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Part II: Can the Colt Python Pass the 2,000-Round Challenge?

Caleb Giddings takes Colt's new Python through the 2,000-round challenge to see how well it stacks up.

Why You Should Practice One-Hand Shooting

Practicing with one hand will help develop skills that might become necessary in a fight. Ed Head talks about why you should practice one-hand shooting.

Mastering the Basics of Defensive Handgun Shooting

Having all the newest gear can definitely an advantage, but not if you haven't first mastered the basics of defensive handgun training. Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about the fundamental skills for shooting a handgun well.

Skills Check: 'New York Reload' Revolver Drill

Fans of Jim Cirillo’s New York Reload would do well to practice this drill, which features a primary and a backup revolver.

Single-Handed Shooting: Why Practice It?

If available evidence suggests that people continue fighting with an injured primary hand, why practice one-handed or support-side shooting? Here's the take from our Handgun editor.

Review: Taurus Spectrum

Does the mantra of “form over function” in polymer pistols leave no room for beauty? Well, maybe it ought to make some damn room. Enter the Taurus Spectrum.

Review: Ruger LCP II Pistol

Ruger’s LCP was a genre-defining handgun that led to an explosion of .380 ACP pistols on the market. The company has significantly improved this best-seller, and the new version could be as popular as the original.

Lessons from the Dark Side

A special IDPA competition may be the perfect grounds for testing low-light gear and tactics. It’s also an ideal way to train for self-defense in the dark.

The Sound of One Hand Shooting

While most of us train with our weak hands, how many have actually put some thought behind the rest of the story—why we're fighting with our weak hand?

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