Posts by Holster HQ

Matching Bullets To The Game You’re Hunting

When choosing the right cartridge for you, it’s important that you match both the caliber and cartridge type with the game you’ll be hunting. Failing to use the right caliber can increase the risk of harm to yourself, other hunters, as well as the game you’re hunting. It’s important to make sure that your round…

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What You Need To Know When Buying For Home Defense

When looking at purchasing a weapon for home defense there are a few factors that you should look at a bit more closely such as over-penetration, ammunition type, and even weapon accessibility. Choosing the best home defense weapon for you largely comes down to personal preference with whichever weapon you feel most comfortable handling. It’s…

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Our Top Essentials To Bring On Every Hunt

We’ve all ended up starting our weekend hunting trip in the worst possible way by leaving an essential piece of gear back at home. Or we’ve been jealous of friends thinking ahead and preparing the essentials to bring on every hunt we would never have considered helpful beforehand. Our essentials list will take new and…

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Techniques & Tips To Improve Your Long Range Shooting

In long range shooting, we all dream of hitting that incredible 1000+ yard shot where we down our prey with a single round but for most of us, 90% of our shots will be made within 100 – 300 yards. Modern long range shooting is now widely supported by a world of gadgets to assist…

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Tips For Buying Your First Handgun

Buying your first handgun can be quite a daunting and overwhelming task for any first-time buyer but don’t worry we’ve collected some tips that’ll ease you through the process. Buying the right firearm for you is important in making you feel comfortable with handling it. Most people don’t find the right gun in their first…

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Buyer’s Guide for Fanny Pack Holsters 2018

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What are Fanny Pack Holsters? Remember when fanny packs—the small bags worn on a belt around your waist—were a fashion trend in the 1980s? Well, that is what you will be purchasing when you buy a fanny pack holster. They may not be the coolest conceal carry—or wardrobe—option. But, fanny pack holsters have unique features…

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Buyer’s Guide for Belly Band Holsters

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Figuring out which type of holster to buy for conceal carrying can be overwhelming. There are seemingly infinite varieties. You can go for the always popular waistband holsters like OWB, IWB, or AIWB. You could choose “police” inspired holster like the shoulder or ankle. Or, you could choose one of the holsters we discuss today:…

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The Right Way Of Cleaning Rifles

Rifles differ from handguns and shotguns in their thick barrel walls and spiral grooves in the bore (called rifling).[1] When a barrel is rifled, it can shoot a bullet much more accurately at great distances. Greater accuracy and distance shooting makes this type of firearm extremely popular with hunters. When you are out hunting with…

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The Proper Way of Cleaning Shotguns

Like rifles, shotguns are often used in hunting, but you will also find them in sporting, law enforcement, military, or home defense situations. Shotguns were originally designed to shoot “shot” (a multitude of small pellets) or slugs (a solid bullet). Because of the type of ammunition used in shotguns, their barrel walls are much thinner…

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Cleaning Single-Action and Double-Action Revolvers

Revolvers—like all handguns—have a much smaller barrel than shotguns or revolvers. Revolvers and pistols differ in the way they store their ammunition. Revolvers have a revolving cylinder that holds a specific number of bullets. The cylinder spins are the gun fires. Semi-automatic pistols use magazines. There are two common types of revolvers, single-action and double-action.…

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Cleaning Semi-Automatic Pistols

If you conceal carry, have a gun for home defense, or shoot for fun at the range, it is likely that you use a semi-automatic pistol. This type of gun is extremely popular across the board and is used by military and police personnel as well as civilian shooters. Cleaning a semi-automatic pistol is not…

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