Smith & Wesson's Model 39 'Hush Puppy': A Sidearm for the SEALs

Early SEAL teams utilized this not-so-well-known Smith & Wesson Model 39 "Hush Puppy" variant when stealth was a top priority.

The Armed Citizen® December 11, 2020

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

The Armed Citizen® February 3, 2020

A firefighter (also a reserve deputy constable) was working on his home under construction May 2018 in Zachary, La., at 3:30 a.m. when an armed male, 23, approached him while riding a bicycle.

Bill Ruger’s .22 Pistol

Sturm, Ruger & Co. has produced more than 40 million guns since its founding seven decades ago. It all started with one gun: Bill Ruger’s .22 pistol.

The Armed Citizen® August 19, 2019

In Atlanta, Ga., an individual was returning home to discover three suspects breaking into multiple vehicles.

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

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

The Armed Citizen® August 2, 2019

In Baton Rouge, La., an employee at a grocery store was working when a masked man entered early in the morning.

The Armed Citizen® June 17, 2019

Sitting at home, a couple was in the living room when they heard loud banging on their kitchen door.

The Armed Citizen® May 24, 2019

After security officers in St. Louis prevented an intoxicated, argumentative man from entering a ballpark, that man turned his attention to a passing motorist.

In Shape for Shooting: How Fit Do You Have To Be?

While it won't turn you into Doug Koenig or Julie Golob overnight, incorporating some of these nutrition and exercise factors may contribute to some benefits on the range.

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