Accessories for AK-Pattern Rifles

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

Why You Shouldn't Mix Shotgun Ammo

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

5 Essential Drills for Your Home-Defense Shotgun

Shotguns can be incredibly effective home-defense tools, provided you know how to use them. Here are five essential drills that'll get you acquainted with your shotgun.

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 with promptly.

Home-Defense Buckshot: Which Size is Best?

Home-defense shotguns have a wide variety of ammo to choose from, and buckshot loads are some of the most popular. Which buckshot load is right for you?

First Look: Federal Premium Shorty Shotshell

Joining a number of shortened shotshells on the market, Federal Premium announced the release of its Shorty Shotshells in 2019.

Review: DoubleStar PhD 1911

The latest 1911 pistol from DoubleStar is ultra-reliable and well-designed. Called the PhD, it’s a smart choice for home defense or carry.

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 to use it. Here's some expert advice from top professionals in the self-defense industry.

Review: TriStar KRX Tactical Shotgun

Like the AR-15 but want something chambered in 12-gauge? The TriStar Arms KRX Tactical shotgun might be just what you're looking for.

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