Author: Robert Cardente

After the Shots are Fired …

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Focused Front Sight

What do you do? If you are working on defensive handgun shooting skills designed to stop a threat, knowing what to do after the shots are fired is just as important as learning when and how to squeeze the trigger.  As a firearms instructor and law enforcement trainer, I am constantly emphasizing the importance of training under realistic conditions. That concept should always be applied to every defensive shooting drill you are doing.

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The Gun is Important, but Don’t Forget the Holster!

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Don’t Forget the Holster! - Outside the Waistband

I have been teaching pistol permit qualification classes for many years, and I am always amazed by the number of students who take these classes but don’t own a holster. The second thing I have noticed is that some of the students who have purchased holsters do not train regularly with them.

If your goal is to carry a gun, (notice I didn’t say weapon) for lawful self-defense, then you should be training regularly with the holster you intend to use.  Just as a carpenter goes to work with his tools in a tool box, your holster is an essential part of your equipment to carry your gun.

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