Sunday, 3 September 2017

Some States are letting Locals Carry Concealed Without a Permit

At we believe in your right to carry concealed, but we also believe getting a proper permit to do so is an important step in gun safety and keeping HANDguns in the HANDS of the right folks.
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Which is why we took notice when New Hampshire passed a law allowing residents to carry concealed without a permit, joining a growing number of states allowing residents to carry hidden weapons without a license.

According to the NRA, almost half a dozen states have passed laws authorizing it and 16 others have introduced legislation to follow suit, including Kentucky, Texas, Colorado and Indiana.

But some – including members of law enforcement, politicians and even gun rights advocates – say the bill goes too far.

Jennifer Baker, a spokeswoman for the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, disagrees, saying: “That’s kind of the next step in expanding law-abiding gun owners’ constitutional right to self-protection.”

Nationwide, the legislation has been controversial, even failing to catch on in states that are traditionally safe havens of gun rights.

Dubbed “permitless carry” or “constitutional carry,” the legislation is based on a belief that people have a constitutional right to carry a gun with as few restrictions as possible. Idaho, Mississippi and West Virginia passed laws last year that make concealed-carry permits unnecessary, allowing people to carry weapons without them.

In New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Sununu signed a law allowing anyone who has purchased a licensed pistol or revolver to carry it, loaded or unloaded, on him or herself or in a vehicle.

Needless to say, the voices for and against allowing permitless concealed carry have been loud and persistent.

“We have historically allowed people to openly carry a pistol. I don’t see why you have to get a second permit if you’re a law-abiding citizen and legally entitled to own a gun,” Jeb Bradley, the majority leader of the state Senate, said in an interview. Bradley and Sununu also said the law puts New Hampshire on equal footing with neighboring Vermont and Maine, which also do not require permits for the concealed carry of handguns.

The new law went into effect immediately.

Previously, gun owners had to apply for a concealed-carry permit with the local police chief. Bradley said that people were unfairly denied permits, but police chiefs testified that few applications were turned down.

“This bill will eliminate the state’s long-standing permitting system and prevent local law enforcement from making important determinations that help keep guns out of dangerous hands,” Portsmouth Police Commissioner Joseph Plaia said in a statement. And Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said the passage of such laws are an “anomaly” and occur in “legislatures that have been doing the NRA’s bidding.”

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a bill allowing for the carrying of concealed guns without a permit on Thursday. Bullock said in a veto letter that the state’s sheriffs may require safety training before granting a concealed-carry permit and can deny permits to people struggling with mental illness. He equated the bill to allowing people to drive cars, fly planes or erect buildings without determining if they are eligible and able to do so.

“While I will fiercely defend the 2nd Amendment rights of our citizens, I cannot support an absurd concept that threatens the safety of our communities by not providing for the basic fundamentals of gun safety or mental health screening,” Bullock wrote.

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, a lifetime member of the NRA, has vowed to veto a bill that would establish permitless carry or “bad legislation” that could have many unintended consequences. South Dakota does not require a permit to purchase a gun and a concealed-carry permit costs just $10 and requires a background check.

In Missouri, lawmakers last year overrode Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto and passed gun legislation that established a “stand your ground” law and allowed people to carry concealed handguns without a permit. Concealed-carry permits were no longer necessary in the state starting Jan. 1.

The legislation sparked an outcry, with many concerned that it could put residents at risk and some public safety officials, including St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, and the city’s police chief, Sam Dotson, said it would make neighborhoods less safe and make it more difficult for police to do their jobs.

Heck — here at we’re all about protecting your multi-state right to carry concealed, but when the chief of police at various local municipalities start to voice concerns, we listen!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Concealed Online Reviews - 3 Gun Oils and Lubes That Will Keep Your Weapon Working Right

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The team at is ready to weigh-in on the best gun oils available on the market today.

Remember these 5 words:


If your gun oil is falling down on the job in any of these categories, chuck it!

Okay, stating the obvious here but it bears repeating…

Gun oil is a basic necessity for keeping your hand cannon clean and working in tip-top condition. If you don’t regularly clean and oil it properly, you’re risking excessive wear and tear.

Untreated gun parts grind against each other (not in a good way) and get worn out due to friction (again, not in a good way). Also, if you store your gun for long lengths of time, it’s imperative to properly clean it, oil it, and then store it in a safe and dry place.

A well-oiled gun will function as expected every time you pull the trigger!

