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Compete in IDPA, Build Practical CCW Skills

Become a better handgunner with International Defensive Pistol Association competitions.

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)!

Defensive Handguns: Don't Overlook Double-Action Revolvers

Revolvers are seeing a renaissance on the self-defense market.

How to Choose the Right Leather Holster

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

Instructor Said What? 10 Defensive Shooting Terms, Explained

Here's the lingo that will help you absorb the most from your training.

The Great Ammo Debate: Small & Fast vs. Big & Slow

Sheriff Jim explains what all the fuss is about, and what it means for your...

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.

How To Choose a Concealed-Carry Pistol Instructor

Ready to take that next step in your concealed-carry journey? Here are things to look...

4 Best Concealed Carry Positions: Pros Vs. Cons

If you'd like to carry your defensive gun concealed, here are the four best choices...

What Does "Brandishing" a Gun Mean?

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

Pocket Pistol Practice (Doesn't Have To Be Punishment)

How to make getting proficient with your pocket-carry CCW less painful.

Self-Defense Behind the Wheel of Your Car

Advanced handgun training addresses this critical self-defense question.

Self-Defense Revolvers FAQ

Here are the top four wheelgun wanna-knows from our readers.

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

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

Reviewed: North American Arms' Ranger II Revolver

It's itty-bitty and teeny-weeny enough for that famous polka-dot bikini...or your robe.

Keep Your CCW Gun From Showing: 6 Tips

The experts call it "printing," and you don't want it happening. Here's how to avoid...

CCW & Appendix Carry: Physical Therapist's Advice

Your carry method might be making your back hurt. Here's why.

Why (& How) Your EDC Should Include a First-Aid Kit

Don't rely on your car to store your everyday carry equipment.

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."

Why You Should Take Low-Light Defensive Handgun Training

Take the guesswork out of the proverbial "shot in the dark."
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