The Armed Citizen® March 2010
Criminal justice instructor Michael Minto was exiting the Kaplan Career Institute when he saw a man being viciously stabbed. According to police, Minto ran onto the scene, drew a handgun for which he has a permit to carry and ordered the attacker to drop the knife.
The Armed Citizen® July 2010
When Michael Lish returned home to find the back door and a window ajar, he entered cautiously with his handgun for protection. As he inspected his home, a man dressed in dark clothing and wielding a sword sprung out at him. Police say the burglar threatened Lish and walked toward him.
The Armed Citizen® October 2010
A man, his wife and his school-age brother were asleep in their apartment when an intruder forced his way inside. Illegally wielding a gun, the suspect ordered the tenants into the bathroom. The male tenant asked to retrieve a blanket-a ruse to go get his pistol.
The Armed Citizen® November 2010
A gas station clerk was working the register when a man walked in and confronted him. He slid a note to the clerk with the words "money now" inscribed on it and demanded the safe be opened. The clerk ran from the store and attempted to phone police, but his assailant quickly caught up with him.
The Armed Citizen® December 2010
His delivery completed, a pizza driver began to drive away when a masked man accosted him with a shotgun and announced a robbery. The driver drew a handgun that he was licensed to carry and shot the suspect.
The Armed Citizen® January 2011
Boom! A ruckus woke a woman and her two young children. Her first thought was that an earthquake had occurred, and she quickly called her husband at work to confirm it. No earthquake had been reported.
Guns vs. Bandits
In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the January, 1932 issue: Guns vs. Bandits.
The Armed Citizen
In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the September, 1958 issue: The first Armed Citizen.
These days it seems everyone has an opinion about what exactly is the right gun for the beginner female handgunner. Wiley Clapp offers the most common-sense of answers.
The AR-15 for Home Defense: Reliability
In the Sept. 2014 issue of American Rifleman, Field Editor Stanton Wormley explores the concept and construction of a home-defense AR. Here he discusses the platform's user-resolvable reliability issues and ones best solved by a gunsmith.