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Principles of Personal Defense

The must-have book for anyone interested in personal defense.

The Bulge

On the 67th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, Shooting Illustrated takes a look...

Diamondback DB380

Comfortable handling combined with its easy-to-carry size make this new handgun from Diamondback an ideal...

.45 ACP +P 165-grain Pow'RBall

How does one of the original polymer-nose-cap bullets perform?

How to Properly Use Weapon-Mounted Lights

Choosing the best weaponlight and learning how to use it properly are key components of...

Hornady Critical Defense

These loads prove to be extremely effective when used in today's generation of small guns.

Critical Defense Penetration

The FBI suggests a minimum of 12 inches penetration in 10-percent ordnance gelatin for law...

Favorite Defensive Handgun Loads

During training classes or while conversing with shooters, I'm often asked about my favorite defensive...

Back to School

Forget the apple. If you're attending formal self-defense training, here's the gear you need to...

Pocket-Pistol Prowess

Practicing with that convenient-to-carry gun is a critical component in your self-defense strategy.

Post-Shooting Trauma

One of the most overlooked aspects of defensive shooting is the psychological issues that can...

SIG Sauer P250 2Sum

SIG Sauer finally decided to offer a package that takes advantage of its incredibly innovative...

Defense at a Distance

Learning to shoot a defensive handgun at longer ranges could save your life.

Lessons for the Ladies

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

C.O. Arms AWP Extreme Combat

Despite being very long in the tooth—that means old for you Generation Z folks—the 1911...

6.5 Grendel

The perfect AR is a mythical creature, but the new 6.5 mm Grendel and Alexander...

Ruger LCR

The Ruger LCR is an interesting blend of features and materials from the world of...

9 mm 115-grain Hornady Critical Defense

With its Critical Defense line of ammunition, Hornady's intent was to provide loads that would...

.22 LR for Self-Defense?

More bad guys are stopped by .22 Long Rifle ammo every year than any other...

.380 ACP Hornady Critical Defense 90-grain FTX

Sub-compact .380 ACP semi-automatic handguns are the biggest trend in the firearm industry. Here's some...
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