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Couples Defense, Part I

Couples Defense, Part I

Self-defense isn't the sole responsibility of the male—in fact, the odds are good he will...
Why Shotgun Training is Critical

Why Shotgun Training is Critical

Gunsite Instructor Il Ling New explains why you should ignore the many myths about self-defense...
Armed Self-Defense: Reality vs. Fantasy

Armed Self-Defense: Reality vs. Fantasy

Plans for an armed-self defense situation are nice. Realistic plans are even nicer.
Hog Hunting With Tactical Gear

Hog Hunting With Tactical Gear

How to use your favorite rifle or carbine on something other than paper.
3 Things Gun Students Do (That Drive Instructors Nuts)

3 Things Gun Students Do (That Drive Instructors Nuts)

Here's how to avoid wasting everyone's time (and your money) when you're getting your gun...
6 Survival Items You Should Carry Every Day (Only 1 is a Gun)

6 Survival Items You Should Carry Every Day (Only 1 is a Gun)

Here's our basic everyday carry list for beginners.
Should You Carry Your Gun With an Empty Chamber?

Should You Carry Your Gun With an Empty Chamber?

Once upon a time, that's how it was done. But now...?
Why You Should Use Premium Ammo In Your Defensive Gun

Why You Should Use Premium Ammo In Your Defensive Gun

Here's why you should "bite the bullet" and dig deep into your wallet for the...
5 Biggest Mistakes Concealed Carriers Make

5 Biggest Mistakes Concealed Carriers Make

Taking charge of your own safety comes with some responsibilities.
After a Defensive Shooting: What to Do

After a Defensive Shooting: What to Do

Here's what you'll need to know if you're ever forced to defend yourself or a...
IDPA Competitions: Practical Guns & Practical Gear Build Practical CCW Skills

IDPA Competitions: Practical Guns & Practical Gear Build Practical CCW Skills

Get out of the target-shooting rut and become a better handgunner with International Defensive Pistol...
3 Guns For The End Of The World As We Know It

3 Guns For The End Of The World As We Know It

Fire up the R.E.M.: It's TEOTWAWKI (and you should feel fine).
#NRAAM2019: Marlin Goes Dark (In the Best Way)

#NRAAM2019: Marlin Goes Dark (In the Best Way)

Tactical lever guns? You betcha, cowboy!
10 Great Rimfire Revolvers

10 Great Rimfire Revolvers

They come in all shapes and sizes, but .22 and .17 wheelguns are tons of...
6 Cheap Tricks for Home Security

6 Cheap Tricks for Home Security

Professional home-security systems are a fine tool in your defensive plan, but they can be...
The Great Ammo Debate: Small & Fast vs. Big & Slow

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

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 Do Guns Work? Self-Loading Pistol Triggers

How Do Guns Work? Self-Loading Pistol Triggers

The next in our series about how guns work.
Self-Defense Revolvers FAQ

Self-Defense Revolvers FAQ

Here are the top four wheelgun wanna-knows from our readers.
Is It Safe to Dry-Fire Your Gun?

Is It Safe to Dry-Fire Your Gun?

Long answer, "yes" with a "but." Read on for more!
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