Concealed Carry Pistols
When you are looking for a concealed carry pistol most people think derringer. Small firearms are generally the gun of choice for concealed carry, and when used in conjunction with concealed carry holsters they are virtually undetectable.
However, some shooters hands are simply too large to comfortably handle smaller firearms, these persons will generally opt for a weapon that comfortably fits their hand without getting a finger stuck in the trigger. Many manufacturers now make smaller guns designed to offer more space for the larger pawed among us. There remain a small number of shooters who are unable to comfortably, or accurately use smaller firearms.
Any gun owner is best advised to choose a weapon that fits the hand comfortably and always use the best safety procedure available-practice and more practice.
Know your habits, if you can’t keep your finger off of the trigger when it’s not being used, a gun in your hands means you are unsafe. The solution to this is frequent practice. The more you handle and shoot the firearm the more it will become ingrained into your memory to keep the finger off the trigger when not firing. It may take hundreds, or even thousands of rounds fired to ingrain this into your trigger memory. Until then, you remain unsafe.
Many shooters often consider trigger pull as a factor in choosing a weapon. Factory firearms have a trigger pull in the range of less than four to more than twelve pounds. The higher the trigger pull, the harder it is to depress the trigger. For many shooters, a weapon with a high trigger pull reduces accuracy. Practice is the only defense in preventing shooting an innocent bystander with failed accuracy.
An additional factor to be considered when purchasing concealed carry pistols are the firing mechanism and presence or absence of one or more safeties. A striker-fire gun when loaded is cocked and unlocked with a partially cocked striker. There is no external safety, and many influences can cause an accidental discharge such as the strap of a thumb break holster, jacket drawstrings and zipper pulls can wedge into the trigger guard for example. A good quality and well-fitting holster can help to prevent this.
Other factors that can cause an accidental discharge with a concealed carry pistol are loose items in purses, briefcases, glove box or luggage. Pens, lipstick and mascara tubes are examples of items than can wedge into the trigger guard causing discharge. A striker-fire pistol unquestionably requires a quality holster to keep the trigger guard covered and prevent potentially dangerous accidental discharge. The fewer mechanical safeties on the pistol, the more danger there is of accidental discharge. A light triggered gun with no safeties must be secured in a good holster to reduce the chance of injury or death.
This is why many gun owners opt for a heavier pull trigger, but without a lot of regular practice on the range to insure consistent accuracy, the shooter remains an eminent danger to bystanders when firing at a perpetrator.
Many experts agree that when it comes to a concealed carry weapon, you should buy all the features you want factory installed on the gun. The reason being carry pistols that are customized and used to injure or kill a person are a legal liability. You want a weapon that fires accurately, thus avoiding the risk of hitting bystanders, and only the factory can ensure this. Buy the carry pistol factory of your choice that is a good fit to your hand and abilities made with the accessories you want, and practice every week, and not with just a magazine or two.
The old saying that “practice makes perfect” is certainly true with firearms. A concealed carry pistol is intended to provide you protection, not danger. If you are unsure of which weapon is best for you, consult a firearms instruction class that provides certified instructors for classes. Some of these classes provide an assortment of weapons for the student to ‘try out’, helping you decide which firearm is the best gun for you.
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Assault Rifles for Sale
With all the talk of gun control and potential weapons bans, assault rifles have become a hot ticket item fast. Firearms such as the AR-15 assault rifle and the AK-47 are flying off the shelves like never before. With the availability of assault rifles that are loaded up on the tactical equipment from the factory in short supply in many areas, the versatility of the assault rifle becomes an even more important factor in its purchase.
The AR-15 is the civilian version of the M16 and M4 family of guns used by the military. They are popular for tactical and home defense weapons in part due to their versatility. The AR-15 is but one fine example of available assault rifles for sale.
The versatility of assault rifles is due to it being easily customized. Assault weapons can be outfitted with lights, lasers, optics, rails, grips, stocks, barrels, gas systems and more depending on the model. Another bonus is that most models are not difficult to customize. Being able to build your own custom assault rifle is a decided plus when factory equipped models is in short supply.
