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Akdal MKA 1919 12-Gauge Shotgun

This unusual Turkish semi-auto shotgun offers features and controls similar to an AR-15 rifle.

The Kimber Pepper Blaster II

This durable defensive pepper spray device is a reliable, logical addition to your defensive plan.

What's Going On with Gun Sales?

"Why do you guys promote guns no one can find?" one reader recently posited. That...

Pattern Loading

All of this current interest in revolvers that shoot several calibers from the same cylinder...

Shotgun/Handgun Training Course

The Counter Terrorism Institute of America's one-day course is a great introduction to using shotguns...

Colt Mustang Pocketlite .380

A coveted classic .380 pocket pistol is back on the market.

The Taurus PT638 Pro SA .380 ACP

Are you looking for an accurate, low-recoil defensive pistol? Taurus has you covered.

Ruger 77/357 Rotary Magazine Rifle Review

The 77.357 would make a handy, lightweight ranch carbine in a pistol load.

Going Green with Lasers

Green lasers are one of the latest innovations in tactical sighting devices. Are they really...

Review: The Kimber Solo

With its new all-metal pocket pistol, the Solo, Kimber addresses power and portability, all in...

The Basics of Laser Sights

From science fiction to firearm fact, lasers have become an integral part of defensive handgun...

The First Garands

The U.S. Army adopted the U.S. Rifle Semiautomatic Caliber .30, M1, in 1936. It is...

Trigger Pull Weight

I am old-fashioned and still cling to the idea that a handgun is primarily for...

How to Find a Place to Shoot

If you are new to shooting or just new in town, it’s helpful to know...

Self-Defense Pistol 101

Using a handgun to defend your life requires more than just a familiarity with firearms.

Tuning the M1911 for Reliability

With just a few fixes, the 1911 can be made to function flawlessly with self-defense...

Jeff Cooper: Father of Modern Pistol Shooting

Every shooter has been influenced in some way by Col. Cooper.

Choosing a Handgun Shooting Stance

Whether it's the Weaver, Isosceles or an adaptation of either will depend on what the...

Dynamics of Personal Protection

Here is how you can hope for the best while preparing for the worst.

Single-Action Shootout at Gunsite

Single-action revolvers once ruled the self-defense world. They still make sense.
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