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Mastering the Trigger Press

In the old days we called it “pulling the trigger.” Then along came Jeff Cooper who started calling it the “trigger press.” What Cooper meant was that the trigger should be pressed smoothly and softly so that the gun muzzle was not pulled off target.

Review: Springfield Armory Ronin 10 mm

Springfield Armory’s latest addition to its Ronin line combines all the superb craftsmanship and quality that consumers expect with the potent power of the 10 mm cartridge.

The Complete Guide to AR-15 Cartridges

With all of the chambering options available for the AR-15 platform, which one is the best? The answer is: It depends.

Why You Should Trust Your Gut With Personal Defense

While not every gut feeling leads to a dangerous personal defense situation in which we have to use force, we shouldn't ignore our instincts about potentially hazardous circumstances.

Evolution of Defensive Tactics

In the defensive-equipment realm, we really have come a long way, baby.

Self Defense Starts with the Right Mindset

As Ed Head says, being able to adequately defend yourself begins with having the right mindset and expectations.

5 Best Fighting Handguns Ever Made

What makes a handgun particularly good for personal defense? Richard Mann takes a look at the 5 best fighting handguns ever made.

5 Reasons to Choose a 10 mm for Self Defense

Is the 10 mm a good option for personal protection? Brad Fitzpatrick lists five reasons to choose a 10 mm for self defense.

6 Best Self Defense Handgun Training Drills

What’s the best drill to prepare you to shoot defensively? That could be argued endlessly. Here's a look at the 6 best self-defense handgun training drills you can implement today.

Nighthawk Custom Thunder Ranch Combat Special

Designed with input from one of the nation’s renowned firearm instructors, this purpose-built 1911 is ideal for everyday personal protection.

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