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Mossberg MC2c 1

First Look: Mossberg’s Extended Capacity MC2c Pistol

Mossberg up the ante with the extended capacity, yet highly concealable MC2 compact pistol.
Springfield Armory XD-M Precision

First Look: Springfield XD-M Elite

Boasting an enhanced trigger and plenty of capacity, the Springfield Armory improves the XD-M line with the XD-M Elite.
Walther CCP M2 1

First Look: Walther CCP M2 In .380 ACP

Walther has taken its easy-to-shoot and manipulate CCP M2 .380 ACP.
Ruger 57 4

First Look: Ruger 57 Gives Shooters Another 5.7x28mm Option

Been waiting for an affordable 5.7x28mm pistol? Then the newly minted Ruger 57 is for you.
Sig Sauer P320x 9

Gun Review: Inside The Sig Sauer P320X Compact

It's shrunk down, but the Sig Sauer P320X Compact is still large on features and performance.
Ruger LCP II 22 LR 3

First Look: LCP II .22 LR Perfect For Training

Enhanced with Ruger's Lite Rack system, the new LCP II .22 LR proves an easy shooting and affordable micro-pistol trainer.
Colt Python 1

First Look: Colt Python Relaunched For 2020

Long-anticipated, the Colt Python relaunch has finally come and looks well worth the wait.
Shooting Stance 3

Shooting Stance: Does It Matter In A Defensive Situation?

No single shooting stance is the best for a defensive situation. In turn, you must learn how to fight with your handgun no matter your position.
FN 509 Compact MRD

First Look: Optic-Ready FN 509 Compact MRD

FN gives shooters a built-for-carry, optic-ready addition to its popular striker-fired line with the 509 Compact MRD.
Military Surplus M17

Sig Sauer Offers Up Military Surplus M17 Pistols

If you love military surplus, you won't want to miss these mil-surp M17 pistols Sig Sauer is releasing in the market.
M&P9 Shield EZ

First Look: Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield EZ

With less slide resistance, the M&P9 Shield EZ opens the semi-auto pistol to more shooters.
Heckler Koch SP5 1

First Look: Heckler & Koch SP5

With the same look and feel as the Heckler & Koch MP5, the SP5 is made to mirror the legend.
Concealed Carry Gun 3

4 Qualities Your Concealed Carry Gun Must Have

Don’t ask what is the best concealed carry gun, ask if a particular make, model and chambering have these aspects.
target focused shooting

Video: What Is Target-Focused Shooting?

Target-focused shooting goes against many of the fundamentals you learned for handgun accuracy but might save your life in an up-close attack.
SCCY CPX 1

SCCY Adds Red-Dot Pistols With CPX Expansion

Outfitted with Crimson Trace reflex sights, the CPX series gives shooters an affordable choice in optic-ready pistols.
Dealing With Stress

7 Steps To Control Fear And Make Sound Decisions Under Stress

A life-or-death situation is no time to freeze up. Here are 7 steps that ensure you won't.
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Video: The Ins And Outs Of The Concealed Carry Purse

Handy and stylish, the concealed carry purse is a solid method of toting a handgun. But the unorthodox approach takes some special considerations to ensure safety and efficiency.

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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