Mastering Iron Sights

At a recent class I ran my truck gun which is set up with only Troy Micro Battle Sights. It makes for a true truck gun that doesn't need any optics battery maintenance.

Being Consistent

 

After making a major change to AIWB carry I have realized that this is not only a lifestyle change but also a total dedication to retraining my hands. I noticed some things at my most recent pistol class that are worth sharing here.

Tracking Your Target

Tracking Your Target by Abner Miranda

Here's a unique look at tracking a moving target. Many thanks to Dawn of Defense for allowing me access to their range for this video.

Trigger Finger High

Trigger Finger High by Abner Miranda

Recently I was running an impromptu class for a couple of friends and noticed some minor trigger finger placement issues. It was a prime opportunity to show the guys that while they were following the standard safety rules of moving with their trigger finger off the trigger they were actually still placing them in an incorrect position and needed to be higher on the frame. Here's why.

Train Smart: Dress For Success

Train Smart by Abner Miranda

A good rule of thumb when planning your attire for training classes is: If you wouldn’t wear it out to dinner with your friends and family, you probably shouldn't wear it to class. Wearing things to class that you don't wear on the streets is just waisted training reps. Train smart, plan ahead.

IWB Kydex Holster Challenge by SK Tactical Reviews

IWB Kydex Holster Challenge

What would you consider a tough holster? What kind of test would you do to challenge the durability of your inside the waistband (IWB) holster? Well SK Tactical has done the work. They ran 7 different holsters through the ringer and guess you came out on top. 

Printing While Carrying: Fugget About It!

Printing While Carrying: Fugget About It!

I’ll be blunt and tell you that the best way to carry a pistol is AIWB. Hands down it’s the most effective way to carry, defend it from a gun grab, and the easiest to access while driving. AIWB is the new way to carry and Bravo Concealment has various options to consider in this stye.

Focused Loading Drills

Focused Loading Drills by Abner Miranda
One such pattern that has been proven time and again is that when we spoon feed rounds to ourselves and our students we end up creating training scars that can become a major issue at the most miss-opportune moments. Body cam footage has now shown us that when we down-load our mags during training we create a subconscious "round counting" effect where we fire a prescribed amount of rounds then drop a mag and perform a reload.

Working From Cover

Working From Cover by Abner Miranda

Last year there was an incident in Dallas, TX where a Police Officer had taken cover at a pillar in front of a building and was trading shots with the bad guy. He made the fatal mistake of searching for his threat on the same side of the pillar where he'd seen him last.

Match Performance Series Rockstar Drill

Rockstar Drill by Mitch Barlow

We're out here today with a drill for ya this is our Match Performance Series. This is the RockStar Drill, six with the rifle, reload it, six more with the rifle, transition, get the pistol out for the final six rounds, and the par time we're looking for is ten seconds. 

A Letter From The Owner

A Letter From The Owner of Bravo Concealment

We know you have been waiting patiently for new gun type options. We would like to apologize for the long wait and assure you that we are constantly working around the clock to expand our holster options.

Campus Carry: Reality of it

 Campus Carry: Reality Of It

On campus, concealed carry is of utmost importance. In a setting where there is an estimated less than 1% of students that carry, most students are unknowledgeable in the world of firearms. Adding to this, most professors have a disdain for campus carry, with the rationale of, “This is my classroom and I am not comfortable with it.”

The Loaded Chamber Indicator - Thing

The Loaded Chamber Indicator - Thing

I watch people doing a lot of busy work before they load their handgun. The quick answer to the loading procedure for me is to insert a mag that I have pre verified that has enough ammo to see me through the drills. I put the mag in, rack the weapon so you pass the loaded chamber indicator and holster up that's it.

Considerations On Active Killer

Considerations On Active Killer

I'll give you a hypothetical; you are pulling into the Wall-Mart parking lot and you see two dudes running into the store dressed like I am. What do you do? Some of you are saying I get out of the vehicle and I give chase and I put them down. Some of you are saying I get on the gas and I leave. Each of us at one point in our lives has said I'm gonna do this and I'm gonna do that.

