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Nighthawk Custom Thunder Ranch 1911 Pistol

Nighthawk Custom Thunder Ranch 1911 Pistol

Nighthawk Custom’s “One Gun, One Gunsmith” old-world firearm manufacturing techniques meet the famed marksmanship and...
Gun School In Review: Handgun Combatives Adaptive Combat Pistol

Gun School In Review: Handgun Combatives Adaptive Combat Pistol

Two days of high round counts, a lot of learning and a lot of fun...
Tested: SIG Sauer 365 Micro 9 mm Ammunition

Tested: SIG Sauer 365 Micro 9 mm Ammunition

These ballistically matched defense and practice-grade loads have been tuned for top-notch performance in popular...
Snapshot: Flexible Gunnery School

Snapshot: Flexible Gunnery School

At its height, the U.S. Army Air Forces (AAF) comprised more than 2.4 million men...
NRA Carry Guard Expo Seminars Emphasize Awareness

NRA Carry Guard Expo Seminars Emphasize Awareness

The topics of the 125 seminars offered at the inaugural NRA Carry Guard Expo ran...
NRA Gun Gear of the Week: LMS Defense Zero Distance Pistol

NRA Gun Gear of the Week: LMS Defense Zero Distance Pistol

See American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach as he participates in a pilot run of Zero Distance...
AR-15 Pistols for Home Defense?

AR-15 Pistols for Home Defense?

While some folks have written off the AR-15 pistol as nothing more than a range...
The Gunsite Legacy

The Gunsite Legacy

Forty years after Col. Jeff and Janelle Cooper founded Gunsite, it is now America’s oldest...
A First Look at 2017's New Guns

A First Look at 2017's New Guns

While some manufacturers are holding their new-gun secrets closely until the 2017 SHOT Show, some...
H&K’s USP Tactical Pistol Trio

H&K’s USP Tactical Pistol Trio

A cutting-edge design in the 1990s, Heckler & Koch’s Universal Service Pistol (USP) was one...
Handgun Hard Choices: Colt M1911 or S&W M1917?

Handgun Hard Choices: Colt M1911 or S&W M1917?

The armorer offers you a Colt Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 or a Smith &...
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,...
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...
Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Commander Pistol

Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Commander Pistol

Nearly five years ago, Sturm, Ruger & Co. launched its first SR1911 pistol. The result...
Modern Technique Origins

Modern Technique Origins

Over the time that I worked as a police officer and then as a gunwriter,...
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...
The AR for Home Defense: One Expert's Opinion

The AR for Home Defense: One Expert's Opinion

We sat down with one of the nation’s elite combat veterans, now a renowned tactical...
Carry Responsibly

Carry Responsibly

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

Concealed Carry Common Sense

When compared with the rest of the world, the streets of America are still pretty...
Throwback Thursday: Jeff Cooper

Throwback Thursday: Jeff Cooper

This man for all seasons, warrior, scholar, hunter, husband and controversialist, is above all “the...
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