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Self-Defense: .357 SIG And .357 Magnum Ammo Considerations

From the right gun, most .357 SIG and .357 Magnum ammo choices are the best and hardest-hitting self-defense rounds.
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6 Semi-Auto Pistol Options For Any Occasion

Everyone has favorites — and I’m no different — but I do get to shoot and evaluate a lot of different semi-auto pistols. Here are my favorites by category.
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Picking Up The Pace With The Ripcord Speedloader

Slight, light and effective, the incredibly simple Ripcord Speedloader represents the next step in defensive revolver technology.
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Kimber Tries Striker-Fired Again With EVO SP Line

With the aluminum-framed EVO SP line, Kimber aims to tackle the striker-fired market.
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7 Best 9mm Pistol Designs Of All Time

These are the seven 9mm pistol designs that propelled the demure German cartridge's popularity worldwide.
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Springfield Armory Releases 10mm XD(M)

Boasting trim ergonomics, the 10mm XD(M) proves a manageable pistol for the powerful cartridge.
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Glock: The Stalwart 10mm Option

While other makes and models have come and gone, Glock 10mm pistols have been stalwarts for caliber from nearly the start.
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10mm Vs .45 ACP: Making the Right Choice

When it comes to the 10mm vs .45 ACP, application decides the winner.
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7 Considerations To Find The Best Concealed Carry Pistol

Picking the right defensive handgun is important. Find the best concealed carry pistol for your needs and lifestyle by going through this simple checklist.
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Seven Pieces of New Retro Guns And Gear

Everything old is new again, including guns and firearms accessories. We delve into the new retro with seven must-have pieces of gear and guns that use throw-back designs, materials or systems.
Left: This is what a target focus shooting sight picture looks like. You can see the target clearly, you did not have to shift your focus to the sight, and you can still see the sight on the target. Right: This is the typical sight picture we all strive to maintain. At close distance, and with practice, it’s not necessary to focus on the front sight.

What Is Target Focus Shooting?

Within arm's reach, target focus is your best bet to hit center mass.
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On A Draw, When Exactly Is It Trigger Time?

It stumps some, but figuring out when to place your finger on the trigger is an important element to defensive handgun use.
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Video: Does SIG’s Micro 9 P365 Cut Muster?

Small in stature, big on firepower, SIG hits the right notes with the P365.
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SIG P365: Small Package, Big Performance

For everyday carry, SIG Sauer's micro nine P365 is a small miracle.
In this diagram, the front sight is shown in four different positions. If you fire a single shot with a duty handgun, using each of the four sight pictures shown, you will still have a group of about 10 inches at 5 yards.

Self-Defense: How Much Sight Picture Do You Need?

Given a sight picture varies with range and size of the target, how much is adequate in a self-defense situation?
Though vastly underrated, Remington’s Black Belt ammunition performs very well — and it’s proved reliable in many handguns.

3 Simple Rules For Choosing A Defensive Handgun And Ammo

Historic tests present contradictory results, so how do you go about figuring out what defensive handgun and ammo you should choose?
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