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#DIGTHERIG – Steve and his Para Expert Commander 1911 in a Galco King Tuck Holster

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 08:12


Gun is a Para Expert Commander 1911

Holster is a Galco King Tuck

Belt is a Galco Carry Lite

I like the light weight and reliability of this weapon ( No feed failures or jams in over 100 rounds fired.) and the all day comfort of the holster. I forget it’s there sometimes, and it makes for easy concealment under light garments.

Concealed Carrier Shoots Armed Robber In Groin During Carjacking Attempt

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:05

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Two armed carjackers were in for a surprise when their victim was armed with a handgun of his own. One of the carjackers is even worse off, because he wound up being shot in the groin by the armed citizen.

At 11:32 a.m. Wednesday, a 29-year-old man was standing outside his vehicle in the 5300 block of South Pulaski when he was approached by two males who demanded his keys, police said at the time. One of the males was armed with a handgun.

The victim, who has a valid concealed carry license, pulled out a weapon and fired, striking one of the suspects, police said.

Guillermo Parada, 25, and John Zuniga, 22, were both charged with armed robbery. In the photo above, that’s Parada on the left. He was the lucky recipient of the groin shot because of his stupidity.

Parada was sent to the hospital and was in stable condition.

Both are due back in court May 17th.

These two hopefully learned their lesson but sadly, that’s not usually the case. At the very least, let’s hope Parada learned his lesson after being shot. If word gets out that there are many more armed citizens than ever before who refuse to be victims, these thugs might start to find new ways of earning a living. You know, like getting a ******* job.

[VIDEO] Colion Noir’s Road Rage Encounter

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 16:17

Mr. Noir is well-known and well-liked in the gun world, and he recently shared a video on his YouTube page that discussed his recent encounter with a little bit of road rage.

Basically, without provocation, he was being aggressively followed by someone who just wouldn’t go away. Of course he was armed and had to make some decisions during this unwanted encounter.

Take a look at the video to see how he handled it and let us know what you would have done, or if you’ve ever found yourself in a similar situation.

#DIGTHERIG – John and his Smith and Wesson M&P Shield in a Q Series Stealth & Bianchi Holster

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 15:07

This is my Smith and Wesson M&P Shield.  I carry it in 2 different holsters:  A Q Series Stealth IWB when I’m at work (Have to tuck my shirt in.) and a Bianchi Model 57 OWB holster all other times.  Both holsters are very comfortable and easy to conceal.  The Q Series is especially great for deep concealment and comes with an optional paracord.   Also carry a spare magazine in a Bianchi magazine holster.  My belt is a 5.11 Tactical and the ammo I use is Federal Premium Law Enforcement 147 grain HST.

#DIGTHERIG – John and his Glock 43 and his Alien Gear Holster

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:11


Glock 43, Alien Gear IWB, I like the size and feel of the weapon, and the holster is so comfortable.

#DIGTHERIG – Shaun and his Sig Sauer P320 in an Alien Gear Holster

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 12:28


1 – Sig Sauer P320 subcompact 9mm, along with a spare magazine in an Alien Gear mag carrier.

2 – I carry my P320 in my Alien Gear IWB holster

3 – This was my first gun ever, and I was unsure of what to buy or later what to carry it in. After looking through Massachusetts’ “very limited” approved weapons roster, I narrowed it down to a few guns based on looks and features. After researching extensively online I had my sights set on the P320. It had dazzled so many other gun owners as far as accuracy and reliability, and I liked the modular design of being able to switch calibers and sizes. I was not disappointed. I ultimately chose the Alien Gear holster to accompany it as it seemed to have the best reviews and the flexibility to adjust tension, height, and angle helped to put my newbie worries at ease seeing that my job requires a lot of movement.

#DIGTHERIG – Scott and his Springfield XD 40 in an Alien Gear Holster

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 11:47


1. What You Carry XD 40

2. What You Carry It In Alien Gear IWB

3. Why You Carry That Particular Gun In That Particular Holster? I like the weight of the Springfield XD 40, plus it shoots dead on and Alien gear IWB is very comfortable

Man Shoots Himself In The Goods While Exiting Vehicle: Why The Right Holster Matters

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 01:56

TOLEDO, OHIO — A man exiting his car needed to call 911 in a hurry, because the firearm he was carrying had discharged. Into his penis.

The single gunshot wound went through his penis and thigh, eventually hitting the driver seat. We can only imagine that his firearm wasn’t holstered properly, as that’s the likely culprit of a negligent discharge while moving around in such a fashion. Or, maybe he wasn’t using a holster at all.

News reports say that he’s in the hospital with serious injuries but is expected to be ok. How ok he’s expected to be isn’t clear, but hopefully he’s really ok.

We’ve seen things like this happen before and it’s never a pretty sight. If you’re not using a holster, or if you’re using a crappy holster, it’s time to re-evaluate your setup. If you don’t, you could wind up in a story on our website.

RIP Bob Owens, Founder and Editor of

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 15:33

Fellow 2A advocate and blogger, Bob Owens, was found dead near his home yesterday morning. His website,, issued a statement earlier today. That statement can be read here.

We had the pleasure of working with Bob over the years, and offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed by the 2A community, and many others.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for his wife and two children.

#DIGTHERIG – Judson and his Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 40 in an Alien Gear Holster

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 19:06


I carry a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson M&P Shield tucked in an Alien Gear 3.0 at the 4/5 o’clock position. I work a desk job and it sits there comfortably for 9 hours a day. The gun and holster both are not only incredibly priced, but the quality is there too. The Shield fits my hand great and with the aftermarket add-on’s it is super easy to shoot accurately, even with a snappy round like the 40s&w. Here’s a pic of everything in my EDC kit except the holster.

