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Tanfoglio Witness Review

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts One of the more overlooked pistols on the market today is the Tanfoglio Witness imported by European American Arms. It has long been trusted by competitors in the various action pistol disciplines, especially IPSC, and it is based on the proven CZ-75 design. The Witness is available […]

Carrying a Makarov

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Should You Trust a Commie? Carrying a Makarov. If you knew you were going into a fight, you would be a fool to choose a pistol. Pistols are not powerful. They do not point very naturally. They do not hold a lot of ammunition. They do one […]

Finding the Right Handgun for a Woman

Finding the right handgun for a woman can be a challenge. There’s a lot of advice out there some good, some bad. It’s not about male guns or female guns or black guns or pink guns. It’s all about what fits you and your lifestyle the best.

Instinctive Shooting

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Instinctive Shooting or Point Shooting or Unsighted Fire Shooting a handgun without using your sights may seem like voodoo magic to a lot of shooters. While it is a difficult skill to master it is not really magic or difficult if you apply your fundamentals of handgun […]

The Mighty .357 Magnum

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts The Mighty .357 Magnum Patton carried one. The numbers 3, 5, 7 alone are synonymous with power. Few cartridges are as universally recognized and respected as the .357 magnum. People might debate 9mm vs. 45 ACP but no one argues the power, versatility, and ability of the […]

How to Grip a Semi Automatic Pistol

How to Grip a Semi Automatic Pistol Along with sight picture and trigger squeeze, grip is one of the factors which will determine your accuracy.

Sig Braces for Pistols

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Sig braces for pistols – The ATF Says You’re Doing it Wrong When the “assault weapons” ban portion of the ’94 crime bill sunset in 2004, pistol ARs and AKs started to gain popularity. The ban prohibited pistols with a weight of more than 50 ounces. While […]

One Handed Shooting

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester One Armed Man – One Handed Shooting Despite what I’m doing it always seems like I have something I need to carry. Be it a folder, grocery bag, holding a door, holding a phone or my daughter’s hand, I usually have something in my non-gun hand. If […]

Shotgun vs Pistol for Home Defense

There’s always a done of debate of shotgun vs pistol for home defense. Stopping power, penetration, ballistics all come into the discussion.

Carrying a Pocket Pistol

It’s not the size of the gun in the fight, but the size of the fight in you. Carrying a pocket pistol might be your only choice in warm weather or have on clothing that doesn’t allow a bigger weapon.

Concealed Carry Versus Open Carry

This is guest post by John Pemberton Concealed Carry versus Open Carry If you are carrying for personal defense, you should carry concealed.  As an average citizen, the benefits of carrying a firearm concealed far outweighs the benefits of carrying a handgun for the world to see.  

Pistol Shooting from the Prone Position

Shooting from the prone position is a skill you should work on. You don’t see a lot of people on the range practicing it.

Tactical Reloads

Do you practice tactical reloads with your semi auto pistol? What I am talking about is reloading before the weapon goes dry when the time and opportunity presents itself.

How Effective are Pistol Caliber Carbines?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Pistol Caliber Carbine Effectiveness Does size really matter? Is longer better? No, not that. Get your mind out of the gutter and read the title again. We’re still talking about guns, here.

5 Things Every Concealed Weapons Carrier Should Know

You don’t know what you don’t know. That’s an old saying that has a lot of truth in it. We found a great video with 5 things you should know if you are a concealed weapons carrier.

The Problem With Short Barrel .38 Specials

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Your Snubby Could Get You Killed Snub nosed revolvers are still wildly popular for concealed carry and for good reason. They are very compact and lightweight and they are reliable and safe. While they are difficult to master, they are exceedingly easy to operate.

Getting Started Shooting a Revolver

  It can be a little intimidating getting started shooting a revolver. The can look a little old school and while in reality they are quite simple the mechanics are different from a semi auto.

Drawing from a Holster

To get good at drawing from a holster you need consistency. You want to do the same thing every time.

Doing a CCW Check

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Doing a Pre-Flight CCW Check If you carry a (semi-auto) handgun on a daily basis, you need to remember that it is a finely tuned machine that requires a certain amount of maintenance and care to function. We want to make sure we take proper care of […]

9mm vs .40 vs .45

The great caliber debate always rages – 9mm vs .40 vs .45. There are those who have each one as his or her favorite and are prepared to say theirs is the best.

The Smith & Wesson Governor

Looking for a multipurpose handgun? The Smith & Wesson Governor is something to consider. Now when you choose something that is multipurpose, it’s not going to do everything or even anything really, really good. It fills a lot of different roles.

How to Manage Recoil

It would be really easy if when you shot a gun it just didn’t move. The trouble is that it doesn’t. You have to learn how to manage recoil. Now recoil isn’t something you have to be afraid of. You just have to acknowledge it’s going to occur and learn to handle it or manage […]

The Smith & Wesson Model 31

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob Charlie’s First Gun – The Smith & Wesson Model 31 It’s funny the stuff that sticks in your head. Personally, I have the odd habit of remembering guns from movies. In a lot of cases I couldn’t tell you the name of the actors when the film is over […]

Is the Beretta M9A1 a Decent Home Defense Gun?

Is the Beretta M9A1 a decent gun for home defense? There are those that hate the gun and some that love it. Many have experienced the military model, the M9.

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