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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.

Shotshells: Interpreting the Numbers on the Box

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

Practicing for Concealed Carry

Buying a gun and a CCW holster are just the first steps. Here's what's next.

Concealed Carry In Your Car

How to keep your personal defense firearm secure, yet accessible.

Legal Information for Concealed-Carry Permit Holders

You've got the firearm, the holster and the training. But...

7 Pistol-Shooting Tips For People With Arthritis

Don't let "Uncle Arthur" get between you and the sport you love.

Pistol Shooting With Physical Challenges

Whatever your physical challenge, you still have a right to self-defense.
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