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Glock factory tour.

Built Glock Tough

We went behind the scenes at Glock’s new Smyrna, Ga., plant to see how one of the world’s most dependable handgun manufacturers gets it done.

Defensive shooting calls into a play a much different skill set than those utilized for precision shooting.

Dynamics of Efficient Defensive Shooting

Striving for high levels of precision in a defensive shooting situation has the potential to be detrimental. In fact, there are more important considerations when it comes to defensive pistolcraft.

home-defense

What to Look for in a Home-Defense Handgun

Not all handguns are right for home defense. In fact, a nightstand gun is going to have a number of features that might make it unwieldy for many other forms of self-defense, such as concealed carry.

Another entry in the packer/kit gun is Ruger’s LCRx 3-inch. Last year Ruger brought out an exposed hammer version of their very successful LCR line. At 15.7 ounces in .38 Special +P, the LCRx 3-inch revolver is accurate and small enough for almost any purpose. Double-action trigger pull on the LCR has been excellent from the beginning, but the added accuracy potential of the 3-inch barrel, combined with adjustable sights and a single-action trigger, make this an impressive little gun for general outdoor use. It’s something that should be a valuable addition to any kit bag. The LCRx 3-inch is available in a matte black finish only. ($549; ruger.com)

Photo Gallery: 8 New Revolvers for 2015

There may not be as many revolver companies cranking out new designs each year as their high-capacity semi-auto counterparts, but revolvers still command a loyal following.