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Review: Springfield Armory XD-S Mod.2 OSP

Springfield Armory made a good gun even better with the launch of its XD-S Mod.2 OSP model.

Keefe Report: New Gun Company on the Block—Honor Defense

Over the past 24 years on American Rifleman, I have seen a lot of gun companies come and go. Some have become established brands. Some were crackpot ideas destined for the oddities case downstairs at NRA’ National Firearms Museum.

5 Defensive-Shooting Tips to Avoid

Lifelong gun owners are usually well-meaning, but often they dole out some “sage” defensive shooting advice that is in desperate need of salt.

Unconventional Positions

Criminals decide when and where they are going to strike, so preparing for the unthinkable goes beyond range work.

7 Way to Improve Self-Defense Handgun Skills

It’s important that a person learns how to safely and properly use a handgun before having to use one in self-defense.

Choosing a Handgun Shooting Stance

Whether it's the Weaver, Isosceles or an adaptation of either will depend on what the situation calls for.

Choosing the Best Caliber for Self-Defense

The right caliber is the one that you can comfortably handle.

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.

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