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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.
Revolver power at the .357 Magnum level is just the start. Pistols top out pretty quickly after that, but you can get revolvers that have as much power as some rifles.

Brandishing And When You Can Legally Display A Gun

When is it brandishing and when is it a legal display of a firearm to back down an attack?
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New Smith & Wesson M&P Spec Series Kit

Smith & Wesson’s new Spec Series Kit includes a knife, challenge coin, and an M&P pistol with all the bells and whistles.
Multiple Targets

Video: Effectively Engaging Multiple Targets

Given perpetrators tend to travel in packs, learning to engage multiple targets effectively and efficiently is a key self-defense skill.
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STK100: Rock Island Armory’s Takes On The Striker-Fired

The STK100 is Rock Island Armory's first striker-fired pistol, chambered in 9mm and uniquely boasting an aluminum-alloy frame.
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9mm Revolver: 5 Options For Everyday Carry (2021)

What do you get when you cross a time-tested platform with the most popular centerfire handgun cartridge? The 9mm revolver. Here are five that are fit to cover your six.
Paired with a compact 1911 like the Remington R1 Ultralight Executive, the new .45 Auto self-defense load can pack—pardon the pun—quite a punch.

Federal Punch: No Lightweight Defense Ammo

Designed specifically for civilian defensive shooters, Federal Punch cuts costs of defensive ammo, but not at the expense of performance.
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Video: The Basics Of Selecting A Gun Light

There's more to picking a gun light than simply strapping a torch to your heater.
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Developing A Dry Fire Training System

No ammo. No range. No Problem. A dry fire training system allows you to keep your skills sharp in the confines of your own home. Here's what to work on.
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Zastava ZPAP92: The Serbian Krinkov

The ZPAP92 is Zastava’s semi-auto export pistol version of their M92 military carbine. This AK pistol has the same quality and firepower as their full-sized ZPAP in a package that’s half the size.
To help your significant other learn how to shoot a defensive handgun, your best option is to find her some qualified instruction. You’ll both be happier for it!

Concealed Carry: What About Your Wife?

Love your wife? Then let her take her own journey buying a concealed carry handgun and getting trained up on it. You'll both be happier.
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GX4: Taurus Enters The Double-Stack Micro 9mm Game

Taurus’s new GX4 is the latest pistol in a recent trend of micro-compact double-stack 9mm pistols intended for concealed carry. Manufacturers are competing to produce the ideal CCW gun that perfectly balances size, ergonomics, and firepower.
Zev OZ-9C Combat X

ZEV OZ-9C X Combat: Competition And Combat Ready

Zev’s new OZ-9C Combat X pistol takes their already popular custom Glock-style design and streamlines it for duty use.
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Going Big: Springfield Hellcat 15-Round Magazines

Springfield makes the next stride in the ever-evolving world of concealed carry pistols with their new increased capacity magazines for the Hellcat.
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Legal Considerations Of Self-Defense In A Riot

Surviving a lethal-force encounter in a riot is only the first step. The next, ensuring you don't get hung out to dry by the legal system.

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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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