.30 Carbine cartridge

Is the .30 Carbine the Most Overlooked Cartridge of All Time?

The story behind the M1 Carbine is fascinating. And, while this column is about ammunition, it’s impossible to discuss the “carbine cartridge” without some gun history. In 1940, the U.S. Army was looking for a light rifle or carbine.

What's the Best Gun for Home Defense?

I got the question again this week. I live in a small town and a good number of folks know that I contribute to NRA Publications. To many, this means I am an authority of sorts and they would like to ask me about gun stuff.

Mossberg Maverick 88: The Affordable Self-Defense Shotgun

The Maverick 88 is a no-frills cousin of Mossberg’s legendary Model 500 pump-action shotgun, and although the two guns are aesthetically and mechanically similar they are not identical guns.

First Look: Galco EDC Valet Tray

Having a spot near your bed dedicated to storing your common EDC items solves this problem, which is why Galco has released its new EDC Valet tray.

Are Hunting Shotguns Good For Home Defense?

If all you have for home defense is a hunting-oriented scattergun, there are modifications you can easily make to improve its defensive capabilities.

What’s The Best Stance for Shooting With Shotguns?

Shooting a shotgun requires a solid stance, but different endeavors require different positions. Which is best?

First Look: Axeon Optics MPL1 Pistol Light

Axeon Optics, a brand known for innovative shooting and outdoor optic products, has launched the new MPL1 pistol light with ergonomic rear switches featuring three light modes.

Are Lever-Actions a Good Choice for Home Defense?

While lever-action shotguns are pretty rare, they are nonetheless worth investigating as a home-defense tool.

6 Great Home Defense Shotguns for Less

While your life is priceless, you don’t have to spend a fortune on an effective home-defense tool.

Why You Should Include Your Entire Family in a Home Defense Plan

Don’t forget to include all of your family members in your home-defense plan.

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