If a gun has debris in the barrel or other parts, it may misfire or jam.

And that could cost you or a loved one their life!

Do your firearm a favor — get the right gun oil and and use it whenever you clean your gun.

Here’s 3 gun oils we highly recommend:

Gunsmokelabs Lubricating Gun Oil  

Our top pick! This oil has been refined to perfection. When you need to oil the hard-to-reach areas of your gun, go with Gunsmokelabs. This multi-purpose lubricant is perfect for all metal surfaces and other precision metal parts. High-grade anti-rust contents keep your gun protected from rusting during extended periods of storage.
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This stuff is so scientifically formulated it prevents jamming, overheating and rusting as you wipe away surface and barrel carbon deposits. You’ll get the highest performance and protection from this super-duty product! Plus it doesn’t get sticky and once applied, ensures your gun has smooth movement every time you pull the trigger!

More reasons why we really, really dig it:

   It’s made in the U.S.A.
   It’s biodegradable, non-toxic & odorless
   It’s environmentally-friendly formulated
   There’s no fly-off for fully automatic weapons
   It retains lubricity over extended periods of exposure
   It reduces friction, eliminates residue and rust, neutralizes dust and dirt
   It penetrates deep down to the dirt you can’t even see with your naked eye
Okay, here’s a couple more we think are amazing…

Lube Hoppe’s No. 9

Just a small amount of Hoppe’s No. 9, applied using the precision applicator, can reach the unseen areas of your gun and keep them free from rust and corrosion. This lube is highly viscous, ideal for weapons that are going to be used in adverse weather conditions of extreme heat or cold.

Hoppe’s No. 9 will not gum or evaporate when exposed to the elements, which is the most useful feature of this oil. Most oils evaporate soon after application and this can attract dust and residue on the areas where the oil was applied. But with Hoppe’s, you don’t need to worry about that.

 M-Pro 7 Gun Oil LPX

M-Pro 7 Gun Oil is a heavy duty gun oil that will prevent your guns from rust, corrosion, excessive heat, dust, dirt, moisture, and salt water. Only a few drops are needed to make the action of your gun super smooth.

This is a silicon-free gun oil, and just a little oil is enough for most parts of the gun. You can also dab a drop or two and then apply it all over the surface and it will act as a protective barrier against moisture and rust.

This gun oil is slightly green, which lends a smooth finish to the gun’s surface. Kinda’ nifty, huh?

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Concealed Online Reviews - TOP 8 GO-TO GUNS FOR CONCEALED CARRY

Whether you’re new to the concealed carry community or a long-time member, check out this list of our top 10 go-to handguns!

It can be a challenge selecting the best concealed carry gun. The team at compare and contrast 10 compact guns, grading them on portability, stopping power, weight, handling and cost.

#1 – Taurus PT111

Perhaps our favorite, the Taurus PT111 is a perfect conceal carry weapon. The compact design and 13-round capacity make it a great IWB gun with features like manual safety, slide stop and tear-down bar.

But the best thing is the double-action/single-action mode — a potentially life-saving feature. When the slide resets the internal striker in preparation to fire the next round, the trigger is in single-action mode. If the round fails to fire, it automatically switches to double-action, allowing you to strike the same primer again. Pretty amazing stuff!

Portability: A+

Handling: A-

Weight: B+

Cost: A

Stopping Power B

#2 – Glock 26 Gen 3 (9MM)

If there was ever a handgun meant for carry, this is it! The Glock 26 boasts a small frame and short barrel that make it easy to conceal – plus it packs the punch of a 9mm!

But even with the small frame size, it has the same width of a full size Glock for improved grip and confident control. Plus, like a Glock, it has the same proven and reliability.

Portability: A-

Handling: A

Weight: B+

Cost: B-

Stopping Power: B

#3 – Springfield XDs .45

One of the best (though pricey) carry guns on the market, the Springfield XDs .45 has a single stack mag with 5 round capacity of .45ACP, plus you can add an extra round in the chamber if you like.

A steel slide and polymer lower ensure this 1-inch wide compact carry will always be there for you.

Portability: A+

Handling: B

Weight: B+

Cost: D

Stopping Power: A-

#4 – Smith & Wesson M&P 40C

As compact carry’s go, this one is a real winner!

The Smith & Wesson M&P .40S&W is super concealable, reliable and accurate. Standard features include a trigger safety + optional thumb safety and is gives you a lot of bang for you buck. Literally!

