It should come as no surprise that the subject of gun control is fraught with strong beliefs on both sides. While there are many reasons for these beliefs, and why people adhere to them, there are two basic positions in which each side bases all other positions from.For the gun control side, that position is that they know what is best for other people.
Cut down to the bone, this is their base on which they build every other argument. They believe that they are the ultimate arbiters of what we can purchase and what we can own. Furthermore they are comfortable; nay excited about, the prospect of sending heavily armed people to enforce their will upon those who disagree with them (for their own good). They truly believe that they know how to run our lives better than we do. They believe that we cannot be trusted, as free citizens of a Constitutional Republic, to make choices for ourselves.
In keeping with this philosophy they believe that they alone can bring about this utopian paradise where nobody will be subject to violence from anyone else- provided they pass just one more gun ban. At their very core, they seek to impose their will (no private ownership of firearms) upon others and are completely comfortable using force to do so. This flows from the very top of the various organizations downwards through the rank and file of their membership. Michael Bloomberg is the Grand Poobah of the various gun control groups currently operating. He provides all of their financing and dictates to them what they say, do and think. They take their marching orders from a man who became a nationwide joke over trying to ban Big Gulp sodas and bragging that the NYPD was his own private army. He and his underlings believe with a religious fervor that they alone should be allowed to make our decisions for us, that they know better.
What is more worrisome is that because they adhere to their dogma of superiority with that level of fervor, they believe that anyone standing in their way of them accomplishing this is their enemy to be destroyed and they have no problems using heavily armed agents of the state to enforce their will upon others. NYPD has been actively confiscating firearms based on revised malum prohibitum laws since Mayor Dinkins’ tenure continuing through Mayor deBlasio’s reign. CT is preparing for confiscation based on recently passed legislation. The NY SAFE Act requires every firearm defined as an “assault weapon” to be registered and once registered it can only be turned over to the State for destruction and not sold or left to your family upon your death. Buffalo NY police have been confiscating firearms of the recently deceased before the bodies of their owners are in the ground. The Sandy Hook Commission is recommending that ANY magazine fed firearm be confiscated. This is their vision, their utopia, their endgame… everyone who is not one of them is subject to their whims and will.
For the gun owner side, our position is we just want to be a left alone.
A Slate article from 01/28/2015 by Evan DeFilippis and Devin Hughes claims that a good guy with a gun is a myth. This article provides a number of studies showing that increased number of firearms equals an increased number of firearm deaths. However, all of these studies show a correlation between the two. It does not support a causation, which would support the stance taken in the article. They also point out that criminal use outweighs defensive gun use. So how can a good guy with a gun be a myth if it does happen?
The CDC's study done as commissioned by the President on guns states “Unauthorized gun possession or use is associated with higher rates of firearm violence than legal possession of guns”(Priorities For...Firearm Related Violence, pg 16.) The CDC study shows that bad guys with guns are the ones responsible for gun violence, not good guys. The law abiding citizens.
I find it amusing that they state “Suppose a criminal has just broken into your house brandishing a firearm. You need to protect yourself and your family. Wouldn’t anyone feel safer owning a gun? This is the kind of narrative propagated by gun advocates in defense of firearm ownership. It preys on our fear.” (Slate, Jan. 25, 2015) Is this not what they do when they push their anti-gun agenda? I for one feel much better knowing that I can adequately defend myself and my family in he event that that happens.
The likelihood of death during a home invasion as pointed out in the article is .0000002%. Yet they fail to list the number of home invasions in which the owner had a firearm to use as a defense. Again, presenting numbers and percentages so that their position is justified. While their examples that they have used represents those that are uneducated on proper use and handling of a firearm, or that they were used in a defensive manner, it does nothing for their stance on the issue. There are many “good guys” out there.
If the good guy with a gun is a myth, why is it that if one is looking they can easily find numerous examples of defensive gun uses? Just recently in the news there have been at least 2 stories in the last week alone where a gun was used defensively. So, their opinion of a good guy with a gun being a myth, is in fact the REAL myth.
1 Million Moms Against Gun Control
We always hear about the "Four Rules." You'll see them posted everywhere, from ranges to safety classes to social media every time there's a negligent discharge.
The Four Rules are short and sweet.
1) Treat all firearms as if they're loaded.
2) Never point the gun at something you're not willing to destroy.
