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What to Look for in Defensive Firearm Training

In defensive shooting, as in most other things in life, we improve what we measure....

Range Review: Alchemy Custom Weaponry Prime 1911

The Alchemy Arms Prime is a gunsmith-crafted, Government model 1911 with 25 LPI checkering on...

Why You Shouldn't Mix Shotgun Ammo

To mix or not to mix, that is the question. Fortunately, we have an answer.

Glock DIY Build: Choosing the Right Custom Components

The criteria and components that go into building a Glock for personal protection are more...

Review: Wilson Combat EDC X9S

For the refined gentleman or woman who seeks the finest in concealed-carry options, the brand-new...

Handgun Bullet Behavior: Why Velocity Matters

The competition for the best-balanced defensive ammo is a race to the middle.

Top 18 Pistol-Caliber Carbines for 2019

The pistol-caliber carbine market got hot over the last few years, and manufacturers have a...

9mm Resurgence: Why the FBI & Police Went Back

Think today’s 9mm doesn’t possess sufficient terminal performance for use by the FBI, law enforcement...

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?

9mm vs. 45 ACP vs .40 S&W... the caliber wars can go on forever. Does...

Review: Black Hills HoneyBadger

Think it’s impossible for handgun hollow points to possess adequate penetration without expanding? Think again,...

Review: Browning Handgun Ammo

A new player in the ammunition world is perhaps the most familiar name in the...

3 Concealed-Carry Myths Debunked

Some concealed-carry myths are best left behind in favor of more-practical options. Here are three...

Ballistics-Gel Testing: What It Does and Doesn't Tell You

Though it has become an industry standard for testing terminal performance of ammunition, ballistic gelatin...

Review: Justified Defensive Concepts Defensive Pistol Skills I

Justified Defensive Concepts, a new defensive-training school in northern Virginia is bringing a different element...

Federal Air Marshal Qualification: Test Your CCW Skills

Created for the Federal Air Marshal Service, the Tactical Pistol Course is an excellent source...

CCW Training: Are We Practicing the Wrong Skills?

With a critical mass of shooting footage now available for examination, it's becoming clearer that...

A Need for Speed: Rise and Fall of the Bottlenecked Pistol Cartridge

The trend of bottlenecked pistol cartridges has ebbed and flowed over the last century. Where...

Review: Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep Ammo

Federal Premium’s new Hydra-Shok Deep defensive ammunition comes with a lot of hype—but it delivers.

Large-Bore Love Affair: Why I Enjoy Big Bullets in Little Guns

Little guns and big cartridges are a contradictory—and irresistible—combination. Here's the back story on our...
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