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Running a Pump Shotgun from the Ground

A pump-action shotgun requires specialized training to run from the ground. You'll want to master these skills should you trip over something when responding to that bump in the night.

One-Handed Shotgun Manipulation

Proven in an actual FBI shootout, one-handed shotgun manipulation is an advanced technique that can make the difference between life and death.

Overpenetration

We talk about it all the time, but is over-penetration really something we should worry about in a self-defense situation?

Breaking-In a Handgun

Do you really need to break-in a new handgun?

The June issue of Shooting Illustrated features three new revolvers from Ruger.

The June issue of Shooting Illustrated, on newsstands now, covers two new LCR options from Ruger, along with a big-bore sized for carry in the new Redhawk.

Troubleshooting a Red-Dot Scope

In this Tech Wisdom column, George Harris talks about the quality of a red-dot scope. Here's how you can ensure your red dot is trouble-free.

Shooting Unknown Ammunition

Occasionally, shooters will find unfired rounds of an unknown origin. How can you tell if they're safe to shoot? George Harris has the answer.

Personal-Defense Ammo: Top Picks from the Experts

Ever wonder what loads the experts carry in their personal-defense guns? Here are some of the choices of Shooting Illustrated's editors and contributors.

Trigger Reset: Should You Use It?

Many of today's handguns have a short-reset point, where the trigger mechanism "resets" at a shorter point to allow for a shorter trigger pull. Should you take advantage of this feature? See what the experts say.

Tech Wisdom: Why Does My 1911 Hammer Fall to the Half-Cock Notch?

What do you do when your 1911 hammer falls to the half-cock notch? George Harris answers in his Tech Wisdom column.

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