3) Keep your trigger finger off of the trigger and out of the trigger guard until your sights are on target and you have made a conscious decision to fire.
4) Know your target and what is beyond it.
Now, you'll see and hear these dozens of times in your life. For shooters who have been around for a while, they just make sense. But for the new shooters, here's a look at WHY these rules are what they are as well as a slightly modified look at them and even exceptions. Yes, they exist.
1) Treat all firearms as if they're loaded. Why? Because the most common thing we hear after a negligent discharge is "Well gosh I thought it was unloaded." If you wouldn't perform an action with a loaded gun, then you shouldn't do it with an unloaded gun.
There are exceptions to this, and the two most obvious are when cleaning and dry fire practice. In fact, these two exceptions are relevant for two of the first three rules.
2) Never point the gun at something you're not willing to destroy. If we take out the double negative and change the sentence a little, we get "Control the direction your gun is pointing so that it points away from people, animals, and valuables." Why? Because human interaction with a firearm results in greater than absolute 0% chance of a negligent discharge. If you're going to have one, then it should happen when your firearm is pointed away from others.
Exceptions? Dry fire is not one of them. If you don't have a large expanse of land that would make shooting a gun normally perfectly safe, then you should have a dry fire practice pad. If you don't have a dry fire practice pad, make a clearing bucket.
There IS a practical exception, however, when we recognize that a large portion of defensive gun uses involve zero shots fired.
I personally do not suggest drawing your firearm unless there is an imminent need to fire it, but there is a chance that your attacker will flee as he or she notices the beginning of your draw stroke. As always, use good judgement and don't take legal advice from the internet.
3) Commonly referred to as "booger hook off the bang switch." Why? Because 99.9% of modern firearms just don't fire unless someone pulls the trigger.
Exceptions include dry fire, contact shooting, and shooting from retention. I do not suggest using a laser sight in place of your iron sights, rather as an enhancement. Additionally, I do not suggest warning shots or taking legal advice from the internet.
4) Know your target and what's beyond it. Why? Because bullets never stop at your target's distance if you miss, and they often don't stop if they hit. Injury can occur from over penetration, and (please bold this) you are 100% responsible for everything your bullet touches, both morally and financially.
If I could change any rule for everybody, it would be this rule. It would read "Know your target, what is in front of and behind it, the construction of all materials involved, and the effects of your ammunition on those materials." Most importantly, you should know the effects of your ammunition on the walls of your house. This will help you establish safe firing lines relative to your home's occupants in a home defense scenario. Less importantly, it drives home the difference between cover and concealment, which can save your life.
Thank you for reading, and stay safe out there.
By: Jake White
@BlogAboutGuns on Twitter
This is only my second blog post and you all don't know me too well yet. Here is a crash course in Amber, I love shooting, I love shoes, I love to cook, I am opinionated and I have a big mouth.
Today I want to talk about something that REALLY drives me crazy at the range. Just one since you may be able to figure out I have a few pet peeves. First and foremost, is the importance of dressing yourself and especially your kids appropriately for the range. Of course, I'm not telling people how to parent, I just wonder if parents believe white heeled sandals and a tutu are the most appropriate attire for BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land or especially at a BLM range. I live in Southern California, so that's where we go, no not all ranges are BLM land, but they're all the same concept, so stick with me here.
We all want to stay safe and that comes from thinking big picture not just the 4 safety rules. I will tell you from youthful idiocy (mainly not listening to my own parents at about 16) hot brass down your tank top does NOT feel good. Here are mommas rules for dressing for the range:
1) Flat closed toe shoes (boots or tennis shoes)
2) High collard shirt. I am in southern CA so it gets pretty warm here. If it's a tank top day maybe bring a button down with you that you can throw on while shooting
3) Hair Should be up or out of your face. The last thing you want as you are pulling the trigger is your hair flying in your face so you lose sight of your target.
4) Pants. I am guilty of breaking this one and worse letting my girls break this one but it really is safer to keep as covered as possible because as we cover hit brass hurts!
5) Most importantly safety! Eyes and ears that fit! I know it's hard to find ears that fit our kids so here is a place that is great. http://www.earplugstore.com/ear-muffs-for-children.html
These are my rules for dressing for the range. Do you have others or anything else that drives you nuts at the range? Getting our kids ready is not always an easy battle but keeping them safe is always worth it. Stay safe and stay armed.
