Personal Defense


Handgun Review: SIG Sauer P226 RX Optics-Equipped

The SIG Sauer P226 RX mates the excellent Romeo 1 red dot to the manufacturer’s classic defensive handgun.

Gun Review: IWI US Jericho 941 Pistol

The 3.8-inch barreled IWI US Jericho 941 is a rugged little pistol that's perfect for tactical and concealed carry applications.

Gallery: Top 10 Fun Guns for the Fourth of July

There’s no better way to celebrate Independence Day than by enjoying your Second Amendment rights. Here are 10 fun guns sure to put a smile on your face on July Fourth.

Handgun Review: Wilson Combat Tactical Carry

The Wilson Combat Tactical Carry masterfully blends artistry with functionality in a pistol you can trust your life with.

Review: Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle III 9mm

Magnum Research has delivered a winner with its recent Baby Desert Eagle III in 9mm. It's a rugged, steel-frame gun that proved both accurate and reliable.

The Small Miracle of the .327 Federal Magnum

Fired from snappy revolvers and with velocity to spare, the .327 Federal Magnum is redefining the often-maligned .32 caliber for the better.

Gun Review: Springfield XD-S 9 FDE

The 3.3-inch Springfield XD-S 9 in Flat Dark Earth might just be the unsung hero of concealed carry handguns.

Gun Review: HK Hammering P30SK

Heckler & Koch didn't shoot from the hip with the HK P30SK, producing a well-balanced, high-performing subcompact, engineered to deliver when it matters most.

Video: New Lineup of CZ-USA Pistols

Take a gander at the new CZ-USA pistols hitting the market this year, including the gunmaker’s heralded new striker-fired P-10.

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.


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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