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Handgun Grip Vs. Hold: What's the Difference?

Grip and hold on the firearm are often viewed by handgun shooters as one and the same. However, seasoned defensive and competitive shooters break down handgun shooting stability into two distinctly but equally essential subcomponents: grip versus hold.

First Look: Diamondback Sidekick Rimfire Revolver

Diamondback Firearms is introducing the Diamondback Sidekick, a 9-shot, single- and double-action rimfire revolver that has an interchangeable swing-out cylinder.

Mossberg 500 and 590: America’s Defensive Shotguns

Since 1961, the O.F. (Oscar Frederick) Mossberg company has sold more than 11 million of its Model 500 pump-action shotguns, making it the most popular shotgun of all time, if not one of the most sold guns in any category, period.

Review: Smith & Wesson Shield Plus

In retrospect, Smith & Wesson had nobody to blame for the situation but themselves. The company didn’t invent the subcompact, lightweight, single-stack nine, of course. Walther and Beretta had preceded the original Shield to market by a few years with the PPS and the Nano, respectively, and Kahr had more or less created the niche back in the 1990s.

I Carry: Ruger LCP II Pistol in a Blue Force Gear Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we feature the Ruger LCP II Lite Rack .22 LR pistol in a Blue Force Gear pocket holster along with a CRKT Sketch pocketknife.

2021 New Optics Guide

Whatever your needs or budget, we’ve got info on the latest tactical, long-range, self-defense and concealed-carry optics in our annual guide.

FN Upgrades SCAR Versatility

FN America has introduced the long-awaited non-reciprocating charging handle (NRCH) upgrade is now available for all FN SCAR semi-automatic models.

How to Convert a 9 mm Handgun to .40 S&W

I remember well when the .40 S&W was the rage and everybody in the industry was clamoring to get a gun chambered for that round on the market.

Pump vs. Semi: Which Shotgun is Better for Personal Defense?

When it comes to personal defense, which is better: a pump or semi-auto shotgun? 

2021 New Optics Guide: Thermal and Night-Vision Optics

While the hot-as-magma market for guns and ammunition has dominated the news, optics are also selling at a record pace. Fortunately, optics manufacturers have been able to develop and introduce a dizzying array of new products, including new thermal & nightvision optics. 

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