My first blog post for 1MMAGC and it's about hunting, never in a million years did I dream I would be speaking about hunting.
I'm Ronda and I'm from the Show-Me State...Missouri! I am a married mother of two sons and three stepdaughters. My passions are guns and hunting. I didn't grow up hunting and shooting, but I married a hunter that is also a firearms enthusiast. For the majority of our marriage I did not share the love of hunting and shooting with him and that was often a source of contention between us.
During Missouri's firearm season 2009 I received a call that was going to change our lives in ways I never imagined. My husband was climbing out of a tree stand and the wooden rung broke causing him to fall to the ground where his right foot landed on a split piece of firewood and shattered his heel. The surgeon told us it was a life altering injury...four surgeries later and a year of non weight bearing proved that to be the case. My husband would not be able to work again. In the blink of an eye more than half of our income was gone and I had to find ways to save money. To everyone's surprise I decided to take up hunting to help with the grocery bills.
At first I only planned to do a minimal amount of deer hunting but I discovered I have a true passion for being in the woods. To my own surprise I also discovered I love shooting (previously I had only shot a gun one time and I was scared to death). Squirrel hunting is my absolute favorite, followed closely by deer hunting. I'm still trying to fall in love with turkey hunting but my patience seems to run a bit thin for it. My hunting buddies assure me that after I get my first turkey I will be hooked on it. I love getting together with friends to go to the range or to go to the woods and hunt.
I cannot express how much gratitude I have for all the hunters who have helped through this process without being judgmental or speaking down to a woman taking up hunting. I am fortunate to have so many people who have supported me along this journey...family, friends and even social media friends.
So, feeding my family is what motivated me to take up hunting but my love of hunting and shooting is what keeps me so passionate about it. I look forward to talking to you more about my hunting experiences.
Now my question is what motivated you to start hunting?
Illinois residents finally saw the enactment of Conceal Carry in IL (as law) January 1st 2014. Our state is the LAST one in the US to enact this. As a resident and pro-gun mom in IL, this had me so incredibly excited. Of course, this wasn’t going to happen seamlessly, and there are still hiccups in obtaining a permit. The ISP (Illinois State Police) definitely does not make it easy to figure out how to make your computer work with theirs. In fact, just this past weekend, a close friend expressed their frustration with the error messages they received. They were incapable of getting an Illinois Digital ID because of the system that is currently used by the ISP. An older version of Java is needed, and they do not give instructions on how to go about making the necessary changes. They do provide a phone number for help, but you may or may not get through to a human being.
So I thought I would share how to get the correct version of Java, (after making the phone call to get their step by step directions which I tweaked a little) and obtain your Illinois Digital ID. Once that is obtained you should have no problem finishing the sign up process. Just FYI, it is 150.00 PLUS another processing fee of $3.53 or so. Why, because it is Illinois…
For those of you out of state who would like to obtain an IL CCW, you have to do the same thing. You will just pick the out of state option and follow directions from there.
These steps are for getting the correct version of Java which is Java 7 Update 75. You have to do this or the ISP site will not work. ALSO signing up for your digital ID can only be done on Firefox or Internet Explorer. Do the steps needed first, THEN head to https://www.ccl4illinois.com/ccw/public/home.aspx and follow the instructions.
For Internet Explorer
1. Go to your system control panel (Start, Control Panel), Programs and Features. (If you don’t see “Programs and Features” you will need to change your “view by” to either small or large icons.)
Uninstall Java 8 and any other versions you may have installed. All versions of Java must be completely removed from pc.
2. ***VERY IMPORTANT *** Shutdown and restart computer.
3. Install Java 7 update 75 found here: http://www.java.com/en/download/manual_java7.jsp
***Choose the option for Windows Offline 32-bit ***
4. If you get a Java pop up that states “Your Java is out of date” Choose Later.
5. Go into the Java control panel (in the start menu it should say something like Configure Java). Click on the Security tab and ensure that security is set to “Medium.”
6. Go to your system control panel, click Network and Internet, and then click Internet Options. Choose the Privacy tab, and remove the check mark on Turn on Pop-up Blockers.
7. Make sure all Java plugins are enabled in Internet Explorer. Go to Tools, click on Manage Add-Ons and see if Under Sun Microsystems Inc. or Oracle America Inc. are options. Make sure all java entries are enabled.
