifles are typically powerful and are simple to operate. They also have high and consistent muzzle velocity. Caliber The caliber of your air rifle can dictate overall accuracy and what you can hunt with it. .177 and .22 caliber pellets are the most popular, and larger calibers are better for hitting small animals within a short range. Keep in mind that the higher your caliber, the slower the pellet velocity and the lower your effective range. Scope or Scope Mount You should also see if your chosen air rifle either comes with a scope or has an attachment rail for you to place your own. Scopes can drastically improve your accuracy at a distance and help you hit shots that you would otherwise struggle with. Many scopes are inexpensive and won't throw off your balance. If you're at all interested in target shooting, you should certainly consider investing in a scope, or else purchase a rifle that comes with scope optics already. Pros and Cons of Pump Air Rifles Pump air rifles have a number of advantages and disadvantages relative to other air rifles. Pros Inexpensive For starters, pump rifles are usually inexpensive compared to other types of air rifle weaponry. You can purchase many models of pump air rifles for less than $100 and still have an excellent firearm for target practice or general recreation. Easy to Use Pump air rifles are also easy to use. They don't require a big understanding of gun construction or reloading since they require only manual gas compression for each shot. They do require a little bit of physical strength to pump the weapon consistently. Safe Pump air rifles are also quite safe since the caliber of pellets accepted by common models isn't typically very large. That means that there isn't much of a danger for kids to accidentally hurt each other drastically when they are playing with pump air rifles. Since they're so safe, pump air rifles are excellent for beginners and are great tools to teach youngsters or beginners about firearm safety and accuracy. Cons Not Powerful Pump air rifles usually aren't very powerful, again relating to the sizes of their pellets. The manual method of obtaining compressed air also limits their power severely. This means that you won't be able to use pump air rifles to hunt larger animals or act as a serious deterrent to intruders on your property. These are recreational rifles and can only be used to effectively kill small critters. Slow to Fire Pump air rifles are also relatively slow to fire, even if you choose a spring type. While some models allow you to pump multiple times and fire off a few shots in quick succession, you'll always have to go back and pumping more air eventually. Conclusion Overall, the best pump air rifle will depend on your budget, your goals, and your comfort level. Consider the options carefully and remember to consider the main features of each choice before finalizing a purchase. Good hunting!

How To Properly Define Handgun Accuracy

How To Properly Define Handgun Accuracy

/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f375b1830e33_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f375b1830e33_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } “Mechanical” and “practical” accuracy are two ways of defining handgun accuracy, and each are tested in much different fashions. Your gun is accurate if it's accurate in the role it performs and consistent with more than one load. Good intrinsic accuracy is the result of good barrel fitting and proper slide-to-barrel fit. Practical accuracy refers to good accuracy in the hands of a proficient shooter. Intrinsic accuracy is easy to test; practical accuracy is more difficult to quantify. A few years ago, I was at a public shooting range and a young shooter was directed to me by a range master who knew I was a certified instructor. The young man was shooting a third-rate revolver at 15 yards. His .357 Magnum featured a 4-inch barrel, fully adjustable sights and a five-shot cylinder. Its best feature was hand-fitted wood grips. He’d splattered 15 shots all over the target — some high, some low — with the group an estimated 15 inches. He asked if he needed to adjust his sights! I groaned. After recommending he begin with .38 Special loads from a rest, I think I set the young man on the right track. I have seen others engage soda cans at 25 yards and never seem to miss, yet they do not shoot paper targets. When testing your handgun for accuracy, you need a standard against which you can draw valid comparison. What is good handgun accuracy and what is satisfactory for the average shooter? Consider accuracy by class of firearms. For example, 6-inch barrel magnum revolvers are one class, 9mm service pistols another and 1911 .45s a third. Handgun accuracy isn’t necessarily the measure of a single group, but rather how closely the gun places each shot together on the target over multiple groups. How small will the grouping be time after time when the shooter is capable of shooting the handgun for accuracy? The term used a century ago was mean dispersion, a term that has much validity. If your handgun is accurate enough for the chores to be done in the role it performs, and is consistent in its accuracy with more than one load, then it's an accurate handgun. Related GunDigest Articles Gun Review: The SIG Sauer P290RS Concealed Carry: Force of Numbers in Self-Defense 7 Great Defensive Handguns For Women Best Starter Kit for Concealed Carry: S&W M&P 9 SHIELD $394.96 guns.com Safariland IWB Holster $43.99 brownells.com Safariland Duty Belt $88.99 brownells.com SnagMag Ammo Pouch $LOW! gundigeststore.com Disclosure: Some of these links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! Types Of Handgun Accuracy If the handgun has a high level of dispersion, then it isn’t accurate. There are two levels of handgun accuracy. First, accuracy that is a result of the design and manufacture of the firearm and its intrinsic tolerances. This is intrinsic accuracy. Good barrel fitting and proper slide-to-barrel fit, as well as tight machining and proper steel result in good intrinsic accuracy. Practical accuracy is how easily the handgun produces good accuracy in the hands of a proficient shooter. Practical accuracy is affected by the sights, trigger and even such things as a sharp edge (or lack thereof) on the grip tang. Mechanical accuracy is easily tested. Simply bolt the handgun into a machine rest. It doesn’t matter if the pistol has sights or not. I do not use a machine rest, but I admit that it's the best means of testing a handgun’s performance in a mechanical sense. Then you need only attempt to learn to shoot up to the handgun’s mechanical limitations. Practical handgun accuracy is more difficult to quantify. Nothing fits my hand like the 1911. When I grip the 1911 , something says “friend.” When something has saved your life more than once, you may feel that way, too. In common with the Single Action Army, military service has ensured a long afterlife with ol’ slab sides. While I enjoy the 1911 immensely, the marvelously modern Beretta Neos is among the best-shaped and ergonomically practical handles I have ever felt. It's as close to perfect as possible for my personal needs. Yet, I avoided the piece for several years due to its wild look. That is to my detriment. The Smith and Wesson Victory .22 is another beautifully shaped handgun. Others like the feel of the Glock , CZ or the SIG . To be fair, I recognize the SIG series as among the most accurate handguns in the world. I find the CZ 75 pistol suits me better overall, though, and I take the gun on its own merits.

