Massad Ayoob

Ankle Holsters Can Save A Life

It’s usually not the first choice for a self-defense carry rig, but ankle holsters can be a smart choice for many situations. “Many years ago, I wrote an article … that extoled the virtues of the ankle holster … . It included cases like the officer … who was caught off-guard by two vicious...

If the right-handed shooter fires with thumbs curled down, thumb won’t block operation of slide lock lever.

Gun Review: Shooting SIG-Sauer’s P226

In the 1970s, the SIG-Sauer brand was new to American firearms enthusiasts, and the company's pistols took America by storm. For a long time, the P226 was the most popular of the series, for very good reasons, according to Massad Ayoob.

A fine example of a pre-WWII FN Hi Power.

France, Belgium, Nazis and the FN Hi Power

You’d have thought the French would have had the first order in for its own new FN Hi Power. Alas, it was not to be. “Though, ironically, the French, who started the whole concept, never did adopt it, the gun was adopted by FN’s native Belgium as soon as it was formally introduced in...

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Massad Ayoob on Stand Your Ground

Video: Massad Ayoob on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

In this video from the Cato Institute, Massad Ayoob draws on his decades of experience to critically examine so-called “Stand Your Ground” and “Castle Doctrine” laws. Shown here are a short clip and a complete clip of his talk at the Cato Institute. Ayoob was one of many to speak at the Cato Institute...

9 mm full metal jacket

Massad Ayoob: The Dangers of Over-Penetrating Bullets

One critical rule of firearms safety is that the bullet must stay in its intended backstop. No responsible shooter would go to one of the older indoor shooting ranges that have a warning poster saying “LEAD BULLETS ONLY, JACKETED BULLETS CAN PIERCE BACKSTOP” and then proceed to pump hard-jacketed bullets into that frail backing.