The saying goes, "Don't bring a knife to a gunfight," but there are times when a small handheld knife is very handy! Like your handheld flashlight, a knife is also a helpful utility tool to have with you.
Bad guys tend to prefer to go about their business when it's not easy for you to see them. So a handheld light is an important part of your EDC / daily carry setup. Colloquially called "flashlights," we call them "handheld" to make the distinction from gun-mounted lights.
Self-defense emergencies often do not happen in broad daylight, but rather under cover of night. It's difficult to defend yourself in the dark, so you might want to mount a light on your gun.
Jeff gets down to the nitty gritty. Choose a holster designed to fit YOUR gun.
In earlier episodes, Jeff covered choosing your EDC gun, but there's more to your daily carry setup than the gun. You can't just get a concealed carry permit, shove the gun in your waistband, and go about your daily business.
In this video, Jeff explains the basic components of a semi-auto pistol magazine, how it functions, AND how to load it easily and quickly.
You've got your home-defense / EDC / daily carry gun, you've selected your ammo, you're getting ready to take a shooting class or hit the range, and.... wait, "How do I load the gun™"
What's the right ammunition for your EDC / home-defense gun™ Self-defense ammo should be RELIABLE, have proper PENETRATION, and must be ACCURATE.
Now that he's covered some basics of selecting your self-defense / every day carry (EDC) gun, Jeff addresses an extremely important topic: how to store your gun safely.
Revolvers have pretty much been replaced by semi-auto pistols in military, law enforcement, and many civilian personal defense circles. But a revolver can still provide excellent protection as your self-defense / every day carry gun.
What is your budget™ How much are you willing to invest in your EDC gun™ We all want to get a great deal, but with firearms as with many other tools, you get what you pay for.
Yes, size IS important - when you're choosing a handgun for everyday carry (EDC). Jeff recommends first defining your "mission": what you intend to do with the firearm.
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