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Skills Check: 'New York Reload' Revolver Drill

Skills Check: 'New York Reload' Revolver Drill

Fans of Jim Cirillo’s New York Reload would do well to practice this drill, which...
Beating the Clock: Timing & Calmness in Self-Defense

Beating the Clock: Timing & Calmness in Self-Defense

Rapid, sequential action is vital when playing Beat the Clock—for your life. Here's how timing,...
Skills Check: Cleaning & Ammo Cycling Drill

Skills Check: Cleaning & Ammo Cycling Drill

How long has it been since you last cleaned and oiled your concealed-carry pistol and...
Collecting vs. Training: Spend Your Time & Money Wisely

Collecting vs. Training: Spend Your Time & Money Wisely

Having a collection of neat and interesting guns is great, but it's worth considering spending...
I Carry: Bersa BP9cc in a Safariland Holster

I Carry: Bersa BP9cc in a Safariland Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a Bersa BP9cc in...
New for 2019: Smith & Wesson Model 610 Revolver

New for 2019: Smith & Wesson Model 610 Revolver

Capitalizing on the 10mm renaissance, Smith & Wesson reintroduced its Model 610, chambered for the...
Ballistics-Gel Testing: What It Does and Doesn't Tell You

Ballistics-Gel Testing: What It Does and Doesn't Tell You

Though it has become an industry standard for testing terminal performance of ammunition, ballistic gelatin...
The Impact of Barrel Twist Rates on Bullets

The Impact of Barrel Twist Rates on Bullets

Barrel twist rates are critical for imparting a stabilizing spin on a bullet in flight,...
DAO Self-Defense Guns: Are They Still Relevant?

DAO Self-Defense Guns: Are They Still Relevant?

While many modern defensive guns have gone for lighter, crisper trigger pulls, there are still...
Range Review: Crimson Trace CTA-2104 Riflescope

Range Review: Crimson Trace CTA-2104 Riflescope

As Crimson Trace begins rolling out its new line of riflescopes, we got a chance...
Review: XS Sights DXT2 Big Dot Night Sights

Review: XS Sights DXT2 Big Dot Night Sights

To test out the latest DXT2 Big Dot Night Sights from XS Sights, we went...
Studying Self-Defense: Do Your Homework

Studying Self-Defense: Do Your Homework

If you have a solid defensive firearm and have taken training classes, you're doing better...
Review: Beretta APX

Review: Beretta APX

Beretta’s APX pistol brings an entirely different, modern platform to the storied Italian gunmaker’s line.
First Look: Streamlight TL-Racker Shotgun Forend

First Look: Streamlight TL-Racker Shotgun Forend

Equip your home-defense shotgun with a built-in illumination feature, thanks to Streamlight's new TL-Racker forend.
Review: CMMG Mk57 Banshee in 5.7x28mm

Review: CMMG Mk57 Banshee in 5.7x28mm

Light, handy, lots of shots, what’s not to like about CMMG’s new 5.7x28 mm Banshee...
Review: Justified Defensive Concepts Defensive Pistol Skills I

Review: Justified Defensive Concepts Defensive Pistol Skills I

Justified Defensive Concepts, a new defensive-training school in northern Virginia is bringing a different element...
In a Fight, Time is Short—Don't Waste It

In a Fight, Time is Short—Don't Waste It

Anecdotes and statistics surrounding self defense paint a clear picture: a fight is likely to...
Choosing Shotgun Chokes for Home Defense

Choosing Shotgun Chokes for Home Defense

When it comes to choosing shotgun chokes for your home-defense shotgun, understand your situation and...
First Look: NPA HELO SR Ammunition

First Look: NPA HELO SR Ammunition

As more civilian and law-enforcement shooters train and shoot indoors, lead-free ammo is becoming more...
Stealth & The Home-Defense Shotgun

Stealth & The Home-Defense Shotgun

Something rarely discussed in a home-defense plan is the need to be quiet.
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