8. Next you much clear Java Cache. Go to Java control panel (again in start-up menu it may say Configure Java) and on the General Tab / Temporary internet files section, click Settings and click Delete files. MAKE SURE to choose all three categories (this is important) and hit OK.
9. Add website to Compatibility View Settings- click Tools at the top, click on Compatibility View Settings, click add This Website Box, and enter ILLINOIS.GOV. Click the Add button and ILLINOIS.GOV should be in the Compatibility View Box.
10. *If Option is Available* Enable Compatibility View- click on Tools, click Compatibility View and then double click this option. A check mark will be placed to the far left side confirming this option is enabled.
11. If you were in the process of creating your digital ID and never received the “Congratulations” page telling you that it was created, go to www.illinois.gov/pki . On the right-hand side of page, click on “forgot password” to finish creating your digital ID.
1. You need to Delete All Java versions so that the right one will run. Basically you will go and uninstall programs section. For those that don’t know how, here are the steps.
Go to your system control panel (Start, Control Panel), Click on Programs, and then click on Programs and Features. (If you don’t see “Programs and Features” you will need to change your “view by” to either small or large icons.) Uninstall Java 8 and any other versions you may have installed. All versions of Java must be completely removed from pc.
2. ***VERY IMPORTANT!*** Shutdown and restart computer.
3. Install Java 7 update 75 found here: http://www.java.com/en/download/manual_java7.jsp
Choose the option for Windows Offline 32-bit.
4. If you get a Java pop up that states “Your Java is out of date” Choose Later.
5. In the Java control panel (start menu it should say Configure Java), click on the Security tab and ensure that security is set to “Medium.”
6. You much clear the Java Cache- Go to the Java control panel (again can be found in the start-up button as Configure Java) Click on the General Tab, Look at the Temporary internet files section click on Settings, and choose Delete files. Choose all three categories (this is important) and hit ok.
7. For Windows Users- Go to Tools, click Add-ons, go to the Plugins and you should see-- java (TM PLATFORM) 7 update 75. Plugins usually have defaulted settings - “Ask To Activate”. You need to change this setting to “Always Activate”.
*MAC USERS*- Go to Tools, Add-ons, Plugins-- java (APPLET) 7 update 75, Defaults to “Ask To Activate”, change this setting to “Always Activate”.
8. If you were in the process of creating your digital ID and never received the “Congratulations” page telling you that it was created, go to www.illinois.gov/pki . On the right-hand side of page, click on “forgot password” to finish creating your digital ID.
After all that, you should be able to create a digital IL on the ISP site (direct link below). https://www.ccl4illinois.com/ccw/public/home.aspx
Any other questions let me know. Otherwise you can always make the phone call to Central Management Services Help Desk at 1-866-465-9119.
The WVCDL is pleased to announce that SB347 is scheduled for introduction on January 28, and has been referred to Judiciary.
SB 347 is the WVCDL's "3-22 Carry", generically referred to as "Permitless" or "Constitutional" carry. One major issue our bill addresses is the protection of the concealed carry permit process for any WV resident that would like to continue to take advantage of West Virginia's reciprocity agreements.
We would like to thank Senator Sypolt as lead sponsor along with Senators Beach, Blair, Gaunch, D. Hall, Karnes, Leonhardt, Maynard and Williams for co-sponsoring.
For more information, please visit our website at www.wvcdl.org, and please consider joining our group. Lobby Day is approaching soon, now is the time to stand up for this important Bill. If you cannot join, please consider donating to our efforts.
To join our free WVCDL-ALERT e-mail list click here or text WVCDL to 22828.
Please Email the following Senators to thank them for Sponsoring/Co-Sponsoring SB 347
Meet the real moms for gun safety. Not the phony Astroturf “grassroots” organization, but a genuine grassroots organization of moms from all across America.
What moms have to say about guns has taken more prominence in the gun control debate since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. We had the opportunity to talk with Heather Marchese, the founder of One Million Moms Against Gun Control. They don’t have the backing of a billionaire, but they are passionate about their kids, guns, and what they believe will make the world a safer place.
Matt: When did One Million Moms Against Gun Control begin?
Heather: One Million Moms Against Gun Control (1MMAGC) started in January 2013. The Sandy Hook shooting really got to me. I dropped my kids off at school after the shooting and wondered, “What if this happens here?” My kids’ school has one resource officer. So I talked with the school to ask them how would they react to something like the Sandy Hook shooting, and they didn’t really have an answer. I, as a parent, have been able to walk in the school, without having to be buzzed in, or anyone watching me to make sure I go to the office first. I realized my kids are sitting ducks in our schools. We have got to protect our children.
