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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. Concealed Carry Gun Safety Tips

     

    Gun Safety With Concealed Carry

    Do you remember the first time that you put a loaded firearm into your holster? That's the way that you should feel every time you holster your weapon.

    Today we're going to be talking about safety when it comes to concealed carry. You should have a basic understanding of the three main rules of gun safety,

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  2. Pistol Barrel Length. Should A Woods Gun Have A Longer Barrel? [2022]

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    Do I Need A Longer Barrel On A Woods Gun?

    You might have heard that you need a more powerful handgun to carry outdoors, usually in case of a non-human predator. After all, there are critters out there that are capable of seriously mauling and/or killing and eating you.

    Common examples are 6-inch revolvers and the longer-barrel models of large-frame semi-autos like a Glock 40 or a 10mm 1911, and the custom would be of course to carry it in a chest

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  3. How To Concealed Carry While Running or Being Active [2022]

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    How To Carry A Gun When You're Running Or Can't Wear A Belt

    If you're going for a run, or to the gym, or for a hike…how do you still concealed carry? What do you do if your clothes don't allow you to wear a traditional belt and holster?

    There are a number of different solutions for concealed carry when you're being active or otherwise can't wear a belt, but each of them has a different context, a different way to use them to get the best of them.

    There's no such thing as a

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  4. Canik Tp9. Ultimate Canik Pistol Review [2022]

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    Canik TP9. A Serious Striker Gun That Doesn't Wreck Your Wallet

    The Canik TP9 and its variants is said to be an excellent pistol, full stop, as well as being a heck of a lot of bang for the buck.

    They've been called a "Glock killer." Some people have said they're better than pistols with more established names on the slide.

    If you haven't ever gotten your hands on one, or were possibly mulling getting one, just what IS it with these guns, anyway? Well, the quick

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  5. Smith and Wesson 9mm. The 7 Best S&W 9mm Pistols [2022]

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    Smith & Wesson 9mm. The Best S&W Pistols For Concealed Carry And Otherwise.

    Looking to acquire a Smith and Wesson 9mm? That's a great instinct; S&W has been making quality 9mm pistols for more than half a century.

    S&W makes some of the best 9mm pistols for concealed carry, for law enforcement duty use, home defense, and for general plinking/range use as well.

    What are the Smith & Wesson 9mm pistols to get? These 7 S&W pistols

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  6. Glock 34 Vs 17. Which of the Biggies is Better? [2022]

     
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  7. 38 Special vs 9mm. Is 38 or 9mm better? [2022]

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    38 Special vs 9mm. Which Caliber Is Better?

    The question of 38 vs 9mm is really "is 38 Special so good that I should have a revolver instead of a semi-auto in 9mm." Is it?

    Basically no. But it's also true that it doesn't mean that a person armed with a .38 Special, who knows what they're doing, is necessarily at a serious disadvantage

    Of the medium bore calibers, these are the two most common chamberings. There are fans of

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  8. Best Glock For Concealed Carry. Top 7 Choices! [2022]

    What are the best glocks for concealed carry

    The 7 Best Glocks For Concealed Carry

    You might be a little more aware of the service pistols, but Glock concealed carry pistols are arguably the core of their offerings, as they make an ample supply. You might even look at their website and have your head start to spin; which one should I choose?

    Well, an obvious truth is that there's no best handgun. There will be a best one for you and no one can know which gun that will be but you. You'll have to find that out

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  9. Can you shoot 357 in a 38? Multi-Caliber Weapons And Gun Safety Explained [2022]

    38 special revolver

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    357 Ammo. Can you shoot it in a 38?

    Can a .38 Special shoot .357 Magnum? No; .357 Magnum was specifically designed so it cannot be fired from handguns chambered in .38 Special, but you can shoot .38 Special in a gun chambered in .357 Magnum.

    In fact, you wouldn't want to shoot .357 Magnum in any gun that's specifically made to shoot .38 Special. It would be dangerous.

    The .357 Magnum/.38 Special issue

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  10. Lightest 9mm Handgun. 7 Best Lightweight Concealed Carry Pistols [2022]

     
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    Lightest 9mm Handgun. Lightweight

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