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Why the Lever Gun is Great for Self Defense

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

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.

Selecting a Personal-Defense Handgun: Size and Fit

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

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: Federal Punch Personal Defense Ammo

Federal Ammunition has introduced a new line of defensive loads called Punch ammo.

New for 2020: Speer 5.7X28 mm Gold Dot Ammunition

The new 5.7X28 mm Gold Dot load from Speer is the first 5.7x28 mm ammunition...

New for 2020: SIG Sauer Handguns

As we gear up for SHOT Show 2020, we take a look at some of...

I Carry Spotlight: Red Dot vs. Iron Sights

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

The Ultimate 2019 Tactical Holiday Gift Guide

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

No Safe Spaces: Why We Need Personal-Defense Skills

It’s a sobering thought, but there really is no such thing as a “safe” space,...

Range Review: SIG Sauer MPX Copperhead

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

Mag-Load a Revolver: A How-To & Practice Drill

You can't reload a revolver with a 1911 magazine...or can you? Here's one thought-provoking method...

I Carry: SIG Sauer P365 in a G-Code Incog Eclipse Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a SIG Sauer P365...

How to Build Your Self-Defense & CCW Skills

Never stop reaching for the next level in your quest for self-improvement.

I Carry Spotlight: Ruger LCP II

This week, we're dedicating a special Spotlight episode to the Ruger LCP II, one of...

3 Self-Defense Opinions That Don't Hold Water

Too often, Sheriff Jim hears these three claims in the personal-defense community. Here's why you...
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