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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.

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...
Holiday Awareness and Defense

Holiday Awareness and Defense

In the defensive Color Code, we refer to a state of relaxed awareness as Condition...
Tips for Maintaining a Defensive Handgun

Tips for Maintaining a Defensive Handgun

One thing’s for sure: Good-quality defensive handguns aren't cheap. The good news is that when...

Video: Kimber Master Carry Pro Pistol

Watch this American Rifleman TV "Rifleman Review" of the Kimber Master Carry Pro Pistol.
The El Presidente Drill

The El Presidente Drill

Although the “El Presidente” shooting drill was devised some years ago, it is still an...
Defensive Awareness: Understanding the Color Code

Defensive Awareness: Understanding the Color Code

Being aware of what is going on around you greatly increases your ability to spot...
Failure Drill Comments

Failure Drill Comments

My colleague and friend Jim Wilson recently commented on the Failure Drill. In doing so,...
The Failure Drill

The Failure Drill

There may be a lot of reasons why two shots to an attacker's vital zone...

NRA Gun of the Week: Kimber Warrior SOC

The Kimber Warrior SOC (Special Operations Capable) is loaded with features that made this the...
The Most Important Defensive Tool

The Most Important Defensive Tool

If you say “Personal Defense” to most people I expect they would immediately start thinking...
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