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Firearms Training: Developing a Mission Statement

You need to craft a code before you can live by it.

Pros & Cons of Different Color Combinations on Handguns

Non-traditional, brightly colored guns just may not be the end of the world.

Handgun Reloads: How-To & Expert Tips

Reloads are undeniably one of the most essential skills a serious defensive shooter can have....

The Problems With Small Self-Defense Guns

Small pistols are all the rage now, but the smaller the pistol, the bigger the...

I Carry Spotlight: Red Dot vs. Iron Sights

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

Top 5 Shooting Illustrated Articles of 2019

Which articles resonated with Shooting Illustrated readers in 2019? Here are our top five stories...

Armed Adventurer: Test Your Gear Before You Travel

SI contributor Jeff Gonzales travels a lot for work and play, and he's learned much...

More Than a Gun: Other Essential Elements of Self-Defense

There’s a lot more to self-defense than merely being able to draw a handgun and...

Rimfire Pistol Conversion Kits: Are They Worth It?

I like to shoot a lot. With the price of ammunition what it is, especially...

Self-Defense Knives: Should You Carry Them?

Is carrying a knife for self-defense a wise decision? Here's one take from an expert...

Pros and Cons of Ankle Carry

Richard Mann examines the basics of using an ankle holster for concealed carry and talks...

Review: Keepers Concealment Errand AIWB Holster

Looking for a comfortable appendix-carry holster? Check out our experience with the Keepers Concealment Errand...

Muzzle-Energy Math: Comparing Shotgun Gauges for Home Defense

We were told there would be no math involved, but here it is.

Handgun Suppressors: Pros & Cons to Consider Before Buying

A suppressor is an increasingly popular accessory for a handgun, but is still a big...

Steel-Case Ammo: Bad For Your Gun?

Steel cartridge case use in handguns (as well as long guns) has been the source...

Workplace CCW: Tips for Personal Defense on the Job

Many variables factor into the decision to carry a concealed firearm. One that needs to...

Pistol-Mounted Red-Dot Sights: Pros and Cons

Adding a red-dot sight to your pistol is a big decision. Know the benefits and...

Box Magazine-Fed Shotguns: Game Changing Innovations

What’s this, a change of heart regarding removable-box-magazine-fed shotguns? Here's what our Shotgun editor has...

Appendix Carry: What's It All About?

Appendix carry is growing more popular as a preferred concealed-carry position. What are the pros...

Pros and Cons of a Shotgun-Mounted Red Dot

Adding a red-dot sight to a shotgun can help you make faster hits, but are...
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