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Wiley Clapp and Sheriff Jim Wilson—both decorated law enforcement professionals—offer decades of combined experience in their gun evaluations, tips, tactics and anecdotes for American Rifleman. Now readers can access this highly sought-after content in one blog: American Rifleman Law & Order—a page dedicated to satisfying readers’ cravings for honest discussion about concealed-carry, personal-protection and other real-life information from those who have lived it.

Sheriff's Tips: Understanding the Flash Sight Picture

Sheriff's Tips: Understanding the Flash Sight Picture

The flash sight picture is a defensive shooting technique that was developed by Col. Jeff...
Clapp: Cobras ... and Beyond

Clapp: Cobras ... and Beyond

Could there be other revolver projects in the mill? Possibly, yes ...
Clapp: The Case for Hammerless Revolvers

Clapp: The Case for Hammerless Revolvers

Wiley Clapp makes a strong case for a particular class of firearm as a near...
Sheriff's Tips: The Nighthawk Custom Browning Hi Power

Sheriff's Tips: The Nighthawk Custom Browning Hi Power

Sheriff Jim Wilson tells why Nighthawk has taken the Browning Hi Power to an even...
Tested: Kimber’s Micro 9 Pistols

Tested: Kimber’s Micro 9 Pistols

A top American maker of full-size M1911 pistols embraces the popular 9 mm Luger cartridge...
Clapp: .40 S&W is STILL Better Than 9 mm

Clapp: .40 S&W is STILL Better Than 9 mm

My blog about the recent history of the 9 mm Luger cartridge prompted reader response...
Clapp on Handguns: New .45 Auto Rim Loads

Clapp on Handguns: New .45 Auto Rim Loads

The .45 Auto Rim still has a cult following, but none of the major makers...
Kimber Expands Micro 9 Pistol Lineup

Kimber Expands Micro 9 Pistol Lineup

Kimber's Micro 9 pistol line expansion includes five new variants.
To Purse Pack—Or Not

To Purse Pack—Or Not

As with any other carry mode, there are drawbacks to carrying the defensive handgun in...
The Gunsite Legacy

The Gunsite Legacy

Forty years after Col. Jeff and Janelle Cooper founded Gunsite, it is now America’s oldest...
H&K’s USP Tactical Pistol Trio

H&K’s USP Tactical Pistol Trio

A cutting-edge design in the 1990s, Heckler & Koch’s Universal Service Pistol (USP) was one...
Clapp on Handguns: Grips—The Forgotten Advantage

Clapp on Handguns: Grips—The Forgotten Advantage

Wiley Clapp personally laments the decline of a gun that he used for so long,...
Sheriff's Tips: Long-Range Shooting with the Defensive Handgun

Sheriff's Tips: Long-Range Shooting with the Defensive Handgun

It is a good idea for the defensive handgunner to have some experience in shooting...
Clapp on Handguns: The .40 Is a Better Choice Than the 9 mm

Clapp on Handguns: The .40 Is a Better Choice Than the 9 mm

In WIley Clapp's view, the .40 is still a better choice than the 9 mm.
Clapp on Handguns: Gun Digest 2017

Clapp on Handguns: Gun Digest 2017

The latest edition of my favorite gun periodical--Gun Digest, now in its 71st annual edition--is...
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