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4 Tips for Responsible Concealed Carry

For most citizens the decision to start carrying a defensive handgun can be a life-changing...

Review: Walther PPQ M2

If you're interested in cutting-edge, service-style semi-automatic pistols, then the Walther PPQ M2 is worth...

Defining the 'American Rifleman:' Three Traditions of Riflery

Long-held forms of American riflery—precision, classic and defensive—reveal the specialized tools and skills that form...

Jeff Cooper: The Man Behind the 'Modern Technique'

Col. Jeff Cooper, a man for all seasons, warrior, scholar, hunter, husband and controversialist, is...

New Gun Owner Guide: Basics of Cleaning, Shooting & Storage

Now that you've bought your new firearm, what's next? Here are the basics of using,...

The 21-Foot Rule: What Does It Really Mean?

Most people in the defensive-shooting world have heard of the "21-Foot Rule," often practiced as...

'Unquestionably A 1911:' The Nighthawk Custom/Thunder Ranch Combat Special

American Rifleman Executive Editor Joe Kurtenbach spent time at Thunder Ranch shooting a Combat Special...

Range Review: Glock G44

The first rimfire handgun in the company's lineup, Glock released the G44 as a range...

Thunder Ranch Offers Digital Training Options

For those who want Clint Smith's unique brand of instruction but can't get out to...

SHOT Show 2020: Ruger LCP II Lite Rack .22 LR

Providing consumers with an easy-to-shoot and easy-to-operate option in its compact-handgun lineup, Ruger rolled out...

Range Review: Mossberg MC2c

Mossberg expanded its new handgun lineup in 2020 with the release of the MC2c, which...

The Aging Defender

Age-related physical decline is inevitable, but there are ways for armed citizens to both slow...

Tested: Ruger LCP II .22 LR Pistol

This new rimfire version of the popular .380 ACP pocket pistol is an ideal understudy...

Wiley Clapp—Guns They Oughta Make: SIG Sauer P225-A2

Wiley Clapp is a fan of the relatively new P225-A1, and sees only one way...

Advanced Pistol Drill: The 10 Second Showdown

Few well-known shooting drills actually challenge the shooter, balance skills in a proportional manner, and...

Tested: Taurus´ TX22 & G3 Pistols

Two new pistols represent separate tracks for Taurus—a new center-fire model from Brazil and an...

Tested: Springfield Armory’s Hellcat

Springfield Armory’s wild new entry into the full-featured, micro-compact pistol market, the Hellcat, holds one...

Wiley Clapp: Guns They Oughta Make—.22-Cal. Commander

Wiley Clapp shares another on his "wish list" of handguns he hopes gun makers will...

Tips & Techniques: Three A’s Of Defensive Pistolcraft

There is no way to know how a close-quarter pistol fight will unfold. At the...

By the Decade: Wiley Clapp's Favorite Handgun—The 1990s

The P-Series SIGs are the author's favorite handguns for the last decade of the 20th...
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