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The Always Gun and Its Essential Role for the Disabled

In his sixth installment in his series catering to self-defense and the disabled, the author explores a different role for the common backup gun and the vital role it plays for the disabled. Photos by Lloyd Hill and Alex Sutherland

What's Your Backup Gun?

A small revolver or semi-automatic carried as a backup—or Always—gun is a great idea. What's your choice?

The Second-Gun Advantage

A backup gun can become a life-saving primary.

Don’t Ignore the Second Gun

Having a second handgun as a backup can significantly increase your chances of prevailing in a critical incident.

Should You Carry a Backup Gun?

Carrying a defensive handgun is a must, but what about carrying a backup gun? Sheriff Jim covers the reasons to consider one.

I Carry: Colt Wiley Clapp Commander 1911 in a Mitch Rosen ARG Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a Colt Wiley Clapp Commander 1911 in a Mitch Rosen American Rear Guard holster, along with a few other essential pieces of EDC gear.

The Benefits of a Backup Gun

A backup gun can become a life-saving primary in certain scenarios. Here are the benefits of carrying a secondary pistol.

The .380 ACP: Built Right for Pocket Pistols

Pocket pistols chambered in .380 ACP have grown popular for concealed carry in recent years, but this round served faithfully for decades before now. Here's one retired lawman's history with the round.

Range Review: Kel-Tec RDB-S Survival Carbine

Designed for survival use and easily stowed in any outdoor pack, the Kel-Tec RDB-S Survival carbine is one of the more interesting guns to emerge in recent years.

I Carry: NAA Ranger II in a DeSantis Pocket Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a North American Arms Ranger II revolver in a DeSantis holster, along with a few other essential pieces of EDC gear.

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