Self-Defense

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The Practical, Tactical Self-Defense Shotgun

Sure, some “tac” guy behind the counter told you buckshot was the only way to go in your self-defense shotgun. He was only part right. “Remember, the load is called ‘buckshot’ because it was originally used for killing large animals, like buck deer … . It is powerful stuff … the shotgun round that...

Newhall Tactical Training Lessons

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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The Concealed Carry Giveaway Winner Is . . .

Thanks to everyone who entered for a chance to win this great set of concealed carry books by Massad Ayoob. While it looks like leather is the preferred material for concealed carry holsters, many of you also made a convincing case for synthetic.

Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry, 2nd Edition

Giveaway: Concealed Carry Cornucopia!

If you own a handgun, you'll want to get in on this chance to win three of Gun Digest's best-selling titles from concealed carry expert, Massad Ayoob.

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The Concealed Carry Book Winner Is . . .

Thanks to everyone who commented for a chance to win Massad Ayoob's new book, "Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition." Massad said it well in his blog last week: the comments present "a fascinating spontaneous study of the mindset of armed citizens."

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Concealed Carry: When “Stand Your Ground” is Not So Clear

Massad Ayoob has been "swimming with the sharks" as an expert witness for the courts for 33 years in cases involving weapons and shootings. In his new book, "Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition," he shares his insight into two of today's hottest concealed carry issues: Castle Doctrine and stand your ground...