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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.

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5 Things You Must Know About Concealed Carry Insurance

Simply because you’ve got a pistol you can use and a comfortable rig to carry it in doesn’t mean you’re a prepared armed citizen. You need to consider your concealed carry insurance options.
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Video: Perfecting The Failure Drill For Self-Defense

Developed by Col. Jeff Cooper, the failure drill prepares you for defensive shooting situations where a center mass shot doesn't do the job.
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The Lost Art Of Shooting Cap-And-Ball Revolvers

There’s a major nostalgia factor to blackpowder shooting in general and the cap-and-ball revolver in particular, and an appreciation for just how far things have come.
This XE model circa 1916 shows off the intricate engraving and checkering patterns of the skilled Fox workers.

Classic Guns: A.H. Fox Double Shotgun

How the A.H. Fox became “The finest gun in the world.”
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Long-Range Shooting: Old School Vs. New School

Products and theories evolve quickly in the shooting world, but you still get to decide what works for you. A mix of old and new is a lethal combination when it comes to long-range shooting.
The Turkish-made Sarsilmaz SAR 9 is a full-size polymer pistol with a modular grip and ambidextrous thumb safety.

6 Defensive Handgun Drills to Master

Here are six handgun drills that are certain to get you closer to mastering the art of the pistol.
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Gunsmithing Tools: Real Avid Smart Drive 90

With more than 80 bits, the Smart Drive 90 covers any D.I.Y gun project that comes across your bench.
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AR-15 Maintenance: Upgrading Your Bolt And Bolt Carrier Group

AR-15 Maintenance doesn’t have to be expensive. If you don’t want to break the bank, a quick update to the bolt can breathe new life into your go-to gun.
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RISE Armament Adds RA-140 Flat Super Sporting

Given a new fell to an old favorite, RISE introduces the RA-140 Flat Super Sporting.
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How To Read The Mirage To Control For Wind

While it takes time, coaching and practice, learning to read the mirage will help you own long-range shooting.
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Video: Transferring Your Pistol To Your Support Hand

A primer to moving your pistol from one hand to another quickly, safely and efficiently.
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Easy Rifle Upgrade With Boyd’s Gunstocks

Got an old friend that needs a facelift? Boyd’s Gunstocks builds upgraded replacement stocks for more than 1,200 different firearms.
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5 Tips To Make Your Bolt-Action Rifle More Accurate

Do you have a bolt gun that doesn’t perform like it should? Here are five options to get your groups back in the bullseye.
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Should You Unplug From Your Ballistic Calculator?

Remember: Your ballistic calculator is designed to complement your shooting, not become a crutch.
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On A Draw, When Exactly Is It Trigger Time?

It stumps some, but figuring out when to place your finger on the trigger is an important element to defensive handgun use.
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Video: Mastering Follow Through For Faster Pistol Shooting

Want to shoot fast and accurately? Work on your follow through.
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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.