A gun buyer has definite options for home defense pistol rifle or shotgun

A gun buyer has definite options for home defense: pistol, rifle, or shotgun? Which makes the most sense? First, there are a couple of clichés to do away with. “Any Gun Will Do.” If faced with a threat in your home, you could absolutely use any functioning firearm to combat it. You could also pick up […]

Enough Ammunition – Round & Round

When asked how much ammunition is enough for defensive training and practice, more than one shooter will reply, “All of it!” Regrettably, that answer just isn’t practical. The correct answer, while not “all,” is still, “a lot.”  Becoming a defensive shooter takes three things:  handgun-reliability testing, shooting-skill development, and most essential, practice.  And  all require […]

Defensive Handgun Drills for Beginners

Target shooting is fun, but becoming proficient with your new handgun for self-defense requires more than just hitting bullseyes. Practice these drills for a smooth draw and a quick and accurate first shot. If you bought a handgun for concealed carry purposes—great job! Bear in mind that learning to use a firearm for self-defense involves […]

Three Keys to Great Handgun Shooting

After safety is learned, focus on the following three keys of handgun shooting. Once the fundamentals of shooting are learned, becoming great with your handgun boils down to three core aspects.  Establishing a Superb Grip There are many ways to grip a handgun, and plenty of shooters have become proficient with a less-than-perfect grip through […]

Sight Alignment and Sight Picture

Shooting a handgun accurately requires more than just pointing and shooting. When shooting a handgun, it’s very tempting to point the gun where you are looking and expect to hit your intended target. Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen like that. In reality, you must align your sights with one another, which is known as sight alignment. […]

Sight Alignment and Sight Picture

Shooting a handgun accurately requires more than just pointing and shooting. When shooting a handgun, it’s very tempting to point the gun where you are looking and expect to hit your intended target. Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen like that. In reality, you must align your sights with one another, which is known as sight alignment. […]

Why You Should Use Hollow Points in Your Defensive Handgun

Think you don’t need to spend the extra few bucks on premium hollow point bullets? Think again. Although most people are familiar with the term “hollow point,” new gun owners may not know what hollow points actually do, or why they are strongly recommended for personal defense.  Here are the top three reasons why you […]

Don’t Forget the Mighty 10mm

There’s no doubt the 9mm Luger reigns as the most popular caliber for concealed carry today. It achieves a great balance of downrange energy and manageable recoil, especially in concealed carry firearms. However… If you’re searching for a more capable round in terms of terminal performance, and don’t mind larger-framed guns and added recoil, then […]

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