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Our fund raising round was not successful.  As a result, IDB will be going off line and into cold storage.  If our competitors should stumble, I may re-active the site in the future but for now, we're turning out the lights.

I had planned to go off-line on April 4th.  Due to some important and unplanned changes in our maintenance schedule, I am now bumping that up to next Tuesday morning, March 27th, 2018.  PM 'admin' if you need to reach me. 

You should use the next 5 days to find a new home for your community.

Running IDB has been fun over the years and I hope you enjoyed your time here as well.  Sincerely,  Paul

P.S. News on IDB Funding -- this is now on it's own page to clean up the site a bit.

Should You Make These Modifications to Your Concealed Carry Pistol?

Should You Make These Modifications to Your Concealed Carry Pistol?

lfb.org / By Caleb Lee / Jul 21, 2017

\We all want some basic things in our everyday carry weapon. We want accuracy and dependability. We want it to be small enough to hide but also carry enough rounds. We want it to be a little bit of everything good in a small pistol.

But even if you buy the “perfect” pistol, you may want to consider modifying a few things. Here are four alterations suggested by Off the Grid News that you may want to consider when you’re ready to modify your weapon:


The first and most important thing to consider modifying on your gun is the trigger. Most pistol triggers are set for a 5–6-pound pull. That’s OK, but there’s a reason why competitive pistols have light trigger pulls. That’s because a lighter trigger is less likely to cause you to jerk or pull your gun off target.

Not all guns give you the capability of changing out the trigger or of lightening the trigger pull. But if you can, it’s well worth it.