6 Things Your Range Bag Must Have


As a concealed carry handgun owner, having the proper ammunition for your handgun is critical! Not just ammunition, but the ‘correct’ ammunition for your handgun. The type of ammunition required is usually stamped on the barrel of the handgun. Make sure that the cartridge has the same caliber stamped into the foot of the cartridge and stamped on the  box. Be sure to choose quality ammunition for less gun powder debris when cleaning.

Eye Protection

Eye protection is critical to protect the eyes from the casings that will be ejecting from a semi automatic pistol. Care of the eyes is critical to long term eye health.There are various types of safety glasses from standard to prescription. If you wear glasses, be sure to select safety glasses that fit over your eyeglasses properly.

Ear Protection

The sound of one gunshot can permanently damage hearing. Both ear plugs and ear muffs are availaible. Ear muffs come in standard types as well as digital. Digital earphones muffle noises above a certain decibel while still allowing you hear conversations taking place.


Extra Magazines

If you plan to practice target shooting or even carry your firearm concealed, an extra magazine is critical to your concealed carry practice. There is nothing more frustrating that having to reload the same magazine over and over when practicing handgun drills.

Universal Toolkit

Various guns gun with slides that allow you to attach accessories such as flashlights, lasers, and scopes. It is recommended to use loc tight tiny screw attachments to ensure that accessories remain secure. it is quite frustrating to lose expensive accessories while shooting.


Beginners and experienced shooters should practice drill both dry fire and live that helps them to  become proficient in self defense. By utilizing the hoster that you plan to carry while practicing shooting drills, you will become more proficient and confident in your daily carry.

Get Over your Fear of Handguns – May Did!

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Although she was raised around handguns, during May’s class introduction she told us that both her dad and her brothers owned handguns, shotguns, and rifles. Still, May remained terribly afraid of handguns. May recently decided that the thought of owning a handgun was not a bad idea. She admitted she had recently visited a local store to browse the handgun section and even thought she might like to own a revolver.


Hoplophobia – Irrational fear of Firearms

Hoplophobia - Irrational Fear of Guns
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Hoplophobia is an irrational concern of firearms, for hoplon actually means weapon and phobia means irrational fear.

Throughout the years, I’ve met many women who upon  learning that I own and carry a handgun say, “I’m Scared of Guns.” My reply is always, “I’m afraid to not have my gun.”


What happens in Concealed Carry Handgun Class

A North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun permit allows you to legally carry a handgun on your body or in a personal tote such as backpack, briefcase, or handbag. NORTH CAROLINA FIREARMS LAWS defines Concealed Carry “about the person” which means it must be concealed on the person or within arm’s reach of the person.