Personal Defense


Six Classic Must-Have Centerfire Semi-Auto Pistol Designs

The development of the semi-auto pistol has been marked with some icons that stir the imagination of any true firearms nut. Here are six of these absolute classics.

New Guns: Springfield Armory’s RO Elite Series

The Springfield Armory RO Elite Series takes what works under the hood of the original Range Officers and makes it better with a number of notable upgrades.

13 Summer Carry Guns To Beat The Heat

When the weather heats up, many shooters ditch their usual carry pieces for lighter, more concealable guns. Here’s a list of 13 top summer carry guns.

Concealed Carry: What’s The Best Capacity For An EDC Gun?

We take it for granted that higher capacity pistols are the most logical choice for concealed carry, but are they really the best option for the majority of armed citizens?

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson Model 629 Revolver

The Smith & Wesson Model 629 is a heavy duty .44 Magnum revolver that's the perfect protection for city and country.

Review: CZ-USA’s Polymer P-10 C Pistol

After watching — waiting and studying — CZ-USA has become one of the latest to enter the polymer striker-fired pistol game with the CZ P-10 C, and the years spent waiting have paid off.

Review: Republic Forge Defiant Lightweight

The Republic Forge Defiant Lightweight 1911 is an elegant gun that’s big on power and small on size.

Handgun Review: SIG Sauer P226 RX Optics-Equipped

The SIG Sauer P226 RX mates the excellent Romeo 1 red dot to the manufacturer’s classic defensive handgun.

Gun Review: IWI US Jericho 941 Pistol

The 3.8-inch barreled IWI US Jericho 941 is a rugged little pistol that's perfect for tactical and concealed carry applications.

Gallery: Top 10 Fun Guns for the Fourth of July

There’s no better way to celebrate Independence Day than by enjoying your Second Amendment rights. Here are 10 fun guns sure to put a smile on your face on July Fourth.

Handgun Review: Wilson Combat Tactical Carry

The Wilson Combat Tactical Carry masterfully blends artistry with functionality in a pistol you can trust your life with.

Review: Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle III 9mm

Magnum Research has delivered a winner with its recent Baby Desert Eagle III in 9mm. It's a rugged, steel-frame gun that proved both accurate and reliable.

The Small Miracle of the .327 Federal Magnum

Fired from snappy revolvers and with velocity to spare, the .327 Federal Magnum is redefining the often-maligned .32 caliber for the better.

Gun Review: Springfield XD-S 9 FDE

The 3.3-inch Springfield XD-S 9 in Flat Dark Earth might just be the unsung hero of concealed carry handguns.

Gun Review: HK Hammering P30SK

Heckler & Koch didn't shoot from the hip with the HK P30SK, producing a well-balanced, high-performing subcompact, engineered to deliver when it matters most.

Video: New Lineup of CZ-USA Pistols

Take a gander at the new CZ-USA pistols hitting the market this year, including the gunmaker’s heralded new striker-fired P-10.


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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