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  • Bears, Cougars & Dirtbags Beware…There’s A New Sheriff In Town


    One can argue the revolver’s ascendancy as a weapon for self-defense was eclipsed decades ago by the autoloader. As someone who finally retired his five-shot, S&W 649...

  • Taurus Raging Hunter .460 S&W Magnum: A Brawny Beast — For Besting the Biggest Game!


    The Taurus Raging Hunter in .460 delivers what the old adage describes as: “The rich man’s demand for quality and economy — and the poor man’s need of economy and...

  • Damascus 1911

    Running the Standard Manufacturing Damascus 1911 Through the Gunsite Academy Gauntlet


    American Handgunner field editor Jeremy Clough put the Standard Manufacturing Damascus 1911 through the gauntlet at Gunsite Academy in Arizona and shared a detailed review of...

  • Les Baer Custom Carry Commanche

    Les Baer’s Custom Carry Commanche


    There’s something about a Les Baer Custom 1911 allowing them to stand-apart from most others. While taking advantage of modern machine technology to help produce the frames...

  • Pocket Power Perfected


    The Springfield XD-S Mod.2 Subcompact is a polymer-framed .45 ACP carry gun thinner than a 9mm GLOCK 43, weighing two oz. less than a .380 ACP Walther PPK/S.

Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 2.0

Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 2.0

Compared to the original model, the Smith & Wesson...

1791 Gunleather US Military Holsters. GI Hip Holster pictured on left and M3 Tanker Holster on right.

1791 Gunleather U.S. Military Holsters

The G.I. Hip Holster and the M3 Tanker Holster from 1791...

Streamlight TLR-7® X sub

Streamlight TLR-7 X Sub Weapon Light

Streamlight's TLR-7 X sub weapon-mounted tactical light...

Old Hombre, New Hombre

A while back I read a bit about Birchwood Casey’s color case-hardening product — an easy way to spruce up an old gun in need of a makeover. I made a...
Read Full Article David Freeman
In the Best of Families: A...

Situation: You go, armed, to a relative’s home to protect her from her abusive husband … and you end up charged with murder. Lesson: Avoid...
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
Defensive Mindset: Lessons from an Attempted Presidential Assassination
Defensive Mindset: Lessons from an...

If you accept and internalize that things like this can and do happen and think about how you would ideally respond, you’ve given your brain a head start...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
A Big-Bore Single-Six Worthy of a...

Ronnie Wells thought it would be fun to make a five-shot single-six in .38 Special. But get this: the thumb-buster is capable of shooting .38-44-type loads...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
The SilencerCo Switchback Suppressor

Featuring lightweight titanium and stainless-steel construction along with a uniquely modular design, the SilencerCo Switchback is the most versatile...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
The Criticality Of Strong, Resolute...

A world without a strong America is like recess without a teacher. In that space, the bullies have the run of the place. It’s a hop, skip and a jump from...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Sunnybag LEAF MINI Solar Charger
Sunnybag LEAF MINI Solar Charger

Whether on remote range days, camping, hiking or as a car emergency kit addition, you’ll always have indefinite power for USB devices with the Sunnybag...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
TC Encore Hammer Spur
Extending An Encore Hammer Spur

After finally finding a newer TC Encore in .308, I snapped it up, looking forward to testing it in my backyard range. I scoped it with a Crimson Trace rifle...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
The Circle Of Experience

It was one of those campfire circles without the actual fire, but this group of devoted handgunners had enjoyed such gatherings in the past in different...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
If You Go To Guns You Failed

If you go to guns as your one and only response, you have instantly raised the use of force, eliminated any other options, and placed everyone involved at...
Read Full Article Steve Tarani

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Handguns

Staccato 2011...

Handgun competitions don’t teach one how to fight, but they do an excellent job of burning in basic gun handling skills like trigger control, malfunction...
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Magnum Force

Why would anybody want one of those massive, large-bore Smith & Wesson handguns? The things are as big as hubcaps and as heavy as mortar rounds. They are...
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Six Calibers In...

I’ve been thinking …” It was Terry Tussey on the phone a couple of years ago. “I’ve built multi-caliber gun sets before, usually .45 and .38...
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Fast Company!...

The history of Kershaw Knives dates back to 1974 when Pete Kershaw started selling his first wares, but nothing prepared the company for the explosion that...
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Hornady Handgun...

It’s not every day new products are introduced for handgun hunters. As a matter of fact, handgun hunting often takes a back seat to home and personal...
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Go Fancy —...

My dreams — good or bad — are vivid. Late in 2015 I had to undergo open heart surgery. Still under the effects of anesthesia a night or two after the...
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Be Prepared! Water for the...

There's one thing more essential to survival than food, and that's water. After all, it makes up about 50% to 70% of your body weight. This week, the Gun...
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Be Prepared! Food For the...

The Cranks are back! This time, for a multi-part series on emergency preparedness. Let's kick things off by talking about food. How much land does one...
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Should You Customize Your CCW?

How custom should your carry gun be? This week, the Cranks tackle yet another controversial topic — this time, at the suggestion of Roy Huntington.
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