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First Look: Springfield Armory Emissary 1911

Springfield Armory recently released its newest handgun, the Emissary 1911, which combines elements from defensive...

How to Maintain Pistol Marksmanship During the Ammo Shortage

The following drill will help maintain essential marksmanship skills while keeping the round count low.

Expensive vs. Budget Ammo: What's the Difference?

There are a number of things to take into consideration when selecting ammunition for concealed...

How to Change Handgun Sights The Right Way

Swapping the sights on your handgun is often the first modification you’ll want to make....

First Look: New Line of XS Sights for Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Plus

XS Sights has come out with a new line of night sights designed for the...

Are Hunting Shotguns Good For Home Defense?

If all you have for home defense is a hunting-oriented scattergun, there are modifications you...

Be Careful What You Say

There's an old expression that goes, "Keep your words soft and sweet, in case you...

First Look: 1791 Gunleather RVHX Holster

1791 Gunleather recently introduced the RVHX model to their lineup of premium leather holsters.

First Look: SIG Sauer Pro-Cut Slides for P229 & P226

Mounting a red dot on your pistol can be an arduous process. The new Pro-Cut...

First Look: Taurus GX4 Micro-Compact 9 mm in New Slide Colors

Taurus is following up the successful launch of their popular Taurus GX4 micro-compact 9 mm...

First Look: Wilson Combat SFX9 Solid Frame 9 mm

The new X9 family from Wilson Combat continues to evolve with the introduction of the...

How to Reload a Handgun for Defensive Shooting

Reloading a handgun for competition is one thing, but reloading for tactical or personal defense...

5 Most Common Handgun Upgrades

What are the five most common upgrades for a defensive handgun and how would you...

A Complete Guide: Double-Action Revolvers for Defense

The double-action revolver is always worthy of consideration when someone sets out to select a...

First Look: New Handgun Fits for Galco KingTuk Cloud Holster

Galco's KingTuk holster is now available in even more holster applications.

Why You Should Carry a Handgun Every Day

Sheriff Jim Wilson explains why carrying a handgun for personal defense is important to do...

Review: Springfield Armory EMP Concealed Carry Contour Handgun

The EMP series of 1911-style pistols from Springfield Armory was designed specifically around the 9...

Red Dots vs. Iron Sights: Which is Better for Handguns?

Slide-mounted red-dot optics on pistols are hot and getting hotter.

Personal Defense is About Establishing the Right Habits

As Sheriff Jim Wilson points out, personal defense is really about establishing a series of...

The Case for Custom Defense Guns

Sometimes a little customization is just what the armed citizen needs.
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