[Review] Bravo Concealment OWB Holster

Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s Ah…kydex holsters have come a long way. Or at least the ones that can hold a handgun+light without going the bulky one-size-fits-all route. Bravo Concealment, Glock 17 with TLR-1 and Mag Pouch Follow me as I review Bravo Concealment ‘s OWB (outside the waistband) holster with light and their universal pistol mag holster. Bravo Concealment OWB Holster 38 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 38 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing Not looking for OWB?  Check out our Best Holsters for Any Way You Carry or Best Ways to Carry for Women . Introduction This was one of those things that I never knew I needed until Bravo sent me one of their holsters. I was fine for years going to the range, competitions, classes, and BLM excursions with my trusty (but bulky) Safariland holster of yesteryear. Bravo vs Safariland OWB Holster But hey…if there’s an option to have something specific to your current gun…I’m going to take it.  Enter their OWB light bearing model for my Glock 17 with Streamlight TLR-1 . Bravo Concealment, Hands at Side Side note…this was one of the few times I wasn’t using my competition belt that’s super sturdy.  Instead I only used the velcro inner-layer which was not the best for a holster. If you’re looking at daily OWB or IWB (inner waist band) carry, go with what I’m currently testing ($60) and loving since it’s sturdy but not tactical looking. CCW Belt Ok…back to the holster! And in case you wanted a closer look at how precise the molding is… Bravo Concealment, Model Pose It retains well…I don’t think it would come out if I took a tumble or somehow ended upside down. Everything that’s supposed to be covered (like the trigger) is correctly covered. Bravo Concealment with Glock 17 & Streamlight TLR-1 And it’s still easy enough to unholster at speed.  Plus pretty form fitting where if I were wearing a jacket I don’t think I’d have a problem concealing. Bravo Concealment, Grip Magazine Holster You probably want some additional ammo to go with that gun…so here’s their Universal Mag Holster ($30).  With a tightening screw you can fit most double-stack 9mm and .40 magazines. Bravo Concealment Magazine Holster My full-size 9mm Glock mags fit perfectly and with a couple turns I also fit my M&P 9mm mags.  However, my 9mm XD mags were still too thin to fit.  But then again…they weren’t on the list of mags that would fit so I can’t fault them there. Bravo Concealment Universal Mag Holster Also very easy to grab for reloads. Bravo Concealment, Mag Grab Now What? Ok…so there’s a bazillion holster companies out there…what makes Bravo special? The quality is definitely there…perfect fit, no sharp edges, good retention, and ease of removal.  Bear in mind that quality is going to cost you… A holster runs around $50 while a combo of holster + two mag holsters is around $87. What I especially like is their speed and availability of holsters in stock. Not on their list?  They still have their custom shop but be prepared to wait the industry standard. Conclusion You can’t go wrong with their OWB holster… Bravo Concealment OWB Holster 38 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 38 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing If that doesn’t satisfy…check out my list of the Best Holsters for Any Way You Carry . Let me know how you like them, or who else you went with, and if I have a future as a holster model?

Larue Introduces New Rails Finally.

Larue has finally released a new set of handguards. Its been *at least* 12 eons since we saw a change in the Larue handguard lineup, but better late than never… The Larue “Slick-a-Tinny” and “Lock-A-Tinny” are targeted at the budget minded buyer and they are priced $10 per inch of rail. You read that right.  A 11 inch rail would retail for $110 dollars. 9 inches? $90 dollars. The rails just launched today. Check them out at the bottom of this page and scroll down. Add a MBT for $80 dollars more on to your order. Dang. Now that’s a price war. Hopefully we will have a tossabout review of these in the future! Disclaimer: New Rifleman does not earn comission for the above link and Larue is not an advertising partner of TheNewRifleman.com Share: Google Twitter Facebook Pinterest Reddit More Tumblr LinkedIn Pocket Email Print

Summary

Self defense for women is a vital consideration for every female’s survival as well as an important part of your “Everyday Carry”.   Here are five weapons you need to have with you at all times. Keep in mind that a weapon is always not ideal since it takes time to get it out of your purse, bag, vehicle, etc.