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Pistol-Practice Goal: Make It Second Nature

Ordinary, everyday tasks with your pistol should be as commonplace as breathing. Practice until this...

The Ultimate 2019 Tactical Holiday Gift Guide

Over the last year, Shooting Illustrated staffers have gotten ahold of some of this year's...

Review: Springfield Armory RO Elite Compact

A single-stack 9 mm in 1911 form…That’s something everyone can argue about! Check out the...

Range Review: SIG Sauer MPX Copperhead

In a market overrun by pistol-caliber platforms, the SIG Sauer MPX Copperhead is one of...

Snubbie Shortcomings: Making the Best of a CCW Revolver

Small revolvers are convenient and concealable, but they have some downsides. Here's how to address...

Cleaning Your Home-Defense Shotgun: Tips & Tricks

Cleaning your home-defense shotgun doesn’t have to be a time-consuming chore—but it does need to...

Mastering the Double-Action Revolver

Double-action revolvers are coming back, and with it, the need for mastery of the double-action...

Carbine Modularity: 4 AR-15 Setup Options

With all of the accessory options for defensive AR-15 rifles, what setups should owners choose...

The 7 Commandments of the Home-Defense Shotgun

Our Shotguns Editor shares what he considers to be his Seven Commandments of running a...

10 .22 LR Conversion Kits for Your Favorite EDC Pistol

For low cost and new-shooter training, there’s no substitute for a .22 LR conversion kit...

Self-Defense & Communication: Be Careful What You Say

Of course, in the aftermath of a defensive shooting, what you say and how you...

Review: Kimber K6s

The Kimber K6s breathes new life into the revolver game, presenting a six-shot .357 Mag....

Lights & Home Defense: Firearm Safety Rule 4 in Action

It is a supremely bad idea to break the fourth rule of firearm safety, “Be...

Review: Colt Cobra

The much-loved Colt Cobra revolver is back, and quite evolved from when we last saw...

The Object of Defensive-Gun Handling: Stop the Threat

There's a lot of talk about the lethality of certain cartridges, but Sheriff Jim reminds...

Review: Nikon Black Force 1000

Nikon’s latest entry into the hotly contested tactical/MSR scope market, the Black Force 1000, gets...

Fitness & Firearms: How Light Exercise Can Improve Shooting

Good firearm owners are always trying to find ways to improve their gun-handling skills, and...

Handgun Customization: What Do You Really Need?

When it comes to customizing and enhancing a defensive handgun, many shooters start customizing before...

Tips for Buying a Used Shotgun

Given the robust nature of the design, pump-action shotguns are long-lived, so acquiring a used...

10mm vs. .40 S&W: Similarities, Differences and Uses

Both the 10mm and the .40 S&W use a .40-caliber projectile and were developed around...
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