“Don’t Make Me Pull My Piece” Robber’s Words Right Before Running After Clerk Pulls His Own Piece

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 19:03

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A wannabe thug had some tough words for a clerk while he attempted to rob him, but the clerk used actions over words instead.

Local news reports;

Austin Lodge, 24, went into the Sutton Inn on Emily Drive at approximately 2 a.m. and demanded money from the clerk, according to the Clarksburg Police Department.

The clerk told police that Lodge, who was wearing a black hoodie, jeans with sequins, and earrings, covered his face and said, “Don’t make me pull my piece.”

Before Lodge had a chance to back up his words, the clerk pulled out his own piece and pointed it at him. Lodge quickly had all the thug drained out of him and took off running, apparently being afraid of an armed citizen that’s willing to fight back.

Lodge was arrested when he was found at another hotel and was arrested. He’s facing a charge of first-degree robbery.

And that’s the story. Nice and simple, don’t you think?

#DIGTHERIG – James and his Glock 19 in a Raven Vanguard Holster

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 14:00


I carry a Glock 19, I carry it in a raven vangaurd. I carry it appendix because that’s the most comfortable for me and seems like it’s the quickest place for me to pull from.

#DIGTHERIG – Roberto and his Sig Sauer P239 in a Alien Gear Holster

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 16:17


1. I carry Sig Sauer P239 .40
2. I carry it in a Alien Gear IWB Holster Gen 3
3. I carry my Sig in this holster because the guys at Alien Gear made it specifically for my weapon

#DIGTHERIG – Aaren and his Sig P226 in a T-Rex Arms Holster

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00


I carry A Sig Sauer P226 Combat in a T-Rex Arms Sidecar appendix holster. I carry the P226 because it was the handgun that I learned to shoot on and because it is the handgun I am most proficient with and that’s whats important. Its heavy and large but that is what works for me and I enjoy carrying this gun. Small guns are great, but I always carry the biggest gun I can effectively conceal and operate. The holster allows me to draw quickly and efficiently from all positions while not sacrificing comfort. It was well thought out and designed for speed, comfort and concealability, even with a gun the size and weight of the P226. I also carry the Spyderco Matriarch 2 knife at all times and when the gun can not be carried.

#DIGTHERIG – Kyle and his Ruger LC9s in an Alien Gear Holster

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 11:55


Ruger LC9s with kryptek camo.

Alien gear IWB holster.

Very comfortable setup! Hardly even notice it’s there!

#DIGTHERIG – Shawn and his KelTec P32 in an Uncle Mikes Holster

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 14:45


Ok so I know my EDC setup isn’t gonna overwhelm anyone. But after trying so many holsters and guns THIS is what I will actually consistently carry every day.

It’s a KelTec P32 in an Uncle Mikes front pocket holster.

Like I say pretty underwhelming. But it conceals perfectly in everything, even shorts. Not too heavy, bulky, sharp, etc.
I can draw easily and quickly put rounds on target and it’s a surprisingly accurate little gun and goes bang every time. Plus no fighting with the holster to put it on and have it bug me all day.

I try to keep my EDC items small yet functional so I will actually carry them.
Cuz like the old saying goes: a .32 in the pocket beats a .45 in the truck right? :)

[VIDEO] Unintentional Double Tap: Know Your Gun And How To Handle It

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 13:21

Dan posted a great video a few days ago about an unintentional double tap that made it’s way to the interwebs. He talks about an unintentional double tap that he once experienced, and also what went wrong in the example video.

Long story short, the shooter’s finger remained tight on the trigger, depressing it again during the recoil. Which, by the way, was a lot. It’s a Smith & Wesson 500.

The other issue with this particular shooter is that he was trying this one-handed. I can’t speak for everyone, but it seems that he didn’t have a whole lot of experience with this firearm and as a result, sent two bullets down the barrel instead of the intended one.

With firearms like this one, the recoil can indeed place the barrel of the gun in your face (which is why two hands are recommended) and if another bullet is on it’s way down the barrel, well, you can see a potentially dangerous outcome.

[VIDEO] How Bad Is It To Get Shot At Point-Blank Range?

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 18:57

Oh, you know, it was only a matter of time before Andrew did a video like this. But instead of offering up some actual flesh –because that’s obviously not going to happen– Andrew uses some ballistic gel in the shape of a torso.

Going from small to large calibers, take a look at the video above to see what can happen with point-blank shots.

[VIDEO] Imagine Seeing This At Your Front Door While You’re Home; This Homeowner Was Armed And Fired Shots

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 14:31

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA — A homeowner was happy to be armed during an attempted home invasion a few days ago, and he sent the criminal running for his life.

Captured on a home surveillance system, the bad guy can be seen trying to get into the front door with some tools. When he was unsuccessful, he attempted to gain entry through a window of the home.

That’s when the homeowner fought back, firing several shots at the criminal.

Police are still looking for this thug who got away, and it is unknown if he was injured as a result of the armed homeowner.

Recently, I made the move from NY to FL (more on that later). The brazen crime that happens down here is not what I’m used to growing up in NY. There’s a whole other level of ‘balls’ on some of these criminals, and gives even more reason to be armed while at home.

[VIDEO] In A Bad Situation, Could You Actually Pull The Trigger?

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 11:50

When talking about personal defense, many people say, “But I Could Never Shoot Someone.” This video explains the difference between people like that and those who carry a gun everyday. It also explains the mindset of a criminal.

In line with this video from TheFireArmGuy, we pose the question that we’ve posed before; as a concealed carrier, are you actually capable of pulling the trigger if needed? Are you prepared to take a life? If the answer is no, then you should consider other alternatives than carrying a firearm.

More on this in an upcoming article.