Backup sights

Why You Should Have Backup Sights on Your AR-15

Having a set of iron—or plastic—sights on your carbine is a smart hedge against worst-case scenarios.

Why Eye Dominance Matters for Personal Defense

Knowing which eye is dominant, as well as how to shoot with both eyes open, can be an indispensable skill for personal defense.

Review: XS Sights XTI2 Offset Rifle Sights

Looking for backup sights for a rifle with a magnified optic? XS Sights offers a simple, quick option.

First Look: Samson Manufacturing SXT Series Handguards

The new SXT Series of handguards from Samson replaces the SXS Series handguards.

Illuminated Irons: Low-Light Aiming Options for Your Rifle

When the lights go out, are your rifle’s sights up to the task?

Rifle Trigger Technique: Methods & Mechanics

Embrace the Zen of trigger control in your precision rifle. Slow down to go fast. Here are a few tricks from our Rifles editor.

Basics of Low-Light Self-Defense

Don’t always assume there will be ample light to see your iron sights. Plan accordingly and know what to look for in a low-light self-defense setup.

Shotguns: My Go-To Home-Defense Tool

Bart Skelton has decades of personal-defense experience under his belt, having served in law enforcement. His choice for home-defense? A 12-gauge shotgun.

Weatherby PA-459 TR 8-Shot

Weatherby’s new tactical pump-action shotgun leaves little to be desired.

Mossberg Announces Summer Blazin' Hot Promotion

Buy a Blaze or Blaze 47 rimfire rifle and receive two free magazines.

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