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Personal Defense Tip: Aim for Center Mass to Stop the Threat

When you're shooting at someone to stop an imminent, credible threat of death or grievous bodily harm, do what the police do: aim for center mass. Never mind what you may have seen in...
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What’s the Difference Between Rimfire and Centerfire Ammunition?

Are you a newbie when it comes to shooting? There are millions of new, first-time gun owners out there who have come to own a firearm in the last three-plus years. Are you confused...

What’s The Right Age To Teach Kids Gun Safety?

Here's an inconvenient truth: firearm safety education saves lives. However, some people fear guns and don't want anything to do with teaching their kids how to be safe around them. At the same time,...
Just Say 'No' To Warning Shots

Personal Defense Tip: Just Say No To Warning Shots

In a perfect world, everyone would know not to fire warning shots. Unfortunately, Hollywood has made them almost part of our cultural lexicon. But don’t fall for Hollywood "training" on self-defense when it comes...
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Why Would Someone Open Carry A Sub-Compact Pistol?

Michael in GA posted the following in the comment section . . . Is it counterintuitive to open carry a sub compact pistol? I was at a restaurant for my wife’s birthday with her and...

.38 Special: What I’ve Learned After Over 20,000 Rounds

I make a habit of counting the number of reloads I make by keeping a tally of primer and bullet boxes. I’m not a hoarder and I don’t keep them, but I am detailed...
The Truth About the AR-15 Carry Handle

The Truth About the AR-15 Carry Handle

The AR-15 carry handle has long been a subject of controversy. Is it a sight platform, a carry handle, or both? The original ArmaLite M16 design elevated the sights as a result of the...
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Carry Gun Reliability: Is it Really a Big Deal If a Gun is Particular...

One of the criteria that some in the gun media as well as buyers use to judge a pistol is whether it digests a diverse array of ammunition. Brass case, steel case, multiple brands...

Basic Malfunction Clearing Drill: Learn the Tap, Rack, Bang

If you have a semi-automatic pistol, you've experienced a stoppage. If you just bought your first, give it time. It will happen. It may be a failure to fire, a failure to feed, a...
The J-Frame Revolver for Deep Cover Concealed Carry...Still

EDC Greatness: The J-Frame Revolver for Deep Cover Concealed Carry…Still

In today's world, the semi-auto pistol reigns supreme. It seems that in a world with 11+1 micro-compacts, people today often turn their noses up at small-frame revolvers. Make no mistake, small-frame revolvers still have...

The Guide to the History of the M16 Rifle You Never Knew You Needed

The M16 has a fascinating history in many ways. Its appearance is iconic, and has certainly become part of American culture. It is also a symbol, a microcosm, representing both American ingenuity, blunders...but also...
How to clean a 1911

How to Clean a 1911 Pistol

The hardest part in cleaning a 1911 for most people is disassembling it. That's more a comment on how easy they are to clean than how difficult they are to take apart. But since a 1911 isn't...