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5 Best New Optics-Ready Micro 9mm Pistols for Concealed Carry

Optimized for CCW, these micro 9mm handguns all offer a 10-round capacity (or more)!

How to Choose the Right Leather Holster

Here's what to look for when you're seeking the right retention device for your handgun.

Why the .410 Bore Shotgun is Anything But Boring

Shooters are gaining a new appreciation for this versatile shotshell...here's why.

3 Defensive Handgun Features You Don't Really Need

There's a lot to ponder when you're buying a gun...but not these things.

3 Self Defense Secrets: Controlling the Light

One of the most effective personal defense strategies is to leave your attacker in the...

Top 5 Home-Defense Shotgun Tips

You know shotguns are great for home defense, but there's more to it than just...

What Does "Brandishing" a Gun Mean?

Here's what you need to know about this self-defense topic.

Smaller-Gauge Shotguns For Home Defense?

Do you have to have a 12-gauge? We look at the facts.

Physical Therapist's CCW Advice: Strong-Side Hip Carry

Some ideas for arranging your CCW rig to stay comfortable and healthy.

Boo! Carry Concealed Phantom-Style With ALPS OutdoorZ Ghost 30 Pack

On-body carry not an option? The Ghost 30 Pack makes your defensive gun "disappear."

Emergency Preparedness at the Workplace

Bad things happen, and they happen regardless of whether you’re at home or at work...

Laser Sights: Red vs. Green

It's more complex than "stop" versus "go."

How to Choose the Right Concealed Handgun Carry Position

Our five-point checklist to determine whether or not you’ve found the proper carry position for...

Terminal Ballistics & Choosing Self-Defense Ammunition

In this installment of our series, we cover handgun ammunition and its effects.

3 Self Defense Myths That Just Won't Go Away

I don’t mean to sound like an old grouch—really I don’t...

3 Candidates For Your One and Done Gun

Buying your first gun? Need one that can "do it all"? Here are three thoughts.

Defensive Handgun Training: 3 Critical Fundamentals

Regardless of how you are learning to defend yourself with handgun, you need to master...

Beyond Basic CCW Training: Next Steps

How long has it been since you last practiced shooting your handgun, let alone sought...

Frangible Ammunition: Pros, Cons & Myths

How is frangible ammo different, and should you use it?

CCW: Buy the Best Holster You Can Afford

Sheriff Jim has some advice on your concealed-carry rig.
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