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.

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Gun Training Should Involve a Dose of Nasty Weather

It’s too windy, or it’s cold or raining too hard to go out and practice. The truth of the matter is, whether hunting or competing, long-distance shooters can’t always depend on blue bird skies. To win in nasty conditions, your gun training can't be called for bad weather.

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Interview with Grant Cunningham

How a do-it-yourself project on a Colt Python turned into a career path as a revolver gunsmith, firearms instructor and book author.

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Video: In Memory Of Mr. Kalashnikov, 700 Round AK Burn

Firing 700 rounds through an AK seems a fitting tribute to the late Mikhail Kalashnikov and his ever-reliable design. But will the gun used in this test catch on fire, melt or ultimately triumph? Watch the video and find out.

The effective use of cover seems quite simple but it is both a science and an art. Good cover should provide the most protection to your body but also offer a good field of view so you can see what is happening around you. Try to note potential cover and defensive positions when in a new area before trouble starts.

The Fundamentals of Gunfighting

While everyone hopes the only gunfight they’ll be in is on the Xbox, if you carry for self-defense, you have to be prepared for the real thing.