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Olympic Arms Enforcer

The Olympic Arms Enforcer is not your typical 1911. Loaded with semi-custom features, it has all the elements required in a fine defensive handgun.

Taurus Judge Public Defender

Taurus makes a decided case for concealed carry.

Concealed Carry Clothing

Though a few jurisdictions allow open carry, most specifically require carry permit holders to keep their guns concealed. I have been carrying concealed for almost 20 years; initially because I was a cop, and now because I think it prudent. I've learned a few things along the way.

Top Tactical Optics for 2010

From red dot to mil dot, this year's new optics offer an alternative to the ol' irons for all shooters. Check out some of the best in this Buyers Guide.

Snubby Ballistics

Shorter barrels are much easier to carry, but what are you giving up when trouble starts?

Remington .17 Fireball

Speed in a varmint cartridge is like blonde hair in a bikini contest: highly desirable, but certainly not the only thing that counts.

.30-06 Turns 100

Though it's more than 100 years old, the .30-06 Sprg. remains one of the most popular rounds in the United States.

.45 ACP 185-grain Winchester Silvertip

This classic load is a popular self-defense choice. See how it performs after 15 years in storage.

Brownells' AR-15 .22 LR Conversion Kit

SayUncle's Chance Ballew found a way to practice with his AR without spending too much on ammunition—Brownells' AR-15 .22 LR Conversion Kit.

Using Field Rests

Shooting a rifle from a rest is nearly always more accurate than shooting offhand, but benches aren't generally available in the field. Learn how to properly use rests designed for the field and those pieces of nature that can come in handy when you need your rifle.

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