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Advantages of Striker-Fired Pistols

Being a defensive firearms instructor who sees many students at their first formal training means I see many students who...  Easy Rider Handgun Carry While Riding a Motorcycle

Easy Rider: Handgun Carry While Riding a Motorcycle

Motorcycle riding continues to increase in popularity. For some it’s because of increased gas prices. For others it’s a sense...  Revolver Reload 2: Step 2

Reloading a Revolver

Although I still teach a lot of classes at Black Wing Shooting Center in Delaware, Ohio, my role has evolved...  vehicle-shooting

Shooting from Vehicles: Basic Techniques

I would like to cover some basic techniques for shooting from vehicles. The topic could fill much more space than...  sig-sauer-p938

Double Test Drive: Taking a Lap With Two New Nines

Not long ago, an article I wrote entitled Test Drive was featured here on PDN. The idea behind it was...  training-300

A Handgun, Two Magazines, and $1000

What’s next? Many people who buy a handgun fall into one or more categories: recreation, competition, or self-defense. Normally I...  glock-26l

New Carry Gun Testing Procedure

Have you ever bought a gun and immediately loaded it, put it in a holster and then relied on it...  apd-2-wpn-lcp

POCKET AUTOLOADING PISTOLS: for Personal Defense

Small autoloading pistols, whether referred to as pocket pistols, hideout guns, backup guns, or mouse guns, get no respect. Frequently...  revolver-reload

Old-Dog Tricks: Reloading a Revolver

I did a very casual and unscientific review of gun sales in my local area. Gun-store operators told me that...  personal-defense-rounds-s

Secrets for the Best Personal Defense Cartridge

Each piece of equipment we use for personal defense is a tool. And as with all tools, we have to...  sweating-gun

Carrying When the Heat’s On: Summer Handgun Carry

Summer, summer, glorious summer! The weather is warmer, days are longer, the living is easy, and seasonal affective disorder retreats...  6-frame-mounted-decocker

Decocker 101

Although recent trends in the law enforcement and commercial markets have favored striker-fired semi-automatic pistols for home and holster, the... Read...