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Can You Use Wadcutter Ammunition for Personal Defense?

Can you use wadcutter ammunition for personal defense? George Harris answers this question, which may...

What to Do After You've Bought Your First Firearm

You finally took the plunge. You bought a gun for protection. You took a class....

Why the Lever Gun is Great for Self Defense

Sheriff Jim Wilson makes the case that the lever gun is, for many, a great...

10 Best Ways to Defend Yourself Against Civil Unrest

When it comes to self-defense, anything can happen, but these 10 best ways to defend...

7 Personal-Defense Handguns Under $300

Here are some great handgun buys around the $300 price range.

Handgun Selections for Women

Selecting a personal-defense gun is a very subjective thing.

Four Great Options for Single-Stack Subcompact 9 mm Pistols

These concealed-carry options may not be new, but that's actually not a bad thing.

Selecting a Personal-Defense Handgun: Size and Fit

Selecting a personal-defense handgun is a very subjective endeavor.

Pepper Spray for Self Defense

We've long been advocates for numerous tools in the self defense toolbox, including incapacitating sprays...

2020 Shooting Illustrated Golden Bullseye Awards

Only those products that offer a combination of innovation, utility, reliability, outstanding performance and value...

Where Should You Carry Your Reload?

It’s unlikely you’ll ever need to reload your handgun in a self-defense situation. But if...

I Carry: Springfield Armory Hellcat in an Exarchy Omega Holster

Today’s "I Carry" kit centers around the new, popular Springfield Armory Hellcat and includes some...

Don't Get Trapped by Myths

Instead of imagining events that make us the winner and hero, the defensive shooter is...

New for 2020: CMMG 5.7x28 mm AR Magazine and Conversion Kit

CMMG has released a 5.7 AR Conversion Magazine that holds 40 rounds of 5.7x28 mm.

I Carry Spotlight: Red Dot vs. Iron Sights

In this "I Carry Spotlight" episode, we use two models of the Springfield Armory Hellcat...

Pistol-Practice Goal: Make It Second Nature

Ordinary, everyday tasks with your pistol should be as commonplace as breathing. Practice until this...

The Ultimate 2019 Tactical Holiday Gift Guide

Over the last year, Shooting Illustrated staffers have gotten ahold of some of this year's...

Range Review: CMMG Banshee 10mm

For years, consumers asked for a 10mm pistol-caliber carbine platform. With its latest Banshee model,...

New for 2019: Springfield Armory Saint Pistol 5.56 NATO

Springfield Armory expanded its AR-style pistol lineup in 2019 with this all-new model based on...

Range Review: SIG Sauer MPX Copperhead

In a market overrun by pistol-caliber platforms, the SIG Sauer MPX Copperhead is one of...
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