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Can You Use Wadcutter Ammunition for Personal Defense?

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

Why Not All Magazine Components Are Compatible

As it turns out, not all magazine components are compatible, even when dealing with different magazines from the same model of handguns. George Harris explains why that is.

How to Solve Ejection Problems with a 1911

What do you do when a 1911 is ejecting brass directly in your face? George Harris walks you through solutions.

Tech Wisdom: Why Does My 1911 Hammer Fall to the Half-Cock Notch?

What do you do when your 1911 hammer falls to the half-cock notch? George Harris answers in his Tech Wisdom column.

Trigger Reset: Should You Use It?

Many of today's handguns have a short-reset point, where the trigger mechanism "resets" at a shorter point to allow for a shorter trigger pull. Should you take advantage of this feature? See what the experts say.

Personal-Defense Ammo: Top Picks from the Experts

Ever wonder what loads the experts carry in their personal-defense guns? Here are some of the choices of Shooting Illustrated's editors and contributors.

Shooting Unknown Ammunition

Occasionally, shooters will find unfired rounds of an unknown origin. How can you tell if they're safe to shoot? George Harris has the answer.

Troubleshooting a Red-Dot Scope

In this Tech Wisdom column, George Harris talks about the quality of a red-dot scope. Here's how you can ensure your red dot is trouble-free.

The June issue of Shooting Illustrated features three new revolvers from Ruger.

The June issue of Shooting Illustrated, on newsstands now, covers two new LCR options from Ruger, along with a big-bore sized for carry in the new Redhawk.

Breaking-In a Handgun

Do you really need to break-in a new handgun?

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