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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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.

Get practical tips for mounting and using weapon-mounted lights and laser sights, in "Own the Night" by Scott Wagner

Tips for that Remote Tape Switch on Your AR-15

For the general purpose AR, a dedicated weapon-mounted light is a popular accessory, whether mounted on the rail or the vertical foregrip. If you're using a remote tape switch with your light, there are a couple of critical points to watch for.

Armed: The Essential Guide to Concealed Carry

Concealed Carry: When Can You Use Deadly Force?

When can you use deadly force? The short answer is that your attacker must possess the ability and opportunity to do you grave harm—but you must also have to have done everything in your ability to avoid a confrontation. In "Armed: The Essential Guide to Concealed Carry," Bruce Eimer, Ph.D., provides a more detailed...

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Does Your Bug-out Bag Have a CCW Inside?

For me, the bug-out kit requires some sort of firearm or spare ammo. When things are very bad, people might want to fight. They might want to take what is yours. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

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All your CCW needs in one place

If you want to improve your concealed carry skills and expand your knowledge of self-defense and gear, like handguns and holsters, that keep you safe, check out this great package from Gun Digest that puts all the information you need in one place.