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Gun Digest Concealed Carry 2021 SIP #1

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16 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
making it work

Things are weird right now. I seem to be saying that a lot recently, and I read it other places even more often … but is it really true? If you spend too much time on Facebook, or dive too deep into your phone’s newsfeed, the ominous cloud of shallow journalism and misconstrued information looms dark and close. But on the other hand, if you take a minute to look down your street and actually converse with the neighbors, things don’t really seem all that bad, do they? So, which is it? Top-level firearms instructors often educate their students about the differences—and similarities—between understanding “perceived threat level” and “actual threat levels.” Sometimes, those two are worlds apart … but sometimes they’re not. Most of the time, we just don’t know how weird things around us…

2 min.
9mm luger (9x19mm parabellum) & 9mm luger +p

HISTORICAL NOTES The 9mm Luger, or 9mm Parabellum, was introduced in 1902 with the Luger automatic pistol. It was adopted first by the German Navy in 1904 and then by the German Army in 1908. Since that time, it has been adopted by the military of practically every non-Communist power. It has become the world’s most popular and widely used military handgun and submachine gun cartridge. In the United States, Colt, Smith & Wesson, Ruger and many others chamber the 9mm, as do many foreign-made pistols. In 1985, the 9mm Luger was adopted as the official military cartridge by U.S. Armed Forces, along with the Beretta Model 92-F (M-9) 15-shot semiauto pistol. GENERAL COMMENTS Although the 9mm Luger delivers good performance for police, military or sporting use, it wasn’t popular in the United States…

5 min.
carry light, carry right

OWN MULTIPLE HOLSTERS One serious consideration with regard to holster selection is how easy the holster is to put on or take off. To the novice concealed carrier, this might not seem important, but it won’t be long until you realize there are times you need to take your gun off for a short time, and having to undo your belt to make that happen isn’t ideal. I’ve been working with a Glock 43 a bit, and two holsters I’ve been using make this process seamless. The first is the Galco Royal Guard, an inside the waistband (IWB) holster. The two exterior straps are easy to undo, and the holster can simply be pulled out of the pants. It’s just as easy to put back on as well—and you never have to…

2 min.
smack me a good one

We’ve all heard the saying: If your only tool is a hammer, you treat everything like a nail. Well, sometimes what you need is a hammer. And some punches. So, Real Avid makes a set packaged in the usual Real Avid way, in a compact unit. The Real Avid Accu-Punch offers a hammer with four faces, an array of punches, plus a clever set of pin holders so you can hold the pin, hit it and not hit your fingers. All firearms parts are small enough to run that risk. Well, no more. The hammer heads are steel, rubber, plastic and brass. There are 10 punch sizes, ranging from a 1/16 inch up to 9/32 inch, which covers pretty much all of the usual suspects in the firearms world. There’s also…

7 min.
opinion: a medical perspective

“Kids in school are learning boater safety and not bleeding control.” I chuckled a bit as I listened to Lindsay Gietzen explain the absurdity of today’s education system that often emphasizes denial and shameless propaganda. “They act like we live in a world without two, maybe three guns per individual. Violence rarely waits for politics, and the fact is education is politicizing the need for emergency care by way of denying reality. People get shot, and wishful thinking won’t stitch up those wounds.” Gietzen is a person of incredible experience and equal amounts of sharp wit; the combination of those qualities makes her one of the world’s leading experts and educators MODERN GUNNERY // JOSH WAYNER on traumatic injury care. She’s seen thousands of gunshot injuries in the worst part of Michigan…

1 min.
expert profile: lindsay gietzen

Lindsay Gietzen is a professor and program director at one of the top research universities in the world, where she specializes in simulation and educational evaluation. She’s also the co-director of the AVERT program for the Health and Safety Institute. As a physician’s assistant, she practiced in emergency/trauma medicine in Detroit, Michigan, and then specialized in neurological surgery, leading a team that developed and performed many procedures for the first time in the United States. She’s a member of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistant Education Association, and Director at Large of the Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants. Gietzen is currently serving an appointment to the American Council on Education, where she’s an expert faculty evaluator for military medical programs.…