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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.Self-Defense: How to Search for Additional Threats

Self-Defense: How to Search for Additional Threats

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

Richard Nance

Here are five proven drills to enhance and sharpen your pistol-shooting skills.5 Pistol Training Drills to Enhance Your Shooting Skills

5 Pistol Training Drills to Enhance Your Shooting Skills

Here are five proven drills to enhance and sharpen your pistol-shooting skills.

Richard Nance

While it's not all that likely you'll have to reload your pistol during a gunfight, the ability to do so efficiently could save your life.Reloading During a Gunfight

Reloading During a Gunfight

While it's not all that likely you'll have to reload your pistol during a gunfight, the

Richard Nance

You don't have to spend a lot of money on a defense pistol to effectively protect your home and family.11 Best Defensive Pistols Under $500

11 Best Defensive Pistols Under $500

You don't have to spend a lot of money on a defense pistol to effectively protect your home

Brad Fitzpatrick

Recognizing and properly using cover can save your life. It's important to know what will and won't stop a bullet, as well as how closely you should hug cover depending on circumstances.Using Cover for Self Defense

Using Cover for Self Defense

Recognizing and properly using cover can save your life. It's important to know what will and

Richard Nance

A handgun round isn't going to do much to halt an attack if it's not hitting something vital. The choice of what to target depends on a number of factors.Best Shot Placement for Self Defense

Best Shot Placement for Self Defense

A handgun round isn't going to do much to halt an attack if it's not hitting something vital.

Richard Nance

Training

Several years ago I was at a gun writer's event, and instructor Scott Reitz said he'd have us doing things with a 1911 that would make our friends call BS.How – and Why – to Stretch the Distance With a Handgun

How – and Why – to Stretch the Distance With a Handgun

Several years ago I was at a gun writer's event, and instructor Scott Reitz said he'd have us

Richard Nance

This simple pistol drill preps your mind and body for whatever training you have planned for that day's session.Pistol Skills Drills: 10-Shot Warm-Up Drill

Pistol Skills Drills: 10-Shot Warm-Up Drill

This simple pistol drill preps your mind and body for whatever training you have planned for

Jack Straw

In order to hit, it's gotta fit. Here are some options to explore.Handgun Fit Solutions

Handgun Fit Solutions

In order to hit, it's gotta fit. Here are some options to explore.

J. Scott Rupp

The important differences between competition and defense.Sport vs. Street

Sport vs. Street

The important differences between competition and defense.

Richard Nance

Simple pistol drills are good, and they're even better when they teach or reinforce a number of skills. This drill does just that, working on accuracy, speed, changing speeds and target acquisition.Practice the X Drill to Reinforce Pistol Skills: Here's How

Practice the X Drill to Reinforce Pistol Skills: Here's How

Simple pistol drills are good, and they're even better when they teach or reinforce a number

J. Scott Rupp

When training with your concealed carry gun, train for how you conduct your daily life.Concealed Carry Training: Practice for Your Reality

Concealed Carry Training: Practice for Your Reality

When training with your concealed carry gun, train for how you conduct your daily life.

Richard Nance

How-To

An airsoft gun has moving parts that function nearly identically to the real gun they are designed around. The Airsoft Advantage: How a Fake Gun Can Prepare You for the Real Thing

The Airsoft Advantage: How a Fake Gun Can Prepare You for the Real Thing

An airsoft gun has moving parts that function nearly identically to the real gun they are

Richard Nance

Richard Nance offers a few tips to consider before heading out the door armed.Tips on How to Conceal Your Handgun

Tips on How to Conceal Your Handgun

Richard Nance offers a few tips to consider before heading out the door armed.

Richard Nance

When under shelter-in-place orders and not going anywhere, your vehicle should be fueled and ready to go in case things change. In this lesson, “Hollywood Weapons” host and former Green Beret Terry Schappert shares some tips on how to prepare your car or truck for the next time you might need it. Shelter in Place - Prepare Your Vehicle

Shelter in Place - Prepare Your Vehicle

When under shelter-in-place orders and not going anywhere, your vehicle should be fueled and

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In this lesson, “Hollywood Weapons” host and former Green Beret Terry Schappert will talk about how to transform your “go bag” of emergency essentials into a “get home bag.”Shelter in Place – ‘Go Bag' and ‘Get Home Bag' Essentials

Shelter in Place – ‘Go Bag' and ‘Get Home Bag' Essentials

In this lesson, “Hollywood Weapons” host and former Green Beret Terry Schappert will talk

Outdoor Channel Public Service Announcement

Here's how to set up for accuracy testing on handguns.How to Test a Handgun for Accuracy

How to Test a Handgun for Accuracy

Here's how to set up for accuracy testing on handguns.

Patrick Sweeney

You're stuck at home. You've got time. Take this opportunity to do some handgun maintenance.Handgun Maintenance

Handgun Maintenance

You're stuck at home. You've got time. Take this opportunity to do some handgun maintenance.

J. Scott Rupp

Historical

Browning, Luger and Walther designs get all the love, but the Tokarev and Radom were solid battle pistols as well; here's a little history and how they perform.Pistols of World War II: Tokarev TT-33 and Radom Vis-35

Pistols of World War II: Tokarev TT-33 and Radom Vis-35

Browning, Luger and Walther designs get all the love, but the Tokarev and Radom were solid

Payton Miller

The Standard Bird's Head is a top-quality gun using only the finest in materials and workmanship, and this is reflected in its $2,999 price tag.Top Quality: Standard Colt Bird's Head Revolver

Top Quality: Standard Colt Bird's Head Revolver

The Standard Bird's Head is a top-quality gun using only the finest in materials and

Stan Trzoniec

Fritz Mann, of Mann Werkzeugfabrik in Suhl, Germany, set out to make the smallest .25ACP ever, resulting in the most compact, thin, and concealable .25 ACP ever made. Mann .25ACP Model W.T.

Mann .25ACP Model W.T.

Fritz Mann, of Mann Werkzeugfabrik in Suhl, Germany, set out to make the smallest .25ACP ever,

Jim Dickson

The story of the 1917 revolver and .45 Auto Rim.History of the 1917 Revolver and .45 Auto Rim

History of the 1917 Revolver and .45 Auto Rim

The story of the 1917 revolver and .45 Auto Rim.

Bob Campbell

Ethan Allen .22 Short, the smallest handgun ever made.Ethan Allen .22 Short

Ethan Allen .22 Short

Ethan Allen .22 Short, the smallest handgun ever made.

Handguns Online Staff

Colt's premier .357 hits the big five-oh.Colt Python: A Complete History

Colt Python: A Complete History

Colt's premier .357 hits the big five-oh.

Rick Hacker

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