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American Rifleman TV: What is Gunsite?

Started by Col. Jeff Cooper, Gunsite is one of the premiere firearms training schools in the country, and it still adheres to Cooper's original ideas, though they have been updated.

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 Pistol, learning the theory and techniques as the foundation of the class.

Failure Drill

The Failure Drill consists of three shots designed to ensure that an attacker is stopped by putting two shots into center of mass with a final shot to the head.

Don’t Rush

I often trash movies for poor handling of firearms, but there is a saying that I've heard in movies that is correct when it comes to drawing a handgun: Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

The Slide Stop

For years, when training and competing, I used the slide stop on my 1911s to return the slide to battery when conducting a speed reload. I had found that I could more quickly obtain my shooting grip in this way.

Support-Hand Shooting

Support-hand shooting is not a fast-draw technique so much as it is a survival technique.

Product Preview: John Wayne ‘Lil’ Duke

Officially licensed by Air Venturi, movie icon John Wayne’s image appears engraved into the ‘Lil’ Duke BB gun.

Product Preview: MantisX Pistol Trainer

This training aid from Mantis is basically a personal shooting instructor that fits into your pocket and relies only on a free smartphone application.

Self-Defense Pistol 101

Using a handgun to defend your life requires more than just a familiarity with firearms.

Point Shooting

Point shooting can be effective if practiced regularly.

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