Best Tactical Rifles for Self Defense

Many people consider owning a firearm for their person or home in order to protect themselves, their property and their families from potentially threatening situations. In order to take on the responsibility of owning a lethal weapon for the purposes of personal defense, most gun owners extensively train with these firearms. This practice is not just to familiarize yourself with the handling of a firearm, it’s effective and safe operation, but also it helps novices identify what style of gun …

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Best 22LR Pistol For Self Defense

Many shooters overlook the .22 long rifle caliber in favor of harder-hitting rounds, but self-defense with a firearm is more about shot placement than any other factor. Hitting someone several times with a small round is far better than missing them with a big round. It can be easier for an elderly individual or someone with a debilitating illness to hit what they are aiming at with a .22, because of small recoil and light weight with these weapons. Other …

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Best Concealed Carry Handguns for Women With Small Hands

Tips for Choosing the Best Handguns for Women In most respects, choosing handguns for women involves the same process as choosing handguns for men. The primary consideration should be why you are buying the gun. Some people buy handguns as a collectible, or just as an investment, on the assumption that the value will only go up. In this instance, whether the purchaser is a man or woman will be of no importance. Research into the historical trends of each …

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The Best 9mm Handgun Ever Made

The overwhelming preference in the current handgun market is for weapons in the 9mm caliber. The reasons for this include high velocity, compact size and high magazine capacity. This is a direct outgrowth of the adoption of the 9mm for duty weapons by military and law enforcement worldwide. Because of the huge market and large number of available models, this can be great news for anyone shopping for a personal defense weapon. With all this competition and wide variety, choices …

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What To Look For in a Used 1911

You’ve decided to take the plunge, and buy a 1911. But which one, and how to keep from getting a lemon? Which one to buy could fill another article or three, and the usual question that follows is “Why only one?” How to buy one is easy. Look through the catalogs, decide which new one you want, and hand a check over to your dealer. Oh, you don’t have that much set aside for a pistol? You still have to …

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Best Handguns for Home Defense

This page is not meant to replace the information that you will get in a handgun safety course or from a qualified professional, and it is not meant as an exhaustive resource on the tactical and legal issues surrounding the use of deadly force. You must consult a professional both in self-defense and the law for the real dirt about these issues in your place of residence. When it comes to choosing the best handgun for home defense, a variety of …

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Glock 19

I had never fired a Glock before. Of course, I’ve seen them many times, and have heard about them for years. I’ve heard the good stories as well as the lies, from anti-gun twits claiming that the “plastic Glocks” will slip through airport scanners, to 1911 fans calling them “combat Tupperware”. I’ve heard others crow about their accuracy, their ease of use, and their reliability, even when abused or subjected to extremes of the elements. But I had never fired …

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FN 303 Less Lethal Launcher Review

One definition widely preferred by law enforcement regarding less-lethal systems is stated as follows: “A weapon system or device that, when properly applied, can stop the undesirable action of an individual and induce compliance, by means that have a low probability of producing lethal effects.” The concept of a less-lethal system is the reduction of the number of fatalities produced in encounters when lethal force was previously acceptable and within the rules of engagement. When a less-lethal system is used …

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FN P90 Personal Defense Weapon Review

Times are changing very quickly for police agencies. Criminals today are more determined, not afraid of the judicial system, better armed, and well equipped with items such as personal body armor, radios, and protective (gas) masks. As a result, agencies are expressing the need for lightweight, compact, ambidextrous, and easy to use weapons which fire a cartridge that will be effective against the modern criminal, but not pose the liability risk of a rifle. FN Herstal took notice and developed …

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