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The Perfect Shooting Drill to Save Ammo

As far as I can tell, ammunition remains expensive and in short supply, so here’s another drill that consumes only 10 rounds. But there’s a problem: It’s a bit addictive and you may want to shoot it several times and with several variations.

Point Shooting Vs. Sighted Fire: Which is Better?

The battle rages on between point shooters and those who rely on sighted fire. Is there a true winner in that contest?

Why We Need to Encourage New Shooters to Get Training

When we can, we need to tell the new shooter that they really need to learn to walk before they can run. And then we need to help them find the kind of training that will give them the basics of safe gun handling and marksmanship.

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.

3 Essential Tips for Personal Defense

The smart thing to do is to realize that it can be very dangerous out there and do something about it before becoming an unprepared victim.

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 newest Smith & Wesson M&P Shield pistol.

How to Reload a Handgun for Defensive Shooting

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

Review: Springfield Armory EMP Concealed Carry Contour Handgun

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

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

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

How to Get the Most From Firearms Training

All too often I hear all kinds of excuses from people as to why they haven’t booked professional defensive training. These are barriers that get in the way of our ability to improve our defensive shooting skills and tactics.

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