Personal Defense

The Turkish-made Sarsilmaz SAR 9 is a full-size polymer pistol with a modular grip and ambidextrous thumb safety.

6 Defensive Handgun Drills to Master

Here are six handgun drills that are certain to get you closer to mastering the art of the pistol.
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Gun Review: Ruger SR1911 Officer-Style .45 ACP

Don't let its compact size fool you, the SR1911 Officer-Style 1911 is a full-powered defender.
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Video: H&K’s VP9 And VP9 SK Stand Out In The Crowd

As intuitive to manipulate as they are to shoot, the VP9 and VP9 SK are designed so the masses can master them.
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Range Testing the SIG M17 Civilian Variant

Outside a few nuances, the SIG M17 Civilian Variant is identical to newly minted military service pistol and performs battle tough.
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The Training Advantage Of 1911 Conversion Kits

You can get a conversion kit for your 1911 for less money than many new .22 LR pistols cost, giving you a familiar, cheap and invaluable training tool.
While gun owners may argue about the effectiveness of the .45 ACP vs. 9mm for self-defense, no one disputes the 10mm’s chops. It is a decisive fight stopper.

Glock 40 MOS: 10mm Ammo Review

The Glock 40 MOS has proven itself a top choice in 10mm. But when it comes to feeding it, what is the top ammo choice?
During a three day training course at Gunsite Academy the author was one of 16 testers who fired more than 10,000 rounds from Mossberg’s first pistol in a century.

MC1sc Proves A Big Surprise In A Little Package

Mossberg takes the sub-compact 9mm to the next level in functionality and affordability with the MC1sc.
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Charter Arms PROFESSIONAL To Debut Soon

Chambered in .32 H&R Magnum, the Chater Arms PROFESSIONAL puts a new twist on the carry revolver.
Proof of regular firearms training will favor you heavily in the event of a legal battle after a gunfight.

Why Self-Defense Training Should Go Beyond Basic Marksmanship

Knowing how to shoot isn’t everything. When it comes to self-defense training, the whole package is essential — physical, mental and legal training.
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Video: SIG Sauer MPX Proves One Cool Customer

An advanced operating system and fully modular, the SIG Sauer MPX remains a top AR-style pistol option.
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Reviving The Hard-Charging MEUSOC 1911

The history and building of one battle-tough pistol -- MEUSOC 1911.
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Federal Premium Adds 10mm Auto HST To The Lineup

Loaded for respectable velocity, Federal’s 200-grain HST self-defense ammo should prove potent.
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Video: How The Glock 43X And Glock 48 Advance The Slimline Series

Glock's extremely popular Slimline Series took a big step forward with the enhanced capacity Glock 43X and Glock 48.
Some would argue that this is the best Glock ever made; the third generation G17.

Glock 17: How The Full-Sized Striker-Fired Set The Standard

The iconic Glock 17 transformed the modern handgun world and continues to exert its influence today.
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Making The Case For .45 ACP ‘Hardball’

In the era of cutting-edge expanding bullets, does .45 ACP 'Hardball' have a place as defensive ammo?
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Federal Premium Expands Hydra-Shok To .40 S&W And .45 ACP

Adding two popular self-defense calibers to the Hydra-Shok Deep lineup, Federal Premium has armed citizens covered.
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