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Go Plinking. The Second Amendment Depends On It.

How can you strengthen support for the Second Amendment and grow the shooting community? Grab...

First Steps in Sport Shooting and Personal Defense

You have a good job, are just starting to get established in life and are...

Hobbyists vs. Hardcore Enthusiasts: The Gun-Community Divide

Not every gun owner who carries is a hardcore gun enthusiast—but they could be.

Fight-Ready Fitness: Staying in Shape for Self-Defense

Being prepared to defend yourself involves a lot more than proficiency with a firearm. Are...

Scout-Rifle Build: Robar Ruger American Scout

After Ruger improved on its affordable American Rifle, SI Field Editor Ed Head aimed to...

Using the OODA Loop for Self-Defense

We are constantly interacting with our environment, whether consciously or not. The OODA Loop explains...

Five Factors Affecting Training: Overcoming the Barriers

Many barriers affect the decision to seek effective training. Don’t let them derail your efforts.

Home-Defense Planning: Threat Response & Training

Developing a home-defense plan ahead of time will prevent mistakes, help you consider all options...

Personal-Defense Skill-Building: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

An experience at a recent training event led one Shooting Illustrated contributor to reflect on...

The Fightin' .45: Origins & History

Our nation’s military and law enforcement relied on .45 caliber sidearms throughout history for its...

Concealed-Carry for Beginners: Tips for Continued Training

Getting your concealed-carry permit is a great start in your self-defense journey, but it is...

Single-Handed Shooting: Why Practice It?

If available evidence suggests that people continue fighting with an injured primary hand, why practice...

Range Review: Kimber K6s 3-Inch Revolver

Following on the heels of its first-ever revolver, Kimber added a new model to its...

10mm Auto: What's the Big Deal?

While there are more popular caliber options on the market, the 10mm Auto cartridge has...

The 21-Foot Rule: Why Is It Important?

Most shooters know that a knife-wielding bad guy can cover 21 feet in the time...

Dry-Fire Practice Tips for Defensive Shooters

With a safe and sensible approach, dry-fire practice can improve your technique and ensure you...

In Defense of the 'Hobbyist' Gun Owner

Not every gun owner who carries is a hard-core gun enthusiast—but they could be.

Three Self-Defense Myths That Just Won't Die

It is absolutely amazing the way some self-defense and gun myths continue to get passed...

Putting Suppressed Rifle Systems to the Test

At the first-ever ElectroMedia Conclave in Wyoming, several companies provided suppressed rifle systems that were...

Buying a Budget AR-15

Budget AR-15-pattern rifles are immensely popular, but what kind of bang do they offer for...
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