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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: 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...
Sheriff's Tips: Pay It Forward—Get Them Started

Sheriff's Tips: Pay It Forward—Get Them Started

Sheriff Jim Wilson offers suggests for helping a new shooter take those first baby steps.
Black Hills Ammo: A Family Business

Black Hills Ammo: A Family Business

During a recent trip to the range for gun evaluations, I fired several guns and...
Clapp on Handguns: A Combo Commentary

Clapp on Handguns: A Combo Commentary

One of the more persistent practices in handgunning is the belief in the efficiency and...
Wiley Clapp on Luxurious Leather Holsters

Wiley Clapp on Luxurious Leather Holsters

Frontier Americans often chose to carry a handgun as a defensive tool. When it comes...
Sheriff's Tips: Watch Their Hands

Sheriff's Tips: Watch Their Hands

While the eyes are the window to the soul, it is the hands that hold...
Clapp on Handguns: Tokarev Take

Clapp on Handguns: Tokarev Take

One of the most prolific pistol designs ever made was these semi-automatic bearing the name...

Kimber K6s Revolver

One of the biggest surprises to come from SHOT Show 2016 is the announcement of...
Tested: Kimber's Micro Pistols

Tested: Kimber's Micro Pistols

It should be obvious that a gun intended for concealed carry on the person should...
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