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How Clean Should Your Guns Be?

I have a problem that has perplexed me for the last three years concerning the Ruger Mark IV Target .22 LR pistol I shoot for Steel Challenge competition and just ringing steel for fun. In cleaning this gun over the last three years, I have yet to come out with a clean patch at the end of my cleaning sessions.

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Does Birdshot Overpenetrate?

Home defenders sometimes opt for birdshot, thinking it won’t overpenetrate. We put this concept to the test.

What Does "Mindset" Actually Mean? (Part 1)

We hear that term quite often in the self defense world, but what does it really mean?

More Than Just A Gun Bucket: How to Choose A Good Holster

Could your holster choice really be more important than your gun?

The Gas Pedal Drill

Training yourself to shoot better is the result of developing a higher skill level upon which you may rely. The higher your skill level, the greater your odds of performing well when they are called upon. Greater skill is born from greater control; the greater the control, the better the performance.

Your Go-To Move

When it comes to a self-defense situation, most shooters think “Well, I’ll just shoot him!” Others may consider their personal “go-to” move to be a martial arts technique such as a finger strike to the eyes, bare-knuckle punch to the throat or kick to the groin.

CCW in Public Restrooms: When You Gotta Go...

Sometime, somewhere, you’ll require the use of a public restroom stall. After all, like we tell small children, “Everyone has to go.” If you carry a concealed handgun, you will face the universal problem of what to do with that pistol in the stall while your britches are down.

Trigger Finger Discipline

It's called RULE Number Three, not Guideline Number Three.

Tango With Tension

Take your marksmanship to the next level, one step at a time.

Sheriff Jim: Stand Out in a Crowd

Sheriff Jim reflects on SHOT Show 2023 and the need to be aware in crowds.

First Look: Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7 Pistol

Something a little different from one of America's oldest gun manufacturers.

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