Though certainly not complete training in and of itself, shooting competition (IDPA, IPSC, etc.) can be a useful component of firearms training, skill maintenance and skill assessment.
Selecting a handgun is personal—too personal to allow me or anyone else to do it for you. That said, it needs to fit your hand, have a recoil impulse you can control, and be small enough and light enough you might actually carry it and have it with you when you need it. Yes, you need to like it. Not I nor anyone else is qualified to make those decisions for you. I don’t want you buying my underwear and I’ll bet you don’t want me picking out yours.
With the opportunity to expand on his previous work in Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry, Massad Ayoob took the opportunity in “Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition” to talk about the issue of concealed carry and spare ammo.
While the basics are simple when it comes to getting set up to reload ammunition for your handgun, there are still some critical choices that need to be made. Here’s some advice from long-time reloader Patrick Sweeney, from “Reloading for Handgunners.”
With only about 2,400 Thompson submachine guns in a transferable state today, the price for one of these beauties reaches well into five digits.
Thanks to everyone who entered for a chance to win the “Gun Digest Book of the AR-15 Volume 4.” The comments were a lot of fun to read, and some of your torture tests were even more extreme than the ones in this book!
In the 1970s, the SIG-Sauer brand was new to American firearms enthusiasts, and the company’s pistols took America by storm. For a long time, the P226 was the most popular of the series, for very good reasons, according to Massad Ayoob.
When Patrick Sweeney said he was going to put a batch of ARs through some intense torture testing to do gun reviews, we had no idea he’d go this far. Here’s your chance to win a copy of the book that shows the results – “Gun Digest Book of the AR-15 Volume 4.”
When preparing for emergencies and survival situations, many of us will rely on firearms purchased for other purposes, such as hunting, target or informal recreational shooting, or defense of home or self during “normal” times. If you’re thinking about the security resources you’d like to have on hand in not-so-unlikely survival situations, keep in mind these important strategies, from Scott Wagner in his new book, “Gun Digest Book of Survival Guns.”
Over/under & side-by-side shotguns are common, but a three-barrel shotgun? In the “1991 Gun Digest,” Larry Sterett wrote a gun review about just such a gun.