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Why Ankle Holsters are a Great Option for Concealed Carry

While it may seem impractical at first, few rigs possess the utility of an ankle holster. 

I Carry: Smith & Wesson 351PD Revolver in a DeSantis Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we have a Smith & Wesson Model 351PD AirLite .22 Magnum revolver carried in a DeSantis Pocket Tuk holster along with an Allett Hybrid Card wallet.

The King of Tactical Shotguns Benelli’s M3 Super 90

The goal of this column is to inform Shooting Illustrated’s readers of top shotguns, shotgun techniques and training for self-defense. But, when I talk about a specific gun, it often alienates one camp from the discussion.

I Carry: Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 380 Pistol in a Galco Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we have a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 pistol with a Crimson Trace red laser carried in a Galco Pocket Protector holster and a Fenix E02R flashlight.

First Look: Smith & Wesson M&P 10 mm M2.0 Pistol

Smith & Wesson re-entered the world of 10 mm semi-automatic handguns with a new M&P offering. 

Review: Wilkinson Arms Linda Carbine

The Wilkinson Arms Linda is a pistol-caliber carbine that’s unique, offering substantial capacity and retro styling.

How Do You Choose the Right Holster?

We all have that one drawer or box filled with holsters we never use. To minimize that ever-growing collection, here are five useful time-, cost- and space-saving considerations when buying yet another holster.

Is the .30 Carbine the Most Overlooked Cartridge of All Time?

The story behind the M1 Carbine is fascinating. And, while this column is about ammunition, it’s impossible to discuss the “carbine cartridge” without some gun history. In 1940, the U.S. Army was looking for a light rifle or carbine.

Review: Tisas 1911 Bantam Carry 45 Pistol

About the time of the 1911’s 100th birthday, we were solidly in the age of the polymer pistol. A decade later, subcompact polymer-pistols chambered in 9 mm have become the most popular handguns for self-defense.

Why the Shotgun is One of the Best Options for Personal Defense

Like the revolver and the lever-action carbine, the shotgun is still around because it gets the job done and gets it done quite well.

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