Custom Rifle Ammo
Make precision personal with our wide selection of custom rifle loads.
30 Super Carry
Hits like a 9mm Luger. Carries like a 380 Auto. Designed exclusively for defense.
High Over All
More reloads and better patterns for the most elite trap, skeet and sporting clays shooters.
Varmint & Predator
Get the most of rimfire with loads that offer both accuracy and violent expansion on impact.
There’s never been a muzzleloading system like this. See all the benefits that set FireStick apart to provide the most convenient, safe and consistent performance ever.
Hydra-Shok® Component Bullets
The bullet that’s defined self-defense for a generation is now available as a component.
Federal X Stone Glacier
Two great brands have finally come together. Don't miss your chance to own exclusive Federal-branded Stone Glacier apparel.
Model 2020 Waypoint Special Edition
We worked with engineers from Springfield Armory to create Custom Shop loads specifically designed for the utmost performance from the new Model 2020 Waypoint rifle.
You’ve taken your state-required training and applied for your concealed carry permit. You’re ready to go, right? Wrong! There’s more to concealed carry than getting a CCW permit and strapping a gun on your hip. Don’t rush into carrying a firearm—learn the top mistakes and how to avoid them.
Purchasing a new firearm is a lot like purchasing a car. You want to try it out first. The one that looks the coolest might not necessarily be the best option for you. There are a lot of factors that go into choosing your carry piece. Where on your person do you plan to carry? What is the weather like where you live, and how will that affect your cover garments? Are you comfortable with the trigger pull, the recoil, the caliber, and other factors?
Not using a holster is not an option. A holster secures your firearm, protects the trigger and keeps your gun properly oriented and ready to grip. A proper holster, whatever carry position or style you choose, ensures that you don’t shoot something unless you pull the trigger. There are even a variety of options for pocket or purse carry. Try out a few and make sure you practice your draw.
Obviously, training is necessary. But the right kind of training is even more important. You should be training for the fight of your life. This entails more than just standing at the firing line and shooting at a stationary target. You need to be mentally prepared. And remember, you can never really have too much training. There is always more to learn. We like to say, “Don’t train until you get it right; train until you can’t get it wrong.”
Carrying a gun does not offer you automatic protection. And it does not give you a license to be carefree with your actions. With a firearm, in fact, you should be even more responsible, aware and polite. You should still be avoiding trouble at all costs. In other words, don’t go anywhere with a gun that you wouldn’t go without one.
Being a responsibly armed American means knowing the rules and regulations where you live and when you travel. Ignorance will not be a good defense in court. And the laws are constantly updating. Make sure you’re staying updated too!
The bottom line: Concealed carry is a commitment. You need to commit to getting the right gear. You need to commit to getting the right training. And you need to commit to being willing to learn and ready to defend.
The United States Concealed Carry Association is a membership organization that provides self-defense education, training and legal protection to hundreds of thousands of responsibly armed Americans.
Expansion and weight retention like no other bullet make HST the ideal choice for self-defense.