The 3 Hidden Dangers of ‘Gun-Free’ Zones

The greatest danger of a “gun-free” zone is, of course, the possibility of a bad actor or actors slaughtering unarmed innocents. Something that’s both sickeningly well-established and obstinately, irrationally ignored. But gun-free zones present other, less obvious dangers, too. Dangers gun owners need to be aware of in order to protect themselves and their property. […]

Top 3 Reasons You Should Buy a Hi-Point Gun

Hi-Points are to firearms design what Olive Garden is to Italian food. They’ll get the job done and…that’s about it. No surprise, then, that Hi-Point’s guns rarely appear on the top of anyone’s want firearms list. Our reviews have been a mixed bag where HP’s guns are concerned. The C9 pistol didn’t fare well. But […]

The 5 Best Home Defense Tactical Shotguns

There are plenty of articles on the “best” of this or that. Those pieces are usually written on specs alone rather than actual experience. This post isn’t intended to make a case that shotgun is necessarily your best choice in a home defense role. Everyone has their own opinions as to what works best in […]

The 3 Best Handgun Calibers for Armed Self-Defense

Caliber wars — gun owners arguing over the relative merits of various calibers of self-defense ammunition — are an ugly, protracted business. This article will do nothing to reduce the hostility and much to increase it. Oh well. It’s hard to talk about personal defense ammo without touching off a skirmish. A gun owner’s choice […]

10 Best Quarantine Movies for Gun Guys

You’ve been stuck at home for weeks now. If you have kids, well, that hasn’t made it any easier. They’re starting to go stir crazy and how many times can you possibly watch ‘Frozen’ or ‘Cars’ or some other “family friendly flick” again without having a cerebrovascular incident? At some point you have to get […]

Top 3 Range Toy Handguns

Range toys. Firearms that are oodles of fun to shoot, to force your friends to shoot, or just to show off, but aren’t particularly practical. Maybe you rent ’em at the shooting range. Maybe you buy ’em. Maybe you borrow you just try your buddy’s gun. Whichever way you get ’em, you’ll certainly have fun […]

5 Handguns I Can’t Live Without

By Austin Knudsen I don’t read as many gun magazines as I used to. But there are a few articles that are seared into my memory. One such article was written several years ago by Sheriff Jim Wilson: a countdown of the five handguns he couldn’t live without. So I thought, why reinvent the wheel? […]

3 Must-Haves for Your Nightstand Gun

A “nightstand gun” — the handgun you keep by the bedside for quick access in a bump-in-the-night-scenario — is a niche firearm. While your nightstand gun can be your everyday concealed carry gun as well, it’s best to have something specifically suited to the task (finances allowing). Here are three criteria which should guide your […]

3 Things Every Gun Owner Should Do in 2020

Happy new year. Now that the hangover has fully cleared and the calendars have been replaced around the house, it’s probably a good opportunity to do some of those tasks that you’ve been putting off or forgetting about. The little things that might seem slightly annoying, but might just save your life. Clean Your Carry […]

The 5 Biggest Gun Stories of 2019

TTAG’s most popular content has always been our gun reviews. But while our objective opinions on rifles, pistols and shotguns may draw the most readers over time, breaking news tends to get a lot of attention here, too. Looking back at 2019, a few posts drew — by far — the most eyeballs and attention […]

3 Fantastic, Affordable First 1911 Pistols

There are a lot of 1911 pistols on the market, in many different configurations, at many different price points. That’s because John Moses Browning’s design is a certified masterpiece, a masterpiece. But with so many options, choosing your one can make your head spin. So let’s stick to something easy: What are three great starter […]