Why Don’t You Carry a Reload?

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Millions of Americans carry a firearms every day. And that number's growing all the time. Yet not all of them pack a reload. IN fact, it seems safe to assume that the percentage that...

Carry On-Body Or Not At All

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Off-body carry is a lot like treating a gun like a talisman. If just having a gun somewhere nearby would ward off criminals, then it's great. But if you actually need to use your...

Self-Defense Tip: Buy Two Identical Guns

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"A man shot dead during a home invasion was set to testify against someone who broke into the same house," cfnews13.comreports. "The victims were the targets of another armed home invasion at the same...

Guns for Beginners: Why Progressives Want to Disarm Americans

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Up to now, I have avoided writing about politics in our Guns for Beginners Series. And I may pull or rename this post to maintain this editorial distance from political considerations. But a twenty-something contemplating buying a...

Your First Carry Gun Made Easy: Guns for Beginners

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Ever heard of Stendhal syndrome? It's a condition sparked by too much choice. You'll find sufferers in front of the spaghetti sauce section of your local supermarket, standing there, staring. You'll find them at gun stores too. No surprise there. An...

Guns for Beginners: Keep a Pair of Active Noise Cancellation Ear Muffs By the...

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"Members of the 101st Airborne Division agreed to wear special helmets rigged with hearing loss simulators," WaPo science maven Mary Roach writes in her new book Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. "Among the...

Gear Review: Apex Tactical Specialties J-Frame Duty/Carry Trigger Kit

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When I replaced the horrible “Massachusetts trigger” on my Smith & Wesson M&P 40c with an Apex Duty/Carry Kit, the world changed. Okay, the world didn’t change, but that kit did turn a boat...

Guns for Beginners: Three Tips for Buying Your First Handgun

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Choice is a good thing - except when it isn't. Ever seen someone standing stock still in front of the spaghetti sauce section of their local supermarket? Like that. You can also find analysis paralysis...

Ask Foghorn: Buying a Gun Safe

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Nathan asks: I'm in the market for a gun safe, and have been reading as much as I can about the topic, but still am not sure which way to go. I thought a story/review...

Sara Tipton: Yes, I Shoot In High Heels

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I'm often asked why I make such poor footwear choices at the range. Men seem especially confused when they see me shooting in high heels or dresses. They seem to think I should be decked out in...

Gear Review: Howard Leight Impact Sport Ear Muffs

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By Nathan Shonts When I first started shooting I knew just enough to know I needed to protect my ears. Somehow. So I went down to my neighborhood Wally World and picked up a $15...

Ask Foghorn: Perfect Handgun for New Female Shooters?

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Reader Christian writes: So I'm trying to get my very petite Fianceé into shooting. She's 5' 2", and weighs 100 lbs soaking wet. The term "waifish" comes to mind when describing her. So the .22lr...