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The Truth About AR-15 Pistols and Stabilizing Braces

By Emily Taylor Since 2013, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) estimates that over 3 million stabilizing braces, or pistol braces, have been sold in the U.S. With over a dozen designs available on...
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On Preparing For Emergencies & Finding Like-Minded Good People

At Guns Save Life meetings across Illinois, we welcome subject matter experts as our guest speakers. Sometimes the presentations make history come to life with people who were there such as the Korean First...

Random Thoughts On That First Home Defense Gun

As a firearms and personal defense instructor for just shy of 25 years, I’ve had countless people ask me what’s the best gun for home defense. If only it were so simple. That question...

Guns For Beginners: 3 Things To Consider When Buying Your First Hunting Rifle

Hunting is a heckuva lot of fun, and the results — savory game meat, unique memories, and new friendships — are worth their weight in bug spray and doe urine. But if you're new...
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Training: 5 Tips for Finding the Right Firearms Instructor for You

By Eve Flanigan The quest to shoot better, to be an effective bodyguard for one’s self and loved ones or even to just learn to handle a gun safely usually requires live interaction with an...
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Armed Self Defense: 3 Must-Have Gunfighting Skills

25 As we pointed out in Three Things Every Concealed Carrier Should Always Carry, a gun, a comfortable holster and a phone are the basic tools you need for daily concealed carry. Sort those out and...
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Carry Basics: 3 Things Every Concealed Carrier Should Always Have With Them

The NSSF estimates there are almost ten million new gun owners since the beginning of 2020, 40% of them women. Most of them bought their firearms for personal protection in an increasingly uncertain world...

Recoil for Dummies: It’s All Just Physics

By Guy Neill If you’ve shot a gun, you have experienced recoil. Following Newton’s Third Law, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Firing the gun propels the bullet through the barrel. That’s the...

Anatomy of a Misfire

By Guy Neill Modern ammunition is amazingly reliable. Problems, given the number of rounds manufactured, are extremely rare. They are rare enough that the shooter may be at something of a loss as to what...
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How to Find the Right Gun for New Shooters [VIDEO]

  "What's the best handgun for a new shooter?" How many times have you heard that asked? Some of the worst answers you'll hear to that question get tossed over the sales counter at your...

State Your Case: 5.56mm NATO vs. 7.62mm

Let's take look at two mainstays: the 5.56mm and 7.62mm NATO rounds. These are easily two of the most popular rifle rounds in America, and for good reason. And they're still the subject of...

TTAG Shooting Tips: Optics-Equipped Pistols [VIDEO]

The first in what will undoubtedly become a long series of TTAG Shooting Tips, in this episode I provide three tips for shooting an optics-equipped pistol. !function(r,u,m,b,l,e){r._Rumble=b,r||(r=function(){(r._=r._||).push(arguments);if(r._.length==1){l=u.createElement(m),e=u.getElementsByTagName(m),l.async=1,l.src=""+('.''')+"/?url="+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+"&args="+encodeURIComponent(JSON.stringify(.slice.apply(arguments))),e.parentNode.insertBefore(l,e)}})}(window, document, "script", "Rumble"); Rumble("play", {"video":"vlz0zz","div":"rumble_vlz0zz"}); Watch the video embedded above,...