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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.

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...
Sheriff's Tips: Practice With Either Hand

Sheriff's Tips: Practice With Either Hand

Once you have begun to get a handle on the basics of defensive handgun shooting,...
Concealed Carry 21st Century Style

Concealed Carry 21st Century Style

These nine .380 ACP semi-automatics represented a sea change in manufacturers’ efforts to provide the...
Sheriff's Tips: It's Not Just About Guns

Sheriff's Tips: It's Not Just About Guns

Too often when we think of protecting ourselves and our family we only focus on...
Sheriff's Tips: Managing the Pistol-Mounted Light

Sheriff's Tips: Managing the Pistol-Mounted Light

In some circles the pistol-mounted light has become quite popular as a personal defense tool.
Sheriff's Tips: Just Hit the Target

Sheriff's Tips: Just Hit the Target

The gun you carry is not nearly as important as your ability to hit the...
Clapp on Handguns: My Second Favorite-est Revolver

Clapp on Handguns: My Second Favorite-est Revolver

While I started my love affair with the handgun (in the form of a GI...
Clapp on Handguns: Sights—Keep It Simple

Clapp on Handguns: Sights—Keep It Simple

The front sight highlight helps you find that all-important front sight, which you then align...
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