Putting the Wilderness Tactical Products Instructors Belt and Safepacker Through Their Paces
Guns and Gear

Putting the Wilderness Tactical Products Instructors Belt and Safepacker Through Their Paces

A year and a half ago, I wrote about meeting Samantha DeZonia of Wilderness Tactical Products at the United States Concealed Carry Association’s Concealed Carry Expo in Atlanta. I knew of Wilderness Tactical for their Safepacker, which I first heard recommended by Michael Bane. A close encounter with a black brown bear just before the CCX … Continue reading

USCCA Concealed Carry Expo Firearms and Fashion Show 2016
Concealed Carry / Firearms

USCCA Concealed Carry Expo Firearms and Fashion Show 2016

Although armed citizens wear clothes — its hard to do the concealed part of concealed carry without them — the term fashion is not often uttered in connection with standard concealed carry attire. Or should I say the concealed carry “costume”?  You know the one: the tactical pants and photographer’s vest that basically screams: “I … Continue reading

Comforting, Not Comfortable? Testing the Elite Survival Systems Marathon GunPack
Concealed Carry / Firearms / My Experience

Comforting, Not Comfortable? Testing the Elite Survival Systems Marathon GunPack

Clint Smith, Gun guru and founder of Thunder Ranch firearms training center, famously declared that “carrying a gun is not supposed to be comfortable; it’s supposed to be comforting.” I understand his point, but it’s also the kind of thing that people who live on ranches in remote parts of Oregon can say as they … Continue reading

Who is “The Gun Industry”? On the Ground at the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo
Firearms / My Experience

Who is “The Gun Industry”? On the Ground at the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo

I was fortunate to start reading Pamela Haag’s newly published book, The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture, just prior to attending the United States Concealed Carry Association’s second Concealed Carry Expo (CCX) in Atlanta. It got me thinking about “The Gun Industry” just at the right time. Haag’s book … Continue reading