Why I'm (Finally) Going to Try Carrying a Beretta PX4 for EDC

James Reeves might start carrying a Beretta PX4 Carry Compact for EDC. It took a while for him to come around and he’s still not so sure about it, but in this video, James dives deep into the LTT Beretta PX4 Storm, possibly his favorite compact pistol right now. From initial skepticism to falling in love with its performance, James shares the journey with this incredible firearm. Join him as he explores the features of the PX4 Storm Carry II, discusses his experience with Ernest Langdon, and compares it to other popular handguns. Is it worth the investment for a carry gun? Watch to find out!

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Smith & Wesson 36, The First J-Frame

Welcome to TFB’s Wheelgun Wednesday, our weekly foray into the world of wheelguns. This week, we’ll take a look at the Smith & Wesson 36, which is a 5-shot, small-frame revolver chambered in .38 Special. The Model 36 is a purpose built self-defense revolver, which is also associated with detective work during the 20th Century. Is it still a viable self-defense weapon for the 21st Century? Let’s see.

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The Best EDC Flashlight (imo): Surefire Stiletto Pro II

James Reeves is at SureFire to see the new Stiletto Pro II. The Stiletto Pro is already James’ most favorite EDC light, so what does the Pro II bring to the table? Glad you asked: It adds a Multi-Output Dual Beam, USB-C rechargeable (finally), 1,500 lumens with a 500 lumens and 25 lumens setting (50% more than Stiletto Pro), and 35,000 candela (5X more than Stiletto Pro).

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TFB REVIEW: The P365-AXG LEGION – Alloy Frame Ultra Compact EDC Pistol

The addition of the P365 to the SIG Sauer concealed carry or everyday carry (EDC) pistol lineup is a success by any measure. Once dominated by low-capacity, single-stack magazine pistols, the P365 brought a compact footprint with a large capacity into the world of carry guns. Since its initial introduction, there have been a handful of sub-models like the P365X, the P365XL, and the MACRO line of guns. Today we are here to discuss one of the latest introductions to the SIG subcompact lineup, the P365-AXG LEGION, an alloy-framed, compensated, and optics-ready version of the P365 series. Is this your next carry gun? Let’s take a look.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #93: Getting Bit By The Competition Bug With Nic L

In this episode of TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast, we’ve got Nic L, a buddy of mine and another writer at TFB, back on the show. Today, we’re diving into Nic’s return to competitive shooting. Personally, I think competitive shooting isn’t just about staying sharp with your guns – it’s a real way to try out new gear and ammo for your everyday carry and home defense setup. Nic and I swap stories and chat about how getting into competitions has spiced up our lives and made our reviews way more interesting. It’s like a playground for testing all the new firearm products out there. So join us as we discuss some of our recent projects and competition experiences and how each of us prepares before our matches.

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TFB REVIEW: Safariland IncogX IWB Holster System – GLOCK 45 MOS

I was assured when I started carrying my guns in an appendix inside the waistband (AIWB) holster, that I would promptly shoot myself in a very important area. Four years later, I am happy to report that I remain completely intact and a moderate proponent of AIWB carry. My current AIWB holster for my GLOCK 45 MOS with RMR and a full-size SureFire X300 Ultra weapon light has been my favorite for more than a year. But today we are going to take a look at the new Safariland INCOGX IWB holster system, a collaboration with Haley Strategic Partners. How does the new Safariland INCOGX stack up? Let’s take a look.

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Low Profile Maintenance: The Multitasker Tools "Twist" Firearm Multitool

Keeping your guns maintained in the field is an important capability to have and it’s the reason why I usually go to the range with a whole bag full of tools. You simply never know when something will need immediate maintenance or when you’ll experience a squib or some sort of range-day-ending malfunction or issue. I’ve noticed over the years that the list of tools that I’m constantly bringing with me to the range keeps on growing. For some of my shorter-range trips this year, I’ve tried to streamline my kit as much as possible so that I’d have a functional yet compact set of tools that should cover all of my bases in all but the most extreme circumstances. This search led me to construct a neat palm-sized bag full of tools made from the beginnings of a simple Fix-It-Sticks kit. I also ran into another tool from a company I’d never heard of before or had any experience with purely by chance on Instagram – Multitasker Tools. The Multitasker Twist is just one of their offerings that I think fits perfectly into an even lighter range maintenance kit that truly fits into your pocket. So today we’ll check that out to see if it might be something you’d want to pick up for your own lightweight range kit!

