Tactical

Whether it’s a peek at a new AR package or a review on the best concealed carry handguns, Gun Digest’s tactical section has you covered. Expert videos, articles and blogs give you the latest scuttle on everything from sniper rifles to the hot new tactical accessories. Tactical TrainingTactical AccessoriesTactical OpticsTactical/Military Arms BlogAR-15 Pistons DownloadAR-15 Maintenance Download

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Video: Colt CSR-1516 Review

Colt has become a name many look to when it comes to AR-style rifles. And the renowned company appears to have a solid option for those aiming at a competitive rifle that doesn't break the bank.

Always train and practice with the same pistol you plan to carry daily. Author Photo

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.

Given their usefulness in close quarters and urban environments, the shotgun is becoming a more popular tactical tool.

Defensive Use of Tactical Shotguns

When it comes to shotguns, there has been a marked turn toward home-defense. Here's a few points about taking up the defensive shotgun for the protection of yourself, home or office.

The Blackhawk! SERPA CQC Concealment holster features Level 2 retention. Passive retention is provided with the adjustable detent screw on the side for tightness, while the SERPA Auto Lock release on the side represents the active retention element.

Understanding Holster Retention

Holster retention is an important concept to grasp, whether you open or concealed carry. Here is a look at some general concepts on holster retention.