Concealed Carry

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.
Self Defense Shooting

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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5 Classic Colt Guns You’ve Got To Own

These are the five iconic Colt firearms that will crown your gun collection.
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Video: Clearing Pistol Malfunctions And Stoppages On The Fly

Addressing pistol malfunctions and stoppages on the fly is a must if you want to keep your gun in the fight.
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Mission First Tactical Shoots For Less Bulky Carry With Minimalist AIWB

More than living up to its name, Mission First Tactical’s Minimalist AIWB holster cut down the bulk of everyday carry.
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Ed Brown SOCOM Edition 1911 Reports For Duty

Built as a combat-ready custom 1911, the Ed Brown SOCOM edition runs long on tactically practical features.
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Glock 43X And Glock 48 Engineered For Maximum Carry Convenience

Built with the gunmaker's simple dependability, the Glock 43X and Glock 48 offer shooters slim and effective concealed carry choices in 9mm.
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