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Ruger Security-9: Defensive 9mm Firepower

The Ruger Security-9 is arguably the best value in a domestically produced defensive handgun today. This new Ruger pistol sports plenty of whiz-bang features along with a price that will just drop your jaw. The Security-9 is purpose-designed for the concealed carry holder who’s serious about packing heat. I came of age in the 1980s and missed out on most of what are generally understood to be the truly heady days of American shooting and [...]

By |September 8th, 2020|
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Back-Up Guns:

By |February 8th, 2018|

Primary Or Secondary Guns? Or Both… Your back-up gun should be one you would be willing to bring to a gunfight because when you reach for it, you will be in a gunfight. You’ll be in a gunfight and you’ll probably be losing, or at best fighting to an ugly [...]

Handguns What’s New Updated — And Eye-Catching!

By |January 22nd, 2018|

By Aimee Grant Just when you thought it’d all been done we discover nope, there’s more to come! Here’s just a few to tease, tempt and otherwise give you the “Gotta’ have-it’s.” Note the wheelguns prominently displayed. “They” say revolvers are dead. We’d like to say “they” are all wrong! [...]

Comfort & Concealment

By |October 11th, 2017|

Concealed Carry Doesn’t Have To Be Uncomfortable. Here Are Some Packing Tips By Massad Ayoob Let’s face it, carrying a concealed handgun can be inconvenient. Maybe it requires one more garment than you want on a hot day. Or maybe the gun digs into your side. Over the years, for [...]

The “Oops” Factor

By |September 15th, 2017|

Ignoring Lessons Learned From Experience Has Consequences By Massad Ayoob Experiential learning is the kind that stays with you. Over the years (in shooting and in life) doing things right gave me positive reinforcement and warm fuzzies, but making mistakes was where I really learned lessons. Unfortunately, learned lessons are [...]

Apex Dream Guns

By |January 15th, 2017|

A Collaboration Of Guilds ... With A Bit Of ‘Badlands’ Tossed In Roy Huntington Photos: Chuck Pittman, Inc. Brownells has, for some years, teamed up with custom gun builders of all sorts to build what they call “Dream Guns” showcasing the work possible using parts available through Brownells — along [...]

Red Dots For Carry?

By |August 4th, 2016|

Optical Sights Compact Enough For Concealed Carry Have Been With Us For A While Now. How Are They Working Out? By Massad Ayoob I remember back in the ’80’s when Brian Enos, shooting a Frank Glenn custom S&W .38 revolver with an Aimpoint on top, stunned us all by winning [...]


By |March 14th, 2016|

Cabot Guns introduces acoustical engineering to the S103 Commander 1911. Inspired by the “feeling” created by certain sounds, Cabot Guns introduces an auditory signature — now, racking the slide will sound like the high-speed shutter of a DSLR camera. Committed to the strict control of variables, Cabot Guns expects to [...]

In Praise Of Small Guns

By |October 27th, 2015|

I’ve always thought the advice to “carry enough gun” was sound. After all, all handguns pretty much suck when it comes to “stopping power” (a term which can’t be defined and can’t be measured, but we all know what it means). Really, if you want “right there/right now” stopping power, [...]

Sights For Rusty Eyes

By |April 14th, 2015|

When Your Eyes Go Fuzzy And You Aren’t Ready For Optics Atop Your Handgun, There Are Still Options In (More Or Less) Conventional Sight Setups. Ya know, for a lot of us, it really is the eyes that go first. Opthamologist friends tell me that somewhere around age 40, we [...]

Reliability VS. Round Count

By |March 12th, 2015|

This has long been an issue in handgun selection. It remains so today and can take many forms. Back when I was a young cop in the early 1970’s, the service revolver was standard issue for most of American law enforcement. When most officers asked their bosses for autoloaders, or [...]

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