Personal Defense


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Best Concealed Carry Handguns For Women (2021)

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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Manurhin MR73: Famous French Revolver Heads Stateside

Beretta brings the rough and ready French MR73 revolver to the American market.
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Best 1911 Pistol Options For Concealed Carry (2021)

More than ever before the 1911 pistol is configured for concealed carry. Find the top models to protect your six.
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XD-M Elite Compact OSP: Springfield’s New Carry Option

Springfield offers a new optics ready 9mm compact for concealed carry in the XD-M Elite Compact.
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Video: Illuminating Low-Light Shooting Particulars

An engagement can happen at any time, day or night. With this in mind, learning low-light shooting basics is imperative to have an upper hand in lethal-force encounters.
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Aiming A Defensive Handgun, Is There One Right Way?

Contrary to popular belief, there's no one right way to aim a defensive handgun. The dynamic situation requires multiple techniques to quickly get on target.
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Top .380 Pistol Options For Deep Carry (2021)

With improvements in defensive ammunition, the .380 pistol has surged in popularity? What are the top picks in the small and concealable option?
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Modern Precision Pistol: Christensen Shrinks Down Exactitude

An offshoot of Christensen's Modern Precision Rifle, the Modern Precision Pistol offers extreme accuracy in a backpack-sized gun.
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.357 Magnum Revolver: Controllable Concealed Carry Options

The .357 Magnum revolver soldiers on, a fine choice for concealed carry ... if you hunt out the right piece.
The new super aggressive grip texture is going to keep your gun planted in your hands during recoil.

FN 509 LS Edge: Extreme Versatility Defined

Optics ready and capable in many roles, the FN 509 LS Edge proves itself a tactical jack-of-all-trades.
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Video: Learning To Draw From Seated

Given most of us spend the better part of our days with duffs firmly planted, learning to draw from a seated position is a key self-defense skill.
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Video: Getting A Grip On The Support-Hand-Only Draw

The support-hand-only draw isn't an easy maneuver, but it can be a life saver.
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.357 Magnum: The Pros And Cons For Self-Defense

We weigh the pros and cons of the .357 Magnum as a defensive cartridge to see if the time-tested option is the right fit for you.
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Glock P80: The One That Started It All

A throwback Glock? You heard right and the P80 has all the utilitarian charm of the original Pistole 80.
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Taurus 1911 Commander: Steel At A Steal

The all-steel Taurus 1911 Commander pulls off the compact iteration of the icon flawlessly at a price that can't be beat.
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7 Top Double-Stack 9mm Pistols For Concealed Carry (2021)

Double-stack 9mm pistols abound, find out the top options in this class of handgun for concealed carry.

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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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