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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.

Home-Defense Training: 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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