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Beretta USA Releases 92X RDO Pistol

Beretta’s new 92X RDO pistol brings the classic 90 Series Beretta into modernity with better ergonomics, a new trigger and an optics-ready slide.
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Beretta USA Announces Optics-Ready M9A4 Pistol

The newest iteration of the iconic M9 service pistol, the Beretta M9A4 now comes optics-ready and even more combat-oriented.
It’s all about pulling the trigger, because when it comes to shooting a defensive handgun, pulling a trigger correctly is the hardest thing to learn.

Is There A Secret To Top-Notch Trigger Control?

Trigger Control is the foundation upon which all other skills are built. Is there a way to ensure a precision press each and every time?
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Power On The Cheap: Best Affordable 10mm 1911 Options (2021)

The 10mm 1911 typically commands a king's ransom, but not the five we hunted out.
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Knife Vs Gun: When Are You Justified To Shoot?

Knife vs Gun — when is the armed citizen on solid legal footing when using lethal force against an attacker with a blade weapon. On...
A Glock 19 C makes a great concealed carry gun with a few enhancements that help it perform like a much larger one with a compensator.

Best Glock Upgrades: Customizing For Performance

When it comes to Glock upgrades, the aim should be a high-performance pistol over a flashy gat.
Mete

First Look: Canik Mete SFX And SFT Pistols

Meet the next generation of Canik pistols, the Mete SFX and SFT.
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Video: Pistol Mounted Laser And Light Fundamentals

There’s more to weapons lights and laser sights than slapping one on your pistol.
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First Look: Springfield Armory Emissary 1911

The new Emissary 1911 from Springfield Armory is built for defense and loaded with custom-level features.
Pepper Spray

Lethal Force Vs Pepper Spray: Is There Ever A Justification?

Is lethal force versus pepper spray ever warranted? It depends on more than if you face someone wielding the less-than-lethal option. On October 11, 2020,...
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Video: Perfecting Your Trigger Pull Under Stress

Adding pressure to precision, this trigger pull drill has the potential to improve your handgun marksmanship, even when you're under stress.
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Zigana PX-9 G2: Second Generation Updates

Imported by SDS out of Turkey, the Zigana PX-9 G2 has several new features but the same affordable price.
(Below) David “Boon” Benton working on the range with a member of a police SWAT team. Boon travels all across the United States offering his training services.

Evaluating Your Own Mindset, Tactics And Marksmanship

No surprise, gun owners spend their money on guns and gear. A wiser investment is the development of a mindset, tactics and marksmanship that will save your life.
The fastest way to reload the 586 L-Comp was with Speed Beez speed loaders.

Fighting Revolver Project: Smith & Wesson Model 586

Defensively, can a gassed up Smith & Wesson Model 586 L-Comp keep up with a double-stack 9mm pistol?
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New Ruger LCP MAX: Changing The Pocket Gun Game

The LCP MAX is Ruger's new double-stack .380 ACP CCW pistol. The same size as an LCP II, it can hold four to six more rounds in a pocket-sized package.
Shooting On The Move

Video: Rundown On Shooting On The Move

Effectively shooting on the move starts at the ground up.

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A complete directory of personal defense handguns, AR-15s, shooting drills, accessories and tactics to keep yourself and your family safe in an unsafe world. There is some crossover here with concealed carry (which has its own section here), but these articles are focused on survival, SHTF, prepping, home defense and more general personal safety afforded by personal defense guns. Also see: Gun ReviewsHandgunsRiflesShotgunsAR-15sConcealed Carry


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