Snapchat Live Testimonials

Customer Snaps Bravo Concealment

Bravo Concealment's very own CEO will share his EDC gear, insights, philosophy, and many other tidbits that drive Bravo Concealment to be the best. Here are a few of the responses we get on a daily basis from our most valuable source of information, you, our customers. From everyone here at Bravo Concealment Thank you!

Darkness - A Form of Tactical Concealment

Darkness A Form Of Tactical Concealment by Ron Grobman

First of, let’s understand concealment. In simple tactical terms it means being hidden from the enemy. Concealment is different than cover, which is being shielded from gun fire.  When operating in the dark we are naturally concealed, unless someone has night vision.

Train Like You Carry

Abner Miranda Train Like You Carry

One of the facets of training, of training like you lived setting yourself up for success is making sure that whenever possible you have an identical set of everything. I carry two 21 rounders from Magpul and a 15 rounders standard Glock OEM mag for my 19 all loaded up with hollow-point.

How Your Holster Is Made

How Your Bravo Concealment Holster Is Made
We're making holsters like this so we can ensure accuracy, we can ensure consistency, we can ensure durability, and pass on the savings to you our customer.

Get In Already

Get In Already by Abner Miranda

This is in response to a lot of the vehicle training that I've been doing in recent years. That opened my eyes to trying to find a way to distill the motions that I was doing to get into the vehicle in a very consistent manner so that I was no longer having to think about the procedure.

Relaxed Vigilance

Relaxed Vigilance by Abner Miranda

When you carry concealed, there is a lot of focus on "um well my firearm prints." Guys printing is not that big a deal. Unless people are like walking around eyeballing everybody. You know trying to figure our who is carrying a gun. Guys society doesn't do that.

Disguising Your EDC Gun

Bravo Concealment single belt clip Dos

We’ve all done it. Asked our loved one; “can you see my gun?”. When we start carrying our gun daily for the first time, we tend to be very cautious of how much our gun prints (shows outline of gun through the shirt).

About The DOS Torsion

 

About the DOS Torsion

This is like no other holster you have ever seen. The integrated 10 degree inward cant is built into the holster itself, hence the word “integrated”. This allows for the grip of the gun to rest closer to the body for the maximum concealment of your handgun. 

Dynamic Training With Instructor Zero

Instructor Zero Dynamic Drill

But its very useful to train the transition between the stand up position and ground position. Very good drill for fitness, for aiming, for trigger. To set the finger with the upper and lower body during a dynamic action. Very very useful.

Flying With Firearms

DOS Holster Flying With Firearms

There is great power in asking for a supervisor, in a controlled voice, and standing your ground. There is even greater power in handing your tablet to said supervisor and asking them to read the regulations from their own website.

Instructor Zero Presents...1-2 Engage!

Instructor Zero Training

This is very useful drill. The next step is to do the same action. So, 1, 2, 1. Reload. Engage the plate. So, we train. Reload. So basically, remember you need to work little bit out of the box. And you work like, for example the boxer, so we don’t go to the change out of reload, the dry reload, emergency reload.

Why I Carry AIWB

Why I Carry AIWB by Abner Miranda

Here is the other thing with appendix carry you look more trim. Like you know, I'm a fairly big guy, but can you guys actaully tell that I have knife, two 21 round PMAGS on me, and a pistol in an appendix carry rig. This is a Drop Out of Sight from Bravo Concealment. 

Dueling Tree Challenge

Dueling Tree Challenge with Instructor Zero

Instructor Zero challenges his buddies to a Dueling Tree Marathon. Can he make it to 100 consecutive shots?

Lock That Gun Up!

Lock That Gun Up! by Abner Miranda

Abner Miranda gives his take on what to do with your truck gun(s). Take a few minutes and see if his solution could work for your weapon(s).

NEW! DOS Torsion Holster, Coming Soon.

New Torsion DOS Holster

Our Iconic DOS holster is getting an upgrade and is now better than ever! Our breakthrough Torsion Technology allows the gun holster to conceal your handgun better than ever! 

