Ammo Review: Seismic Ammo 185gr +M 9mm

The first time I heard about Seismic Ammo’s 185gr +M 9mm personal defense load, I had to pause and try to understand what exactly I was looking at. I get wacky tips and promotional items all the time, and most of them are gimmicks. I initially figured that this was no different, but after receiving […]

Personal Defense: You Really Need To Practice One-Handed Shooting, Too

One-handed shooting can often be neglected as part of the regular practice a person does for concealed carry and personal defense. The sentiment you’ll find espoused often when it comes to concealed carry/self-defense pistol/whatever-you-want-to-call-it is “train how you fight,” or something to that effect. In other words, you want to train with your typical carry […]

The Best Way to Shoot a Snake

Life in the scenic Ozarks woodlands of western Arkansas means adjusting yourself to the natural rhythms of the seasons: colorful leaves in the yard in fall, at least one wonderland snow in winter, and venomous reptiles nesting under the house in spring and summer. To put it bluntly, if you live out in the sticks […]

The 3 Best Handguns for Concealed Carry

I’ve concealed carried most every day for about 25 years. The only exception: when I was in uniform. Most of that time I openly carried a firearm or two. In the civilian world, I carry a gun in a leather inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster or in my boot (if I’m suited and booted). I’ve carried the […]