The number of Floridians packing concealed weapons is booming and within a matter of weeks should hit the one million mark, making the state the first in the nation to reach that milestone in personal firepower.
That’s the result of the state issuing between 10,000 and 12,000 carry permits a month.
The upward trend in carry permit applications started about three years ago, coinciding with the election of President Barack Hussein Obama. I think the vilifying of firearms is back firing on the mainstream media.
Gun sales in Florida have risen 96 percent from 2002 to the end of 2011.
In Colorado, gun sales jumped 43 percent in the three days after a gunman killed 12 and wounded 58 at last Friday’s screening of the new Batman film in Aurora.
We’re living in the Golden Age of handguns, especially concealed carry pistols. The Smith & Wesson 9mm Shield and the Springfield Armory XDs are two good examples. Production can’t keep up with demand for either. Both were introduced this year, the Shield at the NRA convention in St. Louis and the XDs at the Las Vegas SHOT Show.
The XDs is potentially the first truly engineered .45 ACP ultra-compact.
Here’s a close look at the Shield from the theARMORYchannel, one of my YouTube favorites.
Here’s my favorite Youtuber, Hickok45 on the XDS
Shooting and discussing the new Springfield XDs, the slim little .45 ACP pistol that so many have been anxious to see hit the market. I do a little bit of comparing in this video, but just keep in mind that the gun is essentially the same size as the subcompact Glocks except thinner. If you wonder how long or short it is, it’s almost exactly the same height and length of the subcompact Glocks ( G26/G27). The thinner slide and grip are the big differences.