If you are new to concealed carry and need a great resource for information, this is the book for you. This book covers all the basics a beginner needs to know.

To the newcomer in the firearms world, the thought of carrying a concealed firearm can be daunting. Before you make the decision to exercise your Second Amendment right to bear arms through concealed carry, you should consider factors like what type of gun is best for carry, when to carry a firearm, how to carry concealed, and why you should carry a concealed firearm. This book covers each of these subjects in a way that every novice can understand. We carefully cover handgun safety and the proper steps for using and caring for your firearm. Other topics include cartridge selection, accessories available, practice techniques, and gun range etiquette. By the time you have read this helpful and informative book, you will feel completely at ease with your decision to carry a concealed firearm. Armed & Smart is an excellent reference guide for anyone new to the concealed carry world.

About the Authors:

David Bahde is a full-time firearms instructor, tactical consultant and writer. His work regularly appears on Tactical-Life.com and Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, among others. He contributed Chapters 3, 5, 7, 11, and 13 for Armed & Smart.

Terrill Hoffman operates Terrill Hoffman Photography and moderates Knifeforums.com. His writings covering both knives and firearms frequently appear in Harris Outdoor Magazines’ various publications. He contributed chapters 2, 8, 9, 14, and 15 for Armed & Smart.

Paul Markel is the host of Sportsman Channel’s series Student of the Gun and operates the Student of the Gun University training program. He has extensive military and law enforcement experience and now spends much of his time writing about firearm techniques and safety for various publications. He contributed chapters 1, 4, 6, 10, and 12 for Armed & Smart.


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