Handguns

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Master Defensive Handgun Shooting

It’s not enough to own a gun and shoot it a few times a year. To be prepared to defend yourself and your family, regular handgun shooting practice is a must. Get the most from those sessions.

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Video: Five Quick and Easy Glock Upgrades

One of the big selling points in recent years of Glocks is the amount of upgrades available. Here's a quick video on installing five Glock upgrades to make this great pistol even better.

Be sure a gun fits well in the hand and that all buttons or levers are easy to work. Author Photo

Tips for Women: Choosing a Semi-Automatic Handgun

Once so-called women’s guns were either revolvers—touted for ease of operation—or tiny, underpowered .22 or .32 semi-autos. Now, women can choose a semi-automatic handgun from an ever-growing selection, many designed for concealed carry.