Do your rifle shooting skills need improvement, or do you need better equipment? Here’s how to decide, from rifle marksmanship instructor and Gun Digest author Peter Lessler.
Introduced as an inexpensive plinker, the High Standard Sentinal .22 revolver was ahead of its time with landmark revolver design features. Unfairly tarnished with a “junk gun” image, it may be the best buy in a used handgun available today.
If you have to pull your head back to see a full field or prevent the ocular ring from dinging your brow, your rifle scope is mounted too far back. Check out these tips on how to scope a rifle.
It’s usually not the first choice for a self-defense carry rig, but ankle holsters can be a smart choice for many situations. “Many years ago, I wrote an article … that extoled the virtues of the ankle holster … . It included cases like the officer … who was caught off-guard by two vicious armed [...]
Cartridge identification is important to anyone who works with ammunition cartridges, whether it’s reloading or collecting. While it isn’t foolproof, often the easiest way to identify a cartridge is to look at the headstamp.
When buying a used handgun, how do you know if it’s a gem, or a problem that someone else dumped on an unsuspecting buyer? Check out these tips for evaluating a used handgun prior to purchase.
Sure, some “tac” guy behind the counter told you buckshot was the only way to go in your self-defense shotgun. He was only part right. “Remember, the load is called ‘buckshot’ because it was originally used for killing large animals, like buck deer … . It is powerful stuff … the shotgun round that people [...]
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.