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CONTENT FOR NEW GUN ENTHUSIASTS
56 Years Young

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but you're never too old to learn something new—even reloading.
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
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...
Read Full Article Shari LeGate
Team Tactics class at...

“A journey of discovery…teaching married couples a simple yet highly effec-tive communication technique…to grow in their marriage through open and...
Read Full Article Greg Moats
Preferences, Opinions and...

The advice you get when trying to choose a new gun may come from a father, brother, sister, uncle, cousin, co-worker, magazine article, online forum, or...
Read Full Article David Freeman
First Time Shooters: An...

It’s always fun to introduce people to shooting — and it’s especially enjoyable when they’re such nice people, honestly interested in learning.
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Budget-Friendly Handguns

Over the last 10 years, firearms manufacturing has not only improved in terms of quality and efficiency, it’s resulted in more and better handguns.
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
A Beginner's Guide To...

“Hey, bud,” began the email from a good friend. “My wife and I have to manage some sketchy places for our jobs, and we are both thinking about getting...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Common Sense Personal Defense

This Voltaire quote is such a cliché: “Common sense is not so common.” I can’t count how many times I’ve heard the phrase used.
Read Full Article Dave Douglas
Fundamentals Still Rule

The process of teaching someone to shoot can get tangled up in egos and past experience, good or bad. Excellent instructional technique, coupled with...
Read Full Article Robert Kolesar
Working With What You've Got

With regard to personal protection, we all live somewhere between a box of ammo and a bodyguard.
Read Full Article Richard Mann
Here's Where To Begin

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,...
Read Full Article Shari LeGate
The Women's Defensive Handgun

Women face several challenges when it comes to concealed carry. The most significant challenge is the simple fact, despite the growing number of women...
Read Full Article E.J. Owens
An Individual Responsibility

Protecting yourself, family or close friends requires some thought, research and specific skills. Defensive skills are about dealing with a threat in the...
Read Full Article Tiger McKee
Buying Your First Handgun?

Buying a handgun for personal or home defense is generally not the same as buying one for target practice or competition. Don’t go into the gun store...
Read Full Article David Freeman
New York Reload

For anyone not familiar with my previous articles, the primary takeaways were don’t live in New York, and if you do, don’t ask NYPD for information, and...
Read Full Article Dave Kaplan
S&W M&P .380 Shield EZ

The call went something like this: “Hey Roy, can you break free for a quick two-dayer to S&W for a new gun launch?” —
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Panteao Productions …The...

As a cop, I knew the value of good training and fortunately, my department supplied it. During those pucker factor moments, your body’s dumping mega doses...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Affordable Self-Defense...

This time around, His Editorship wanted me to test some "premium" beer budget priced handguns — I can live with that. I try to keep my price range in the...
Read Full Article Pat Cascio
Next-Gen Defensive Handgun...

While debates continue to rage about what constitutes the best caliber for personal defense in a handgun, the better question might revolve around bullet...
Read Full Article Eric Conn
5 Tips To Better Shooting

How to shoot accurately is simple to explain. In reality there are only two things necessary: (1) Stabilize the muzzle in the proper perspective to the...
Read Full Article George Harris
What Do We Carry?

This is always an interesting exercise and it dawned on me recently we haven’t done this in some years. I polled our regular staffers to find out what...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
School Of Shooting Range...

When I grow up, I’m going to start a charm school for shooting. You know, like cotillion. That’s where exasperated parents sent we poorly behaved...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Buying Your First Handgun?

I taught concealed carry classes for almost 10 years and saw lots of newbies have problems they could have avoided if they had only known more before buying...
Read Full Article Thomas Conroy