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So, You Want To Build A 1911?

It's not easy to build a 1911, but if you want a custom gun with a personal touch, it can be a worthy pursuit

4 Must-Have Concealed Carry Upgrades (2022)

Here are four practical concealed carry upgrades that fall into almost any shooter's budget.
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Best .357 Magnum Revolver Buyer’s Guide (2022)

The .357 Magnum revolver soldiers on, a fine choice for concealed carry ... if you hunt out the right piece.
A first-year Standard Model, serial number 0194, from the first shipment from the Ruger factory in October of 1949. Photo courtesy Don Findley.

Ruger .22 Handgun: Gun Digest’s Top Pistol Picks (2022)

Ruger hit a grand slam with its first Ruger 22 pistol, introduced to the shooting public in 1949. Here are Gun Digest's top picks of Ruger rimfire handguns.
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10 Best Single-Stack 9mm Pistol Options For Concealed Carry (2022)

Single stack 9mm semi-autos are ideal for personal defense, and here’s a look at some of the best offerings in the class.
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10 Best Micro 9mm Handguns For Everyday Carry (2022)

These micro 9mm options are more than ready for everyday carry and backup-gun duty.
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Enjoyable Defensive Handgun Training

Defensive handgun training doesn’t need to be a slog, so here are a few drills that are both enjoyable and skill-improving.

Best .22 Ammo For Every Application (2022)

Not all .22 Ammo is created equal. Here are the top match, hunting and self-defense options for your .22 pistol or rifle.
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The Beretta Model 70: More Than Just A Plinker

An otherwise unassuming .22 LR pistol, the Beretta Model 70 saw heavy use with Israeli anti-terror units and spies for several years. Its interesting history makes this little gun a lot more than just your average plinker.

20 Best Concealed Carry Guns In 2022 (Updated!)

Looking to go armed, but are stuck in the weeds as to what to arm yourself with? Here are 20 excellent concealed carry gun options that will keep you on the defensive.
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Shoulder Holster: 8 Pro Up-Top Carry Options (2022)

The shoulder holster isn't just for cinematic good and bad guys. It has a role in real life as these seven upper-body rigs prove.
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First Look: Sig Sauer P322

Sig Sauer has just announced the P322, a .22 LR pistol similar to the P365 that comes suppressor and optics-ready with an enhanced capacity magazine.

Go Small With These 7 Economical AR Pistol Options (2022)

Firepower, hitting power and nimbleness--there's a raft of reasons to consider the AR pistol. We give you seven affordable options if you're looking to go small.
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The Spice Of Life: Rotating Your Carry Gun

Is it a good idea to rotate your carry gun? Or should you stick with the same flavor every day?
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Kimber’s Baby Shark: The R7 Mako

Kimber came out of left field with the release of the R7 Mako CCW pistol, but can the company’s baby shark take a bite out of the competition?
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Springfield Armory Announces Release Of Hellcat Pro

Springfield Armory has just announced the Hellcat Pro, a new Hellcat variant that features an increased capacity and optics-ready slide.


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