The Importance Of The Press Check

If a semi-automatic is your defensive handgun of choice, you need to learn the press check.
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I’m Almost Out!: Low-Round-Count Training

Some low-round-count drills and training tips for when ammo supplies get tight.

First Look: Taurus Judge Home Defender

Taurus has just announced an enlarged variant of its .410/.45 Long Colt revolver in the form of the Judge Home Defender.

Revolver Gear: The HKS Speedloader

If you carry a defensive revolver, you’re going to want an HKS speedloader.
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Self-Defense Law: The Prosecution’s Perspective

Patterns that the prosecution generally exhibits when trying to gain a conviction against an armed citizen.

Mr. Whitetail Reviews The Taurus Raging Hunter

A review of the Taurus Raging Hunter by Larry “Mr. Whitetail” Weishuhn.
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Taurus Announces The TS9

A look at the new Taurus TS9, a polymer-framed full-size 9mm pistol with interchangeable backstraps.
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Knowing What’s Behind Your Target

A discussion on the importance of knowing what lies behind your target during a self-defense encounter.

First Look: CZ Shadow 2 Compact

Just released, the CZ Shadow 2 Compact squeezes the performance of a competition pistol into a carriable package.

Evaluating Shooting Stances

An evaluation of common shooting stances that can help you shoot a handgun easier and more consistently.

Expert Access: Q&A With Bill Wilson

A Q&A with Bill Wilson of Wilson Combat.
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Self-Defense Trials And Expert Witnesses

Understanding the strategy of using an expert witness in a self-defense trial.

First Look: Hi-Point Yeet Cannon YC9

The long-awaited Hi-Point Yeet Cannon YC9 is finally here, sporting several upgrades and available in four configurations.

Are You Good Enough?: Measuring Defensive Handgun Accuracy

A discussion on how to measure your defensive handgun accuracy and precision skills.
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Escalation Of Force And Self-Defense

A discussion on escalation of force and reasonable-use force when it comes to self-defense.

Staying Strapped With CrossBreed Holsters

A closer look at CrossBreed Holsters and how the company strives to create the perfect symbiosis between Kydex and leather.


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