Author Archives: Constantine

Constantine is a semi-retired business owner and consultant who lives in the Northeast US. He is an NRA Endowment Life Member and an NRA Certified Instructor. He enjoys all shooting sports as well as big-game hunting. Licensed to carry in over 30 states, he has carried daily for over 20 years and has instructed many novice shooters in firearm safety and basic shooting skills. His EDC (most of the time) is a Rock River Arms custom 1911 loaded with Federal 230 gr. HydraShok JHP. This is carried in a Mitch Rosen USD II Slimline IWB holster on a Mitch Rosen belt. A Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 and a SureFire LED flashlight round out the system.
Catholic Priest In Michigan Encourages Concealed Carry; Bishop Objects, CPL Classes Cancelled
The Rev. Edward Fride of Christ the King Roman Catholic church in Ann Arbor, MI has sent a letter to his parishoners, encouraging them to arm... Read More
Armed Robbery Victim Shoots Back, 20 Rounds Fired
CONWAY, ARKANSAS -- A quiet residential neighborhood near Conway, Ark. erupted in gunfire Monday night as an attempted armed robbery resulted in a... Read More
Argument Escalates To Gunfire Inside PA Barbershop, Concealed Carrier Steps In And Is Credited With Saving Lives
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- An incident inside a crowded West Philadelphia barber shop turned potentially deadly yesterday, when a customer who was... Read More
Training Tip: How to Develop a Smooth Double-Action Pull
Double Action revolver grip and trigger engagement.  Trigger control is one of the fundamental elements of shooting. Combined with grip, stance,... Read More
Florida Comes Closer To Concealed Carry On Campus
On Monday, the Florida Senate Higher Education Committee approved a bill which would allow anyone with a concealed carry permit to carry on the... Read More
After ATF Ban On Green Tip 5.56 Fails, Democrats Bring It Up In Congress
Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) has called for legislation banning so-called "armor piercing" ammunition and has criticized the ATF for backing... Read More
Smaller And Lighter Are Not Always Better
DoubleTap Defense .45 ACP. Length 5.5", height 3.9", thickness 0.665". Weight, approximately 15 oz. Capacity 2. On Concealed Nation, we emphasize... Read More
[FIREARM REVIEW] Revolvers for Concealed Carry: The Ruger SP101
We recently posted a review of the Smith & Wesson Airweight J-frame, a very popular revolver for concealed carry. Today we take a step up in both... Read More
Mother Shoots Intruder Inside Her Home
Here is a story from Newport News, VA which underscores the necessity to keep your defensive firearm available at all times, even when you are at... Read More
Safe Firearm Storage: Take No Chances
The story of a missing 13 year old boy took a tragic turn yesterday when it was confirmed that the boy took his own life with a firearm he took from... Read More
Handloads For Practice, Factory For The Street
In addition to being committed supporters of our rights enunciated in the Second Amendment, many concealed carriers are also firearm and shooting... Read More
[BEGINNERS GUIDE] Single Action, DA/SA, or DAO: Which One Is Right For You?
One of the choices the beginning concealed carrier has to make is the type of firearm to carry. The majority choose the semi-automatic or... Read More
[FIREARM REVIEW] Revolvers for Concealed Carry: The S&W Airweight
S&W Model 36 Chiefs Special One point we have made here at Concealed Nation is that if you choose to carry, you should carry every day and... Read More
72 Year Old New Jersey Man Faces 10 Years In Prison On Felony Charges For 300-Year-Old Antique Flintlock
In a glaring example of bureaucratic stupidity, the Cumberland County (NJ) prosecutor is seeking a felony conviction for Gordon Van Gilder, a 72... Read More
Strict Gun Control No Deterrent To Terror Attacks In Copenhagen
Over the weekend, terror struck in Copenhagen, Denmark as a gunman left two civilians dead and five police officers wounded in two separate attacks.... Read More