9mm Pocket Pistols

With the gun industry wanting to make everything smaller and more concealable the market for compact 9mm pistols is growing. Over the past 4 years the most popular catridge for concealed carry was the .380ACP. Many manufactures devoted plenty of money and hard determined work into making these pistols smaller and more reliable. Within the past year they have turned away from the .380 and have went on to bigger and better things. The 9mm is now becoming the largest concealed carry pocket pistol on the market.

 

Lets go over just a couple that have come out:

 

The Kimber Solo:

Kimber Solo

Kimber Solo

The Solo Carry 9mm establishes a new standard for micro-compact pistol features and performance. The Kimber Solo is a well built pocket 9mm that is flying off the shelves. The frame is made of aluminum and the with a overall weight of 17 ounces. The Kimber can hold 6 rounds of 9mm. A perfect reliable option for carrying in your pocket.

 

 

 

Ruger LC9:

Ruger LC9

Ruger LC9

The Ruger LC9 is another good option for those who are wanting to carry a 9mm in their pocket. The Ruger LC9 is way less money than the Kimber Solo. It can be found for around $389 in most gun stores. The Ruger LC9 weighs 17.1 ounces and can hold up to 7 rounds. It is a tad bit larger than the Kimber but still conceals just as easy. This is another good option if your in the market for a low priced compact 9mm.
Diamondback DB9:
Diamondback DB9

Diamondback DB9

The Diamondback DB9 is one of the most impressive guns out. The Diamondback DB9 is going to be the cheapest option when searching for a compact 9. The DB9’s steel double-action-only trigger rides on dual connecting bars for a smooth, crisp 5-pound trigger. It uses steel single-stack magazines for a 6+1 capacity. Diamondback has struck a useful balance with its sights, which are low profile and visible at the same time. The safeties of the DB9 are internal. The pistol features Diamondback’s patented “Zero Energy” striker system. Unlike other striker systems, where the striker rides under some degree of spring tension, this system has no tension on the striker until the trigger is pressed. The no-tension striker, combined with a mechanical striker block, keeps the striker away from the cartridge primer until the gun is purposely fired.

 

Here are three great choices to choose from when looking for a new pocket 9. I hope this helps everyone in their search.

 

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Protecting Yourself Against Car Jacking

Carjacking is a common crime that Americans tend to take for granted, until it happens. The term carjacking was not even heard of until the early 1960’s. In the past years the term has been one of the common words heard on your local news stations. The crime rate for carjacking is increasing and people are starting to slowly notice that they are not safe even in their own car. Being prepared for such an event is the best way to stay protected. Many U.S. states, such as Louisiana and Arizona, include defending oneself against forcible entry of an occupied motor vehicle as part of their definition of justifiable homicide.

74% of carjackings, a weapon was used to gain entry to a vehicle, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.  Depending on the state you live in such as Florida, you are able to have a loaded weapon in your car in the glove box at all times ready to go without aquiring a concealed weapons permit. This is the most helpful tool you could use against an attempted carjacker. You do not want to be the one who has no way to defend themselves.

There are many ways one can defend themselves and prepare to stop a carjacking from happening. The first step in making sure you are prepared is taking a self defense class. This will prepare you not only mentally but physically as well. After taking your self defense class you may want to acquire about taking a gun safety class. This will teach you the basic knowledge of a firearm and how to use one if in a life threatening situation. Once obtaining the training from these classes you should feel confident in purchasing a firearm. You want to pick something that is going to be reliable and something that is going to be small enough to conceal or hide in your vehicle. Small revolvers work perfect for a car. They cant jam and they have no problems fitting in your glove box.

Now that you have purchased your firearm you need to go to the range and practice practice practice. You want to feel comfortable when holding your weapon just in case a situation happens you already have the feel for your weapon and know what to expect. When you become involved in a intense situation the first thing to happen to your body is you loose your fine motor skills. You will be in fear and will not have the best thinking capabilities. Preparing yourself for this moment will increase your chances of survival.

 

Don’t be a victim! Get yourself prepared for any situation that you might become involved in.