A good example of the versatility of assault rifles is with the use of two different upper receivers providing two different guns from one. For example, an 18-20” barrel is generally used for mid and long range shooting, while a 10.5” barrel is used for close spaces such as urban terrain and room entry tactics used in hostage situations or for room clearing. The versatile assault rifle allows you to have both by swapping out the upper receiver for the application at hand.
The broad availability of assault rifle components, including AR-15 accessories and AR-15 parts makes customizing almost any assault rifle a job almost anyone can perform.
Another factor to be considered with assault rifles is to purchase military specification rifles chambered in 5.56 NATO. They will accept the cheaper .223 ammo, whereas the commercial rifles will only accept the cheaper .223 and are will not tolerate the high pressure of the 5.56 NATO. This is because the military specifications rifle is built to military specifications and is of superior manufacturing. It will outlast, as well as outperform the commercial versions.
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Obtaining a Concealed Weapons Permit
If you are interested in carrying a concealed handgun or other weapon in public, either on one’s person or in close proximity to others, you must obtain a concealed weapons permit. Although most people think of guns when they hear about carrying a concealed weapon (CCW), the weapon doesn’t have to be lethal. For instance, pepper spray in volume of more than 2oz. requires a concealed weapons permit in Florida. Though anyone may legally carry a smaller self-defense device hidden on their person without a concealed weapons permit.
In Texas, residents and non-residents may be issued a concealed weapons permit, which is not the case in every state. There is not a federal law specifically addressing the issuance of concealed carry permits, but all 50 states have passed laws allowing citizens to carry certain concealed firearms in public, either without a permit or after obtaining a permit from local government and/or law enforcement.
There are 4 state-regulated categories regarding the issuance of permits:
Unrestricted Concealed Carry
Unrestricted means the citizen does not need a permit to carry a concealed handgun. This is sometimes called constitutional carry. Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Rural areas of Idaho, Montana outside of city limits, New Mexico in vehicles, Vermont, and Wyoming residents are the included states in this category.
Shall-Issue Concealed Carry
Shall-Issue requires a permit to carry a concealed weapon, but where the granting of such permits is subject only to meeting certain criteria laid out in the law. Typical requirements include residency, minimum age, fingerprinting, passing a background check, attending a safety class, and others. Most states, including Texas, are part of this category.
May-Issue Concealed Carry
May-Issue requires a permit to carry, and the granting of such permits is partially at the discretion of the local authorities. It’s different from shall-issue in that the burden for proof for justifying the need of a permit rests with the applicant, and not necessarily the authority. States in this category are California, Connecticut, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and Rhode Island.
No-Issue Concealed Carry
The last category is No-Issue. This means that only with very limited exceptions, no one is permitted to carry a concealed handgun or weapon in public. American Samoa, District of Columbia, and the United States Virgin Islands are some on the no-issue list.
To obtain a Concealed Handgun License (CHL), a person must enroll and finish a CHL certification class. What should you expect from CHL classes? In Texas, law requires a course of at least 4 hours, which includes many different classroom topics as well as handgun proficiency qualification at a shooting range.
CHL classes may include these topics: – Safe handling and storage of firearms – Use of force and lethal force – Handgun use – Non-violent dispute resolution – Civil liability, range commands and proficiency preparation – Concealment techniques – Eligibility, suspension, revocation, and renewal requirements – And other topics
The type of gun you can use for the range qualification is a semi-automatic of at least .32 caliber or a revolver of at least .38 caliber. You can legally carry either one of these after obtaining your CHL. You must also apply to get your fingerprints registered aside from any CHL classes.
The range qualification consists of firing 20 rounds in standing position from 3 yards, 20 rounds from 7 yards, and 10 rounds from 15 yards. The target is a B27 silhouette. If you do not pass the range qualification testing, you may take it up to 3 times before you are classified as failed. You must have 50 rounds of ammunition for each attempt.
You must be at least 21 years of age and not a convicted felon to obtain a license and it is good for 5 years. There is also a discount if you are 60 years old or older.
You will need to bring your license application if you applied online, a handgun that is in working condition, 50 rounds of ammunition, two magazines for a semi-automatic handgun (one is ok), hearing protection, eye protection (or eye glasses), and clothing that is suitable for a shooting range and weather conditions.
