TACTICS & TRAINING

REAL-WORLD TIPS TO KEEP YOU SAFE

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Laser training solutions to help you stay sharp when you can’t get to the range.

In Praise Of The Stock Trigger

It’s fine to like nice things. No one should feel guilty for sleeping on sheets with a high thread count, driving a sports car, or wearing a watch...
Read Full Article Clayton Walker
What’s In Your...

Every survival kit should include at least these items:
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
mantis x10

A few years ago, the engineers at Mantis launched a training tech revolution with their MantisX sensor. When paired with a companion smartphone application,...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
You've Stored The Grain

You will not rise to the occasion — you will default to the highest level of training you have mastered. Skills are needed in a survival situation.
Read Full Article Jacob Herman
Urban Survival

When the subject of survival comes up, people often spend their time discussing how to survive huge natural disasters or long periods alone in the wilderness.
Read Full Article John Higgs
Prepping For Apartment...

Thanks to some of the sensationalistic “reality” shows aired in recent years, the word “prepper” often conjures up visions of eccentric...
Read Full Article Michael Janich
Beating Apocalyptic...

The past two-plus weeks we’ve been bombarded, befuddled and bamboozled with the latest “End of the World” scenario. The culprit? Mass hysteria caused...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Raising Chickens For Survival

Much time and energy is focused on guns, tools, shelter and such in case of an emergency or survival situation. And that’s all fine — you should be...
Read Full Article Jim Mace
Can Competition and...

The dichotomy between competition and tactics within the practical-shooting fraternity has existed since the inception of IPSC at the Columbia Conference.
Read Full Article Greg Moats
Leaning Left...

Got your attention I’ll bet, but we’re not talking about “that” left here. Left-handed people in many ways are better off today than in the past.
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
‘Tactical’ — Or Just...

Both my grandfathers were lawmen; my dad was a “Green Beret.” These guys were my heroes; even more so as I aged and realized all they had accomplished.
Read Full Article Tiger McKee
Consistency And Commonality

Consistently applying the four firearm safety rules greatly reduces the chances you’ll make a mistake, or that your negligence will have tragic consequences.
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SIG’s P320 X5 LEGION &...

A short time ago, SIG SAUER introduced a pair of 9mms that could hardly be farther apart in size and application.
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
Being Un-Tactical

Handgun readers include law enforcement, security and military personnel, but the vast majority of us are armed citizens. Our responsibilities are limited...
Read Full Article Tiger McKee
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
Malfunctions

Everyone practices empty reloads — you just fire til empty and reload. Yet, during a confrontation, an empty reload probably won’t be the deciding...
Read Full Article Tiger McKee
Revolvers And Home Defense

In the “old” days almost everyone had a “wheel gun” sitting in the sock drawer at home, carried in a leather holster — or sometimes just shoved...
Read Full Article Tiger McKee
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...
Read Full Article Richard Mann
Help For Hurting Hands

Sooner or later age catches up with all of us. For some of us, ailments such as arthritis, bursitis or neuropathy affect our ability to shoot any kind of...
Read Full Article David Freeman
Return Of The Pin Men!

In 1975, Richard Davis invited three dozen friends for an impromptu shoot. A few gun writers, including our own now-retired J.D. Jones, wrote it up and the...
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
Speedloading Handguns...

Thumbing (electronically) through the July/August 1982 issue of American Handgunner, the editor's note at the end of the "Speedloading Handguns Takes Skill"...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Learning To Shoot — Finally!

For 15 years my handguns and I have had an uneasy marriage. Dating back to my first firearms purchase — a Glock 17 — they and I have been embroiled in...
Read Full Article Alan Rudakoff Q.C.
Coach & Shooter:

Learning how to use a firearm safely and efficiently requires training and practice. Training teaches what you need to know; practice is when you learn it.
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Will Competition Get You...

Sgt. Matt Little has won many “combat pistol” matches, and feels competition is a stone on which to hone real-world survival skills.
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
Gunsite Shows You How!

Training is paramount — to survival! As a retired copper, I know good training is more important than which gun, ammo or holster you have.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Training For The Real Deal?

My introduction to shooting was through the shotgun sports — trap and skeet specifically. It was through my own initiative. My dad didn’t shoot...
Read Full Article Shari LeGate
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
The Nature Of Danger

To prepare for anything, especially danger, you have to first acknowledge the need for being ready. Then you study the nature of the problem. Where will...
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Why Do I Need Training?

You know self-defense is a personal responsibility. You understand the best tool to defend against a violent attacker are firearms. Now it’s time to get...
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Tips For Your First...

You’ve decided to attend a firearms class for defensive training and are paid-up. Now it’s time to start putting together the gear you’ll need for the...
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Move

One of your first reactions to a threat, or danger of almost any kind, is usually to move. The threat is trying to strike, cut or shoot you. You move to...
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Keeping Your Family Safe

They’re just tools, keep this in mind. Tools to keep your family safe, just the same as the fire extinguishers you have placed around (right?),...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Experiencing Gunsite

I’ve known about Gunsite for years, but have never been there before. After attending a media event there, I feel like I’ve missed the boat, big time!...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Shot Placement Vs. Power

The recent resurgence of the 9mm, including its re-adoption by the F.B.I., has brought us back into the everlasting debate about its effectiveness for...
Read Full Article Jeremy Clough
Don't Be Ignorant And Stupid

Let’s assume your most likely deadly force encounter was to involve two assailants, one who faced and threatened you, and another who always lurked in the...
Read Full Article Ralph Mroz
Are You Training For Fads,...

When I first started training people as a side-line job in 1975, you could count on one hand the people who made a living providing defensive firearms...
Read Full Article Tom Givens
You Don't Need That — On...

A defensive gun has to work, all the time, and you have to be able to hit with it. This simply means the pistol must be capable of reasonable accuracy, and...
Read Full Article Jeremy Clough

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