Mossberg 500 and 590 shotguns

Mossberg 500 and 590: America’s Defensive Shotguns

Since 1961, the O.F. (Oscar Frederick) Mossberg company has sold more than 11 million of its Model 500 pump-action shotguns, making it the most popular shotgun of all time, if not one of the most sold guns in any category, period.

2021 New Optics Guide

Whatever your needs or budget, we’ve got info on the latest tactical, long-range, self-defense and concealed-carry optics in our annual guide.

2021 New Optics Guide: Red-Dot Sights

While the hot-as-magma market for guns and ammunition has dominated the news, optics are also selling at a record pace, including red dots. 

How Important is a Fast Draw for Personal Defense with a Handgun?

What is a suitable quick-draw time, and how important is that for the armed defense with a handgun? 

Surviving Ammogeddon: Low-Round-Count Training

Given today’s restrictive ammunition shortages, how can you best utilize your time and limited resources to maintain and even further develop your shooting skills? The short answer is to train smart by optimizing your firearms training.

Handgun Training with Your Offhand

Training someone to shoot a defensive handgun is mostly a standardized process. Firearm safety is followed by firearm function, which is then followed by an introduction to the basics of marksmanship. Past that, focus falls on handgun manipulation, presentation and various methods of target engagement.

I Carry: Taurus GX4 Pistol in a Crossbreed Reckoning Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we have the new Taurus GX4 micro-compact, double-stack 9 mm pistol carried in a Crossbreed Reckoning holster along with a Cold Steel Mini Recon 1 pocketknife.

The Case for Custom Defense Guns

Sometimes a little customization is just what the armed citizen needs.

Review: Springfield Armory M1A Standard Issue Rifle

Robert Sadowski takes an in-depth look at the M1A from Springfield, which has its roots deep in U.S. Military history.

Review: Springfield Armory Hellcat RDP Pistol

Springfield’s micro 9 mm gets an optics-ready face-lift aimed at the concealed-carry market.

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