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Review: Rock River Arms R9 Competition

Rock River Arms continues to show business savvy, bringing another pistol-caliber-carbine offering to a red-hot...

Range Review: Charles Daly Honcho Tactical

Combining several popular new features in the firearm world, the Charles Daly Honcho Tactical features...

Review: Colt Cobra

The much-loved Colt Cobra revolver is back, and quite evolved from when we last saw...

Shot Timers & Self-Defense Training: How Much Speed Do You Need?

How much speed is possible—or necessary—to counter a violent attack?

3 Self-Defense Opinions That Don't Hold Water

Too often, Sheriff Jim hears these three claims in the personal-defense community. Here's why you...

5 Myths About the Home-Defense Shotgun

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

Fitness & Firearms: How Light Exercise Can Improve Shooting

Good firearm owners are always trying to find ways to improve their gun-handling skills, and...

Handgun Customization: What Do You Really Need?

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

Rangemaster: Gunsite Academy's Ed Stock

Manners need not always be in “stock” when it comes to being a rangemaster at...

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...

Review: Canik TP9 Elite Combat

Looking for a striker-fired, entry-level racegun? Canik’s latest offering, the TP9 Elite Combat, delivers without...

Lee Jurras & The Development of Personal-Defense Ammo

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

'The Caliber Wars:' Does the Round Really Matter?

9mm vs. 45 ACP vs .40 S&W... the caliber wars can go on forever. Does...

First Look: LaserMax Lightning Rail-Mounted Laser

LaserMax incorporated the technology found in its trigger-guard-mounted GripSense lasers into a a rail-mounted package....

Double-Action Revolvers & Their Place in Personal Defense

More companies are offering double-action revolvers sized and built right for personal-defense use, but as...

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?

Speed Holstering: Why It's a Bad Idea

Quickly jamming a firearm into your holster can cause all sort of problems. Here's why...

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...

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....
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