 

 

 

 

Gun sales at record levels, according to FBI background checks

Courtesty of: CNN

WASHINGTON (CNN) — December holiday shoppers were not just interested in buying the hottest electronics and toys — they also were purchasing record numbers of guns, according to the latest FBI figures on background checks required to buy firearms.

With a few days left in December, the FBI reports the number of background checks has already topped the previous one-month record — set only in November — of 1,534,414 inquiries by gun dealers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System also known as NICS. Almost half a million checks were done in just the last six days before Christmas.

Two days before Christmas, NICS ran 102,222 background checks, which was the second-busiest day in history. The one-day record was set this year on Black Friday, the big shopping day following Thanksgiving, with 129,166 searches. By comparison, the previous one-day high was set November 28, 2008, when gun dealers made slightly less than 98,000 requests for background searches.

It’s not possible to tell exactly how many guns have been purchased because buyers often take home more than one gun. But most people pass the background checks. Only 1.3% of the searches result in people being denied permission to buy a weapon, said FBI spokesman Steve Fischer.

FBI officials did not offer a theory on the spike in gun sales. It’s also not clear how many of the background checks were for people who never had owned guns before and how many were for gunowners adding to their collections.

The National Rifle Association says the figures indicate more people feel they need guns for self defense.

“I think there’s an increased realization that when something bad occurs, it’s going to be between them and the criminal,” NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam told CNN. Arulandandum said Americans realize police cannot be everywhere there’s trouble and also that some officers are being laid off due to budget cutting.

The NRA spokesman also said an increased number of Americans are participating in skeet shooting and other gun sports.

A leading gun-control organization says repeat buyers most likely are responsible for the holiday surge in guns sales.

“The research we’ve seen indicates fewer and fewer people are owning more and more guns,” said Caroline Brewer of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “All the trends indicate the number of Americans who own guns has declined.”

“It would appear because of fear-mongering by the NRA since (President Barack) Obama’s election that people are adding more guns to their arsenals out of fear Obama and the Democrats will take away their guns, which is absurd,” said Brewer.

 

 

 

Firearm Accident Fatalities at an All-Time Low

Data recently released by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that in 2008, the number and per capita rate of firearm accident deaths fell to an all-time low. There were 592 firearm accident deaths (0.19 such accidents per 100,000 population) in 2008, as compared to 613 accidents (.20 per 100,000) in 2007. In 2008, the chance of a child dying in a firearm accident was roughly one in a million.

Firearm accidents accounted for 0.5% of all accidental deaths; well below the percentages accounted for by motor vehicle accidents, falls, fires, poisonings, and several other more common types of mishaps. Firearm suicides rose in 2008 because total suicides rose, but the percentage of suicides accounted for by those misusing firearms remained steady, at just barely over half. This is down from about 60% during the 1980s and early 1990s. The firearm suicide rate remained at just under 6 per 100,000, as it has been every year from 1999 forward.  Contrary to claims made recently by some gun control advocates, firearm suicides among children are extremely uncommon, and in 2008, fell to an all-time low. Firearm homicides (including self-defense, but excluding lawful shootings by police) declined in 2008. More recent data reported by the FBI, shows that criminal homicides declined in 2008, again in 2009, and again in 2010, to a 47-year low.

Shot Show 2012

2012 Shot Show

 

We are finally only one month away from the 2012 SHOT SHOW. The important dates for this event is:

January 17-20th
Sands Expo Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

With the 2011 SHOT SHOW being a record breaking trade show, we can only imagine the turnout that 2012 is going to bring us. Every year thousands of people across the country come to see what new products are coming out for shooting enthusiasts. The SHOT SHOW is know to be one of the largest trade shows for gun store owners. This is the time of the year that weapon manufactures go above and beyond to win the business of retail gun stores. Do not miss your chance to see what the manufactures have been working on all year!

 

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With gun sales on the rise for the past 16 months, this could be one of the best years for the SHOT SHOW. The shooting industry is already bringing in just over 4 billion dollars to the U.S. Economy, and continues to grow. Most gun store owners believe that 2012 just might be the biggest year the industry will see. With the election right around the corner and more liberals pushing for more gun control, gun sales are not going to start decreasing anytime soon.