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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Surveillance Video: Concealed Carry Stops Milwaukee Robbery

On Jan. 30, 2012, Dierre Cotton allegedly attempted to rob an Aldi's grocery store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a sawed off rifle. A customer carrying a concealed handgun changed the outcome of events for the better and stopped the robbery spree.

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Newhall: Have We Forgotten the Lessons for Combat and Self Defense?

The slaughter of four young California Highway Patrol Officers at Newhall, in 1970, was a watershed experience in the history of American law enforcement. Four decades after the incident, the lessons from Newhall illustrate critical aspects of tactical training for law enforcement and self-defense.

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Rifle Painting: Blending In

Learn about camo painting your rifle so it, as well as you, can blend in no matter where you are with this easy do-it-yourself project.

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Post-Disaster Survival: Dynamic Entry Tools 101

Following a disaster, access to friends and family may be not be as easy as opening a door. Understanding dynamic entry tools and techniques is important. Tactical expert and law enforcement veteran Dave Morelli explains these concepts in this article.

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Prepare to Survive: Get a Pack, a Plan, and the Skills You Need

Survival, disaster preparedness and bug-out bags are among the hottest topics these days, and Gun Digest has what you need to be prepared. Make sure you have a pack, a plan, and the skills necessary to survive real emergencies that could occur in your part of the world.