Choosing a concealed carry holster

Whether you’re shopping for your first-ever concealed carry holster or your hundredth, the fact remains the same – you need something that is safe, comfortable, functional, and, at least in most cases, sleek and well-designed. Although every person who purchases an IWB holster probably wants something a little different, it’s always a good idea to have a mental checklist of what it is you want.

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Particularly if this is going to be your first purchase, you may want some guidance regarding what factors most experienced concealed-carry permit holders look out for in a potential holster. This list is by no means exhaustive, but here are some points you’ll probably want to consider.

Concealment – It’s called “concealed carry” for a reason – nobody wants to look like they’ve got Grandma’s fanny pack stuffed in their waistband. You aren’t trying to open carry, and you aren’t trying to create confusion as people try to figure out what you’re carrying. For obvious reasons, you need an in-waistband holster that is streamlined and does not draw attention to itself.

This can be challenging if you, for whatever reason, are unable to try on the holster before purchase. IF you’re buying online, see if there are photographs of people wearing the holster under clothes. How noticeable is it?

You’ll also need to pay attention to what sort of clothing the holster model is wearing. If he or she has on an oversize shirt, then that may well mean that the holster is bulky. Reading reviews can help, too. Pay attention to what users like about the model you’re looking at, as well as what they don’t like.

When you’re shopping around, it’s also wise to talk to a knowledgeable sales rep about what you want in a holster, as well as how truly concealable the models you’re considering are.

Comfort – Because many concealed-carriers carry all day, or at least most of the day, it’s important to have something that’s comfortable. Obviously, trying on your potential products can help here, but it’s hard to get a sense of how a given holster will feel after walking around in the heat for eight hours. For this reason, any immediate discomfort should tip you off that this is not the model you need.

As for trying to figure out what model will remain comfortable day in and day out, this is where talking to representatives and/or reading reviews can help you. In addition to online reviews by buyers, it’s a good idea to consult a reputable magazine where the product you’re considering has been reviewed. Reputable gun magazines generally have experienced staffers who will provide honest reviews of the pros and cons of products. Of course, knowledgeable sales representatives can also be invaluable in trying to figure out what holster is right for you.

Durability – This one is a no-brainier. It’s great to get a holster that is comfortable and easily concealable, but if it falls apart after a few uses, it’s no good to you.

Generally, you can tell durability by looking at a holster. Is it well made? What are the materials and how are they connected? Selecting a reputable brand is generally best, and as with any product, stay away from cheap knockoffs online. They may seem like a great deal, but when they break, you’ll likely regret that investment.

Ease of holstering/upholstering – We all hope we’ll never be faced with a life-or-death situation that requires a quick draw. But these situations can and do happen, so you want a holster that makes it easy to draw fast.

What some new carriers don’t consider is that you want a holster that also lets you re-holster quickly. You may find yourself in a situation where you need to put the gun away fast and make an escape or administer aid to a wounded person. You’ll need a holster that is rigid when open. Test out potential products – if you do find yourself in a dangerous situation, you’ll be glad you did.

Visual appeal – This may be one of the less important things to look for, but many people want a holster that they can customize, or at the very least, they want one that they can wear proudly.

Whether you’re just looking for information or are looking to buy, feel free to contact us and learn about our high-quality custom concealed-carry holsters!

Weighing Internet Options in the Windy City

Weighing Internet Options in the Windy City

There are tons of internet options available these days. The question remains, which ones are the right ones? That all depends on your needs. What are you looking for in an internet provider? Once you determine that, it’s going to make it easier to narrow your choices down. Some of you might not even know where to start. I’m here to help you.

1) What sort of speed are you looking for? Contrary to popular belief, not all speeds come “as advertised.” If you are only looking to do a few things you only need one of the lower speeds. Those who just want to check emails and do a little research only need between 1.5 and 10 Mbps. That’s it. You don’t need anything faster. Why? you aren’t going to be doing much on the web to warrant the extra speed.

If you are like most of us and use your internet for everything, you need 10Mbps or higher. The higher you go, the more you can do. In fact, if you go with 50Mbps or more you will have a ton of upload allowance. Like anything else, you might want to check with the providers first. Give AT&T U-verse Chicago a call and speak with a representative. Tell them what you want or need. They can tell you the best option for you.

2) Sometimes it’s best to pick someone locally. I have seen many customers pick someone out of their area, only to get horrible service. They end up wasting all of that money. Do yourself a favor. Don’t fall into this trap. Type in your zip code in the browser bar. Listings in your area should pop up. Scroll down and pick the ones you like the most. Then research each choice thoroughly. This tool is also good with broadband. It will tell you the best options in your area. Don’t be fooled by the initial quotes either.

If you can, go in and speak with someone personally. Find the nearest provider and call for an appointment. Never take someone at their word. A good provider won’t mind your questions. They will encourage them.

3)Research, research and more research. Look at the reviews. Don’t just spend your time on the good ones. Look at the bad ones too. Bad reviews will give out a lot of information. These reviews will tell you what you want to avoid. If someone lists some of the negative qualities, find out why. If you can, contact the person directly. Find out why they gave the review they did. People have the capabilities of being honest when pushed to do so.

Hacker Banned From Internet

Hacker Banned From Internet

Internet hackers are notorious for not only causing destruction online, but also with taunting their subjects with their intelligence and their ability to avoid prosecution. However, a man from Galveston, Texas named Higinio Ochoa has been caught after hacking into the internal systems of various U.S. law enforcement agencies and creating all sorts of problems. Apparently, he gained access to the networks and proceeded to delete large amounts of files and personal data and create fake events in the network. He was ironically caught after posting photographs of his girlfriend on the internet with his hacker name attached, which was connected to him. The Federal Bureau of Investigation connected the username to Ochoa and he was subsequently caught and later convicted of his crimes.

Although he was apprehended for his actions, he is still working as a programmer, which is actually pretty common, due to the fact that law agencies are very much interested in working with a person who has the ability to infiltrate the types of systems he hacked. The truly ironic thing about his story is the punishment he received. He is officially no longer allowed to use the internet. He actually has to develop code offline and send it to his boss via snail mail, which is incredibly stunning when you consider the fact that an actual programmer is not allowed to use the internet, but is still functioning quite well. He has officially been banned from touching anything that can even be considered related to the internet, for fear from the government of what he may do if he gets online and he can’t even browse through his Netflix profile. When he wants to order a movie, he has to have his girlfriend log in and browse through the titles for him.

Although he has stated to the media that it is a bit frustrating having to work as a programmer in this fashion, he has the utmost confidence that he will be back online eventually. Many hackers that have been convicted are highly sought out for their ability to strengthen and protect databases that contain important information and he absolutely knows this. More than likely he will be put through a probationary period, before being recruited to work for a company, or in essence, to turn to the good side, rather than causing havoc to other people’s systems. In the meantime, however, he is going to accept the fact that he has been convicted, cannot access the internet for any reason and must deal with the consequences that resulted from his actions. With so many important documents and information online today, perhaps this is a great way to punish hackers who have wreaked havoc online and caused destruction to different databases. The threat of being banned from the internet is probably the biggest punishment that they can imagine in their eyes and therefore, this may be a great method for judges to utilize in the future.