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The Weaver Stance: Its Origins & Use

Though many have moved on to other shooting stances, the Weaver Stance was revolutionary and...

Pocket Pistol Primer: Mastering Small Self-Defense Guns

Small, pocket-size guns can be effective self-defense tools, but they require extra commitment to training.

Dressing to Protect: Tactica Defense Fashion

Winner of American Rifleman's 2020 Golden Bullseye Award for Women's Innovation Product, Tactica Defense Fashion...

'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: Devil Dog Arms 3.5 Standard

Looking for a 1911 that is more suitable for concealed carry? In this review, we...

Review: Kimber EVO SP

American Rifleman staff chose the Kimber EVO SP as one of their 2019 Editor's Picks....

Shooting Drill: The “Bearosaurus Rex”

One of the evergreen debates is the best “adventure” or “backwoods” sidearm, most often in...

Tips & Techniques: Rotate-To-Fire In Close Encounters

Drawing a handgun from a holster and aiming it at a target is typically described...

Tested: Beretta 92G Elite LTT Pistol

The serious Beretta fan base has been extremely fired up about this model for many...

Profile: Oklahoma Highway Patrol's Captain Dan Combs

A friend of legendary Border Patrolman Bill Jordan and the FBI’s Jelly Bryce, Captain Dan...

Back to Basics: 5 Things That Will Improve Your Handgun Marksmanship

Do these things every time, and you will be one with your handgun.

Concealed Carry 101: The Beginner's Carry Rig Checklist

Purchasing a reliable handgun is just the first step when putting together a set of...

Fear & Loading: Veteran-Business Success Story

Frankie McRae has a slightly different approach when he teaches self-defense with a gun at...

Tested: EAA’s Smart ABDO

A concealment holster, lock box and wireless security system all in one, EAA’s Smart ABDO...

Tested: Springfield XDM 4.5" OSP 9 mm Pistol

This optics-ready striker fired semi-automatic is ready to take on a variety of roles.

Sheriff's Tips: Practice With Either Hand

Once you have begun to get a handle on the basics of defensive handgun shooting,...

7 Tips for Pocket Carry

If you have opted to carry a pocket pistol, here are guidelines to help you...

15 Top Pocket Holsters

Plenty of deep-cover carry systems are available for your favorite compact handguns.

Alternative Carry Methods

When your mobility has been compromised, you’ll need to adjust your methods of carry, draw...

Pocket-Pistol Lessons

Little guns can be effective self-defense tools, but they require extra commitment.
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