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

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...
Review: Canik TP9 Elite Combat

Review: Canik TP9 Elite Combat

Looking for a striker-fired, entry-level racegun? Canik’s latest offering, the TP9 Elite Combat, delivers without...
Lee Jurras & The Development of Personal-Defense Ammo

Lee Jurras & The Development of Personal-Defense Ammo

Personal-defense ammo development owes a great deal to Lee Jurras of Super Vel Cartridge Company.
'The Caliber Wars:' Does the Round Really Matter?

'The Caliber Wars:' Does the Round Really Matter?

9mm vs. 45 ACP vs .40 S&W... the caliber wars can go on forever. Does...
First Look: LaserMax Lightning Rail-Mounted Laser

First Look: LaserMax Lightning Rail-Mounted Laser

LaserMax incorporated the technology found in its trigger-guard-mounted GripSense lasers into a a rail-mounted package....
Double-Action Revolvers & Their Place in Personal Defense

Double-Action Revolvers & Their Place in Personal Defense

More companies are offering double-action revolvers sized and built right for personal-defense use, but as...
The .450 SMC: A Potent & Practical Defensive Cartridge

The .450 SMC: A Potent & Practical Defensive Cartridge

Sometimes the modification of cartridges can lead to evolutionary improvements. Here's the story behind the...
The Pocket Pistol in 2019: How Far Have We Come?

The Pocket Pistol in 2019: How Far Have We Come?

What is the state of the venerable pocket pistol in 2019?
Speed Holstering: Why It's a Bad Idea

Speed Holstering: Why It's a Bad Idea

Quickly jamming a firearm into your holster can cause all sort of problems. Here's why...
Fight-or-Flight: Dealing With Body Reactions in Personal Defense

Fight-or-Flight: Dealing With Body Reactions in Personal Defense

Recognizing how your body will instinctively react to a threat and planning accordingly will put...
Rimfire Roundup: Guns, Gear and Ammo for .22 LR Fun

Rimfire Roundup: Guns, Gear and Ammo for .22 LR Fun

If you thought the days of cheap .22 LR fun were behind you, guess again....
Review: Kel-Tec CP33

Review: Kel-Tec CP33

Kel-Tec’s new CP33 provides serious onboard firepower.
Shotgun Readiness: 6 Conditions to Consider

Shotgun Readiness: 6 Conditions to Consider

Which readiness position should you keep your home-defense shotgun in? It depends on a few...
New for 2019: Taurus 856 Revolver With Viridian Laser

New for 2019: Taurus 856 Revolver With Viridian Laser

Thanks to the latest expansion of the Taurus revolver lineup, consumers can now order the...
Snubnose Revolvers: Still Meeting Defensive Needs

Snubnose Revolvers: Still Meeting Defensive Needs

The snubnose revolver, staple of 1950s cop shows, has a storied heritage and is still...
Health & Self-Defense: The Physical Effects of an Attack

Health & Self-Defense: The Physical Effects of an Attack

When you're in a fight for your life, your body is creating all kinds of...
Dry-Fire Training: Doing It Right

Dry-Fire Training: Doing It Right

What are some of the benefits of practicing with dry-fire drills in the home? What...
Review: Arex Rex Alpha

Review: Arex Rex Alpha

Accuracy, comfort and reliability are each important considerations for any handgun. The Slovenian-made Arex Rex...
Good Triggers: A Must-Have for Self-Defense Guns

Good Triggers: A Must-Have for Self-Defense Guns

So, you've got a solid self-defense gun for concealed-carry and home defense. What should you...
66 New Handguns for 2019

66 New Handguns for 2019

From revolvers to striker-fired semi-autos to rifle-caliber pistols, the new-for-2019 handgun market has a whole...
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