Personal Defense


Concealed Carry And Traveling Armed

Given the lack of national reciprocity, armed citizens must be aware of other states’ concealed carry laws if they travel. Ignorance to other states’ firearms laws when traveling can set you on a course for serious trouble.

Concealed Carry: The .380 Pistol For Self Defense

The .380 ACP is little in a lot of ways. But is it big enough where it counts?

Gear: Lighting It Up With A Laser Sight

Laser sights are powerful aiming tools in low-light defensive scenarios for those trained in their use.

Classic Guns: Colt Model 1903 Pocket Pistol

As a popularity leader in both the law enforcement and civilian circles, the Model 1903 dominated the early 20th century.

Accurate And Affordable Handguns For Any Shooter

You will not achieve the best accuracy with a second- or third-rate handgun. Thankfully, there are a number of affordable handguns that still exhibit excellent accuracy.

4 Types Of Handgun Shooters — Which Are You?

You need to give your own handgun skills an honest appraisal. From novice to expert, these standards will encourage the average shooter to excel and present a basis for procedure.

How To: 4 Easy Glock Mods Anyone Can Do

While a box stock Glock will run like a champ right out of the box, these four upgrades will make yours even more accurate and shootable.

Ammo: The Evolution Of The .45 ACP

The U.S. has had a love of the .45-caliber cartridge for many years. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the enduring popularity of the .45 ACP.

New Handgun: M&P M2.0 Compact Series

Smith & Wesson's M&P M2.0 Compact Series boasts the same new design points as the rest of the line's next generation pistols and a few extras that should appeal to those in the market for a concealable striker-fired pistol.

Video: Determining Your Natural Point Of Aim

Developing your natural point of aim is key in placing shots accurately and consistently with your handgun. And it only takes a few steps to perfect.

Hot New Concealed Carry Gear For Personal Defense

Success favors the prepared, and being prepared means having the right gear. Here’s some new concealed carry gear to help stack the odds in your favor.

Are .357 Magnum Snubnose Revolvers Still Relevant For Carry?

Are .357 Magnum snubnose revolvers still a good choice for those who carry?

How To Properly Define Handgun Accuracy

Mechanical and practical accuracy are two ways at looking at defining handgun accuracy and are tested in much different fashions.

7 Great Defensive Handguns For Women

The best handguns for women often land outside the pink-it and shrink-it category. Check out this list of great options for any shooter.

7 Classic Revolvers You’ve Got To Have

Boasting one of the most reliable designs, capable of shooting some of the most powerful handgun cartridges, and deadly accurate, the revolver just plain delivers.

Classic Guns: The Ruger Blackhawk Revolver

In the 1950s, Ruger introduced the venerable Blackhawk revolver, which remains both a desirable collector piece and a popular current-production gun.


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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