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What Are the Effects of a Contact Shot for Personal Defense?

In your extreme-close-quarters-encounter class, you were cautioned that contact shots could cause a handgun to...

What's the Advantage to Dry Lubricants for Firearms?

The other day I went out and shot up all the defensive ammo I’ve been...

How to Hone Your Handgun Skills

You have been told that repetition is the secret to improving your skills and maintaining...

Can a .38 S&W Revolver Fire .38 Spl. Loads?

It’s always best to err on the side of caution, especially where firearms are concerned....

How to Solve Interruptions in the Cycle of Operation

You have learned how to load and unload your new defensive pistol, but what do...

Does Ammunition Have a Shelf Life?

I am a new gun owner, so I am behind the power curve in equipping...

Can You Use Wadcutter Ammunition for Personal Defense?

Can you use wadcutter ammunition for personal defense? George Harris answers this question, which may...

What to Do After You've Bought Your First Firearm

You finally took the plunge. You bought a gun for protection. You took a class....

What Does it Mean to Proof a Firearm?

I am not sure I understand what the term “proofing” a pistol means, how it...

Budget-Conscious Practice Alternatives

Due to the current state of affairs, you are out of work and have plenty...

The Heads-up on Headspace

During a recent discussion at the gun store, the subject of headspace as it pertains...

Why Not All Magazine Components Are Compatible

As it turns out, not all magazine components are compatible, even when dealing with different...

How to Remove a Bullet Stuck in a Firearm Barrel

Today, I was testing several different types of carry ammunition in my brand-new SIG Sauer...

How to Solve Ejection Problems with a 1911

What do you do when a 1911 is ejecting brass directly in your face? George...

Should You Lighten a Recoil Spring on a 1911?

I have a Remington R1 1911 chambered in .45 ACP. Arthritis has invaded my hands...

Should You Prep the Trigger?

In your concealed-carry class, the instructor mentioned that staging the trigger, also referred to as...

Tech Wisdom: Trigger Pull Weight

I own and run a small gun shop and repair business in the Northeastern United...

Tech Wisdom: Why Does My 1911 Hammer Fall to the Half-Cock Notch?

What do you do when your 1911 hammer falls to the half-cock notch? George Harris...

The Fix: Keep Your Eyes Open to Shoot Faster

You were shooting horizontal and vertical plates with your friends at the club recently and...

Tech Wisdom: Hittin’ and Missin’

While instructing several students how to operate an AR-15-style rifle, it failed to fire several...
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