Portability: A+

Handling: 3

Weight: 4

Cost: 3.5

Stopping Power: 3

#5 – Ruger LCRx .38 Special

The latest in the Ruger “Lightweight Carry Revolver” line, this LCR compact comes with Ruger’s unique trigger system, designed to give double-action shooting a smooth, even trigger pull, which ensures shot accuracy.

Plus the exposed hammer enables single-action mode as well, making the Ruger LCRx .38 Special an exceptional all-around weapon for the concealed carry set!

Portability: A+

Handling: A+

Weight: A

Cost: B+

Stopping Power: A-


Tuck this in your waistband or under your shirt and you’re good to go! The SCCY CPX-II conceals like nobody’s business and is probably the newest, most affordable member of the concealed carry market.

This slim, lightweight, easy-to-use 9mm holds 10+1 rounds of 9mm, is a pleasure to shoot, and a fantastic carry pistol for the price. Adding to the mix SCCY’s excellent customer service and lifetime warranty make this a must-have!

Portability: A+

Handling: A

Weight: B+

Cost: A+

Stopping Power: B-

#7 – Beretta Nano

Sounds like some kind of smartphone but is in fact a perfect choice for concealed carry enthusiasts!

The super sleek Beretta Nano is practically guaranteed to never get stuck in a holster, waistband or purse. It sports no external safety lever, teardown lever, or slide lock to snag anywhere!

The size and weight make it a dream for concealed carry and the 9mm rounds can stop just about anything that comes up on you!

Portability: A

Handling: B-

Weight: B

Cost: B+

Stopping Power: B

#8 – Bersa Thunder .380

The Bersa Thunder .380 is a so compact it could literally fit in your pocket! This little-big-man carries 7+1 rounds of .380ACP and weighs a mere 23 ounces!

Sporting single and double-action trigger modes means an accurate, clean shot every time.  Also features an external thumb safety for added protection while carrying.

Portability: A

Handling: B-

Weight: B

Cost: B+

Stopping Power: C

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Concealed Online Reviews - We Reveal How to Pick the Best Holster For Your Concealed Carry!

Here at we know a comfortable concealed carrier is a happy concealed carrier!

And comfort begins with the right holster, one with good concealment plus unimpeded access to your gun. Remember: when it comes to a holster, cost alone should never be high on your priority list. You don’t have to break the bank, but skimping on this potentially life-saving product is a bad idea.

Your holster is vital gear, basically the interface between your gun and body. A substandard design could cause discomfort, a compromised draw, and even the loss of your gun.

Here’s a few of our favorites for discriminating, savvy shooters:

# 1: BLACKHAWK!® SERPA® Holster

The SERPA is both lightweight and durable at the same time since it’s made from engineered thermoplastic. But what sets this holster apart is the Auto Lock™ feature which engages the trigger guard upon holstering, effectively locking the gun in place. This safeguards your gun from an assailant yet still allows you an effective draw.

Each SERPA comes with belt loop and paddle platforms so you have options when attaching it to your belt or going to the range.

#2: M99  Holster 

Keep your concealed carry close by your side with the M99 Holster — second best in our series, an awesome holster that ensures your handgun will stay secure throughout your busy day.

This handcrafted beauty is the perfect interface between your gun and body, featuring optional belt slots or clip for a one-size-fits-all design that lets you wear it inside or outside your waistband. Durable and rugged, this is one of the best solutions for concealed carry comfort.

Top-quality features include universal form fit that accommodates almost any gun model, effective one-handed drawing and holstering for right or left-handed shooters, one-size-fits-all design, snug retention that keeps your gun from falling in the hands of adversaries, trigger guard and safety protection along with optional belt slots or clip carry for wearing inside or outside your waistband.

Plus the M99 is perfect for women, its smart design factoring in female trigger reach, grip size, draw stroke, armpit-to-hip distance, torque and drawing power! Click here to check out all the details!

#3: Uncle Mike’s® Inside-the-Pant Holster

This holster will accommodate a wide array of pistols and revolvers.. The internal moisture barrier helps safeguard your gun from damage caused by the perspiration.

Made from an ultra-thin, four-layer laminate, the suede-like exterior helps the holster adhere to the inside of your pants and the clip anchors it to your belt. The nylon lining makes for a smooth draw, while the inside-the pant holster can be purchased with an open top or with a fold-over Velcro retention strap.

