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CARRY OPTIONS

FROM CLASSICS TO CUTTING EDGE IN CARRY METHODS
Customize Your...

American Handgunner's Tom McHale shows the steps on how he reconfigured his carry gun customizing it to his specifications with no tools.
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New Products...

Apex Tactical Specialties releases the Action Enhancement Trigger for the Hellcat from Springfield Armory.
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1791 Gunleather

Dateline: December 15, 1791. The feisty forefathers of the new United States of America, ratify the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S....
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1791 Gunleather...

One of the best parts of owning a handgun is customizing it to fit your needs. From changing sights to swapping stock controls for extended or ambidextrous...
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DeSantis Gunhide

Imagine the surprise on caveman Klug’s face as he stalks Org, a seemingly easy victim of a pre-historic strong-armed robbery.
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New Products...

Radians’ R-3200 Dual Mic is an electronic sound amplification earmuff. Two independent microphones pick up and amplify low sound level noises while...
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DIY

BUILD, CUSTOMIZE OR LEARN HOW TO FIX YOUR OWN GUNS
Back to the future

I tend to forget how creative gunsmiths from before I was born could be. Case in point: A client recently brought me a Colt slide and barrel.
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The Making Of A...

As the resident reprobate writing for FMG Publications, I’ll admit it’s changed me. I was happy being the stock-box kind of gun guy — then it happened!
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DIY Optic...

Drop In” should always have an asterisk* next to it. Yes, many parts are marketed as “drop in,” and many do just that.
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xs ram sights

I can’t speak for you, but on occasion I’ve had instructors whisper sweet nothings into my ear. You know, like, “Focus on the front sight, dummy!”
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DIY Bullshooter...

There’s no easier way to dress up your sixgun than putting on fancy stocks. A proper grip is the foundation to good shooting and doing the work yourself...
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Plan To Practice...

"Hey, um … uh … you’re talkin’ about a wood plane on a, um, you know, uh, like a gun website, you know?”
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EXCLUSIVES

YOU WON'T FIND THIS CONTENT ANYWHERE ELSE
250 Lumens of...

A long-time fan of flashlights, Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington takes another First Look at Streamlight's do-it-all Microstream USB Rechargeable...
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P320 Studio:...

After months of waiting, SIG SAUER P320 Custom Works FCUs have started shipping to dealers and SIG has launched the Custom Works P320 Studio, a virtual...
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Lipsey’s S&W...

Lipsey’s S&W 642 Deluxe Airweight .38 Special personifies the perfect packing pistol for persons who perpetually carry concealed.
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Tickling Yer’...

Single-action (SA) revolvers are renowned for their strength, simplicity and durability.
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New Jersey...

For years, law-abiding gun owners in New Jersey have been treated ruefully by state lawmakers and the officials responsible for issuing permits to carry,
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PHLster Enigma:...

Two years in the making, the new PHLster Enigma is neither a belt nor a belly band, but a concealment chassis composed of a winged faceplate, adjustable...
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FIRST LOOK

NEW GUNS AND GEAR
250 Lumens of...

A long-time fan of flashlights, Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington takes another First Look at Streamlight's do-it-all Microstream USB Rechargeable...
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Springfield...

Combining classic styling with modern features at a remarkably affordable price, Tom McHale hits the range for a First Look at the new Springfield Armory...
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A Work of...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington has a First Look at the Nighthawk Custom/Korth Mongoose that combines engineering excellence and artistic style to...
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Springfield XD-S...

American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale takes a First Look at the newly released Springfield XD-S Mod.2 OSP that comes optics-ready with a Crimson Trace...
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Fully Enclosed...

American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale takes a First Look at Aimpoint's fully enclosed red dot sight with wide-open potential and versatility, the Acro P-1.
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Protect Yourself...

Extraordinary Assignments Editor Roy Huntington gives you a First Look at how he protects himself while doing chores around his farm in the Missouri backwoods.
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FOR WOMEN

SPECIALLY SELECTED CONTENT FOR ALL SKILL AND INTEREST LEVELS
More Than Equal

When my editor assigned me to an upcoming concealed carry class, I cringed. Not another “ladies-only concealed carry course,” I thought. Needless to...
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One Eye — Or Two?

Should I shoot with one eye open — or two? The short answer is two. Most shooters, most of the time, are better off with both eyes open. Most of the top...
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Team Tactics...

