• What is Concealed Carry Insurance and Why Should You Consider It?

    I was a few weeks away from getting my concealed handgun license when a family friend, an attorney, asked if I had purchased concealed carry insurance. My response: uhhh, what? I had never heard of such a thing, which was quite surprising given the amount of research I had been doing to prepare myself for gun ownership and concealed carry. I had studied up on shooting, dry fire, concealed carry, holsters, belts, self defense ammo, and so much more. But somehow, concealed carry insurance had never come up in my research. It seemed that no one was talking about what…

  • My EDC: ANR Design Master Blaster

    Every time my ANR Design Master Blaster holster appears on my Instagram, I get questions about it. It’s my most used holster but I haven’t given it a dedicated post yet, so here we go. The Master Blaster is a minimalist pistol + magazine combination appendix inside the waistband (AIWB) holster. ANR Design makes this holster only for subcompact, single stack firearms. So, if you carry anything in the Glock Slimline (42/43/43X/48), Sig P365/P365XL/P938, S&W M&P Shield, Springfield XDs, or something of similar size, this might be a good option for you. Check out the Master Blaster builder on ANR…

  • My EDC: Gus The Glock & Stealthgear USA

    The other day, I asked my followers on Instagram what y’all wanted to see from Pinot+Pistols in 2020. Several folks wanted more info about my EDC (everyday carry) and a breakdown of what I carry on a daily basis. I know it’s not quite 2020 yet, but why wait?! My EDC isn’t exactly the same everyday… so I guess I can’t really call it an EDC, but I haven’t come up with a more clever acronym yet (suggestions welcome). There are some items that I carry everyday no matter what, but other items are conditional. For example, my workplace is…

  • 3 Ways to Get Comfortable with Concealed Carry

    Getting comfortable with concealed carry is a journey – one that I’m still on and will probably be on for a long time. That being said, I’ve come a long way! I’d like to share a few things that have enabled me to get comfortable in my conceal carry journey from a mindset and confidence perspective, and some words of wisdom based on what I’ve learned thus far. But what about physical comfort? Before we dive in, I want to touch on physical comfort for just a minute. I’ll be honest with you, carrying isn’t comfortable. YOU ARE LITERALLY HIDING…

  • How To Choose A Firearm That Will Meet Your Needs

    People ask me all the time, “What gun should I buy for concealed carry?”, and my answer is simple: nobody can answer that question for you. You have to do your own research! We are all different and have different wants and needs in our concealed carry firearm. What works best for me might not work for you, and vice versa. Once upon a time not all that long ago, I was in the market for my first firearm. I wanted to make sure I made the right choice, especially since my first gun would also be the one I…