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Competently handling your firearm is only half the equation. The other half is understanding how to react in any given situation. This is where Gun Digest’s how-to section comes into play. Our expert articles, reviews and videos are sure to help you master the most powerful weapon at your disposal—knowledge.

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 .223 Remington and 5.56X45 are not the same. The 5.56 has a longer leade, a longer distance between the bullet start and the onset of the rifling. Here's why it matters.
The AR is one of the easiest firearms to pull apart and reassemble. Follow this AR-15 disassembly slideshow to learn how to perform this essential skill the right way.
Improve your handgun shooting speed and accuracy by focusing on the front sight and mastering the flash sight picture. Peter Lessler explains how.
Understanding how to properly handle and fix common AR malfunctions is a crucial part of operating this tactical rifle, particularly in defensive scenarios.
Hit targets at 500, 800 and 1,000-plus yards like they’re a chip shot with these must-know long-range accuracy tips.
One of the most useful rifle shooting aids is also one of the most neglected. That is the use of the loop sling. The support and steadiness it provides, when properly used, is enormous.
Want to be a better rifleman? First, disregard these common rifle shooting claims.
Been thinking about using reloaded handgun ammo as your concealed carry choice? It's not as cut-and-dried and you might think.


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