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What Does "Brandishing" a Gun Mean?

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

Survival & Home-Defense Carbine Rifles 101

When it comes to self-defense, don't overlook these "mini rifles."

Smaller-Gauge Shotguns For Home Defense?

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

Reviewed: Rock Island Armory All Generations Pump-Action Shotgun

They call it "All Generations" because it'll fit your whole family...for generations to come.

3 Things You Do That Make You a Target For Crooks

Want to make a criminal smile? Do these things...

Defensive Shotgun Accessories: What Do You Need?

Jim Wilson weighs in on what's just extra weight.

Why You Should Take Low-Light Defensive Handgun Training

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

Video Review: Premium Versus Lower-Cost Defensive Ammunition

Comparing defensive loads from Federal and Speer...how much do you really need?

Should You Pattern Your Home-Defense Shotgun?

Recently, I’ve received several letters from readers asking if they should “pattern” their home defense...

Armed Self-Defense: Should You Retreat?

The law is important here, but today we're talking tactics...

Terminal Ballistics & Choosing Self-Defense Ammunition

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

Off-Body CCW For the Disabled: Why & How

It's all about making the most out of what you have.

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.

Video Review: Springfield Armory Ronin Operator 1911 Pistol

"You're getting a whole lot of gun for not a lot of money."

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?

Shotshells: Interpreting the Numbers on the Box

The numbers printed on the top flap of shotgun shell boxes are a form of...

3 Things To Know About Wheelchair CCW

Does your physical challenge require a wheelchair or scooter?

5 Ornamental Plants that Burglars Hate

Think of it as your "get out of here" garden.
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