Personal Defense


Video: The Short and Stout Remington 870 Tac-14

The Remington 870 Tac-14 arms shooters with a maneuverable and wicked smoothbore without any of the headache of complying with the NFA.

New Grand Power Q100 Now Shipping

The Grand Power Q100 isn't just another striker-fired, polymer pistol. Utilizing an uncommon action, this Eastern European Gem is a real smooth shooter.

Review: Springfield XD Mod. 2.4-Inch Service Model

The Springfield XD Mod. 2 4-inch Service Model offers improved ergonomics in a mid-size pistol perfect for any shooter.

Handgun Review: Guncrafter Model 4

The Guncrafter Model 4 in the potent .50 GI is a high-class 1911 that’s big on performance.

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield

Smith & Wesson's new M&P45 Shield packs the firepower of the potent .45 Auto cartridge into the manufacturer's classic single-stack carry pistol.

FN Introduces New FN 509 Pistol

FN America has introduced its new FN 509, a full-size polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol born out of the Army's Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition.

Video: Look at CZ-USA’s P-10 C Pistol

Over the years, CZ has built a solid reputation in the hammer-fired pistol market. But the Czech gunmaker is making another run at the striker-fired shooters with the P-10 C.

Gun Review: SIG Sauer’s New P225-A1

One of SIG Sauer's most iconic 9mm pistol designs for discreet carry is back in the form of the P225-A1.

Handgun Review: Guncrafter Industries Renaissance 1911

The new Guncrafter Industries Renaissance represents the American manufacturer’s top-of-the-line 1911, and as such, it is both highly functional and quite elegant.

Review: Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0

The second generation Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 takes the classic S&W pistol to the next level with ergonomic and performance upgrades.

First Strike: Remington RP9 Review

Remington’s new RP9 is the American manufacturer’s first full-size striker-fired handgun, and it’s got a lot to offer in a price-friendly package.

Gallery: 10 Great Concealed Carry Handguns

If you want to carry, you need to have the right gun for the job. Check out these 10 great concealed carry handguns perfect for everyday carry.

American Defender: Ruger American Pistol Review

Ruger’s new full-size, striker-fired, polymer frame pistol is a rugged gun ready to serve in all capacities.

The 10 Best Defensive Guns Available Now

There are a wide variety of defensive guns designed for personal protection, but which ones are the best? Here is a list of 10 standout firearms.

A True Competitor: Colt Competition 1911 Review

Ready right out of the box for competition or personal defense, the new Colt Competition pistol is a high-quality performer. Here is a Colt Competition 1911 review.

DoubleStar PhD 1911 a Smart Play for Self-Defense?

The DoubleStar PhD 1911 has all the features that should make it a solid defensive handgun.


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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