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Drawing from Concealment

Carrying a concealed firearm is not much of a way defend yourself if you don't know how to get the gun into action. Here are some tips to improving your draw when carrying concealed.

.22 LR for Self-Defense?

More bad guys are stopped by .22 Long Rifle ammo every year than any other chambering, but is it a good choice for personal protection?

Timney Drop-In Trigger for Ruger 10/22

An hour of your time with some simple hand tools, and Timney's replacement trigger group will increase the accuracy of your Ruger 10/22.

Bullpup Battle

Associate Editor Ed Friedman, a man with no combat experience whatsoever, tries to argue for the bullpup-style rifle against grizzled SOF veteran and Rifles Editor Steve Adelmann. You pick the winner…

1911 Carry Options and Techniques

The 1911 is arguably the greatest fighting pistol ever made, but it won't do you any good if you don't have it on you when trouble arrives. Here are some great ways to carry the bulky ol' warhorse on your person and in a vehicle.

Non-Traditional Carry Options

Richard Mann's fifth and final installment on carry options covers a wide array of other means to convey a handgun for personal defense.

Taurus 856 Hylite

At first glance, the Taurus 856 is not much different than its Model 85 mainstay concealed-carry revolver. The 856 is a small-frame, short-barreled revolver with external hammer, permitting single- or double-action fire.

Smith & Wesson Bodyguards

Some words convey strong visual images. For example, the word bodyguard always made me think of a large, intimidating man protecting another person from any encountered threats.

Lessons for the Ladies

Self-defense is not solely the responsibility of men, nor should it be.

Guns for Gals

So you want to buy a handgun? I have a hard time recommending just one, but since I get this question all the time, here are some of my favorites.

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