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DeSantis Holsters for SIG P320/P250 Compact
DeSantis Gunhide, a division of HELGEN Industries Inc., introduces 5 holster fits for the SIG P320 and P250 Compact/Carry. These include shoulder rigs, outside- and inside the waist holsters
CrossBreed Belt Sale
CrossBreed Holsters has initiated an all-inclusive belt sale just in time for the holiday season. Now through December 11th, customers can take advantage of big savings on every belt CrossBreed has to offer, including the newly released Ladies Carry Belt and the Executive Gun Belt.
Wes Doss Joins Panteao Instructors
Panteao Productions is happy to announce an addition to the Panteao instructor lineup. Panteao will be introducing new videos with instructor Wes Doss, Founder, President, & General Operating Manager of Khyber Interactive Associates, LLC,.

Sig Sauer
Standard Manufacturing DP-12 LTL LE Shotgun
Standard Manufacturing Co, LLC announces the DP-12 LTL model. Made exclusively for law enforcement applications, it is based on the DP-12 double pump-action shotgun and is made for 'non-lethal' 12 gauge munitions.
SIG SAUER Electro-Optics TANGO6
SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Division announces the TANGO6 Riflescope -- with LevelPlex. LevelPlex allows the shooter to remove unwanted cant from the system to +/- 0.5° of accuracy.
Industry Day at the Range 2017 Sponsors
Several companies have renewed their commitment to SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range as Supporting Sponsors. Three others have joined at the same level. The twelfth-annual event will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Boulder Rifle & Pistol Club.

PolyCase Ammunition Selected for SAAMI Membership
PolyCase Ammunition, LLC proudly announces their selection as an Associate Member of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute. SAAMI is an association comprised of the Nations' leading manufacturers of ammunition, firearms and components.
Smith & Wesson Announces 20th Anniversary of IDPA Indoor National Championship
Smith & Wesson Corp. announced that registration for the 2017 Smith & Wesson IDPA Winter Nationals will open on December 11, 2016. The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship is even more meaningful this year since the match will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this premier event.
Rumble & Steel Kit Exclusive at Academy
LaserLyte®, innovators in firearms laser technologies, announces their new Laser Rumble & Steel Kit. Exclusively available at Academy stores and online, the Rumble & Steel Kit is the perfect stocking stuffer for any shooter.

Viridian Featured on Industry Podcast
Viridian® Law Enforcement Sales Manager, John Sheahan was the featured guest during the "Black Friday" episode on the new podcast, The Hollow Point.
Streamlight Newest Gold Sponsor of 2017 SHOT Show University
The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) announces Streamlight has signed on to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2017 SHOT Show University.
2nd Amendment Groups Sue NY Over Nonlethal Weapons Ban
Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, and New York resident Matthew Avitabile have filed a federal Second Amendment civil rights lawsuit against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in an effort to strike down the state's ban on the acquisition and possession of Tasers and other nonlethal weapons.
Bushnell Elite Tactical DMR Garners NTOA Members' Seal of Approval
Bushnell announces that its Elite Tactical DMR riflescopes have received the prestigious "Member Tested and Recommended" seal of approval from members of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). After extensive testing by law enforcement officials, the 3.5-21x50mm DMR received a score of 4.43 out of a possible 5.
Honor Defense: Navy SEAL Foundation Auction Concluded
Honor Defense is proud to announce conclusion of the auction to support the Navy SEAL Foundation. The auction netted $4,550, and proceeds go to the Navy SEAL Foundation.
Inland T-30 M1 .30 Caliber Carbine
From Inland Manufacturing, the maker of truly "authentic" M1 Carbines, comes Inland's T30, reviving and reintroducing the historically significant predecessor to the M3 sniper version of the M1 Carbine of WWII, Korea and Vietnam fame.
California City Pays NSSF Legal Fees In Ordinance Lawsuit Settlement
The National Shooting Sports Foundation announced that it and co-plaintiff City Arms East, LLC have reached an agreement with the City of Pleasant Hill, California, to end a lawsuit challenging a 2013 ordinance that sought to impose burdensome and unlawful firearms and ammunition sales restrictions on local firearms retailers.
New AR-10 (.308) High-Tech Magazine
Hexmag, LLC, maker of a versatile AR-15 magazine, is about to launch its new 20-round .308 caliber AR-10 magazine. Look for it to hit the market in early January 2017.
Vertx Announces "Ultimate Hog Hunting Safari" Giveaway
Vertx, in conjunction with Last Shadow, is pleased to announce the 2017 SHOT Show Giveaway Package. The package includes an all-expenses paid, 3 day 2 night experience for 2 to the best helicopter hog hunting and aerial gunnery experiences in Texas.
BLACKHAWK! Receives Seal of Approval from National Tactical Officers Association Members
Several items in the BLACKHAWK! apparel line have received the prestigious "Member Tested and Recommended" seal of approval from the members of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA).
Skill Set: Drawing From Concealment
A few weeks ago I wrote about the importance of having a dummy pistol to practice with. Now that cold weather is here and you're wearing more clothing it's a perfect time to start working on drawing the pistol form underneath all that clothing with the dummy pistol.

When most people practice drawing the pistol it's done with the weapon exposed. In real life the majority of us carry concealed. In warm weather this may just be a shirt or sport coat covering the weapon, which isn't that difficult to clear and draw. In colder weather we're wearing heavier, bulkier clothing and maybe multiple layers. Drawing the weapon while wearing this type of clothing/concealment is going to be more complicated and take more time. Using the dummy weapon will allow you to safely practice, working out all the little details that make a big difference in your draw.

There are a variety of ways to clear cover garments. The technique we teach uses both hands, and works whether you're wearing an open or closed front garment and with multiple layers. It works with everything except a trench coat or garment that hangs down lower.

The strong hand goes back behind the pistol's grip and down as low as possible and grabs the garment(s). The support hand goes in front of the pistol and down low to grasp the garment(s). Both hands pull straight up. Using both hands ensures the pistol is fully exposed. Now the support hand pulls the garments to the center of the body, making sure the clothing is out of the way, and the strong hand drops down to acquire a firing grip on the pistol.

When it's time to holster, leave the strong hand and pistol out in front of the body and bring the support hand back to clear the garment(s) out of the way, again with the support hand ending up in the center of the body. After your garment(s) are clear the strong hand holsters the pistol. Leaving the pistol out in front of the body ensures you don't sweep or cover the support hand/arm while getting your clothing out of the way.

Your practice should be a reflection of how you dress and carry. If the weather is cold enough for gloves then you need to practice while wearing them. Only realistic practice will prepare you for actual use of the weapon. You have to practice the way you carry, otherwise you won't have the skills you need and it's going to be difficult or impossible to figure them out while being attacked.

Thousands of repetitions are required to learn a skill. The only way to acquire these repetitions is dry practice – using your dummy weapon – and focusing on efficiency. Whenever we try to go "fast" things go down hill. Don't worry about speed; practice should focus on proper technique, which creates efficiency. Once you're performing the draw well start adding movement into your response.

Eventually, with practice, it should feel natural to move and draw the pistol at the same time. For it to apply to real life it must be practiced under realistic conditions. This means full dress, just like it would be on the street. Only then can you say you're prepared.

Tiger McKee is director of Shootrite Firearms Academy, located in northern Alabama. He is the author of "The Book of Two Guns" - writes for several firearms/tactical publications, and is featured on GunTalk's DVD, "Fighting With The 1911 - Website:


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