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Whether you are an individual looking for a home defense weapon, a hunter, competition shooter, law enforcement and security personnel, a collector of fine weapons, or just guy or gal who loves to target shoot, GrabAGun offers the firearms, accessories, parts and supplies you need.
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Gun holsters provide protection to the handgun, as well as providing a ready access to the weapon while securing its retention. The individual’s needs must be considered when choosing gun holsters as access and security are often contradictory. Achieving the correct balance between these two factors is an important consideration when choosing a defensive weapon holster, where failure to access the weapon quickly or loss of the weapon due to insufficient retention could result in serious injury or death to the user.
The design of gun holsters have improved providing a better fit for the carry location using modern ergonomics and providing ambidextrous holsters for users.
Modern holsters are broken down into four broad categories by use: duty holsters worn by police officers and security personnel; tactical holsters worn by military, security and law enforcement personnel; concealed carry holsters worn by plainclothes law enforcement officers and private individuals; and sporting holsters worn by competition shooters and hunters.
The improved design of most gun holsters of today include ambidextrous holsters for left and right handed draw, provide for a smooth draw with contoured and ergonomic design for the best fit and comfort. Holster options include many popular varieties including ankle holsters, paddle holsters, belt holsters, inside the pants holsters, inside the pocket holsters, shoulder harness systems comprised of cross chest carry and tuxedo shoulder harness systems with padded load bearing, sleeveless shirt holsters and thumbdrive holsters. Other choices include bedside table, magnetic and fanny pack holsters among others.
Concealed Carry Gun Holsters
Concealment holsters, also called concealed carry holsters are designed to be easily concealed, unobtrusive, lightweight and comfortable. Concealment holsters are designed to be worn under clothing and is positioned close to the body, and designed to distribute the pressure across a wider area and prevent discomfort of the skin, as well as to help break up the outline of the weapon under clothing. For pocket holsters often feature a nap, or rougher surface on the external side to hold the holster in place when drawing the pistol.
Sporting & Hunting Holsters
Sporting holsters cover a wide spectrum of styles: maximum access for fast draw shooting, superbly adjustable holsters used in IPSC and pin shooting, classic holsters used in cowboy style shooting, high retention, maximum protection holsters used for handgun hunting, and simple holsters used to hold a handgun while out plinking. Like any sporting equipment, sporting holsters have evolved to maximize the benefits of the game with game rules observed; as a result the competitive sports have the most specialized holsters.
Holsters for hunting can be unique if they are designed to carry large handguns or to make allowances for telescopic sights. Large handguns are often carried in holsters that are slung across the shoulder.
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Choosing A 9mm Pistol for Self Defense
Choosing a self-defense weapon that you will be satisfied with is a lot like buying a car. There are many factors to consider and especially if you have any physical limitations such as arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome. If you are shopping for a weapon to carry on your person this guide can assist you in making an informed decision.
First, consider how and where you may use it. Will you carry it in a pocket, a shoulder or side gun holster, with an ankle strap or in a purse? While there are smaller guns ideal for concealed carry pistols, some people simply can’t handle them flawlessly. Those with larger hands and fingers especially prefer a larger gun.
Next, do you have disabilities that affect your hands? If so, keep in mind, the more recoil a pistol has, the more it’s likely to adversely affect a person with hand problems use of it, and higher recoil will affect their accuracy and comfort.
For example, if you have carpal tunnel syndrome the number of shots you are able to fire with accuracy will most likely be limited. In the event of a situation of grave threat of serious injury or death from a violent offender, accuracy as well as the number of well-placed shots you can fire off matters. This said, the less recoil a pistol has the more shots you will be able to fire with practiced accuracy when you have physical limitations.
Practice at the range is another consideration, ammo for larger caliber weapons generally cost more.
Any gun owner does well to practice often. If you are buying your first handgun, or if it’s been a while since you used one, take the time to learn from a certified professional instructor. Learning proper form and procedure will not only improve your accuracy, but will provide safety and legal considerations. If you use a gun incorrectly and lack accuracy it is of no use to you and can endanger yourself as well as anyone within range. Practice is the key to accurate and well placed shots with any gun.
