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.
[FIREARM REVIEW] The Heckler & Koch USP Compact: Any Way You Want It
H&K USP .45 Compact Variation 1, DA/SA with Safety, right-handed. Many of the popular self-loading pistols available today are commercial... Read More
University of Texas Faculty Council Encourages The Opposition Of Concealed Carry On Campus
Today, the Texas State Senate is holding public hearings on SB11, which would allow holders of Texas concealed carry permits to carry on college... Read More
Which Round For Self-Defense?
Self-defense rounds compared. From L to R; .380 ACP, 9 mm Luger, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, .45... Read More
[CCW IN ACTION] Why I Carry: Legally Armed PA Citizen Stops Armed Robber
Here is a news report of an incident which took place in a public park outside of Philadelphia, PA yesterday. A 67 year old man was walking his dog... Read More
A Closer Look At The Revolver For Concealed Carry
The author's personal Ruger SP101 in a Mitch Rosen 5JR holster. Note the aftermarket grips which soak up the stiff recoil of the .357 Magnum. Extra... Read More
Craigslist Tragedy For Elderly Georgia Couple: Why I Carry; Caveat Emptor
Suspect Ronnie "Jay" Towns, 28, left, and victims Elrey "Bud" Runion, 69, and his 66-year-old wife June, right. The phrase caveat emptor is Latin... Read More
[FIREARM REVIEW] SIG P229: A Serious Gun for Troubled Times
Everything about the SIG Sauer P229 is professional and uncompromising. This is the sidearm of the plainclothes division of the US Secret Service,... Read More
[VIDEO] Lessons From A Real-World Carjacking
Here is a carjacking and abduction caught on a security camera located at a drive-in ATM in Arlington, TX. We thought it would be useful to break... Read More
Carjacking And Concealed Carry
Anyone who follows their local news will invariably come across stories of carjacking. The US Department of Justice reported an annual rate of... Read More
[FIREARM REVIEW] Oldies But Goodies: The Browning Hi-Power
The Browning Hi-Power has a special appeal for me. The slim, sculpted slide and gracefully curved backstrap look simply great. The grip seems to... Read More
Training For Concealed Carry; Some Things Should Never End
View image | Folks who carry concealed are a diverse lot. We are of different ages and occupations. We live in large cities,... Read More
[FIREARM REVIEW] Glock 36 Review For Concealed Carry
Although there are many objective guidelines for the choice of a concealed carry firearm, the ultimate choice is a personal matter for each... Read More