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FIRST GEAR
Must-Haves for Gun Owners

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❶ A SELF-DEFENSE LOAD FOR
YOUR SHOTGUN Joe Biden recklessly suggested the proper self-defense use of a shotgun is to " put that
double-barrel shotgun and fire two
blasts outside the house. " Despite his
wildly misguided advice, shotguns
are actually excellent home-defense
options. With that in mind, it's crucial
to select proper ammunition for these
circumstances. Your choice needs
to have enough stopping power to
neutralize a threat, but also, to reduce any risk to bystanders, it should
minimize over-penetration. Federal's
new Force X2 ammunition checks all
of these boxes for top-notch self-defense. This 2¾-inch load features nine
segmenting buckshot pellets that are
designed to split in half on impact. This
transfer of energy creates more than a
dozen wound channels, which reduces
penetration, but still packs an initial
Photos: Peter Fountain

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punch. The recoil is also much more
manageable, allowing you to stay
focused on potential threats.
($23.99; federalpremium.com)

positions around the body. In short, it's
snug, it keeps your firearm from printing and it gets the job done well.
($65; trex-arms.com)

❷ PROPER APPENDIX CONCEALED
CARRY Appendix carry is growing
in popularity thanks to how readily
available this position makes your
firearm, as well as the fact that it keeps
your firearm hidden in most scenarios.
When it comes to both of these, the
T.Rex Arms Raptor holster excels.
This holster features a wing, called the
Raptor Claw, which helps to rotate your
holster-and with it, your firearm-to
pull it closer to your body and further
reduce printing. An adjustable clip provided allows you to adjust for different
ride heights. Though best suited for appendix carry, the Raptor Claw is removable and, as such, the holster can be
worn in different inside-the-waistband

❸ SIGHTS YOU CAN'T MISS
When the chips are down, it is imperative to find proper sight alignment-
especially in low-light scenarios-
sooner than later. The Big Dot Sights
from XS Sights are invaluable for this
thanks to the sights' Tritium-powered
center dot, surrounded by glowing material. It is very visible in the
darkest of situations. The big dot, as
the name suggests, is impossible to
miss and is not obscured by the rear
sight, which is a classic " V " ramp. It
also features its own Tritium bar to
help center the big dot. XS Sights has
also introduced a limited-edition pink
version of the surrounding glowing
material. ($132; xssights.com)

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