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If the right-handed shooter fires with thumbs curled down, thumb won’t block operation of slide lock lever.

Gun Review: Shooting SIG-Sauer’s P226

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.

AR-15 Torture Test Dirt

Giveaway: AR-15 Guide With Torture-Test Gun Reviews

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."

The Savage 110 Tactical .308 Carbine is a five-shot bolt gun that would do for long-range defense, though it is limited in capacity and speed.  Factory equipped with an Army Digital Camo stock, the Carbine is shown with a Vortex scope and bipod. The tactical carbine is lighter than many sniper rifles currently available.

Is There a “Best Survival Gun” For Home Defense?

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...

Newhall Tactical Training Lessons

Newhall: Have We Forgotten the Lessons for Combat and Self Defense?

The slaughter of four young California Highway Patrol Officers at Newhall, in 1970, was a watershed experience in the history of American law enforcement. Four decades after the incident, the lessons from Newhall illustrate critical aspects of tactical training for law enforcement and self-defense.

A carnival shooting gallery from the 1940s. Note the signage about learning to shoot and defending yourself and your country. Hard to come by those sentiments these days.

Carnival Fun With a .22 Rifle

Ah, for yesteryear and the chance to shoot a real .22 rifle at the county fair. “The slide-action gained rapid popularity through the early twentieth century. In carnival and amusement park shooting galleries, the slide-action became the “gallery gun.” These were chambered for the .22 Short and provided many a young shooter his first...

Rifle shooting tips

Shooting Well: It’s All in Your Head

Physical gifts aside, practice makes you a marksman - assuming, of course, you can think straight, according to popular Gun Digest author Wayne van Zwoll.