A few days later, I saw Shannon Watts of what is now Moms Demand Action speaking to America as if she spoke for every person who has ever given birth. I’m a mom and she certainly did not speak for me. I thought what she was saying is crazy. Not having protection is what killed those 26 people–those children–in Connecticut. Why would you not want to be protected?
I really am a stay at home mom. I don’t live in a gated community; I live in the real world. I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, moved to Baltimore, and now I live in West Virginia, which is not as crazy as the city streets of Baltimore. I’ve seen people that have no defense, and criminals that don’t care, and have no value for human life. Those kind of people don’t care about the laws, because they don’t respect anything. In fact, the only laws that matter when your life is in jeopardy are the laws of physics. We cannot legislate evil away.
Matt: Moms Demand Action has lobbied to, in effect, create more gun-free zones at Starbucks, Staples, and other places. What does 1MMAGC think we should be doing with regards to gun-free zones?
Heather: Gun-free zones are victim-rich, target-rich environments. A sign won’t stop a criminal any more than the law stops them because they don’t care. A law-abiding person will abide by the signs, but not a criminal. So why would businesses ask law-abiding people who have gone through training or a background check to not be armed?
Most states have rigorous background checks and many states require training courses to get a carry license. And many gun owners continue training on their own. They do this to prevent themselves from becoming a victim, not to be armed vigilantes. And it’s their right to defend themselves.
Gun-free zones are a criminal’s best friend. It just gives criminals the opportunity to victimize everyone there. You’re going to wait for the police from 10 to 20 minutes or more to arrive. Everyone could be dead by then. That’s what a gun-free zone does.
Matt: What are some of 1MMAGC’s big accomplishments so far?
Heather: In the last year, 1MMAGC launched. We’ve set up our national webpage. We started on Facebook and learned we needed pages for every state. Then we started forming chapters in each state, and we now have chapters in nearly every state. We’ve testified at state legislatures. Our Colorado chapter was involved very early on with the recall effort that happened last September.
We’ve stopped gun buybacks. We were able to show up at gun buyback events with licensed FFLs (Federal Firearms Licenses, required to commercially sell guns) and sheriffs. There were some that were done illegally with city funds and were shut down.
We’ve changed minds, and that alone is a huge accomplishment; to educate mothers who would never touch a gun, who were against guns because they didn’t know anything about them is a big deal. A few years ago, I was like that. I wouldn’t have touched a gun because I didn’t know anything about them. They seemed scary. But I was taught about them. So seeing a mother like that come to understand what we’re doing, and to come around and say, “You know what? You’re right. How can I buy my first firearm? What can I do?” is a huge accomplishment. One of the greatest gifts that we can give is when one person, or two people, or three people are reached, because it creates a domino effect, and it spreads from person to person, and they can tell others “1MMAGC helped me do it.”
We were at the NRA convention in Indianapolis in 2014, where we got the chance to meet Dana Loesch. Incredible moment, to have Dana run up and hug us. We'll never forget that.
Matt: Tell me about that.
Heather: We met Nikki Goeser, whose husband was killed in front of her in a gun-free zone. She was licensed to carry a gun, but not in the bar where they ran a karaoke business. We also got to spend some time with Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America.
Matt: Sounds like fun.
Heather: We also helped put on a safety and self-protection showcase. We helped organize it and sent four of our leaders there, including Dani Bryan who is our new Indiana state chapter leader. So we were able to speak about some real options for women to protect themselves. I mean, a rape whistle? Seriously, who comes up with that?
Matt: A Democrat man. What’s something about you that you think would surprise people?
Heather: Most people assume I’m a Republican, and I get called a racist. But actually, my children are mixed race and I’m a registered Democrat. I really didn’t know very much about politics at all, or what the Left is or the Right is. I probably will not vote Democrat again. I’m learning, slowly, that Democrat policies are not good, but the truth is I am a registered Democrat. So when people say “Oh, you’re just another Republican,” they’re wrong.
Matt: What’s coming up next for 1MMAGC?
Heather: We’re going to be launching a campaign called, “Taking aim on zero tolerance.” Right now under schools’ “zero tolerance” policies, kids can’t even point a finger into the shape of a gun or chew a pop tart into the shape of gun. Kids can’t play cowboys and Indians, and just be kids. What happened?
