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Compete in IDPA, Build Practical CCW Skills

Become a better handgunner with International Defensive Pistol Association competitions.

Reviewed: Umarex' M29 Air Revolver

It looks and feels like the classic "Dirty Harry" Smith & Wesson...but it's an airgun!

Master the Standing Shooting Position

Here's how to wring the most accuracy from a challenging stance.

The Ins and Outs of Handgun Safes

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

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)!

Master the Prone Shooting Position

Our primer on how to get the best out of shooting in the prone position.

Defensive Handguns: Don't Overlook Double-Action Revolvers

Revolvers are seeing a renaissance on the self-defense market.

What You Need to Know About .300 Blackout

From the original design history, to the differences between subsonic and supersonic bullets.

The Shooting Positions: Kneeling

How to properly assume a complex shooting position that offers terrific accuracy to both hunters...

Instructor Said What? 10 Defensive Shooting Terms, Explained

Here's the lingo that will help you absorb the most from your training.

Throwback Thursday: History's Longest Duel

It started with an insult and glove-slap, but ended in "bromance."

Last Call! Civilian Marksmanship Program Shooting-Sports Scholarships

Student athletes: Don't miss the March 20, 2021 application deadline!

10 Range-Bag Must-Haves (You Didn't Know You Needed)

Does every one of these suggestions have a hard-luck story behind it? Maybe...

Pistol Grip Shotguns: Great or Gimmick?

A staunch supporter of full-sized scatterguns takes another look at pistol grips.

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!

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.

5 Rookie Gun Handling Mistakes That "Old Hands" Make

Because sometimes what you think you know, just isn't so.

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.
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