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carry kitMaking the decision to obtain a concealed carry permit means a lot more than packing a pistol.  When deadly force is one of your choices, every other option should be played out before making the decision to draw and fire.

Every concealed carry holder should have a field kit and what goes into that kit should provide you with more options on the street.

Author Kevin Michalowski stresses the importance of a field kit in his article “What’s In Your Kit? Concealed Carry Means More Than Just a Gun” at USConcealedCarry.com:

“Now we can talk about concealed carry gear. What you carry every day is important. Sure, many of you strap on a pistol and call it good. And that is good, insofar that it is better than nothing.” (Read more at USConcealedCarry.com)

One of the most important items in your kit should be a small, high-intensity flashlight, especially if you’re frequently out during the evening. Nighttime and shadows can be used by an attack to hide themselves from your line of vision. Light takes away the element of surprise and may give you a few precious seconds to formulate a plan of action.

Extra ammunition is always a good idea.  The premise of concealed carry is based on self-defense. Although the likelihood of being in an extended firefight is highly unlikely, it does happen and running out of ammo puts your ability to defend yourself near zero.

Another item that should not be left out of your kit is pepper spray.  This highly effective irritant can immobilize an attacker for a brief period, allowing you to escape.  It’s a viable option to deadly force and carries far fewer legal ramifications. Although laws vary from state to state, most states allow the use of pepper spray in cases of “imminent threat.”

Cell phones are a tool that just about everyone already carries everywhere they go. Some members of the concealed carry community may resist the technology, preferring to go “old school” but when it comes to self-preservation, it’s time to move into the 21st century.  Obtaining a cell phone means acquiring a device that at least allows you to have 911 on speed dial.

These items are the basics and should not be considered all-encompassing.  Naturally, many concealed carry practitioners need items specific to their circumstances.  Individuals should assess their own situations and add items deemed necessary to increase the odds of surviving any attack.

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By Ammoland

Crimson Trace Rail Master Pro Laser Sighting Systems

Crimson Trace

Wilsonville, OR - -(Ammoland.com)- Crimson Trace’s new Rail Master Pro laser sighting systems and tactical lights have begun shipping, and consumers should see them in store shelves immediately.

The red (CMR-205) or green (CMR-204) laser sight is paired with a bright 100-lumen LED white light to provide the dual advantage of helping identify threats in the darkness while helping any gun owner quickly take aim—if necessary. Consumer demand, and lack of a similar product in the firearms accessory category, led to the development of this break-through innovation.

“The Rail Master …read more

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By Laura Burgess

Fobus Holsters RBT Series Holster for Light/Laser mounted handguns

Fobus Holsters new system allows handguns wtih lasers and lights mounted onto the under barrel rail or trigger guard.

Fobus Holsters RBT Series Holster for Light/Laser mounted handguns

Fobus Holster

BENSALEM, PA (Ammoland.com) – Fobus Holster & Pouches introduce the newest holster option for handguns with lower rail or trigger guard mounted lights or lasers; the RBT Series Holster. Constructed with reinforced polymer, the RBT holsters are lightweight and extremely rugged.

Retention is provided by a leather thumb break and muzzle stud. The RBT holster is hinged for a natural, straight-up draw without impeding the attached light or laser.

The …read more

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Defense Training International, Inc

By John Farnam

M4 Carbine With Grenade Launcher

Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO --(Ammoland.com)- Follow-up on war-winning rifles:

To quote Hitler ~ ”When you win, you need not explain. When you lose, you will not be there to explain!”

I might add: … nor would anyone care, even if you were!

Some of what follows is controversial, but this issue needs to see the light of day, while it still matters. Many of my colleagues have enthusiastically commented, so I’m going to amalgamate their comments into one Quip:

To reiterate: the purpose of a battle rifle is to win wars.

The last …read more

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By Ammoland

NRA-ILA

NRA – ILA

Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- The NRA has fought for years to keep concealed firearm permit (CFP) fees in check in Utah and has regularly opposed any proposed increases on those fees.

Lo and behold, it has just come to light that the CFP account may have as much as a $5 million surplus. This surplus is money that CFP applicants have paid in excess of the actual cost of issuing permits. This money should stay in the CFP account and be used ONLY to administer the CFP issuance program and fees for permits …read more

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By MAC

Inforce WML light tavor

The Tavor continues to be one of the top selling 5.56mm rifles on the market. With the continued consumer interest in the Israeli bullpup rifle comes an increasingly expanding 3rd party market for accessories.

This is how I have mounted my Inforce WML light to my Tavor. It’s not ideal, but it works.

Being a Tavor fan myself, I’m always on the lookout for products that can improve the utility of the handy little rifle. One of the questions I get asked most frequently is “how should I mount a light to my rifle?” The best solution I had initially found for …read more

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By HCom

Rubicon Flashlights AmmoLand

Overland Park, Kan. — (AmmoLand.com) Bushnell Outdoors, an industry-leader in outdoor product innovation, has introduced five new flashlights in its new RUBICON line of lighting products. From the compact, do-it-all 152-lumen flashlight to the almighty 1080-lumen flashlight, there are a total of six RUBICON flashlights for virtually every task and adventure.

Purposefully crafted to offer brighter and more consistent light, the RUBICON flashlights pair top-quality Cree

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By Ammoland

Defense Training International, Inc

By John Farnam

John Farnam on Winning Wars!

Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO --(Ammoland.com)- During the earlier part of the last century, individual military equipment, particularly rifles, light machineguns, bayonets, et al were designed with one goal in mind:

To win wars- decisively, and permanently!

Infantrymen, right down to the squad-level, were trained to, and expected to, have the ability and will, using fire and maneuver, to seize objectives by force, killing most of the enemy, and driving off the rest, all with only their own, indigenous resources. “Take the high ground, and hold it! That’s the job of …read more

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By Major Van Harl USAF Ret

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

AmmoLand Gun News

AmmoLand Gun News

Wisconsin --(Ammoland.com)- At the height of his power with Standard Oil of Ohio, John D. Rockefeller controlled the production of 90% of the kerosene in the US, in the 1890s.

As you sit in your home reading this by electric light, you most likely are saying so what.

The issue was, when Rockefeller had this 90% control, virtually everyone relied on kerosene to fill their lamps and space heaters. Even though Rockefeller was able to bring the cost of …read more

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Hunter Safety Systems Ladies Contour Harness

Hunter Safety Systems

Hunter Safety Systems

DANVILLE, Ala. --(Ammoland.com)- Hunter Safety System continues to set the standard in fashionable safety harnesses for today’s lady hunters.

The new lady’s Contour has been designed to look more like a fashionable garment than a harness yet it meets and/or exceeds all safety standards set by the Treestand Manufacturers Association.

The fashion-forward design of the Contour features HSS’s own Comfort Cool liner and breathable fabrics. A front-zipper design and three separate Right-Fit™ zone stretch panels allow the vest to fit comfortably over light or …read more

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