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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...

7 Things Every AR-15 Owner Needs to Know How to Do

While driving to an open shooting position on a recent trip to the range, I saw AR-15 type firearms in every bay as I looked around. Some bays had as many as 10 different...
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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'...
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10 Best Home-Defense Firearms

Reader Jeremy Hopper writes: Home defense should be a serious consideration for all homeowners and renters. It’s impossible to predict if a criminal will single out your home for a robbery or an invasion. So...
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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...

NRA: Top 6 Suppressor-Ready Pistols

  The NRA writes There’s been a lot of noise about the use of firearm suppressors lately (ironic, huh?). With the Hearing Protection Act recently introduced to lawmakers, the movement to loosen regulations on the...
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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...

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,...
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The Top 6 Firearm Choices for Gun Hipsters

I posted the above photo of my 1980's Cobray Pocket Pal on TTAG's Facebook page. The caption read, "Do I load my EDC with 3 rounds of .380 or 5 rounds of .22? Decisions,...

Top 3 Most Underrated Sub-Compact 9mm Carry Pistols

GLOCK 43, Springfield XD-S, Smith & Wesson M&P9 SHIELD. If you like those 9mm sub-compact guns, buy those 9mm sub-compact guns! Tens of thousands of satisfied consumers do. But they're hardly the only choices. Maybe...

The 10 Guns You Should Never Sell No Matter What

222   The old adage is, never sell a gun. No matter how basic or utilitarian it may be, you'll inevitably regret it down the road. That's easy to say, but sometimes you need to raise some...
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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...