#4: BLACKHAWK! Hook Back Adjust Holster

This nylon holster is fully adjustable to accommodate most pistols and revolvers and is designed to be used in conjunction with Blackhawk’s popular Diversion line of satchels, messenger bags, and backpacks.

This unique holster adheres to a hook and loop section located within these packs and can be mounted at almost any angle to expedite draw stroke. The fact that it’s fully adjustable means it works well with  handguns that sport lights, lasers, or even micro red dot sights.

#5: Uncle Mike’s Inside-the-Pocket Holster

Uncle Mike’s Inside-the-Pocket holster does both really well. The non-slip band ensures that the holster stays in your pocket when you draw. It will accommodate small autos like the .22 LR or even sub-compact pistols chambered in 40 S&W.

#6: BLACKHAWK! Detachable Slide Leather Concealment Holster

Slide-style holsters are designed to loop your belt through, but Blackhawk’s Detachable Slide Leather holster is secured to your belt by angle cut belt loops utilizing non-reflective black snap covers. This allows you to strap your holster on and take it off without having to remove your belt.

And the holster’s adjustable thumb break ensures your gun stays put, plus it’s available in several models to accommodate most popular handguns.

Concealed Online Reviews - Concealed Carry Heroes of America: Citizen Takes Down Would-Be Cop Killer

The team at  is honored to bring you courageous stories like this!

We applaud the selfless bravery of this American Hero who saved the life of a law enforcement professional!

According to Arizona DPS Director Colonel Frank Milstead, an Arizona trooper owes his life to a concerned citizen who heroically stopped and gunned down the man trying to kill the trooper!

On the morning of January 12, 2017 near Tonopah, a DPS trooper responded to an emergency call, a report of a rollover collision.

Arriving on scene, the trooper leapt into action, placing flares in the vicinity, when all of a sudden —

— he was AMBUSHED by a male suspect who opened fire on him without warning!

Shot in his right shoulder, the trooper never knew what hit him!

Unable to draw his weapon and return fire, he nevertheless had the courage and presence of mind to rush his assailant, ending up in a brutal hand-to-hand fight with the trooper’s life on the line!

But without the use of his wounded arm, the trooper was soon overpowered and found himself on the ground with the suspect pummeling him mercilessly!

It was at that moment that divine intervention arrived in the form of an average, American motorist!

As the suspect was beating the trooper’s head into the pavement, a passer-by who just happened to be driving with his family en route to California, saw what was happening.

Slamming on his brakes, the soon-to-be-heroic citizen leapt from his vehicle,  drawing his gun. He leveled his concealed carry on the suspect, ordering the man to surrender.

When the suspect ignored him and continued to beat the trooper, the hero was left with no choice:

He shot the suspect! Dead!

Another civilian quickly joined the fray, getting on the trooper’s radio and calling for help.

In the aftermath, it was determined that the suspect turned out to be the driver of the rolled over vehicle. A female passenger from the same vehicle was transported to the hospital where she would eventually succumb to her injuries.

But the good news is: the trooper is alive today only because of an armed hero who stopped to help!

Of course the mystery remains and may never be known:

— what exactly led up to the collision and, more importantly, why did the suspect ambush the trooper?

Nobody really knows…

… but what we DO know is that, on behalf of law enforcement everywhere,  is grateful to this CONCEALED CARRY HERO OF AMERICA!

Without a doubt, he saved the life of the valiant trooper! Our thoughts and prayers go out to him to make a full and rapid recovery.

You never know when a concealed carrier may save a life. The team at honors another great example of quick-thinking and bravery from one of our American citizenry!

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Think Like A Criminal – Part 2 | Concealed Online Reviews

