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Interest in CCW Permits Continues

While the well-publicized upsurge in personal-protection firearms sales taking place during 2009 and most of 2010 has subsided slightly in recent months, there continues to be a significant nationwide expansion and liberalization of concealed-carry statutes as well as a growing interest by Americans to acquire permits to carry firearms.

.357 SIG

One of the sleepers of modern pistol cartridges is slowly slipping away from us.

The Evolution of Sheep

While the simple act of watching your local evening news should be enough to confirm our world is far from a safe place, I repeatedly find myself perplexed at how most people respond with ambivalence, denial, indifference and even ridicule.

Developing a Self-Defense-Oriented State of Mind

The third installment in this series of articles takes a look at perhaps the most important aspect of self-defense for the disabled. (Photo courtesy of Michael Seaman).

Smith & Wesson Model M&P340

Revolver or semi-auto? While most of today's shooters lean toward the latter for self-defense, there was a time in the not-so-distant past when the wheelgun reigned supreme in the form of the Smith & Wesson Military & Police.


A scene in an old Kirk Douglas movie has the actor playing an aging Sicilian don explaining an old tradition of the homeland to his son. Full of emotional respect for a particular firearm, the don explains where the gun came from and why it was made.

Hornady Critical Defense

These loads prove to be extremely effective when used in today's generation of small guns.

Awareness (Part I)

In another installment in his series on self-defense for those with disabilities, Bob Boyd takes a look at arguably the most important facet, keeping an eye on your surroundings, those around you and avoiding dangerous situations.

Awareness (Part II)

Effective self-defense requires the development of mental maps.

New Options Available in Guard Dog Home Defense

Federal Premium Guard Dog Home Defense rounds are specially developed for home protection use. Featuring a patented EFMJ construction, this bullet is filled with expanding polymer that minimizes over-penetration through interior walls.

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