Beating the Clock: Timing & Calmness in Self-Defense

Rapid, sequential action is vital when playing Beat the Clock—for your life. Here's how timing, calmness and a cool head can help you stay alive.

Get Off the X: Exiting & Equalizing in a Fight

If you find yourself without your defensive firearm or unable to reach it, you are not out of the fight. Either exit the area or arm yourself with the next-available object.

Cold-Weather CCW Wear: Magpul's Light Insulated Jacket

Just as the weather starts to turn, the folks at Magpul (literally) have you covered with its all-new Light Insulated Jacket.

Understanding the Basics of Ballistics

You can practice at the range every day to become a better shooter, but there's only so far you can go unless you understand bullet ballistics.

Review: Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield Pistol

For fans of “Go big or go home,” your pocket pistol has arrived in the form of the Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield.

I Carry: Ruger EC9s in a Blackhawk TecGrip Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a Ruger EC9s inside a Blackhawk holster, along with a few other essential pieces of EDC gear.

Americans Spend $16.9 Billion on Target Shooting

According to a recent study commissioned by Southwick Associates, American target shooters spend $16.9 billion dollars a year, providing an economic impact of $46 million a day.

3 Combat-Control Fundamentals for the Defensive Shooter

Anticipation and preparation can help you avoid an altercation, or triumph should avoidance fail. We continue our recent exploration of the posture and actions that can prove advantageous in a fight.

Defining and Defending Your Personal Battle Space

Whether the threat is near or far, there are a number of best practices for self-defense that could save your life. Here's how to assess and address threats you may face.

Self-Defense and Tactical Gear Goes Mainstream

While firearm-sales records were set for 19 straight months, that’s not the whole story. Self-defense and tactical gun gear is available in more places than ever.

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