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Is the Half-Cock a Good Safety Feature?

Is the Half-Cock a Good Safety Feature?

Half-cock notches are found on many firearms with exposed hammers. They are found on shotguns,...
What to Do After Getting your Concealed Carry License

What to Do After Getting your Concealed Carry License

Getting your concealed-carry permit is a great start in your self-defense journey, but it is...
Using the Bathroom While Carrying Concealed

Using the Bathroom While Carrying Concealed

A lot of people focus on self-defense tactics for concealed carry, but using the bathroom...
Converting a CZ P-09 to Single-Action

Converting a CZ P-09 to Single-Action

Learn how to convert the CZ P-09 from its standard double-action/single-action trigger with a decocking...
7 Accessories You Don't Want on Your Defensive Shotgun

7 Accessories You Don't Want on Your Defensive Shotgun

Just because you can add bells and whistles to your defensive shotgun doesn’t mean you...
Defending Yourself Against a Knife Attack

Defending Yourself Against a Knife Attack

If you think having a gun means you’ll definitely win in a fight against a...
Should You Cerakote Your Firearm?

Should You Cerakote Your Firearm?

Cerakote gun finishes have become popular in recent years. We talked to the company to...
Building an AR-15 Carbine

Building an AR-15 Carbine

If you're ready to take your AR-15 to the next level, check out the options...
Pros and Cons of Adding a Slide-Mounted Red Dot

Pros and Cons of Adding a Slide-Mounted Red Dot

Adding a red-dot sight to your pistol is a big decision. Know the benefits and...
Understanding the Basics of Ballistics

Understanding the Basics of Ballistics

You can practice at the range every day to become a better shooter, but there's...
How to Improve Your Snubnose Revolver Reload Time

How to Improve Your Snubnose Revolver Reload Time

The short ejector rod on a snubnose revolver often has trouble ejecting spent cases. Try...
How to Build an AR-15 Rifle

How to Build an AR-15 Rifle

Have you ever wanted to build your very own AR-15? Check out our step-by-step guide...
Why Training and Consistency Matters

Why Training and Consistency Matters

Do consistent routines help in a defensive mindset? Matthew Allen thinks so, and he has...
Dialing In Sights on a Snubnose Revolver

Dialing In Sights on a Snubnose Revolver

Most snubnose revolvers on the market feature fixed iron sights that cannot be adjusted...or can...
How to Build a 1911 Pistol

How to Build a 1911 Pistol

Shooting Illustrated's own Bob Boyd embarked on a two-year journey to build his own 1911....
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