Three Smith & Wesson revolvers

Is the Smith & Wesson J-Frame Still Relevant for Personal Defense?

Despite the passage of time, Smith & Wesson’s trusty J-frame revolver remains an excellent option as a backup gun and more.

Are Percussion Revolvers and Single-Shot Muzzleloaders Obsolete?

It’s known that firearms can serve for a long time after they’re no longer cutting edge. Flintlocks held on long into the percussion era. During the American Civil War, plenty of cavalry units, especially local militias, turned up with single-shot pistols despite Colt’s revolvers having been on the market for a while by then.

Review: Smith & Wesson Shield Plus

In retrospect, Smith & Wesson had nobody to blame for the situation but themselves. The company didn’t invent the subcompact, lightweight, single-stack nine, of course. Walther and Beretta had preceded the original Shield to market by a few years with the PPS and the Nano, respectively, and Kahr had more or less created the niche back in the 1990s.

The Hottest Carry Gun Trends Today

What are the hottest trends among handgun shooters today? 

The History Behind Glock Clone Pistols

Glock’s remarkable popularity has led to an aftermarket where non-Glock, Glock-based pistols are now a thing.

Why You Should Always Be Adapting for Everyday Carry

Study, experience and technological advancements may convince you to make changes to your EDC gear.

Why You Can Always Improve Your Shooting Skills

Spend some time moving your benchmark and you'll quickly realize you can always improve your shooting skills, no matter how proficient you've become.

Why Do Handguns Have Lightening Cuts on the Slide?

When modifications become popular affectations, you can end up dating yourself.

Personal Defense with Classic Firearms

Many heirlooms can be pressed into service with a minimal tune-up and a new holster.

Why You Should Have a Rimfire Counterpart to Your EDC Gun

Having a rimfire stand-in for your EDC handgun is smart and saves money.

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