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Beyond Basic CCW Training: Next Steps

How long has it been since you last practiced shooting your handgun, let alone sought...

Shotshells: Interpreting the Numbers on the Box

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

Concealed Carry In Your Car

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

Pistol Shooting With Physical Challenges

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

Home Defense for Newbies: Pistol-Grip-Only Shotguns vs. Pistol-Caliber Carbines

Both platforms are excellent choices, but there are some things newbies need to know.

6 Terrible Reasons To Not Carry Concealed

Why do some CCW holders go unarmed? You'll be shocked.

5 Ways NRA Can Help You (That Don't Involve Guns)

Safety training, scholarships for kids, contests and more...

4 Tips To Choose a Defensive Handgun

The brass tacks of what can be a complex choice.

Family Defense Strategies: Talking to Kids

Include your entire family, including the youngest members, in your plan.

Home Defense: Pistols vs. Shotguns vs. Rifles

Each has pros and cons; the question for you is what is best for your...

Help For the New Shooter

What you and a potential new shooter need to know.

6 Ways To Safely Store Your Firearms

Which option is best for your family?

Female Shooters On: Semi-Autos vs. Revolvers

It's an age-old question. We polled some prominent shooters to get their thoughts.

Manual Safeties On Carry Guns: Pro Vs. Con

Should your CCW firearm have a manual safety? We examine the pros and cons.

Armed Self-Defense: Reality vs. Fantasy

Plans for an armed-self defense situation are nice. Realistic plans are even nicer.

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...

How to Carry Concealed In a Purse (If You Must)

Many self-defense experts eschew off-body carry. But that's not always practical.

Video: Pros vs. Cons of Pistol-Mounted Flashlights

Helping you make the choice that works for your CCW strategy.

Should You Carry Your Gun With an Empty Chamber?

Once upon a time, that's how it was done. But now...?
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