Abner Miranda: Bravo Concealment DOS

AIWB with Bravo Concealment

An emerging carry style known as appendix carry inside the waistband (AIWB). Bravo Concealment makes a great AIWB holster, the Drop Out of Sight (DOS). Here is why I like it so much.

The New Gun Holster Search

Bravo Concealment Logo

Bravo Concealment has made finding your holster even easier. Please see the video to learn how easy it is to find the best EDC holster.

Bi-Monthly Prize Giveaways

Bravo Concealment Prize Giveaway

We would like to thank all our e-mail subscribers, we will be conducting a random prize giveaway every 1st and 15th of the month. Winner(s) will be announced in every newsletter release. How do you enter? Very simple, just be a part of our e-mail list and you are automatically entered.

Clips That Don't Suck

Clips That Don't Suck by Daniel Shaw

Not all holsters are created equal. Daniel Shaw explains why he chooses the DOS holster over all others on the market today.

All Things SF

 

All Things SF by Abner Miranda

We’re already seeing the signs of financial strain turning to bust. There are going to be companies closing their doors in the next few weeks, and I’m not the only one suspecting that we’re going to have a lot of empty booths at SHOT Show as companies restructure their financials in hopes of surviving.

The Why Behind the SNS-UCR

Bravo Concealment SNS-UCR

Carrying a weapon is like anything else that you put your mind to. I chose a modicum of discomfort so that I’m prepared should trouble come looking for me. I hope you’ll consider the SNS-UCR for your dedicated pistol mag concealment needs.

Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing by Abner Miranda with Bravo Concealment Holster

As difficult as it is to say, there may come a time when you may have to get on the gas and leave an area when you see trouble coming. I decided a long time ago that if I was already in a venue and something got started I would do something about it, if possible. My training has opened my eyes and helped me temper my planned response to an attack.

The “Why” Behind the SNS-R

Abner Miranda The Why Behind the SNS-R

Most think that SNS-R stands for Shoot-N-Scoot Rig. Nope, that’s just the catchy name I gave it. What those letters really stand for are Sympathetic Nervous System Rig.

Why I Train With Steel

Round Steel Targets

The other way in which I use steel is with the aforementioned Challenge Targets 6” Pistol Plates. These are 1/4” AR500 steel and are rated for pistol use only. While this limits their use they’re actually a lot more useful, to me, than heavy static target systems.

Transition!

Abner Miranda Aiming

This is how it normally goes in training. The instructor would create a malfunction and the shooter would fail to release the rifle and transition to their pistol. Why? Because they were caught in what I refer to as vapor lock. It’s an automotive term look it up. 

Concealing the NEW DOS-L holster

DOS-L IWB Bravo Concealment Holster

The long awaited Inside the Waistband (IWB) light bearing holster is finally here and many are wondering what is the best way to properly conceal the DOS-L?

Meet the Customer Service Team @Bravo

Bravo Concealment Round Logo

We pride ourselves in making sure every customer is matched with the ideal holster for their concealment needs. We promptly answer any and all questions via phone, email, or any form you choose to communicate with us. 

Our New Contributor

Daniel Shaw

Daniel is a great asset for us and will provide his expertise as an author, podcaster, gun writer, Cabela's Pro Staff and Editor at Funker Tactical. So please follow and like all of Daniel's social media channels for all his great content in the past, present, and future. 

Working From Cover

Abner Miranda Working From Cover

When I first saw the video of the DART officer being engaged at the pillar I said “that dude’s about to get...killed!” I saw it coming because I’ve trained extensively on how to work from cover.

Pack Light, Train Heavy

Abner Miranda on Ground

I want you to keep in mind that if you’re spending the money for weapons and ammo, hotel, food, time off work, wear and tear on your vehicle...why wouldn’t you spend money on good support gear?

Change Those Batteries

Abner Miranda Change Those Batteries

When I first started shooting rifles, many years ago, red dots were very expensive. So by sheer default I learned how to shoot iron sites, quite well I might add. For those who’ve recently entered our industry, you need to understand that red dot optics are a very new thing.