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Mastering the Trigger Press

In the old days we called it “pulling the trigger.” Then along came Jeff Cooper who started calling it the “trigger press.” What Cooper meant was that the trigger should be pressed smoothly and softly so that the gun muzzle was not pulled off target.

Evolution of Defensive Tactics

In the defensive-equipment realm, we really have come a long way, baby.

Why Polymer Pistols Are the Future of Handguns

Polymer is here to stay, especially when it comes to pistol manufacturing.

Review: Justified Defensive Concepts Defensive Pistol Skills I

Justified Defensive Concepts, a new defensive-training school in northern Virginia is bringing a different element to defensive-handgun training, teaching critical-thinking skills under pressure.

Vehicle-Defense: Tactics for Car-Based Personal Protection

Learning to access your firearm inside of a vehicle safely can help you fend off a number of attacks.

Skills Check: Gunsite Academy 499 Drill

Learning how to run Gunsite Academy's 499 course drill can help you make the defensive grade when the chips are down.

5 Great Pistol Drills for Self-Defense Training

If you're planning to carry a pistol for self-defense, it's important to have the skills necessary to use that gun under stress. Here are five great training drills to help sharpen your skills.

Tactical vs. Practical: Use the Gun You Know

The cool kids may have fun toys, but the flavor of the week on social media doesn’t make them better shooters or more able to defend themselves. It’s fine to just be yourself when it comes to your shooting gear.

Review: Kahr Arms CT40

The Kahr Arms CT40 may lack some niceties, but at its heart, it’s still a Kahr, and that's good news for fans of the .40 S&W.

How to Defend Yourself Inside of a Vehicle

Learning to access your firearm inside of a vehicle safely can help you fend off a number of attacks.

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