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Video: Why You Need To Add A Dueling Tree To Your Training Regimen

Nothing hones and balances speed and accuracy with a defensive handgun than a dueling tree.
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The All-Arounder: Springfield Armory XD(M) 10mm

From hunting to defense, the Springfield XD(M) 10mm has you covered.
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Walther PPK/S Reboot: American-Made German Engineering

Re-released purely under the Walther Banner, the historic PPK and PPK/S are back.
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Video: Advantages Of A Laser Sight On A Defensive Pistol

You need to grasp the basics of a laser sight to get the most out of the aiming solution.
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Colt Continues To Spin Out Revolvers With King Cobra Target

The newest member of the "snake gun" line, the Colt King Cobra Target comes upgraded for precision work.
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Video: Properly Scanning For Danger

It's scanning, not head bobbing. Tune-up your situational awareness or pay the price.
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Colt Detective Special: As American As The Second Amendment

Whether in the hands of cops or robbers, the Colt Detective Special is a true icon among snubby revolvers.
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Snubbed In A Good Way: S&W’s Performance Center Model 442

Smith & Wesson rolls out the highly tuned and responsive Performance Center Model 442 snubbie.
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Video: Shooting Stance And Self-Defense

Is there a proper handgun shooting stance when it comes to self-defense?
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Are Ballistic Gel Penetration Tests Gospel?

Penetration tests in ballistic gel, particularly in the FBI protocol, are good indicators of a bullet's terminal potential. But they're not the final word.
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Video: Pros And Cons Of Different Carry Positions

There are pros and cons to every carry position, knowing them ahead of time will help you figure out what is best for you.
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Springfield Range Officer Compact Vs. Nighthawk Custom T4

If you stack the one-gunsmith made Nighthawk Custom T4 against the production Springfield Armory Range Officer Compact, how do things shake out?
Many shooters stress way too much over which cartridge and ammunition is best for stopping bad guys. Many books have been written and hundreds of studies have been completed in an effort to quantify stopping power. The problem is, no matter what test we conduct to discover this, we’re making an educated guess.

What You Need To Know About Handgun Stopping Power

Stopping power is an elusive subject, but well worth consideration when trying to find the most effective self-defense handgun and ammo.
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Beretta Introduces Enhanced 92X Line

Long on performance features, the Beretta 92X line gives a new twist to an tried-and-true design
The Heinie Straight-8 sight system uses two dots, one over the other, on each sight front and rear. The system is fast, effective and almost impossible to get wrong.

1911: Customized By Committee

Well-known and ‘unobtainable’ pistolsmiths all start somewhere. It might as well be with your 1911.
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Ruger Takes AR-556 Pistol .300 Blackout

The Ruger AR-556 Pistol family expands with a .300 Blackout offering.
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Video: The Ins And Outs Of The Concealed Carry Purse

Handy and stylish, the concealed carry purse is a solid method of toting a handgun. But the unorthodox approach takes some special considerations to ensure safety and efficiency.