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Compete in IDPA, Build Practical CCW Skills

Become a better handgunner with International Defensive Pistol Association competitions.

Don’t Forget Rabbits and Squirrels

Remember those crazy days of October and November when seemingly every whitetail in the woods...

The Ins and Outs of Handgun Safes

Whether for added security at home, on the road or in your luggage, a small...

Old Sheriff's Most Outrageous Outlaw Oopses

There's dumb criminals, very dumb criminals, and then...these criminals.

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...

Pistol Shooting Positions: Part II

Getting into pistol competition? Here’s what you need to know!

Pistol Shooting Positions: Part I

Getting into pistol competition? Here’s what you need to know!

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.

Throwback Thursday: What's a Sten Gun?

On D-Day, the Sten gun served as a drum while the bagpipes played the soldiers...

How To Choose a Concealed-Carry Pistol Instructor

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

How to Avoid Negligent Discharges

Use these four simple and easy-to-remember rules to ensure you avoid a negligent discharge.

4 Best Concealed Carry Positions: Pros Vs. Cons

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

How Does the 6 O'Clock Hold Work?

Why do some instructors ask you to hold your sights low?

7 Simple Follow-Through Tips to Improve Your Accuracy (Right Now!)

You've just finished squeezing the trigger, but hang on...you're not done yet.
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