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New for 2019: Wilson Combat Paul Howe Signature Glock

New for 2019: Wilson Combat Paul Howe Signature Glock

With the input of retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant Paul Howe, Wilson Combat put together...
Fightin' Iron: Building a Utilitarian 'Trail' Rifle

Fightin' Iron: Building a Utilitarian 'Trail' Rifle

Call it what you will, a bolt gun that’s purpose-built and equally badass can go...
I Carry: Smith & Wesson Model 360PD in a PHLster Holster

I Carry: Smith & Wesson Model 360PD in a PHLster Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a Smith & Wesson...
Handgun Handling: It Starts With Stance

Handgun Handling: It Starts With Stance

There's lots of debate over proper handgun handling, and stance is one of the key...
Home-Defense Planning: Threat Response & Training

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

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...
New for 2019: Remington RM380 Executive

New for 2019: Remington RM380 Executive

Expanding its line of pocket-size personal-defense pistols in 2019, Remington added its RM380 Executive to...
OODA Loop: Decision-Making in Personal Defense

OODA Loop: Decision-Making in Personal Defense

You are taking a personal-defense class and your instructor keeps referring to something called the...
5 Training Tips for a Personal-Defense Rifle

5 Training Tips for a Personal-Defense Rifle

Sheriff Jim covers some of the important necessities when using a rifle for defensive purposes.
I Carry: Glock G17 Gen 5 MOS in a Blackhawk Omnivore Holster

I Carry: Glock G17 Gen 5 MOS in a Blackhawk Omnivore Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a Glock G17 Gen...
Review: DoubleStar PhD 1911

Review: DoubleStar PhD 1911

The latest 1911 pistol from DoubleStar is ultra-reliable and well-designed. Called the PhD, it’s a...
The 24-Hour Bail-Out Bag: Concept & Contents

The 24-Hour Bail-Out Bag: Concept & Contents

Sure, everyone's heard of the bug-out bag, but what if you need something more immediate?...
Self-Defense Ammo: Checking & Cycling Tips

Self-Defense Ammo: Checking & Cycling Tips

You've cleaned your concealed-carry gun, you've trained and you've set up a decent holster. Now,...
I Carry: NAA Ranger II in a DeSantis Pocket Holster

I Carry: NAA Ranger II in a DeSantis Pocket Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a North American Arms...
Review: CrossBreed 'The Reckoning' Holster

Review: CrossBreed 'The Reckoning' Holster

For the holsters in your collection, their day has come. The Reckoning holster from CrossBreed...
First Look: Crimson Trace M&P Shield Lightguard

First Look: Crimson Trace M&P Shield Lightguard

Looking to add a light to your Smith & Wesson M&P Shield? Crimson Trace just...
I Carry: Walther CCP M2 in a DeSantis Holster

I Carry: Walther CCP M2 in a DeSantis Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a Walther Arms CCP...
Classic Guns: Bushmaster Arm Pistol

Classic Guns: Bushmaster Arm Pistol

Think AR-15-style pistols are a new innovation? See where this unique product category got its...
Personal-Protection Practices: Does It Work for You?

Personal-Protection Practices: Does It Work for You?

Does your personal-protection setup work for you? Are you making the right self-defense choices for...
Get Off the X: Exiting & Equalizing in a Fight

Get Off the X: Exiting & Equalizing in a Fight

If you find yourself without your defensive firearm or unable to reach it, you are...
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