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The Perfect Shooting Drill to Save Ammo

As far as I can tell, ammunition remains expensive and in short supply, so here’s another drill that consumes only 10 rounds. But there’s a problem: It’s a bit addictive and you may want to shoot it several times and with several variations.

2021 New Optics Guide

Whatever your needs or budget, we’ve got info on the latest tactical, long-range, self-defense and concealed-carry optics in our annual guide.

2021 New Optics Guide: Red-Dot Sights

While the hot-as-magma market for guns and ammunition has dominated the news, optics are also selling at a record pace, including red dots. 

Review: Browning 1911-380 Black Label Pro American Flag

I’m a believer in the old expression “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Browning apparently believes in it, too, because its newest downsized Black Label 1911 makes a fantastic first impression.

I Carry: Ruger Max-9 Pistol with a Holosun Red Dot Sight

In today's episode of "I Carry, we have the new Ruger Max-9 micro-9 mm double-stack pistol carried in a DeSantis Slim-Tuk holster with a Holosun HE507K X2 red-dot sight attached.

What's the Difference Between Red-Dot Sight Footprints?

Attaching a red-dot sight to a handgun is plenty useful, though choosing the right sight and footprint can be more than a little confusing.

Review: Trijicon IR-Patrol Thermal Monocular

Yes, thermal optics are expensive, but they can be an invaluable tool for home security and much more.

How to Stop a Deadly Encounter Before it Begins

Awareness and alertness are your keys to staying safe and avoiding potentially deadly outcomes.

How to Get the Most From Firearms Training

All too often I hear all kinds of excuses from people as to why they haven’t booked professional defensive training. These are barriers that get in the way of our ability to improve our defensive shooting skills and tactics.

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