Self-Defense

The author, Gun Digest Publisher Jim Schlender, left, joined author Massad Ayoob for a firsthand look at the new Glock 43 at the Glock range in Smyrna, GA. Ayoob serves on the board of the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network.

Self-Defense: Forging A New Partnership

The ACLDN is a for-profit membership organization that provides support following a self-defense incident. Here's why Gun Digest is partnering with them.

Carry Law and Self-Defense.

Carry Law: What Is A Righteous Shooting? Part I

What is the likelihood of a so-called righteous shooting—one in which self-defense appears warranted by all known reasonable standards—still ending up in trial? It’s a great question and one that every armed citizen should consider.

Author has done multiple “cocked revolver/hair trigger” cases, in some of which the allegation was false. He recommends defensive revolvers be rendered double action only.

Hardware Issues and Concealed Carry – Part III

Massad Ayoob has run across three arguments in weapons and shooting cases that are so tough to defeat it’s better not to have to fight them at all. Foremost among these is the so-called “hair trigger.”

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Hardware Issues and Concealed Carry – Part I

If a plaintiff’s lawyer was suing you because your dog bit his client, don’t you think he’d play up the fact that your pet was a pit bull instead of a miniature poodle? Why would anyone think it would be any different in a case involving the use of a gun?