How much innovation can you fit in I.C.E. Training’s new personal defense holster?

The I.C.E. RAC Kydex Holster
Outdoor writer and gear guru Kevin Reese returns with his latest adventure in the conceal carry field

As someone licensed to carry a concealed firearm, with a ridiculous number of hours of handgun and shooting training over eight years of Marine Corps service and of course, concealed-carry training under my belt, I thought I was well-equipped for personal defense and survivability; I was wrong. I showed up to personal defense expert, Rob Pincus’ two-day Combat Focus Shooting training with a soft-sided outside the waistband (OWB) holster complete with Velcro strap, my Glock 17 Generation 4 and 1,000 rounds of my personal favorite factory ammunition, Federal’s American Eagle.

Just as quickly as I walked onto the pistol range, Rob Pincus himself escorted me back to the prep table. He didn’t smile or say much at all. He simply un-holstered my handgun and asked me to remove my holster. As I removed my personal holster, he handed me a new I.C.E. Range and Carry (RAC) Kydex Holster and instructed me to put it on, re-holster and join the other students for the morning’s training brief.

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CCW Shoulder Bag for the woman who wants to be fashionable and prepared

NRA Women’s CCW Shoulder Bag
Brian Evans, Senior Merchandise Buyer for the NRAstore™, reaches into the realm of Coach, Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Stella McCartney with a conceal carry option for the fashionable Miss ...

Fairfax, Virginia - We’ve noticed the trend – the number of female gun owners has been skyrocketing. And with that, the number of issued CCW permits continues to grow. As many more women begin to carry self-defense handguns – the need for more stylish, affordable carry methods can’t be ignored.

All the ladies here at NRA HQ say we struck a chord with our CCW Shoulder Bag. For the woman who likes to travel prepared this faux leather purse has space for everything – including a handgun!

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Tom Marx shares decades of experience at NRA Convention in Houston

Law Enforcement firearm and training consultant Tom Marx Indianapolis, Indiana - Odds are that you've heard the phrase "those who can't do, teach."

While that may hold true for those hoping to find stardom through the NFL Draft or Carnegie Hall, that's not what you're looking for when it comes to taking your first step in the world of concealed carry. That's when you need to find an expert. An expert like Tom Marx.

What makes him an expert? Here are his creds:

  • Chicago Police Department
  • Smith & Wesson Academy Instructor
  • Head of Smith & Wesson Domestic Law Enforcement Operations
  • Director of Intellectual Property for BLACKHAWK
  • Consultant for ILEETA, IALEFI, WIFLE, LETC, NDIA, the NRA, and Team One Network.

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From Walther Arms - Small. Accurate. Reliable. Walther Introduces A New State-of-the-Art Concealed Carry Pistol.

Black state of the art Walther Arms CCPFort Smith, Arkansas - Utilizing the new Walther SoftCoil™ gas- delayed blowback technology, Walther Arms, Inc. has introduced its latest concealed carry firearm – the CCP.  This concealed carry semi-automatic pistol comes chambered in 9mm and is the ultimate concealed carry pistol.

Weighing only 22.33 ounces when empty, the CCP’s Soft Coil™ gas-delayed blowback system uses gas pressure from the ignited cartridge that is directed through a small port in the barrel (in front of the chamber) to slow down and delay the rearward motion of the slide. This is accomplished by means of a piston contained inside of a cylinder located under the barrel that opposes the rearward motion of the slide until the gas pressure has declined - after the bullet has left the barrel - hence allowing the slide to end its rearward motion, opening the breech and ejecting the empty cartridge case.

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Business accessory that doubles as a conceal carry option

NRA's Conceal Carry Tablet Folio carries your favorite handgun

Senior NRA Store Merchandise Buyer Brian Evans is back with a professional solution for all of your business related conceal carry needs ...
Fairfax, Virginia - In today’s tech age, the electronic tablet has become the go-to device for on-the-go people. Whether it’s used for social media, business, or for gaming, there’s no denying the popularity of the powerful tablet.  

But with everyone glued to their gadgets, it’s easy to forget that it won’t save you in the event of a serious situation where immediate action is needed. Your firearm can.

That’s why the NRA has developed a special, protective folio to house your ever-present tablet – PLUS your ... find out more about the NRA's CCW Tablet Folio ...

Don't sacrifice safety for style, find both with conceal carry coat from the NRA Store

The NRA CCW Travel Twill Blazer is a handsome blend of style and safety

NRAstore Merchandise Buyer Joe Garnreiter is on the hook this week for Membership Monday. Taking a cue from our drop into the frigid, freezing temperature zone, Joe brings us the NRA Conceal Carry Travel Twill Blazer ...
Fairfax, Virginia - For most of you out there, the holidays are a time for Christmas parties, family gatherings, and other formal dress events. Oftentimes that sort of attire can limit your concealed carry capabilities. Luckily, the NRAstore has just what you need to stay armed – and fashionable – this Christmas season!

The NRA CCW Travel Twill Blazer is a handsome blend of style and safety, designed with the responsible citizen in mind. Featuring dual hook-and-loop lined holster pockets, this jacket is built for left and right hand users alike. ... find out more about NRA's CCW Travel Twill Blazer ...

The NRA Convertible Security Holster asks ... can your holster do this?

The NRA Convertible Security Holster in black and nude form the NRA Store NRAstore™ Merchandise Buyer Brian Evans brings stealth and function for this week's offering on Membership Monday.

Fairfax, Virginia - Do you ever get frustrated by the limitations of your holster? For example, if you carry inside the waistband, your holster can only be worn INSIDE the waistband. Conversely, an OWB holster can only be worn OUTSIDE the waistband. Both styles require that you wear a belt. On the other hand, what if you want to carry in the small of your back? Of course, we all know shoulder rigs can be cumbersome and pricey. Every one of these holster types impact how you dress. The options can be staggering, but, then again, so can the drawbacks.

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Holster options when the weather turns warm and the clothing become lighter

NRA 5.11 Holster Shirt allows you to carry a small revolver or auto-loader securely and invisibly under another shirt.

NRA Store's Dirk Grove returns from Father's Day weekend with three solutions for those summertime conceal carry issues

Fairfax, Virginia - The warmest days of the year are approaching. And that means some creative thinking is in order, if you’re going to carry a concealed handgun.

If you work in an air-conditioned office, a conventional holster system might continue to work, even in the summer. But, let’s face it – sooner or later, you’re going to find yourself outdoors, wearing shorts,
t-shirt and flip-flops – with no acceptable way to remain invisibly armed.

Why not think out of the box this summer? And we mean REALLY out of the box – why not disregard conventional holsters altogether? Here are three fantastic alternatives that are sure to enhance your summertime lifestyle without hindering your accustomed vigilance (or your casual comfort).

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Tom Marx shares decades of experience at NRA Convention in Houston

Law Enforcement firearm and training consultant Tom Marx Houston, Texas - He started in Chicago. He left the Chicago PD in the late 80s to become one of three special chosen instructors for the Smith & Wesson Academy. From there he's been lecturing and consulting on all matters of firearms for everyone from BLACKHAWK, ILEETA and the National Rifle Association.

The man is Tom Marx. If you've attended an NRA Annual Meeting lately, then you should know the name. After all, his Methods of Conceal Carry seminars have been packing them in for the better part of a decade.

"He packs them in," NRA Law Enforcement Director Glen Hoyer told us. "People are lined up against the wall."

Pretty impressive when you consider the challenge of keeping an audience's attention for up to six hours. That's right, Marx's seminar has been known to go on for six hours.

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