GETTING STARTED

CONTENT FOR NEW GUN ENTHUSIASTS
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...

In the early days of silent films sharpshooters were employed to fire at specially selected rocks around cowboy actors to simulate a real gunfight.
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Pronunciation Woez

If a gunwriter ever worries whether anyone actually reads his stuff, he should try writing a sentence such as this:
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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.
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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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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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Preferences,...

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...
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First Time...

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...

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.
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A Beginner's...

“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...
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Common Sense...

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.
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Fundamentals...

The process of teaching someone to shoot can get tangled up in egos and past experience, good or bad. Excellent instructional technique, coupled with...
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Working With...

With regard to personal protection, we all live somewhere between a box of ammo and a bodyguard.
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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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The Women's...

Women face several challenges when it comes to concealed carry. The most significant challenge is the simple fact, despite the growing number of women...
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An Individual...

Protecting yourself, family or close friends requires some thought, research and specific skills. Defensive skills are about dealing with a threat in the...
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Buying Your...

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...
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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...
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S&W M&P .380...

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...

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...
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Affordable...

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...
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Next-Gen...

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

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...
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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...
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Charm School for...

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...
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Buying Your...

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...
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S&W’s .22

If there’s anything handier for setting up housekeeping than a good .22 I don’t know what it is. The first gun I ever shot was a Harrington & Richardson...
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