3 barrel lengths

How Short is Too Short?

You do know that shorter barrels mean slower velocities, right?

First Look: Federal Punch 30 Super Carry

A new option for defensive ammo in 30 Super Carry.

What's More Important Than The Gun You Carry?

Taking a 10,000-foot view of self-defense means looking at all aspects of the subject.

Seven Inconvenient Truths of Concealed Carry

I’ve carried a handgun for most of my adult life. During that time, I’ve learned a lot of things about carrying concealed. Some of those lessons came from others who are more experienced, some came through the many training courses I’ve attended and some I learned on my own—the hard way.

It All Begins With Educating Yourself

When it comes to choosing a defensive pistol, a few moments spent in research can make a world of difference.

Handgun Training with Your Offhand

Training someone to shoot a defensive handgun is mostly a standardized process. Firearm safety is followed by firearm function, which is then followed by an introduction to the basics of marksmanship. Past that, focus falls on handgun manipulation, presentation and various methods of target engagement.

Why You Should Test Your Ammo

Most gun owners will test ammunition to ensure it works in a handgun, but how often is terminal performance checked?

Why You Should Always Use Enough Gun

"Use enough gun" was and is the watchword for those hunting dangerous game, but it's also a reasonable consideration for personal defense.

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.

Is The Glaser Safety Slug Good for Self Defense?

Glaser’s interesting Safety Slug is still available, but is it viable? Richard Mann takes a look at the Glaser Safety Slug and data related to its use.

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