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The Smith & Wesson Model 13 revolver was a combat classic back in the day. Revolvers

Smith & Wesson Model 13 Revolver

Payton Miller - July 31, 2020

The Smith & Wesson Model 13 revolver was a combat classic back in the day.

In a real-life situation, you need to make sure the known threat is neutralized before scanning for unknown threats. Make sure you aren't just posing but actually scanning to find a threat. Finally, make sure you're in position to defend yourself should an additional threat be detected. Personal Defense

Self-Defense: How to Search for Additional Threats

Richard Nance - July 24, 2020

In a real-life situation, you need to make sure the known threat is neutralized before...

For those wanting the flavor of the older Model 1911 with a touch of class, look no further than the Auto-Ordnance Case-Hardened 1911. 1911

Auto-Ordnance Case-Hardened 1911

Stan Trzoniec - July 17, 2020

For those wanting the flavor of the older Model 1911 with a touch of class, look no further...

Ruger continues to produce top-quality, reasonably priced firearms for sporting and defense uses, and the Security-9 Compact with the Viridian Laser is one of them. Compact

Ruger Security-9 Compact with Viridian Laser

Stan Trzoniec - July 10, 2020

Ruger continues to produce top-quality, reasonably priced firearms for sporting and defense...

The defensive handgun market is ripe with affordable, accurate and dependable choices, but these six compact high-capacity 9mm pistols stand out from the rest of the field. Compact

6 Best Compact High-Capacity 9mm Handguns

Jeff John - July 08, 2020

The defensive handgun market is ripe with affordable, accurate and dependable choices, but...

With today's threat of active shooters ever present, being able to shoot at distance can be an important skill. Similarly, the ability to hit a target when you're physically challenged could make a big difference in such a situation. Training

Skills Drill: Closing the Gap

J. Scott Rupp - July 03, 2020

With today's threat of active shooters ever present, being able to shoot at distance can be an...

A look at eight optics-ready pistols for just about any application or budget, including offerings from CZ-USA, Springfield, Smith & Wesson and more. Sights

8 Great Red-Dot-Ready Pistols

Brad Fitzpatrick - July 01, 2020

A look at eight optics-ready pistols for just about any application or budget, including...

The Nighthawk Custom Vice President is an outstanding example of what a 1911 can be. Reviews

Nighthawk Custom Vice President 1911 Review

Keith Wood - June 26, 2020

The Nighthawk Custom Vice President is an outstanding example of what a 1911 can be.

The Walther CCP M2 in .380 is one of the great all-around defensive pistols on the market, and the fact that it is so easy to operate and shoot makes it a great all-around gun for just about anybody. Reviews

Walther CCP M2 .380 Pistol Review

J. Scott Rupp - June 23, 2020

The Walther CCP M2 in .380 is one of the great all-around defensive pistols on the market, and...

Last year Brownells began offering Brownells-branded Glock-pattern slides and barrels, and currently it has two Brownells-exclusive Polymer80 frame models to complete your build. Accessories

Brownells Polymer80 Kit for Glock Pistol Builds

James Tarr - June 18, 2020

Last year Brownells began offering Brownells-branded Glock-pattern slides and barrels, and...

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