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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. Personal Defense

Reloading During a Gunfight

Richard Nance - April 23, 2020

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

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. Personal Defense

Using Cover for Self Defense

Richard Nance - March 18, 2020

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

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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. Personal Defense

Best Shot Placement for Self Defense

Richard Nance - January 16, 2020

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

When quarters are tight, your gun is inoperable and you're facing a deadly threat, don't forget you're essentially holding a gun-shaped hammer. Personal Defense

Your Empty or Malfunctioned Handgun Can Still Be a Weapon

Richard Nance - October 25, 2018

When quarters are tight, your gun is inoperable and you're facing a deadly threat, don't...

Training

Defensive pistol experts constantly preach “getting off the X,” and what they mean is you don't want to just stand in one spot when engaging a threat. This simple drill teaches you to get off that X, and the more you do it, the more instinctive and easy the actions become. Training

Shooting Drills – Getting off the X

J. Scott Rupp - April 01, 2020

Defensive pistol experts constantly preach “getting off the X,” and what they mean is you...

The Keepers' Test comes to us from Spencer Keepers of Keepers Concealment Holsters, and it's all about draw speed from concealment and pinpoint accuracy. Training

Shooting Drills – Keepers' Test

J. Scott Rupp - January 30, 2020

The Keepers' Test comes to us from Spencer Keepers of Keepers Concealment Holsters, and it's...

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Dry fire training is a great way to keep your skills sharp. Training

Dry Fire Training

Richard Nance - September 18, 2019

Dry fire training is a great way to keep your skills sharp.

The Hard Swing Drill will help you improve your draw speed and target transitions—along with reloading skills and sight picture and trigger control. Training

Hard Swing Drill

Josh Froelich - September 12, 2019

The Hard Swing Drill will help you improve your draw speed and target transitions—along with...

How-To

How to set up for accuracy testing your favorite handgun. How-To

Handgun Accuracy Testing

Patrick Sweeney - March 26, 2020

How to set up for accuracy testing your favorite handgun.

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

Handgun Maintenance

J. Scott Rupp - March 25, 2020

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

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Shoot more, get better and have fun! How-To

USPSA 101

J. Scott Rupp - June 27, 2019

Shoot more, get better and have fun!

How to properly fit a replacement barrel for your favorite semiauto. How-To

Fitting a Replacement Barrel for a Semiauto

Patrick Sweeney - February 25, 2019

How to properly fit a replacement barrel for your favorite semiauto.

Historical

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

Ethan Allen .22 Short

Handguns Online Staff - November 15, 2017

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

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

Colt Python: A Complete History

Rick Hacker - December 21, 2015

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

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Mec-Gar Srl Celebrates 50 Years of Business

Handguns Online Staff - April 24, 2015

Mec-Gar Srl, one of the largest OEM firearm magazine manufacturers in the world, is...

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Rare Colt Revolvers up for Auction

Handguns Online Staff - November 05, 2014

Those who have wanted to own an extraordinary historical firearm may get the chance

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