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Surplus for Self-Defense: Testing a Used SIG Sauer P226

Retired law enforcement pistols, like this SIG Sauer P226, can be solid defensive options for...

The Armed Citizen® April 3, 2020

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for tales of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who...

The Armed Citizen® March 9, 2020

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for tales of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who...

Beretta Model 81 Cheetah: Great Value for a Casual Collector

In this review, we look over a 1970s Italian handgun that is now available through...

First Look: Federal Premium Punch

Guns designed for concealed carry deserve dedicated ammunition, and Federal Premium delivers its Punch line...

Review: Walther CCP M2 in .380 ACP

Walther's Softcoil gas system takes the bite out of blow-back recoil in this soft-shooting CCP...

6 Big-Bore Handguns for On-the-Trail or In-Town Carry

What are the most potent yet practically portable Trail-To-Town guns on the market today?

Loading Mossberg .410 Shotguns for Home Defense

Can .410 bore shotguns serve as effective close-range defensive options? Take a look at these...

The Last Great Mouse Gun Race

Three small-caliber carry pistols face off at the range to see how they perform when...

The Armed Citizen® June 9, 2017

After a father and son saw a man pull a knife and threaten a woman...

Choosing a Home-Defense Gun

Possibly the only topic to generate more arguments than politics is the never-ending discussion of...

Why Choose a Wheelgun?

Semi-automatic pistols seem to be firmly entrenched as king in the defensive handgun market these...

Bond Arms: Building the World's Smallest 10 mm Pistol

With the twist of a hex wrench you can convert your favorite double-barrel pistol into...

Pocket-Pistol Lessons

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

3 Arguments In Favor of Back-up Guns

While perusing various online sources of gun related news and information recently, I've noticed an...

The .22 Magnum for Self-Defense

Due to its light recoil, even a novice shooter can deliver six accurate shots in...

The Armed Citizen® June 5, 2015

Two robbery suspects thought a pawn shop run by a 74-year-old woman would be an...

Refining the Snub Gun: Smith & Wesson's 640 Pro Series .357 Mag. Revolver

It was back in the mid 1980s when law enforcement agencies and civilians alike began...

Honing the Concealed-Carry Mindset

We live in an amazing modern world of turn-key solutions. Especially in America, we have...

The Armed Citizen® March 2, 2015

Paige Ham, 28, and a friend woke to a loud noise outside of their residence...
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