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AR-15 Addiction: Why I Build Rather Than Buy

AR-15 Addiction: Why I Build Rather Than Buy

One AR-15 addict discusses his love for America's most-popular rifle and why building a gun...
Ballistics-Gel Testing: What It Does and Doesn't Tell You

Ballistics-Gel Testing: What It Does and Doesn't Tell You

Though it has become an industry standard for testing terminal performance of ammunition, ballistic gelatin...
The Impact of Barrel Twist Rates on Bullets

The Impact of Barrel Twist Rates on Bullets

Barrel twist rates are critical for imparting a stabilizing spin on a bullet in flight,...
DAO Self-Defense Guns: Are They Still Relevant?

DAO Self-Defense Guns: Are They Still Relevant?

While many modern defensive guns have gone for lighter, crisper trigger pulls, there are still...
Studying Self-Defense: Do Your Homework

Studying Self-Defense: Do Your Homework

If you have a solid defensive firearm and have taken training classes, you're doing better...
Suppressors 201: Cleaning, Maintaining & Using Your Cans

Suppressors 201: Cleaning, Maintaining & Using Your Cans

Keep your rifle’s suppressor in perfect operating order with these simple tips.
Review: Justified Defensive Concepts Defensive Pistol Skills I

Review: Justified Defensive Concepts Defensive Pistol Skills I

Justified Defensive Concepts, a new defensive-training school in northern Virginia is bringing a different element...
In a Fight, Time is Short—Don't Waste It

In a Fight, Time is Short—Don't Waste It

Anecdotes and statistics surrounding self defense paint a clear picture: a fight is likely to...
Choosing Shotgun Chokes for Home Defense

Choosing Shotgun Chokes for Home Defense

When it comes to choosing shotgun chokes for your home-defense shotgun, understand your situation and...
'Tactical' Reticles That Improve Your Shooting

'Tactical' Reticles That Improve Your Shooting

The various gradations and subtensions used on a riflescope reticle are enough to give you...
Stealth & The Home-Defense Shotgun

Stealth & The Home-Defense Shotgun

Something rarely discussed in a home-defense plan is the need to be quiet.
2019: The Year of the Single-Stack Pistol?

2019: The Year of the Single-Stack Pistol?

Slim is in when it comes to concealed-carry pistols, and 2019 brought no shortage of...
Ammo Accuracy: 15 Loads in Three Different Guns

Ammo Accuracy: 15 Loads in Three Different Guns

We often talk about different guns preferring different rounds, but how much variability is there...
Movement & Distance in Self-Defense

Movement & Distance in Self-Defense

When fighting for your life, every advantage matters. Here's how the dynamics behind movement and...
Using the OODA Loop for Self-Defense

Using the OODA Loop for Self-Defense

We are constantly interacting with our environment, whether consciously or not. The OODA Loop explains...
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