“A journey of discovery…teaching married couples a simple yet highly effec-tive communication technique…to grow in their marriage through open and...
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Ladies Guns

Gunwriters and gun store clerks have tossed around the idea of “ladies guns” for a long time. It doesn’t matter whether you are talking about...
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3-Gun Part 1

Competitive shooters are mostly purists. They shoot one discipline and work to excel in that one game. To become a dominant force in any game, it’s...
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Here's Where To...

There’s a lot of books written specifically for women on the “how-to” of shooting. Most are on self-defense. The importance of protecting yourself,...
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FOR YOUTH

ADVICE, EQUIPMENT AND RESOURCES
American Rebel

American Rebel, designer and manufacturer of their own innovative “concealed and safe” lifestyle products for gun owners, introduced several new...
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Phone Apps

Smart phones have changed our lives — for good and bad. Ask a question and if nobody knows the answer, they’re either looking it up on their phone or...
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Young Guns

When I was growing up cartoons only came on TV on Saturday morning. There were no video games and fun was mostly found playing football, Cowboys & Indians...
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Youth Shooting...

As many political leaders seek to overturn the Second Amendment, the closest many young people get to learning about firearms is from a video game...
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Three For The...

What happens when a Ruger American, Ruger 9E, and Ruger LC9s all land in our home at the same time? A gentlemanly family feud, of course.
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"AIR DEFENSE...

The mere mention of “BB gun” inevitably conjures up the Daisy Red Rider. But let me tell you, BB guns have evolved well past this stage. Thanks to my...
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GETTING STARTED

CONTENT FOR NEW GUN ENTHUSIASTS
The KelTec CP33...

Ten years ago, the design wizards at KelTec startled us with the PMR30, a neat pistol in .22 Magnum with a magazine capacity of 30 rounds
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Close Look: New...

Are you a new shooter? If you’re already experienced, how about getting busy and recruiting a beginner?
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Why We Shoot

Some of you entered this world, kicking and cursing, brandishing a custom 1911 in each hand — likely scaring the living hell out of the midwife.
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Firearms Trusts

A chief concern of many is what happens to the gun collection when they pass or become unable to use them. There’s a solution that might work for you
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Pistol Cartridge...

In the late 1860s and early 1870s, Henrys and Winchester ’66’s (repeating rifles) became popular.
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Keep Yer' Head...

Today when there’s gun play in the movies, small explosive electrical “squibs” are planted and camouflaged to simulate ricochets off rocks, holes in...
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GUN RIGHTS

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AS A GUN ENTHUSIAST
guns vs. no guns

Are you old enough to remember times before the great gun debate? Americans understood guns, kids wore six-shooters, you bought caps in candy stores (we had...
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the u.s. bill of...

Let’s cut to the chase. Though this list could keep going with countless details (which some of you will no doubt bring to our attention) under any normal...
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SANCTUARIES

Was Thomas Jefferson wrong? Not about everything, just this: “Rights are unalienable.” If rights are unalienable, the Chinese people, all one-and-a-half...
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THE U.S. BILL ...

If watching what’s happening on TV doesn’t infuriate you, you’re not watching with your eyes open. The way the leftist party of neo-democrat...
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The Ticking Time...

The sheer number and reach of bills attacking your right to arms, all introduced by the leftist party of socialists at the state and federal level, may be...
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They've Gone Too Far

If a political party with significant power abandons the rule of law, proceeding headlong down a path with no Constitution, no due process and brute force...
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TACTICS & TRAINING

REAL-WORLD TIPS TO KEEP YOU SAFE
Impossible...

They said it couldn’t be done … but Ernest Langdon did it.
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Avoid And Escape

Trouble comes in all forms; danger flares from both man and nature. Whatever the source, avoidance is generally the best response.
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I’d Like A...

Selecting a firearm for everyday carry can be bewildering. Firearm manufacturers have responded to increased carry interest with an amazing array of designs...
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Alternative...

Today, there are so many makes and models of guns you can hardly be expected to become familiar, much less proficient, with all of them.
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When “9mm”...

Having met a new handgun owner perplexed to find 9mm cartridges wouldn’t fit in his .380 Walther PPK/s, Handgunner reader Jack Walsh sent a note...
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When Burglars...

It’s a pleasant May afternoon in East Helena, Montana. Henry Johnson, 37, is having an easy day so far. There was no one present when he broke into the...
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