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For self-defense training look at CO2 and green gas-powered guns like the Umarex Glock 19X. The gas-powered guns will offer blowback systems which makes the slide cycle and produces a strong recoil force.

Practice to Protect

Alfredo Rico

For self-defense training look at CO2 and green gas-powered guns like the Umarex Glock 19X....

While considering a rimfire cartridge like the .22LR for personal defense would be blasphemous to the .45 blowhard, it has its place for inexperienced or recoil-sensitive shooters and/or shooters with compromised strength.

Rimfire for Personal Defense

Richard Nance - July 21, 2020

While considering a rimfire cartridge like the .22LR for personal defense would be blasphemous...

Combining the portability of a pistol and the terminal performance of a rifle makes the new Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW the ultimate personal defense firearm.

Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW 300 Blackout Review for Personal Defense

Brad Fitzpatrick

Combining the portability of a pistol and the terminal performance of a rifle makes the new...

Not a physical tool, but tactical thinking is one you should have in your toolbox.

Avoidance Tactics

Chris Cerino - April 29, 2020

Not a physical tool, but tactical thinking is one you should have in your toolbox.

Do you need sights in a defensive situation?

Using Sights in a Defensive Situation

SGM Kyle Lamb [Ret.] - April 06, 2020

Do you need sights in a defensive situation?

Drills are an important part of any sound training program, but so is accuracy work, speed work and dry firing. Don't get so caught up in drills that you hinder progress.

Defensive Shooting Drills

Jeremy Stafford - April 01, 2020

Drills are an important part of any sound training program, but so is accuracy work, speed...

Why do we need AR-­15s and 30-round magazines? Constitutional rights aside, in these circumstances an AR-­15 and a high-capacity magazine meant the difference between life and death for their owners.

Self-Defense Stories of AR-15 Armed Citizens

Keith Wood - February 13, 2020

Why do we need AR-­15s and 30-round magazines? Constitutional rights aside, in these...

Home defense gives you broader options than you get for personal defense when it comes to selecting equipment and firearms. This is especially true when selecting a handgun and gear to protect the homestead. Here are our suggestions for exploiting this advantage.

Pistol Considerations for Home Defense

Jeremy Stafford - December 04, 2019

Home defense gives you broader options than you get for personal defense when it comes to...

Searching, identifying and shooting are all different tasks that require different tools and skills, and they all need to be practiced — and often.

Training with Flashlights for Home Defense

Jeremy Stafford - November 06, 2019

Searching, identifying and shooting are all different tasks that require different tools and...

Using an MSR for home defense is lauded by some as the perfect solution and reviled by others as impractical and dangerous. However, the truth about using an AR for home defense lies somewhere in the middle.

Best Gun for Home Defense: Considering the MSR

Jeremy Stafford - October 15, 2019

Using an MSR for home defense is lauded by some as the perfect solution and reviled by others...

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