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6 Top Double-Stack 9mm Pistols For Concealed Carry (2020)

Double-stack 9mm pistols abound, find out the top options in this class of handgun for concealed carry.
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9 Best Single-Stack 9mm Pistol Options For Concealed Carry (2020)

Single stack 9mm semi-autos are ideal for personal defense, and here’s a look at some of the best offerings in the class.
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WCP320c: Wilson Combat’s Enhanced Sig P320

Tuned like the fine instrument it is, the gassed up WCP320c takes Sig striker fire and makes it an out and out fighting 9mm.
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What Is The Best Concealed Carry Holster? (2020)

Looking to enhance going armed? Here are the best concealed carry holsters around today.
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10 Top .45 Pistol Options For Any Budget

Looking for a .45 pistol? These 10 will get you on target.
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Instinctive Advantage Of The Laser Sight

Lighting up your aiming solution with a laser sight is a gimmick, it's plum revolutionary.
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First Look: Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ

Long on upgrades, Smith & Wesson introduces a gem with the Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ. Find out more about this eye-catching pistol.
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First Look: The Carry-Ready Taurus G3c

Want all the goodies that made the G3 among Taurus' most popular pistol, but in a package fit for concealed carry? Meet the shrunk down G3c.
Head-shooting an alligator isn’t the same as shooting a human trying to kill you. Even so, the two have one thing in common: If you place your shots poorly, things tend to get progressively worse.

Shot Placement And Alligators

Proper bullet placement is a rather effective at solving complex problems—whether they’re caused by a human or a large and toothy reptile.
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First Look: Springfield Armory Vickers Tactical Master Class 1911

Springfield Armory Vickers Tactical Master Class is a fighting 1911, enhanced to give you the edge and priced within nearly any shooter’s budget.
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Nagant Revolver: Unique Relic From Behind The Iron Curtain

The Nagant M1895, or plain old Nagant Revolver, has long served the Russian military and is among the most unique handguns from behind the former Iron Curtain.
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New Guns And Gear May-June 2020

Big-bore beasts and some of the top gear of the year, your wish list is about to expand with these 21 pieces of new guns and gear.
Accuracy? You want accuracy? Hornady and American Gunner deliver here .

Colt Python: Is The Reboot Revolver A Plum Or Lemon?

The re-introduction of the Colt Python has been a rollercoaster of excitement and disappointment. So what's the story: is this the second coming or a troubled handgun?
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First Look: Rock River Arms RUK-9BT

Meet your backpack's new best friend, the small and might RUK-9BT 9mm.
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First Look: FN 509 Compact Tactical

So, you want to run suppressed, but not full-sized? Meet the FN 509 Compact Tactical.
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Smith & Wesson R8: Above And Beyond The Iconic Model 19

As far as competition revolvers are concerned, the Smith & Wesson R8 is everything the legendary Model 19 was ... and more.
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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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