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Jim Grant

Jim is a freelance writer, videographer and professional photographer for dozens of publications in the shooting world. He loves any, and everything that goes, ‘bang!’. When Jim’s not snapping photos and blasting steel at his gun range in South Carolina, he’s hiking in the mountains with his wife Kim, and their dog, Peanut.
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What You Must Know About Cover and Concealment in Self-Defense

Posted by Jim Grant on May 2, 2017 11:52:00 AM

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While there are dozens of reasons people purchase a firearm, home defense often tops the list. In a home defense scenario, it's important to understand two related, but very different concepts: cover and concealment.

When buying a firearm for defense, either at home or on the go, it's important to get professional training because defense isn't just about shooting. One of the topics that a good defensive instructor will cover is that of cover and concealment. The average home has numerous examples of both, and you need to know how to use each along with their respective advantages and disadvantages. Knowing in advance which items in your work constitute cover or concealment just might make all the difference one day.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense

5 Things To Know Before Buying A Home-defense Handgun

Posted by Jim Grant on Mar 30, 2017 1:14:00 PM

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Picking the right tool for the job is essential in all walks of life; hammers make terrible screwdrivers, and pocketknives are useless for digging post holes. The same can be said for deciding on a firearm for home defense.

Many shooters gravitate towards a handgun for such a purpose but fail to understand both the limitations of them and what makes an ideal home defense tool. Handguns are a compromise by design; they aren’t as effective at stopping a threat as either a carbine or shotgun.

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Topics: Self Defense, Handguns