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Federal Air Marshal Qualification: Test Your CCW Skills

Federal Air Marshal Qualification: Test Your CCW Skills

Created for the Federal Air Marshal Service, the Tactical Pistol Course is an excellent source...
A Beginner's Guide to Low-Light Optics

A Beginner's Guide to Low-Light Optics

As night-vision and thermal devices become more affordable to consumers, the question becomes, "How can...
Seen at SHOT Show 2019: Victory First V43 Pistol Slide

Seen at SHOT Show 2019: Victory First V43 Pistol Slide

Built around the "long-slide, short-grip" concept, the Victory First V43 pistol slide is built for...
Surviving a Gunfight: Tips for Preparation & Problem-Solving

Surviving a Gunfight: Tips for Preparation & Problem-Solving

How can you expect the unexpected in a gunfight and survive? Sheriff Jim has a...
Home-Defense Planning: Threat Response & Training

Home-Defense Planning: Threat Response & Training

Developing a home-defense plan ahead of time will prevent mistakes, help you consider all options...
Trigger Reset: Should You Use It?

Trigger Reset: Should You Use It?

Many of today's handguns have a short-reset point, where the trigger mechanism "resets" at a...
Personal-Protection Practices: Does It Work for You?

Personal-Protection Practices: Does It Work for You?

Does your personal-protection setup work for you? Are you making the right self-defense choices for...
Personal-Defense Preparation: Considering Worst-Case Scenarios

Personal-Defense Preparation: Considering Worst-Case Scenarios

Criminals thrive on your complacency. Having appropriate situational awareness and training to overcome the stress...
5 Handling Tips for a Home-Defense Shotgun

5 Handling Tips for a Home-Defense Shotgun

When faced with a threat, a home-defense shotgun can be quite the equalizer, but only...
7 NRA Carry Guard Expo Workshops You Need to Try

7 NRA Carry Guard Expo Workshops You Need to Try

Want to build your self-defense and preparedness skills? Here are seven workshops available to attendees...
Review: Smith & Wesson M&P380 Shield EZ

Review: Smith & Wesson M&P380 Shield EZ

Designed as an easy-to-use handgun for everyone, the Smith & Wesson M&P380 Shield EZ brings...
The Statistics of Self-Defense: Don't Bet Your Life on Averages

The Statistics of Self-Defense: Don't Bet Your Life on Averages

Don’t base your self-defense strategy on the average anything. You’re not average, right?
4 Reasons Why You Need a Reload for Your Concealed-Carry Gun

4 Reasons Why You Need a Reload for Your Concealed-Carry Gun

The only time you have too much ammo is when you have to move it...
Train to Fight: Solid Defensive Habits for the Armed Citizen

Train to Fight: Solid Defensive Habits for the Armed Citizen

Developing good habits for defense in training is vital for the armed citizen. These habits...
Injured in an Attack? Stay in the Fight.

Injured in an Attack? Stay in the Fight.

In any sort of fight, the possibility of injury is real. Be prepared to do...
'FBI Miami Firefight': Lessons Learned

'FBI Miami Firefight': Lessons Learned

The 1986 Miami firefight involving the FBI and two bank robbers was a major catalyst...
FBI Report Highlights Effectiveness of Concealed Carry

FBI Report Highlights Effectiveness of Concealed Carry

The FBI's newly released report, "Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2016 and...
2018 Handgun of the Year: FN America FN 509

2018 Handgun of the Year: FN America FN 509

When personal protection is your goal, you demand the best to ensure your safety and...
The Benefits of a Backup Gun

The Benefits of a Backup Gun

A backup gun can become a life-saving primary in certain scenarios. Here are the benefits...
3 Dangers of Off-Body Carry

3 Dangers of Off-Body Carry

While it's certainly easier to carry a larger pistol off the body in a bag...
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