Tactical How-To

Competently handling your firearm is only half the equation. The other half is understanding how to react in any given situation. This is where Gun Digest’s tactical how-to section comes into play. Our experts’ articles, reviews and videos are sure to help you master the most powerful weapon at your disposal – knowledge.


How To: Do-It-Yourself DuraCoat

Learn how to apply your own DuraCoat finish using Lauer Custom Weaponry's new DuraCoat Aerosol Kit with this do-it-yourself guide.

Myths, such as the one about using your sights in a defensive scenario, are common but should be dispelled by competent instructors.

7 Defensive Handgun Training Myths

There are many myths out there when it comes to proper defensive handgun training technique. Here, seven of the most common debunked.

Speed strips hold loads flat and are flexible, making them easier to carry in a pocket than a bulky speedloader.

6 Bad Excuses to Not Carry Spare Ammo

Too many shooters who practice concealed carry overlook spare ammo — a critical aspect of effective personal protection. Here Massad Ayoob refutes 6 of the most common objections to carrying more rounds.

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.


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.