The Question

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.

Pump vs. Semi: Which Shotgun is Better for Personal Defense?

When it comes to personal defense, which is better: a pump or semi-auto shotgun? 

Selecting a Personal-Defense Handgun: Size and Fit

Selecting a personal-defense handgun is a very subjective endeavor.

5 Best General-Purpose Rifle Calibers

If you're looking to get the most bang for your buck, getting a rifle in one of these calibers is probably your best bet. Our Ammo editor rounds up his favorite offerings.

5 Essential Tips for Choosing a CCW Holster

In the market for a new concealed-carry rig? Here are five expert tips to keep in your head as you shop for a new CCW holster.

Confident CCW: Overcoming Obstacles to Effective EDC

You’ll need determination as well as a gun to overcome all the obstacles to concealed carry. Here's how to address some of the common barriers observed

Red-Dot Selection: 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Optic

So, you’re thinking about putting a red-dot sight on your rifle. Here are some tips on what to look for and how to use this type of optic.

Choosing the Best Holster for Your Concealed-Carry Gun

When you’ve carried a handgun every day for decades, you learn the best methods for all kinds of concealed-carry guns.

Three Steps for Choosing a New Concealed-Carry Gun

Sheriff Jim Wilson is considering a new concealed-carry gun. Before making the switch, he's taking the gun through these three steps before choosing it as his go-to sidearm.

Buying a Riflescope: 7 Elements to Consider

Buying a riflescope is a big task, particularly when some high-end optics cost more than rifles. Here are 7 different questions and considerations you should look at before you buy.

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