Just as avoiding being chosen in the first place is our best defense outside our home the same holds true inside our home. So what steps can we take to make our home less attractive to criminals? Well first we have to think like our criminal. What is he looking for? Make no mistake criminals do their homework there are certainly crimes of opportunity but in many cases the criminal will recon a neighborhood looking for his target
  1. Reward – Is the risk worth the reward
  2. Vacant – Unless you are the reward he wants to be in and out with no fuss.
  3. Concealed Approach – he wants to be able to enter and exit your home without being observed by neighbors or a passerby who may raise the alarm.
  4. Surreptitious Entry –He wants to get in quickly and quietly so he can have maximum time to carry out his crime.
With these thoughts in mind let’s think about simple cost effective measures we can take to make our criminal look elsewhere.
Actions. With a few minor adjustments to our normal routines we can avoid drawing attention to ourselves or giving information to would be criminals.
  • Vacations – Don’t announce your vacation plans on Face Book, Twitter or any other social media and don’t post pics till after you return. Stop your mail. Have a neighbor visit your home at random times each day to give the impression of occupancy. Consider putting a timer on lights throughout the home.
  • Trash – Don’t put that new flat screen TV box out by the trash for pickup. Consider a trip to the local dump/recycling center with any high value item packaging. Consider a paper shredder for all your sensitive documents.
  • High Value Items – Don’t display high value items like jewelry, antiques, guns etc. Where the can be seen from outside your home. Keep your garage door closed.
Landscaping . Paying attention to the landscaping around our home can pay huge dividends in reducing the risk of being targeted.
  • Shrubs/Trees/Fences – Shrubs trees and fences are great for providing privacy but if placed incorrectly provide privacy for the criminal. Fortunately with a little thought we can have them work for us. Don’t plant shrubs or trees in front of windows or around doors. They allow a criminal to stay concealed while they break in. If you must Plant in front of windows consider thorny shrubs like Bougainvillea. Any gates in side fences should have locks.
Pathways/Driveways – Consider gravel as opposed to pavers or concrete. It is much harder to walk quietly on gravel. Low voltage landscape lighting if placed correctly can illuminate your yard and eliminate hiding places for a criminal without disturbing your neighbors.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Think Like A Criminal – Part 1 | Concealed Online Reviews

The laws which govern our society came about because the majority of us believe in certain moral standards. By definition that means a minority of us do not. Within that minority a majority will follow the rules even if they disagree with them. These two majorities are law abiding citizens. The remainder does not hold to our moral standards and refuse to abide by them regardless of the consequences. They are society’s criminals.

As law abiding citizens we fall into the trap of believing the rules will protect us and assume that everyone else will do the same. Most victims of violent crime feel it was a random act against them there was no discernable reason why they were attacked. For example the Knockout Craze where thugs would apparently target a random member of the public and attempt to knock them out with a single blow. WellNEWS FLASH these were not random attacks. To understand this you have to think like a criminal.

Criminals for the main part understand that what they are doing is illegal and will have consequences should they get caught so they have criteria for selecting their victims. If you fit those criteria you may be chosen. So what are they looking for?

  1. Speed – They want this over and done with as fast as possible. Once the attack starts, the longer it takes the greater chance of the alarm being raised and them being caught.
  2. Surprise – Can they take you unaware? The chance of you submitting quickly is far greater if they take you by surprise.
  3. Proximity – Can they get up close to you? If they get close enough they can surprise and subdue you with overwhelming force and violence or bring a weapon such as a knife into play.
  4. Witnesses – Will they be observed? They don’t want bystanders interfering or alerting police.
So now that we understand the criminal’s requirements, do you think the knockout victims were truly random? The good news is that with this understanding we can formulate strategies to prevent ourselves or our homes from being selected as targets.

Outside Your Home – We are at our most vulnerable when we are outside of our home as there are many variables we cannot control. Streets are busy so often we have no choice but to let people get close to us so our best defenses are Planning, Awareness and Posture. Incorporating these strategies will greatly reduce our chances of being selected.

  • Planning – Try to avoid places where you will be isolated and vulnerable. Know where your escape routes are and where safe areas you can retreat to are. If you are at a crowded location try to stay on the edge of the crowd it makes it easier to escape should you have to and limits approach angles for possible attackers.
  • Awareness – This simply means paying attention to who and what is around you. If have your ear buds in listening to your music and texting you are oblivious to what is going on around you. You automatically fulfill the first three requirements to be a victim. Imagine a 30 yard diameter circle around you. You should be paying attention to everyone who enters that circle. Make brief eye contact to let them know you see them. If they appear in anyway focused on you or you feel in the least nervous about them you can move away and keep them at a distance. Give yourself time to think and to escape or summon assistance.
  • Posture – Animals posture to deter threats they puff themselves up, strut, display bright colors, growl or squawk loudly. You can use posture to deter an attacker. Walk at a brisk pace with your head up. Make brief eye contact with everyone in your circle. If someone approaches you speak confidently and make good eye contact. Look like someone who is confident and observant. Remember they want to get close and overpower you quickly if they can’t they will probably look for an easier target.

Adopting these three simple strategies does not take a huge amount of effort but can vastly reduce your chances of becoming a victim. In my next post we will discuss strategies for making your home less attractive to a criminal.