Matt: They’re demonizing guns, gun owners, and gun ownership.
Heather: Absolutely. We are also launching a youth safety program. I’m really excited about this. In my home, we keep our guns locked in our safe. We also talk to our kids about guns and teach them gun safety. I believe that you don’t hide from kids what you don’t want them to know, because that just makes it enticing. They’ll most likely going to find out about it anyway, and that’s where you have accidents. Instead, talk to them about it and teach them about how to responsibly handle guns. When you don’t teach your child the responsibility and the right ways to handle firearms–to carry, load, and secure–that’s when mistakes come in, that’s when accidents happen.
Matt: So a goal of 1MMAGC is to teach parents about how to talk with their children how to safely handle firearms?
Heather: Yes, and instead of just book work, we’re going to take kids to the range with their parents. There will be certified range instructors to teach. It will show them how to handle, clean, and secure a gun. We’re going to do what everyone else seems afraid of: teach them how to safely handle the responsibility, to respect the tool, and also the value of life.
We will be launching a Mom and a Cop training program in Spring 2015. Watch our website and facebook page for updates!
We would also like to be at Congress the next time gun control comes up nationally.
Matt: Sounds great, Heather! Thank you for taking the time to speak with me, and I wish you success as you educate people and reach moms, one person at a time.
Article Originally Published on Brenner Brief
Photo Courtesy WVCDL.org
The West Virginia Citizens Defense League will be having it's annual Lobby Day on Monday, February 16th at 8:00am. Join us in Charleston on the main floor of the Capitol under the Rotunda in a show of strength to your legislators. Speak to your elected representatives, ask them what they're doing for your right to keep and bear arms. You will meet and have fellowship with fellow West Virginia gun owners, hunters, and shooting enthusiasts. DO NOT CARRY A FIREARM, the capitol complex, including the parking lot, is a legislated off-limits location and possession of firearms is prohibited.
If you are interested in setting up a caravan from your location to Charleston, email firstname.lastname@example.org for help in coordinating that effort.
WVCDL Lobby Day will be on President's Day annually. It is imperative that every concerned gun owner take the time to go to the State Capitol to personally lobby your legislators to pass pro-gun bills.
Join West Virginia Citizens Defense League today!
Here it is! My first blog post after being with 1MMAGC for 1 ½ years. I'm Shannon and I am from Minnesota. I am a working/stay-at-home mom of a 3 year old boy. Who doesn't like gear? I know I do. So in my blog posts I will be doing reviews of different gear, especially gear for women. For my first post, I am going to review the Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0 IWB. As a concealed carrier, I have had a couple of different holsters. This one by far is my favorite.
The Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0 is an IWB holster that is lightweight, has a thin backing, and has a soft neoprene body-side layer. It also contains an ABS polymer core and is waterproof. It comes equipped with nylon or steel clips(your choice) and is priced at $35.88 before shipping.
As a woman, conceal carrying, the ability to conceal my gun regardless of what I am wearing is important. I love that this holster allows me to wear what I would like, for the most part, without having to worry about if I am printing or not. It is comfortable to wear all day, due to the soft neoprene lining, and I almost forget that its even there. I can comfortably carry all day without it feeling heavy or worry about slipping down or getting loose during whatever it is that I am doing. The flexibility the material has makes it so that I can comfortably carry in more than just one position, if it suits me better on one day compared to another. There is no definite shape that it will be stuck in like you may run into with an all leather holster.
Not only do I love my Alien Gear holster, I love that they stand behind their product and their warranty. You are able to take a 30 day test drive of your new holster. If you don't like it, they will buy it back, no questions asked. They also provide you with free shell trades for life. So if you change your gun, you simply just send them the shell and they will send you back the correct one for your new gun. They also have a lifetime warranty, in which if anything breaks on your holster they will repair/replace it for free.
My husband also has a couple Alien Gear holsters. He has their original IWB, and he just recently purchased the Cloak Tuck 2.0. He loves them both, but he did say that he prefers the 2.0 because it molds easier to his body than the original. He also likes the neoprene lining and he doesn't sweat as easily when it is against his skin.
Overall, I think that the Cloak Tuck 2.0 is an excellent choice for an IWB holster. It is at a reasonable price, with a fantastic warranty, and suits the needs of men and women conceal carriers alike.
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