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Handgun Customization: What Do You Really Need?

When it comes to customizing and enhancing a defensive handgun, many shooters start customizing before...

New for 2019: FN 509 Midsize MRD

Blending the carry-ready Midsize model with the optics-ready features of the full-sized Tactical model, the...

Review: Norma MHP Defensive-Handgun Ammo

Norma offers its take on a handgun round for personal protection with the launch of...

10mm vs. .40 S&W: Similarities, Differences and Uses

Both the 10mm and the .40 S&W use a .40-caliber projectile and were developed around...

Lee Jurras & The Development of Personal-Defense Ammo

Personal-defense ammo development owes a great deal to Lee Jurras of Super Vel Cartridge Company.

New Optics for 2019: A Complete Guide

There are a number of new options on the market for optics seekers, as manufacturers...

Range Review: Diamondback DB9 Gen IV

Early in 2019, Diamondback Firearms rolled out its DB9 Gen IV, a compact, affordable handgun...

How to Stop an Attack Before It Starts

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

The .450 SMC: A Potent & Practical Defensive Cartridge

Sometimes the modification of cartridges can lead to evolutionary improvements. Here's the story behind the...

The Pocket Pistol in 2019: How Far Have We Come?

What is the state of the venerable pocket pistol in 2019?

15 New Red-Dot Optics for 2019

Optics remain a major focus of innovation, with new models boasting technological enhancements never before...

Rimfire Roundup: Guns, Gear and Ammo for .22 LR Fun

If you thought the days of cheap .22 LR fun were behind you, guess again....

Review: Kel-Tec CP33

Kel-Tec’s new CP33 provides serious onboard firepower.

Shotgun Readiness: 6 Conditions to Consider

Which readiness position should you keep your home-defense shotgun in? It depends on a few...

Snubnose Revolvers: Still Meeting Defensive Needs

The snubnose revolver, staple of 1950s cop shows, has a storied heritage and is still...

Review: Browning Handgun Ammo

A new player in the ammunition world is perhaps the most familiar name in the...

First Look: SB Tactical SBA4 Pistol Stabilizing Brace

SB Tactical sparked the huge market of pistol-stabilizing braces in 2013, and it continues to...

Good Triggers: A Must-Have for Self-Defense Guns

So, you've got a solid self-defense gun for concealed-carry and home defense. What should you...

66 New Handguns for 2019

From revolvers to striker-fired semi-autos to rifle-caliber pistols, the new-for-2019 handgun market has a whole...

I Carry: H&K VP9-B in a DeSantis IWB Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a Heckler & Koch...
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