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POTD: The New CZ Shadow 2 Compact – Optics Ready

Photo Of The Day: TFB’s James Reeves recently wrote an article about the  CZ Shadow 2 Compact, and I have to say that the Czech really know how to tease me and most likely the majority of the gun community to make another purchase. The new pistol is certainly worth a POTD, and I can’t wait to try it out at the earliest possible opportunity.

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New Achro 22L EDC Backpack From Mission First Tactical

Mission First Tactical has a new backpack for sale, the Achro 22L. This pack features a quick-access concealed carry pocket for firearms. It also has specialized features like a felt-lined sunglasses pocket and storage for up to a 16-inch laptop or tablet.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Putting XS Sights on the Taurus 605 Defender

.357 Magnum revolvers are kind of like 1911 pistols – despite being obviously outdated and outclassed in many cases by modern concealed carry options, they’re still loved and carried by many. Taurus’ 605 Defender is one such .357 Magnum option that fits in this category and also comes in at a bargain street price of just $400 for the matte stainless version. Released in 2022, the Taurus 605 Defender has had a bit of time in the market to earn a reputation for being reliable, lightweight, and accurate, with a bit of an excessively heavy double-action trigger pull. The Taurus 605 Defender already comes standard with trench-style sights built into the frame with an orange faceted night front sight. XS Sights wanted me to give the revolver a go with their revolver front sight. Seeing as I haven’t shot any .357 Magnum in a while I figured this would be a fun dive back into defensive revolvers for me so here we go!

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The Chicago Rapper EDC: Twista's Daily Carry

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves visits Twista to talk about what a high-profile rapper carries every day in Chicago. Twista’s not your typical hip-hop artist, though: He’s a licensed concealed handgun instructor and competition shooter in addition to being one of the best to ever do it in the rap game. So what does the OG EDC? Check today’s video to find out.

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TFB Review: Alpha Foxtrot 1911-S15, It Takes Glock Mags!

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TFB Review: The Ruger ReadyDot – It's Not As Bad As You Think

The Ruger ReadyDot was released earlier this year around the time of NRAAM 2023 to a lot of controversy, and skepticism – and for good reason. It’s blatantly clear that red dot-equipped pistols are quickly becoming the norm within both the competitive and defensive handgun shooting world – if they in fact haven’t already. One of the major advantages that red dots offer to a lot of shooters is a better sight picture overall – especially if you have degraded eyesight. As you start to age, your eyesight tends to get worse and this is why it’s the belief of Scott Jedlinski, a prominent red dot-focused pistol instructor, that going to the red dot will be an eventuality rather than an option if you want to keep shooting as you get older. Beyond that, red dots on pistols offer all shooters a distinct advantage over iron sights in that red dots provide you with a single focal plane sight picture versus a three focal plane sight picture with a set of iron sights (target, front sight, rear sights). In short, it’s an easier way to positively ID a threat while having your sights already on the target. I tend to agree with pretty much all of this and also think that red dots are in fact, the way of the future in terms of what is “normal.” However, red dots often have a lot of drawbacks for newer or uninitiated shooters. First, they’re quite complex to learn not just how to shoot when transitioning over from iron sights, but they’re also quite complex to zero, and there are so many red dots out there that it’s hard sometimes for even seasoned shooters to know what new red dot that has just hit the market will fit which gun – enter the Ruger RedyDot. Today we’ll check out the ReadyDot and see how it performs under a variety of shooting situations to see where it fits in within the pistol red dot world.

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One Year Later: P365 X-Macro Review – Was It Worth It?

It’s been a little over a year since the SIG Sauer P365 X-Macro was released, and it’s become a popular choice for those looking for a compact handgun that doesn’t sacrifice at all on the performance side of things. Last year, TFBTV’s Hop and I had the opportunity to head out to New Hampshire for the initial release of the SIG P365 X-Macro and had a bit of trigger time with it there. Since then, I’ve acquired my own copy of the P365 X-Macro to use and carry around and I’ve been doing that on and off for the better part of a year now. The question is, after a year of use, do I think the P365 X-Macro is worth the investment? In this review, we’ll take a closer look at the P365 X-Macro to see how it’s held up over time, as well as how it does its job as a concealed carry handgun. So without further ado, here is my P365 X-Macro review – one year later.

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Springfield's New Manual Safety Hellcat Pro Models Available!

Springfield Armory has launched the latest variant of its widely renowned Hellcat Pro 9mm pistol, engineered to cater to the needs of everyday carriers who prioritize dependability, precision, concealment, and safety in their everyday carry firearm. The all-new Hellcat Pro comes with a frame-mounted ambidextrous manual safety, which provides an additional layer of comfort for those who still want to run the highly popular Hellcat platform, but want or need the added layer of safety that a manual safety provides.

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