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Smith & Wesson Performance Center: Is The Upcharge Worth The Money?

Given its less expensive than custom work by a gunsmith and has better price retention, a Smith & Wesson Performance Center gun is worth every penny.
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Best Concealed Carry Handguns For Women (2020)

Thirty-two women rank seven subcompact for the best choices in concealed carry handguns for women. Find out what are the top seven choices!
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Dissecting Threat-Stopping Bullets

Build a better understanding of the terminal performance of defensive bullets and you'll find the one that will save your life.
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First Look: Springfield Armory .308 SAINT Victor Pistol

More punch per pound, the Springfield .308 SAINT Victor Pistol is a heavy hitter in a small package.
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Gun Review: Remington Ultralight Executive R1

The Remington UltraLight Executive R1 isn't only sized right for concealed carry, but just might be the best 1911 the company has turned out.
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5 9mm Revolver Options Sized Right For Everyday Carry

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.
The .25 ACP is ultra-compact, but it’s also ultra-unpowerful. Yes, it can kill, and no, I wouldn’t want to be shot with one. But that doesn’t make it a good choice for a defensive caliber.

Self Defense: Do The 5.7×28, .25 ACP, .22 LR And .22 WMR Cut It?

Tempting as the convenience of mouse guns and micro pistols are, do the .25 ACP, .22 LR, .22 WMR and 5.7x28 have the stuff to save your life.
With a clean, crisp trigger, you can get results like this from a myriad of distances.

Taurus G3: A New King Of The Hill?

It’s been bantered about for decades, the shooting world has been waiting for a gun that can stand up to Glock. With a bevy of performance-enhancing features, the Taurus G3 might just be that pistol.
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Less-Than-Lethal: The Other Option

Why consider a less-than-lethal option? Because, having something for self-defense is always better than having nothing.
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Newhall Shooting: The Initial Shots

A definitive event for law enforcement, and subsequently self-defense theory, the Newhall Shooting is required reading for any armed citizen. Here is a breakdown of the initial shots from the incident.
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First Look: Sig P220 LEGION 10mm SAO

Looking for an elite-level pistol that packs a punch? Shake hands with Sig Legion P220 10mm SAO.
Walther CCP

Video: Easy-To-Shoot Walther CCP M2 .380

Walther opens the semi-automatic pistol to the world with its easy-to-manipulate CCP M2 in .380 ACP.
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What You Need To Know To Buy The Best Flashlight

Flashlights and spare tires have a lot in common: In a perfect world, you’ll never need either of them. But when you need one, you need it bad.
Despite the FN 509 Compact’s small size, this pistol shoots like a much larger gun. Also, if you didn’t know better, you might mistake the fantastic slide serrations for a high-end aftermarket milling job.

FN 509 Compact: Living Up To Family Standards

The FN 509 Compact is the newest addition to the popular striker-fired pistol line, but not the least ... well, in everything except size.
The Wilson Combat ARP Tactical Pistol may be the ideal truck gun for you, offering a variety of cartridge choices, short- and long-range capabilities, compact size and reliability.

8 Favorite Truck Gun Options For Protection On The Go

Whether a survival gun, something to control varmints or a self-defense option, the truck gun is a vital tool for those on the go. What...
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Video: Federal Hydra-Shok In .380 ACP A True Stopper

Think the .380 ACP isn't up to saving your life? Think again. Federal Premium ups the caliber's defensive performance with its cutting-edge Hydra-Shok Deep ammunition.
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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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