Author: Personal Defense World

Recently the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to strike down New York’s restrictive “may issue” concealed carry permitting law. As a result, New York now has to rewrite its law to be less restrictive about issuing CCWs. Because of this, other restrictive states are now following the newly established precedent. So, now many are left to figure out the best handgun for concealed carry—many for the first time. We’re here to help get you started. Best Handgun for Concealed Carry As with anything, picking the right handgun is very subjective. Everyone has different preferences, needs, tastes, etc. Some may want a…

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The fine folks at Wilson Combat have done it again and beautifully blended shooting capability with comfortable carry. Featuring the feel and traditional controls of a 1911, the Wilson Combat EDC X9 3.25” takes the popular EDC X9 and puts it into a subcompact package. The Wilson Combat EDC X9 Constructed of machined T6-7075 aluminum, the frame of the 3.25” is similar in size to a traditional compact single stack 1911. Featuring Wilson Combat’s starburst pattern, the grip is smaller in circumference than a standard 1911 but retains traditional 1911 controls. Although the thumb safety is right hand only, an…

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One of the benefits of a product rising in popularity is that the price tends to come down. Such is the case with red dot optics in recent years. For years, optics were priced out of most average shooters’ reach. However, recently we have begun to see a bit of a drop in the average price, making them more accessible. At only $199.99, the SLx RS-10 from Primary Arms is a perfect example of this trend. The Primary Arms SLx RS-10 Constructed of 7075 aluminum, the SLx RS-10 is rugged enough to hold up to demanding and rigorous courses of…

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With over 50 years of serving U.S. firearms dealers, Zanders knows what’s up with high-quality guns. Add to that the ability of DRD to manufacture firearms that are lightweight and easy to transport, and you have a killer combo. With that said, the Sub-6 line of rifles comes from Zanders and DRD Tactical. The Zanders Exclusive DRD Tactical Sub-6 Rifles Featuring aluminum construction with a black hard coat anodized finish, the Sub-6 is super lightweight and manageable. However, the placement of steel in all the right places ensures solid and rugged construction. For example, the barrel extension utilizes an 8-bolt…

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I grew up backpacking the Colorado Rockies, in other words—grizzly country. Having accidentally stumbled on a grizzly who was busy eating grubs I can tell you, that the only thing keeping us at the top of the food chain is our brain and our tools. Fortunately for me, he was quite content with his feast and disinterested in me. However, encounters like this illustrate the importance of carrying handguns for safety while hiking the woods. Handguns for Every Hiking Trip and Region When picking a good hiking gun, it is important to consider the region you live in. Back in…

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If you have ever seen the HAKA dance, performed by Māori warriors, it is intimidating, to say the least. The New Zealand Champion National Rugby Club performs the dance with reverence before every game. Completing a two-part series, SK Customs releases the HAKA to round out the series started by the MANA. SK Customs Releases the HAKA 1911 Starting with a full-size COLT Classic 1911 Series 70, and chambered in .38 Super, the slide and frame are both constructed of high polish stainless steel. As a result, the intricate engraving and gold plating are set off in amazing detail. Likewise,…

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(Photo by Noah Wulf: WikiMedia Commons) With all of the talk lately about keeping children safe, there’s one topic that the media and politicians keep overlooking. That is the topic of teaching child gun safety. There was a time when gun safety was taught in school and the number of incidents throughout the United States was almost nonexistent. Unfortunately, this topic was removed from schools and the result is noticeable. However, its importance cannot be overstated, and it is up to parents to take up the mantle. Teaching Your Child About Gun Safety To be clear, when I say that…

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B&T USA expands its SPC9 lineup with the new PDW SD Suppressed. The only thing that makes a pistol-caliber carbine better, is to put a suppressor on it. But not just any suppressor, B&T’s RBS (Reduced Backpressure System) suppressor. So, now you can enjoy a day on the range and still breathe the fresh air. The B&T USA SPC9 PDW SD Suppressed Carbine The PDW SD is the fifth model in B&T’s SPC9 family. Like the rest of the SPC9 line-up, the PDW SD is a true hybrid of the APC9, MP5, and AR platforms. As a result, comes a…

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Unfortunately, the buckle on many tactical belts doesn’t fit through the belt loops on a lot of pants. Not to mention, they can be a little stiff for casual EDC wear. With that said, tactical belts are not generally the go-to for typical EDC concealed carry. But the Vigil EDC Belt from High Speed Gear bridges the gap with a nice balance of comfort and rigidity. The High Speed Gear Vigil EDC Belt Constructed of rugged Cordura coupled with nylon webbing, the Vigil is robust enough to support both IWB and OWB holsters. In addition, multi-line stitching provides stiffness and…

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The ability to construct weapons and harness the power of light are what keep humans at the top of the food chain. It was when we learned to combine the two that put some even higher up the chain. In the case of home and personal defense, pistol lights give a clear advantage to the homeowner. For this reason, we decided to take a look at a few game-changers on the market today. 5 Top Pistol Lights for 2022 When it comes to tactical flashlights, lumens count. Although they are in a much smaller frame, some weapon-mounted lights come surprisingly…

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