Les Baer Custom: High-Peformance M1911s
Les Baer began tuning, fixing and modifying guns in 1973. His first shop, so to speak, was the basement of his home in Allentown, Penn. Enthusiasts quickly discovered the quality of his work and word spread. By 1976 demand was outgrowing his workspace, forcing him to expand. In 1980 he launched his full-time gunsmithing career by establishing Bear Custom Guns.
Sheriff's Tips: Firing The Most Important Shot
When you've decided to fire the shot that will defend you from an attack, it's critical to place that first round exactly where it needs to go. Sheriff Jim has tips on how to make that happen.
Failure Drill: A Proven Strategy to Stop an Attacker
There may be a lot of reasons why two shots to an attacker's vital zone fails to put him down.
4 Essential Elements of Self-Defense
Of course, self-defense means having a gun to many people. But here are some other essential elements to protect yourself.
Pandemic Preparedness: Is Your Home-Defense Plan Ready?
When more of us are at home on a regular basis now than ever before, having a defensive plan is critical. Is yours ready?
Solid Tools: The Les Baer Gunsite & Black Baer 1911s
Two models in the Les Baer lineup—a full-size Gunsite 1911 and a Commander-size Black Baer—prove that well-rendered versions of Old Slabsides still offer first-class options for today’s armed citizen.
4 Tips for Responsible Concealed Carry
For most citizens the decision to start carrying a defensive handgun can be a life-changing event.
CCW Gun Maintenance: 7 Must-Know Tips
Maintaining your self-defense gun is a critical part of your self-defense plan. Here are a few tips to keep your CCW pistol looking and running right.
The 21-Foot Rule: What Does It Really Mean?
Most people in the defensive-shooting world have heard of the "21-Foot Rule," often practiced as the Tueller Drill. But what ramifications does this have for the armed citizen?
5 CCW Tips For Older Armed Citizens
As we get older, we must keep in mind that we can still be a target for criminal attack. In fact, we may become even more of a target as the years catch up with us.