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Home-Defense Shotgun Handling: Advice from the Experts

Simply keeping a home-defense shotgun under your bed isn’t a plan. You must know how...

Permit-Holder Hero Who Saved Chicago Cop Remains Anonymous

A licensed concealed-carry permit holder in Chicago who thwarted a crook's attack on a Chicago...

Single-Handed Shooting: Why Practice It?

If available evidence suggests that people continue fighting with an injured primary hand, why practice...

Front-Sight Focus: An Essential Aspect of Defensive Shooting

Some defensive-shooting techniques eschew the traditional front-sight focus, saying it slows down a defensive shooter....

The Statistics of Self-Defense: Don't Bet Your Life on Averages

Don’t base your self-defense strategy on the average anything. You’re not average, right?

Behind the Gun: Pistol Training vs. Pistol Choice

As Sheriff Jim highlights in these anecdotes, there's much more to personal defense than just...

'FBI Miami Firefight': Lessons Learned

The 1986 Miami firefight involving the FBI and two bank robbers was a major catalyst...

How a Black-Powder Revolver Saved My Life

A hair-raising encounter on the banks of the Missouri River in the early 1990s demonstrated...

Hollywood Gun-Handling: Don't Believe What You See

As shocking as it may be to hear, what you see on television and in...

Is Appendix Carry Right For You?

Keeping your gun close at hand in appendix-carry position is starting to make a lot...

The Most Important Self-Defense Skills You Can Have

There are a number of self-defense skills that are great for the prepared individual to...

Review: Walther PPQ M2 Pistol

The Walther PPQ M2 provides an excellent platform for a home-defense or duty pistol, thanks...

Busted: 5 Shotgun Myths You Probably Believe

Many gun owners believe these five shotgun myths. Our Shotgun editor separates fact from fiction...

Reloading and Clearing Malfunctions in a Gunfight

When it comes to a gunfight, Murphy's Law remains supreme. Be sure you have these...

The Fight-or-Flight Response: Other Coping Skills

Knowing how to deal with your natural fight-or-flight response to a potential threat can help...

Modern Lessons from the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

The gunfight at the O.K. Corral is one of the iconic shootouts of the Old...

Stick to One Concealed-Carry Gun

Is it a good idea to change your concealed-carry gun? Sheriff Jim has a few...

Propper Body Armor Saves Deputy's Life

Propper launched its improved body-armor lineup in 2014, and the company's innovative design recorded its...

Don't Forget the Shotgun for Home Defense

AR-15 rifles are becoming popular home-defense options, but don't forget about the trusty and relatively...

3 Huge Concealed Carry Myths Debunked

Some concealed-carry myths are best left behind in favor of more-practical options.
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