The CCW Basic Proficiency Test

A defensive handgun drill for testing your practical defensive shooting skills with a concealed carry pistol.
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The 80 Percent Lower Jig Buyer’s Guide

You can’t finish your 80 percent build without an 80 percent lower jig to show you where to cut.

Nothing Beats Shot Placement

Shot placement, or where you put your bullets, will always be more important than the caliber or gun when it comes to self-defense.

Firearms Training For The Family

Private or open-enrollment firearms training courses make the perfect family bonding experience.

From Filament To Firearm: The 3D Printed Gun

For many, the idea of a 3D printed gun remains taboo and mysterious, but they’re still legal to build in the U.S. and are becoming a bastion for gun rights around the world.
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Banging Away With Range Time Targets

Range Time Targets ... full-throttle purveyors of that sweet, sweet PING! The sweet sound of PING! Once you’ve experienced...

Couples Counseling For Concealed Carriers

If you’re a concealed carrier and have a partner, you could both likely benefit from practicing more effective communication in high-stress environments.

Building A “Ghost Gun:” An 80 Percent Lower Buyer’s Guide

Despite recent rule changes, building “ghost guns” is still legal and nothing to be spooked about. With an 80 percent lower, some tools and elbow grease, you too can own an unserialized firearm.

Simple 1911 Upgrades

These simple 1911 upgrades can improve the feel and performance of your 1911 with little to no hand-fitting required.

What Is A Zip Gun? Should You Make One? 

Homemade firearms have come a long way thanks to technologies like 3D printing, but the crude zip gun remains a timeless beacon of 2A rights.

1,000 Yards In Two Days

Update your long-range shooting skills in a short weekend.

The Defense Of Others

Knowing when to intervene with deadly force and when to not.

Tactical Revolver Reloads: The Speed Strip

The use of a speed strip is an excellent way to expedite tactical revolver reloads, but they require some skill to properly use.

Hot Trends In Precision Rifle Shooting

Things change, and precision rifle shooting is no different. Here’s a look at the latest long-range trends gaining popularity across the United States.

Put It Away: Safe Handgun Holstering

One of the most common manipulations of a firearm is also one of the most often overlooked, so here’s the rundown on the best, safest handgun holstering practices.
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Practical Precision: A Return To The Fighting Rifleman

It’s important to train practical precision in field conditions, something that you can’t get while benchrest shooting at the range.


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