Author Archives: Massad Ayoob

Massad Ayoob

About Massad Ayoob

Massad Ayoob is one of the world's outstanding handgunners and is the Director of Massad Ayoob Group. A prolific author, Ayoob is the author of Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry, Gun Digest Book of SIG-Sauer, Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery, Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World and many other books and more than one thousand articles on firearms, combat techniques, self-defense, and legal issues.

SIG P226R 16-shot 9mm, above, backed up by 5-shot 38 Special S&W Model 442, below.

Concealed Carry: Should You Carry a Backup Gun? Part 2

Backup handguns have saved the lives of a great many cops, and would have saved more had they been present. They can do the same for law-abiding citizens who legally carry concealed handguns to protect themselves and those within the mantle of their protection.

Making Open Carry Safer Part II

Open carrying a handgun carries with it special risks and considerations. Massad Ayoob provides tips to stay safe while you stay armed.

Making Open Carry Safer

If you choose to carry an exposed handgun in public where the law allows, can you keep yourself safe even more safely? Massad Ayoob says you can, and shows you how.

Tactics: Pocket Carry

In all kinds of weather, pocket carry makes sense. For many, it's the ideal answer.

5 Lost Secrets of Combat Handgunnery

Massad Ayoob gives you five key secrets essential for proper handgun control when faced with a violent attacker. Power stance, high hand, crush grip and front sight, smooth roll. Recover these lost secrets and watch your combat handgun skill increase.