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The Hidden...

As I write this, we’re experiencing yet another end-of-the-world crisis. It’s about my 30th; I’ve lost count since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
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Unorthodox CCW...

Everything in life involves tradeoffs, beginning with where you live. In two-season country you have six months of too hot and six months of just right
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DA Semi-Autos

It’s been 90 years since Walther made what’s generally considered the first commercially successful DA semi-auto pistol, the model PP. Most previous...
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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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Safe Carry Modes

The Colt Single Action Army was introduced in 1873 and with only occasional breaks has been in production to the present day.
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The Long Vs. ...

In a letter to Handgunner reader Jens Jensen commented, “Roy ... I read the book he (John Taffin) suggested, The Secrets of Double Action Shooting by Bob...
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The Best Handgun...

Most rifle shooters seem to prefer a trigger with a crisp, virtually motionless single stage break. Ideally, the shooter gradually increases pressure on the...
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Demystifying...

Practical pistol competition has become one of the most popular shooting sports, both worldwide and in the U.S. At the international level it’s...
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Precision Shooting

These days a handgunner interested in competition shooting is likely to be attracted to the action/practical shooting sports. Such sports are dynamic,...
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SIG's P320 X-Five

The SIG P320, introduced in 2014–2015 has proven to be a solid success, most notably its acceptance by the U.S. military. It’s also becoming popular as...
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What? Huh? No...

If you’re enough of an enthusiast to be a Handgunner reader, you probably get asked for advice on selecting a first handgun. Or maybe an acquaintance has...
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Double-Barrel...

Ex Vice-President Joe Biden is apparently planning a post-political career as an expert on defensive firearms and tactics. On the subject of firearms, he...
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Striker Vs....

We really like sharing thoughts and conversations with Handgunner readers. Editor Roy suggested a column in response to this comment he got:
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Rimfires: Your...

People seem always to be looking for the “secret,” the magical easy shortcut to shooting skill.
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Stylish Or Stable?

Technique matters in developing shooting skills. Good coaching in basic techniques can save a novice from having to learn by trial and error. Just don’t...
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The How Not To...

People have devised many ways of carrying a sidearm. Sometimes you may not have a choice; if your department or agency says this is how it’s done, you...
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Home Gunsmithing...

It will happen eventually. You selected your handgun after a lot of research and study. You compared various models at the gun store, maybe even went to the...
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Manipulation...

With age comes decreased mobility and strength, which in turn means fewer options in terms of avoiding or resisting criminal aggression. Sometimes, just at...
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J-Frame Light?

You can debate the value of a weapon-mounted light versus a separate light, but we’ll leave that for another time. I’ll just say, on a home-defense gun,...
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Re-Born Re-Volver

The revolver had been gathering dust on the display shelf, unwanted and unappreciated. It was one of a group of police trade-ins purchased by my local gun...
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S&W's K22

In the early decades of the 20th century, .22 revolvers were mostly made on small frames — “small cartridge, small gun” seemed to be the rule.
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