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How to Stop an Attack Before It Starts

The easiest way to win a gunfight is to avoid having one entirely.

Fight-or-Flight: Dealing With Body Reactions in Personal Defense

Recognizing how your body will instinctively react to a threat and planning accordingly will put...

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,...

Ballistics-Gel Testing: What It Does and Doesn't Tell You

Though it has become an industry standard for testing terminal performance of ammunition, ballistic gelatin...

The Impact of Barrel Twist Rates on Bullets

Barrel twist rates are critical for imparting a stabilizing spin on a bullet in flight,...

Studying Self-Defense: Do Your Homework

If you have a solid defensive firearm and have taken training classes, you're doing better...

In a Fight, Time is Short—Don't Waste It

Anecdotes and statistics surrounding self defense paint a clear picture: a fight is likely to...

Review: Magnum Research Desert Eagle 429 DE

The Desert Eagle Mark XIX 429 DE is now taking flight in the latest new...

Self-Defense Strategies: Using a Knife or Pistol With One Hand

In a defensive scenario, your support hand may not be available for fighting. Whether you...

NRA Print Magazine Remains Go-To Source for Information

A 2018 study by Southwick Associates and its Media Monitor showed that print magazines remained...

Concealed-Carry for Beginners: Tips for Continued Training

Getting your concealed-carry permit is a great start in your self-defense journey, but it is...

Head vs. Holster: The Importance of a Solid Self-Defense Mindset

Proper self-defense starts with the right mindset, regardless of the tool in your holster.

Dealing With Danger: Desensitization and Decision-Making

Properly desensitizing yourself to things that could be perceived as an active threat allows you...

Americans Spend $16.9 Billion on Target Shooting

According to a recent study commissioned by Southwick Associates, American target shooters spend $16.9 billion...

Latest Study: More than 17 Million CCW Permit Holders in U.S.

The Crime Prevention Research Center released the results of a 2018 study that shows a...

7 NRA Carry Guard Expo Workshops You Need to Try

Want to build your self-defense and preparedness skills? Here are seven workshops available to attendees...

4 Reasons Why You Need a Reload for Your Concealed-Carry Gun

The only time you have too much ammo is when you have to move it...

3 Warning Signs on Your Range Brass

How do you know when you're having ammo trouble? Check out these warning signs on...

SIG Sauer and Max Michel Team Up to Prevent Suicide

SIG Sauer and Max Michel have partnered with the Active Heroes Foundation to raise money...

Hand-to-Hand Self-Defense Training: Which Option is Best?

A range of personal-defense disciplines are available to those looking to sharpen their hand-to-hand skills....
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