Building a Live-Ammo-Firing Han Solo Blaster

Harrison Ford carried a paperweight in the Star Wars films. Here's how a sci-fi fan created a working blaster of his own.


Using Pocket Pistols

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Sheriff Jim shoots from behind a barricade

Using Cover

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Sheriff Jim takes aim with shotgun

Tactical Shotgun Loading

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Pistol with flashlight accessory

Gunsite: Basic Flashlight Techniques

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On the Move

First Class

So, you’re thinking about taking your first training class…

Law Tactical Gen 2 AR Folding Stock Assembly

Law Tactical Gen 2 AR Folding Stock Adapter

A folding stock on a direct-gas AR? Yup. And it works.

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Train Now or Later?

Using a rimfire version of your defensive handgun is a proven way to maintain or improve proficiency while saving money.


Long Range for Dummies

You don’t need $8,000 worth of gear and Navy SEAL sniper training to connect at 500 yards. Get hits by keeping things simple.

Which Shotgun is Best for Home Defense

The Great Shotgun Debate

Semi-automatics, double-barreled options and pump shotguns all have something to offer. Which shotgun is best for home defense?

Harden Your Home

Harden Your Home

Your home may be your castle, but it’s susceptible to invasion. Although your homeowners association probably frowns on moats, there are some security measures you can take to keep modern-day barbarians from coming over the walls.

Lightweight AR

Weight Shavings

Here are some tips for cutting down on your rifle's weight without sacrificing performance.