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The SureStrike Laser Training Bullet from Laser Ammo offers a convenient, affordable way to protect yourself and your family while practicing dry fire at home. As long as the SureStrike is in place, the semi-automatic firearm cannot load a round or fire a bullet. Bonus: while dry firing, the shooter receives immediate feedback from the laser flash, seeing exactly where the shot would have gone with each press of the trigger.
Laser Ammo USA
(516) 858-1262 • www.laser-ammo.com
Erik Srigley at Side Guard Holsters creates beautiful, functional, and very sturdy leather products. The “side guard” that gives the company its name refers to the way the holsters cushion the user from potentially-sharp corners on the firearm, with a leather backing that prevents the slide from making contact with delicate skin. “I’m particularly impressed with how durably these products are made,” notes CCM managing editor Kathy Jackson. “They look like they’ll last a lifetime!” Side Guard Holster prices begin at less than $50.
Side Guard Holsters
(651) 263-1434 • www.SideGuardHolsters.com
“I have holsters from several main name people and I find that my main carry holsters are DeSantis for IWB and concealed and Bianchi CarryLok for OWB. For years I have been trying to find the minimalist holster, thinking less would equal comfort. I was wrong!
The DeSantis Intruder (IWB and tuckable) keeps the gun away from me and spreads the weight such that all day carry of a Kimber full size 1911 is easy and comfortable. Full size Glocks the same. It was entries and articles from this website that pointed me in that direction. Thanks all!” – Anonymous post in USCCA member forum