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Training for Personal Defense With and Without Glasses

Prescription lenses help restore our vision as we age, but what happens when you can’t find them or they get knocked off during a fight?

Why You Should Have Backup Sights on Your AR-15

Having a set of iron—or plastic—sights on your carbine is a smart hedge against worst-case scenarios.

2021 New Optics Guide

Whatever your needs or budget, we’ve got info on the latest tactical, long-range, self-defense and concealed-carry optics in our annual guide.

First Look: Holosun Optics AEMS Reflex Sight

Holosun, long known for its carbine-ready red-dot sights and pistol-slide-mounted handgun optics, has a new reflex sight for 2021.

First Look: Adams Arms AA19 9 mm Handgun

Adams Arms is a pioneer of the piston-driven AR platform. Now they are coming out with the new AA19, a performance-driven compact 9 mm Luger handgun that combines their years of experience with handgun barrel and slide innovations with their  mission of elevating firearm reliability and performance.

2021 New Optics Guide: Red-Dot Sights

While the hot-as-magma market for guns and ammunition has dominated the news, optics are also selling at a record pace, including red dots. 

2021 New Optics Guide: Thermal and Night-Vision Optics

While the hot-as-magma market for guns and ammunition has dominated the news, optics are also selling at a record pace. Fortunately, optics manufacturers have been able to develop and introduce a dizzying array of new products, including new thermal & nightvision optics. 

I Carry: Kimber R7 Mako Pistol in a Mission First Tactical Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we have the brand-new Kimber R7 Mako micro-9 mm double-stack pistol carried in a Mission First Tactical holster and equipped with a Crimson Trace CTS-1500 red-dot sight.

I Carry: Ruger Max-9 Pistol with a Holosun Red Dot Sight

In today's episode of "I Carry, we have the new Ruger Max-9 micro-9 mm double-stack pistol carried in a DeSantis Slim-Tuk holster with a Holosun HE507K X2 red-dot sight attached.

How to Choose the Right Handgun Sight Height

In the past few months, I have had the good fortune to acquire two new Mossberg pistols. One is an MC1sc to carry in my pocket and the other is an MC2c I carry concealed in a belt holster. Both are as accurate and reliable as any handgun I’ve shot.

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