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Video: Pros And Cons Of Different Carry Positions

There are pros and cons to every carry position, knowing them ahead of time will help you figure out what is best for you.
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Springfield Range Officer Compact Vs. Nighthawk Custom T4

If you stack the one-gunsmith made Nighthawk Custom T4 against the production Springfield Armory Range Officer Compact, how do things shake out?
Many shooters stress way too much over which cartridge and ammunition is best for stopping bad guys. Many books have been written and hundreds of studies have been completed in an effort to quantify stopping power. The problem is, no matter what test we conduct to discover this, we’re making an educated guess.

What You Need To Know About Handgun Stopping Power

Stopping power is an elusive subject, but well worth consideration when trying to find the most effective self-defense handgun and ammo.
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Beretta Introduces Enhanced 92X Line

Long on performance features, the Beretta 92X line gives a new twist to an tried-and-true design
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7 Standout Concealed Carry Revolvers For Personal Defense (2019)

Semi-automatic pistols have ruled the roost when it comes self-defense guns in recent years, but concealed carry revolvers still hold their own when push comes to shove.
The Heinie Straight-8 sight system uses two dots, one over the other, on each sight front and rear. The system is fast, effective and almost impossible to get wrong.

1911: Customized By Committee

Well-known and ‘unobtainable’ pistolsmiths all start somewhere. It might as well be with your 1911.
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Ruger’s SR1911 Competition Now Chambered in .45 ACP

Following up on the inaugural 9mm version, Ruger releases the SR1911 Competition in .45 ACP.
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Holster: Galco’s Synthetic QuickTuk Cloud IWB

Turning to purely synthetic materials, Galco shoots for comfort with its deep carry QuickTuk Cloud IWB holster.
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Video: Perfecting A Proper Handgun Grip

Among the most important fundamentals, a proper handgun grip ensures you'll put rounds on target.
Yes, the 9mm Luger shoots a smaller caliber and lighter bullet than the .45 Auto. However, it shoots it much faster, with much less recoil, and 9mm handguns have a higher capacity. Between these two, shot placement and bullet performance will matter more.

.45 ACP vs 9mm: Which Is Better?

The more than century-old debate of .45ACP vs 9mm rages on. But in the end does one cartridge really outperform the other?
Notice the luminescence of the new XS Sights’ DXT2 Big Dot front sight in well-lit conditions.

Enhancing Your Defensive Pistol With DXT2 Big Dot Night Sights

There's no missing the XS Sights DXT2 Big Dot Night Sights, which is a good thing when it comes to fast target acquisition.
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Video: Concealed Carry Guns For Women

Check out what on the market when it comes to light and compact carry guns for women.
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Video: Effectively Drawing Your Firearm

Drawing your firearm becomes a simple procedure if you break it down into its individual movements.
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What Is The Best Concealed Carry Holster? (2019)

Looking to enhance going armed? Here are the best concealed carry holsters around today.
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Springfield Armory Adds .40 S&W Option To XD-S Mod.2 Line

Springfield has rounded out its XD-S Mod.2 line, now offering the single-stack, striker-fired in .40 Smith & Wesson.
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Mastering Jim Cirillo’s Technique For Coarse-Aim Shooting

Lethal-force events can happen in a split second, you need the capability to respond in kind. Here's how law-enforcement legend Jim Cirillo got the drop on the bad guys.
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Carrying concealed is a serious responsibility. At Gun Digest, we provide you with the most current and useful information for you to carry on. Catch up on the latest news, reviews and tips related to personal defense.