9mm Pistols Are Generally Cheaper to Shoot
Ideally, a weapon that costs less to shoot, is more easily concealed, comfortable to hold, and provides reduced recoil is going to be a better fit and provides greater accuracy. In addition, you should consider the weapons round capacity.
For these reasons many experienced shooters prefer the 9mm pistol with its 15 to 17 shot capacity over the 5-8 shot capacity of revolvers and larger caliber weapons. It has the added bonus of being an effective weapon, with sufficient power to stop an attacker, especially when loaded with hollow point ammo. Most 9mm pistols use gun magazines, providing for a faster reload if necessary by carrying a spare.
Many gun enthusiasts recommend a good brand of 9mm pistol for self-defense due to its general reliability, reduced recoil providing improved accuracy and comfort, as well as an effective firearm for self-defense.
Choosing a Pistol for Self Defense is Up to You
Ultimately, choosing a pistol is an individual choice, your best bet is to use a professional and certified instructor on the range with a variety of weapons to determine which pistol is best suited for your personal needs. An instructor will also be able to inform you of your states gun control laws and how they may legally affect your choice of a weapon.
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From the beginning GrabAGun’s goal has been to offer a line of well-crafted firearms for every gun enthusiast, from those looking for a home protection weapon, to law enforcement and security personnel, competition shooters, hunters and even discriminating collectors seeking premium firearms.
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Red dot scopes are a classification of scopes that use an illuminated red dot as an aiming point. They are especially useful for fast shooting, military and police force, target shooting and hunting. In the real world, everything goes in fast motion, so you need to be able to aim quickly and react accurately even under high levels of stress.
The red dot has been proven to be the fastest type of reticle to place on target and provides the greatest increase in hit probability on close quarter moving targets. The scope uses reticles which are illuminated by a red LED.The reticles take the form of a small dot and places the dot on a target for a precise aim. Adjustments to the dot on your target are done by an up/down (elevation) and left/right (windage) settings on the scope. Unlike regular scopes, red dot scopes are more easily used at shorter distances, but still can be used at longer distances, when combined with magnification.
Most red dot scopes are defined as Reflex sights, as opposed to EOTech sights, which are truly holographic sights. Reflex sights will not create a defined and sharp red dot, and may look a bit fuzzy, which is normal. When looking at scopes, the size of the dot is measured in “MOA” (minute of angle), one-half inch at 50 yards, one inch at 100 yards, and two inches at 200 yards.
As in any tactical gear, firearms, or accessories, you get what you pay for. Some red dot scopes come in prices less than $100, and some in the $1,000’s.
Pistols for Sale
GrabAGun offers a large selection of quality pistols for sale online. Among the brands we offer are Beretta, Browning, Colt, Glock, Ruger, Sig Sauer, Smith and Wesson, Springfield and many others. Our guns for sale online are available in calibers from 22 to 50, with every caliber in between, including a large selection of the ever popular 9mm Pistol in many fine quality brands. Included in our line of pistols for sale are quality American made pistols.
Within our inventory of pistols in the firearms for sale category are concealed carry pistols available in a wide range of calibers, magazine capacity, and sizes, as well as all other sizes and styles of semi-auto handguns and revolvers handguns. We carry the classic, the most sought after, the most popular as well as the latest models available in firearms cutting-edge technology.
In addition, GrabAGun frequently restocks so even if we are out of stock on the firearm of your choice, with shipments coming in every day we can ship it in a very reasonable amount of time.
GrabAGun offers a full line of pistol accessories and parts, including gun magazines, as well as magazines that comply with new conceal carry laws, gun holsters in all configurations which include concealed carry holsters, pistol grips, sights, a full range of scopes, lasers, lights, gun safes and trigger locks, ammo, parts, barrels and much more, all at GrabAGun priced values.
Shop our website for guns for sale online, as well as the accessories or parts you need, and give our customer service a call for any questions you may have. If you are unable to find an available pistol of your choice in our inventory, we will do our best to obtain it for you. That is one of the many advantages of being a GrabAGun customer.