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5 Best Rimfire Loads for Self-Defense

Rimfire cartridges offer better personal defense capabilities than many folks give them credit for. Richard...

First Look: FN 509 Compact Handgun

FN America recently introduced the launch of its new 509 Compact handgun, which is a...

New for 2021: FK Brno PSD Multi-Caliber Pistol

Ed Friedman takes a look at the FK Brno PSD Multi-Caliber Pistol, which can hit...

Why You Should Use a Shotgun Sling for Personal Defense

Shotguns are heavy, and carrying one for any length of time is going to make...

First Look: Stoeger STR-9S Combat Pistol

Stoeger recently introduced the new STR-9S Combat Pistol, an extension of Stoeger’s recent entry into...

Can You Use Wadcutter Ammunition for Personal Defense?

Can you use wadcutter ammunition for personal defense? George Harris answers this question, which may...

How to Make Yourself a Hard Target

Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about how you can make yourself a hard target, thus deterring...

First Look: FN 509 LS Edge Handgun

FN recently introduced the new 509 Edge LS Handgun, which is a tactical pistol designed...

Why You Should Include Your Entire Family in a Home Defense Plan

Don’t forget to include all of your family members in your home-defense plan.

Personal Defense Considerations When Carrying a Firearm in a Vehicle

One aspect of concealed carry and personal defense is properly utilizing a defensive firearm from...

How Much Ammo Should You Carry?

Concealed carriers have to make a lot of important decisions, including which gun, how to...

What to Do After You've Bought Your First Firearm

You finally took the plunge. You bought a gun for protection. You took a class....

Mastering the Basics of Defensive Handgun Shooting

Having all the newest gear can definitely an advantage, but not if you haven't first...

Review: Federal Premium Force X2 Buckshot

Federal’s latest offering of defensive buckshot, Federal Premium Force X2 Buckshot, ought to make bad...

10 Most Iconic Handgun Designs of All Time

Brad Fitzpatrick takes a look at the game-changing pistols and revolvers that have left a...

Selecting the Right Caliber for Self Defense

For personal defense, we want to select a defensive cartridge that produces adequate penetration and...

Is the .40 S&W Dead?

The .40 S&W had its heyday among law enforcement personnel, but has since fallen from...

Review: Heckler & Koch SP5K-PDW

Heckler & Koch is now importing the SP5K-PDW, a roller-delayed blowback pistol chambered in 9...

Why the Most Important Part of Being Armed is Being Armed

While we can sometimes get mired in minutia, never forget that the most important part...

How to Prepare Your Rifle for Home Defense

It’s a cliché for a reason: take care of your rifle and it will take...
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