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postheadericon “Customer” Creates Instant Gun Shop Robbery With Magazine From Home

LADSON, NC — A man visiting a pawn shop in North Carolina gave store employees the day of their life in August of last year when they failed to pay attention to him just long enough for him to slide a loaded magazine into a rifle that the store was offering for sale.

It’s pretty bad gun seller form.

As AGG reports:

Gregory Franklin Westfall entered Big Buck’s Pawn Shop on College Park Road in Ladson, North Carolina and asked to see an AR-15. After a brief conversation with an employee, Westfall drew a loaded magazine from his back pocket and inserted it into the rifle.

The 36-year-old appeared mentally disturbed as he spoke with the employee saying that Russians had “contacted him about 9/11.” The customer-turned-robber then chambered a round and began retreating toward the front door. The employee drew his own handgun and opened fire from concealment as Westfall fled the building.

Two armed employees can be seen moving toward the front door before Westfall fired multiple shots through the adjacent window.

Take a look at the security footage below, as provided by Active Self Protection:

According to CBS News, Westfall was later caught in the woods where he was still carrying the AR-15 as well as ballistic armor.

It’s a small wonder that this doesn’t happen more often, with the way some people fail to take proper precautions when selling firearms.

As we in the firearms community always say — you have to treat every firearm as though it was loaded. When you work in a shop that sells guns, that involves not letting a man hold one of your store’s firearms unsupervised.

Of course, when you go to a gun show and they insist on zip tying the action open — this is exactly what they’re working to avoid, among other things.

Stay safe out there folks, and stay smart.

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postheadericon [REVIEW] Extra Carry: Concealed Carry Magazine Pouch

The topic of carrying extra magazines has come up a lot over the years on Concealed Nation, and we always recommend having some extra rounds ready to go in case you ever need them. With that, there is a market for accessories to keep your extra mag(s) secure and easily accessible.

Today, we’re going to be taking a look at the Extra Carry, which has a fitting name for what it’s designed to do.

Let’s take a look at some points from their site on the Extra Carry:

1) Carry your spare magazine concealed in your pocket
2) Looks unassuming “like a pocket knife”
3) Securely locks in place
4) No exposed rounds to get dislodged or compromised by items in your pocket
5) Light weight and comfortable
5) Ambidextrous design
7) Fast access to your spare pistol magazine
8) Spare magazine located in the same place every time
9) Patent Pending and Made in the USA
10) ExtraCarry™ – Concealed Carry Mag Pouch
11) Made in the USA
12) Order With Confidence – 100% Money Back Guarantee

First, let’s take a look at the design, and how a Glock 26 magazine looks while sitting in place.

You can see that the construction is pretty beautiful and smooth, and the plastic they use is almost velvety to the touch. The entire shell is made of the same material, with the obvious exception of the metal clip.

From the side profile, you can see the clip that will hold everything in place. But if you look closer, you’ll see a nice little design implementation that actually keeps everything in place. In the photo below, take a look at the ‘teeth’ on the arm of the carrier, sitting under the clip. That’s exactly what allows the carrier to stay firmly in place when you pull out the magazine. It’s flawless, too. The entire carrier has always stayed in it’s exact position each and every time I’ve removed the magazine. Brilliant.

Moving to the back, we can see the construction of the metal clip. This clip is able to be rotated to either side for easy placing of the carrier. Then when it’s in your pocket, you simply rotate the clip downwards. It’ll have some pressure on your pants by using the clip an those ‘teeth’, and that’s what makes it unmovable under normal circumstances.

The magazine retention with this carrier is pretty amazing. It holds onto the magazine, but still allows for an easy and smooth draw. There isn’t a struggle to try and get it out and when seconds matter, that’s a top feature to look out for.

As far as the look goes, anyone’s best guess would be that I’m carrying a pocket knife. It’s that simple, and it works. I’ve seen many carriers on the market and while most have a spot, this one is a truly solid implementation of the whole concept.

They have a nice and healthy list of compatible carriers for your firearms and magazines, so you should be able to find what you’re looking for.

If this looks like a product for you, you can check them out at ExtraCarry.com for all the info and ways to purchase.

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