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Accessories for AK-Pattern Rifles

These simple refinements can make your Kalashnikov a better home-defense tool.

5 Essential Drills for Your Home-Defense Shotgun

Shotguns can be incredibly effective home-defense tools, provided you know how to use them. Here...

Tips & Techniques for Defensive Shotgun Patterning

Is the load in your defensive shotgun the best choice? Here’s how to find out.

Skills Check: Snake-Shot Training & Patterning

While the majority of no-legged critters are harmless to humans, some need to be dealt...

Home-Defense Buckshot: Which Size is Best?

Home-defense shotguns have a wide variety of ammo to choose from, and buckshot loads are...

Review: DoubleStar PhD 1911

The latest 1911 pistol from DoubleStar is ultra-reliable and well-designed. Called the PhD, it’s a...

Home-Defense Shotgun Handling: Advice from the Experts

Simply keeping a home-defense shotgun under your bed isn’t a plan. You must know how...

Review: TriStar KRX Tactical Shotgun

Like the AR-15 but want something chambered in 12-gauge? The TriStar Arms KRX Tactical shotgun...

Skills Check: 'Spring-Cleaning' Firearm Drills

Been cooped up indoors all winter? Better get to the range and check out all...

Shotguns and Shotshells: Understanding the Basics

All the basics you wanted to know about shotguns, shot and shotshells (but were afraid...

First Look: Hogue EX-F02 Knife

Designed for outdoor use, the Hogue EX-F02 fixed-blade knife features an all-new redesign that makes...

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...

Choosing Buckshot Loads for Home Defense

Home-defense shotguns have a wide variety of ammo to choose from, and buckshot loads are...

Does Barrel Length Matter for a Home-Defense Shotgun?

With the introduction of shorter non-NFA shotguns to the market, such as the Mossberg Shockwave,...

Review: DoubleStar PhD 1911 Pistol

The latest 1911 pistol from DoubleStar is ultra-reliable and well-designed. Called the PhD, it’s a...

How to Use a Shotgun for Home Defense

Simply keeping a shotgun under your bed isn’t a plan. You must know how to...

TriStar KRX Tactical Shotgun

Looking for an AR-15-ish platform, but in the mighty 12 gauge? TriStar has just the...

Reduced Recoil Shotgun Loads

Reduced-recoil loads offer softer shooting—fostering more practice—which we can all agree is a good thing.

Patterning the Defensive Shotgun

When it comes to defending yourself and others, there are few better firearm choices than...

Buckshot vs. Birdshot

Density kills, and these tests should help settle an ancient argument.
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