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Concealed Carry Blog

Welcome to the Alien Gear Holsters Concealed Carry Blog! Although we specialize in concealed carry holsters, we cover many other CCW topics here. Our gun writers discuss every facet of concealed carry best practices other gun tips! Whether you’re new or experienced carrier, you’ll be sure to find our gun blog helpful and informative. Check out any of our articles and remember to like, share, and comment!

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  1. Simple Training on the Range

    Simple Training on the Range

    Anyone who has spent even a modest amount of time in the modern firearms community will be familiar with “Pew-Pew Therapy.” For some, a trip to the firing range to throw lead down range is equal to hitting the heavy bag at the gym after a hard day at work. With low ammunition supplies, and prices at an all-time high, this form of therapy has become more expensive than an hour with an actual psychoanalyst. Trips to the range nowadays need to count, but do you take the time to make them count?

    What’s the difference between a trip to the range for some gun time, and taking some time out to train? Simple: a plan. Do you have a plan when you visit the range? Do you have training goals? Do you spend time to develop specific skills or work on bettering your technique? Do you even know how?

    Many people go to the range and work on the basics over and over again. This is fantastic, but what about those pesky bad habits you have? Do you take

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  2. What’s the Best Firearm for Concealed Carry?

    What’s the Best Firearm for Concealed Carry?

    What’s the best caliber for concealed carry according to police officers? This may be the second most common question I have received after “Have you ever had to shoot anyone?”. This is probably one of the most hotly debated questions and ranks up there with the great ongoing “Glock vs 1911” debate. While it may seem like a complicated topic, as a retired police officer I can say that my advice is always the same and it is always simple; choose the gun that you will actually carry.

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  3. IWB vs OWB Holsters For Concealed Carry: Which Is Better?

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    By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

    In or out of the waistband for concealment?

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  4. What's The Best Concealed Carry Holster? 5 Top Choices

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    By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

    What's the best concealed carry holster?

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  5. The New Gun Owner's Guide To Holsters

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    By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

    Learn what you need to know about holsters in this handy guide for beginners.

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  6. Is Concealed Carry Worth It? Should You Carry A Gun Or Not?

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    By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

    Is concealed carry worth it? Well...that really depends on what you mean...

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  7. Everything You Need To Know About Concealed Carry Clothing

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    By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

    Wondering what clothes to wear for concealed carry? Everything you need to know...

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  8. The New Gun Owner's Guide To Concealed Carry

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    By Alien Gear Holsters | Contributing Editor

    A guide to concealed carry for the total beginner

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  9. Everything You Need To Know About Concealed Carry And School Zones

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    By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

    Concealed carry and school zones, explained...

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  10. Dry Fire And Rimfire Guns, Explained

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    By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

    Don't dry fire rimfire guns unless you have a snap cap. Here's why...

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