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Don't Get Trapped by Myths

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

Glock DIY Build: Choosing the Right Custom Components

The criteria and components that go into building a Glock for personal protection are more...

Defensive Revolvers: Is it a Trend or Just a Fad?

Sheriff Jim ponders the recent interest of defensive revolvers and wonders if it's a trend...

2020 Ammo of the Year: Norma MHP

As our 2020 Ammunition Product of the Year, Shooting Illustrated staffers chose Norma's Monolithic Hollow...

Why I Made Firearm Practice My New Year's Resolution

All it took was a quick trip to the range for Sheriff Jim to form...

Top 5 Shooting Illustrated Articles of the Decade

Over the last 10 years, we've covered thousands of topics. However, five articles floated above...

Don't Let Ego Get In the Way of Learning

Those who truly want to learn self-defense strategies and techniques need to learn quickly that...

Stick With What's Tried and True in Self-Defense

The defensive firearm world is filled with self-ascribed experts who push the latest fads. If...

The Tactical Reload: A Critical Self-Defense Skill

The tactical reload isn't just a technique for competition shooting. Practicing your reloads and thinking...

Flashlights: A Must-Have Piece of Your EDC Kit

Is there a flashlight in your EDC kit? If not, here are a few reasons...

Review: CrossBreed Pac Mat Holster

While off-body carry isn't ideal, there are certain situations where it's more comfortable or even...

Doorbell Defense: Be Alert & Aware Before Opening Up

Home defense is about more than just having a gun. Here's one element of awareness...

I Carry Spotlight: SIG Sauer P365 vs. Glock G43

In this "I Carry Spotlight," we're taking a closer look at elements of the SIG...

Range Review: Glock G48

Glock expanded its Slimline series of guns with several new models in 2019. One of...

Close-Quarter Confrontations: Defending Yourself at Short Range

In many self-defense scenarios, armed citizens don't have the luxuries of distance and time. Here's...

Mossberg Offers Free Holster With MC1sc Purchase

Thinking about getting your hands on the slim, subcompact Mossberg MC1sc? Now's your chance to...

The Importance of Assessment & Awareness in Self-Defense

Just because you find yourself in a situation where you might have to employ your...

Classics: Detonics Combat Master

The concept of a small, concealable, 1911-style handgun for personal defense isn't new. The Detonics...

The Benefits of 'BBQ Guns'

You can’t conceal pride of ownership, and the so-called "barbecue guns" of the world carry...

3 Must-Have Elements of Personal Defense

Finding the right gear is important, but defensive shooters need to keep several critical elements...
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