Personal Defense


Extracting with a full moon clip is fast and easy. Extraction without one is iffy at best—and impossible in some cases, depending on design. While magazines are flat and easily carried, the moon clip is bulky and easily bent if not stored safely. It’s also easier to hang up on pockets and pouches than a pistol magazine.

Why Would Anyone Want A 9mm Revolver?

The 9mm revolver is always a compromise. The cartridge was designed for semi-auto pistols and will always perform better out of one.
Those interested in a compact, high-capacity, everyday-carry gun of the finest quality should take the time to “test drive” the Wilson Combat EDC X9S.

Magnificent Mite: Wilson Combat EDC X9S

Ideally adapted to every day carry, the revamped Wilson Combat EDC X9S is smaller but just as magnificent.
SAR9 X Platinum

First Look: Sarsilmaz SAR9 X Platinum 9mm

Coming with everything you require to carry out of the box, the SAR9 X Platinum ends up a tidy upgrade package.
XD-S Mod.2 OSP 3

Springfield XD-S Mod.2 OSP Takes The Single-Stack Optics-Ready

Boasting a slide cut, the Springfield XD-S Mod.2 OSP gives shooters an optic-ready, single-stack option.
Guns and Gear Pistol Galco

New Guns And Gear November 2020

Discover the pistols and pistol accessories that will get you on target.
To retain pistol status with the ATF, the folding stock has been spot-welded in place, and the foregrip is permanently fixed and cannot be opened to a vertical grip.

The Peculiar Pioneer Arms PM-63C Pistol

The Cold War saw many interesting firearms designs, but few are as unique as the Polish PM-63, now available in the semi-auto Pioneer Arms PM-63C pistol.
The Wilson Combat EDC X9 offers a great balance of features; this is indicative of a quality carry gun. It fit the author well, but if it doesn’t fit you, find a different gun.

The Personal Journey To Your EDC Gun

Advice abounds when it comes to the 'best' EDC gun. But only you can choose the one you’re going to trust your life to.
Kimber K6s Target 4

Full-Sized Hot Rod: The Kimber 4-inch K6s Target

With excellent lines and accuracy to boot, Kimber’s new 4-inch K6s Target has speed and performance worth bragging about.
Apex Tactical Specialist

First Look: Apex Tactical Specialist 509 LongSlide

Apex Tactical Specialties allows you to go long with the FN 509 with its new LongSlide upgrade.
A simple laser diode, G Sight’s ELMS device gives you a way to measure accuracy while dry-firing.

Dry-Fire 2.0: Getting On Target With The ELMS By G-Sight

No ammo? No problem! G-Sight ELMS allows you to sharpen accuracy while dry-firing for minimal startup cost.
380-Pistols-4

6 Sig Sauer Pistols Perfect For Concealed Carry

Not all Sig Sauer pistols qualify as boat anchors. Here are six sized perfectly for everyday concealed carry.
With more than 40 years of experience as a competitive shooter, hunter, gun builder and businessman, Wilson has guided Wilson Combat to being known as one of the finest firearms manufacturers in the world.

Bill Wilson: The Man Behind Wilson Combat

Perfectionism is a ‘disease’, but it also drove Wilson Combat’s Bill Wilson to the very forefront of the firearms industry.
Sig P320 AXG Scorpion 2

Heavy Metal: Sig Custom Works’ P320 AXG Scorpion

Marking a new direction for the pistol, the P320 AXG Scorpion is the first commercially available metal-framed pistol in the series.
Check your rearview mirrors frequently every time you make a turn when driving home. If you have made three turns inside your neighborhood and the same ragged, old car you’ve never seen before is right behind you, you might have a problem.

Honing Your Situational Awareness To A Razor’s Edge

Situational Awareness is your most powerful defensive tool. Treat it that way and enhance it for a life-saving advantage.
The Forty-Five Drill is uncomplicated to set up, understand, conduct and score. It’s a great training benchmark for the defensive handgunner.

Forty-Five Drill: Testing Your Defensive Handgun Training

Do you know if your defensive handgun training is up to snuff? The Forty-Five Drill measures your likely reaction if you’re actually attacked.
K-PAK_Speedloader

First Look: Zeta6 K-PAK Speedloader

Taking the best from half-moon clips and speedstrips, the K-PAK speedloader rethinks reloading the revolver on the quick.
Advertisement

MUST READ ARTICLES

Advertisement

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


44-Targetposters-pack-GD-reduced-300NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Storm Tactical Printable Target Pack

62 Printable MOA Targets with DOT Drills – Rifle Range in YARDS This impressive target pack from our friends at Storm Tactical contains 62 printable targets for rifle and handgun range use. Target grids and bullseye sizes are in MOA. Ideal for long-range shooting! Get Free Targets