Reading the title of this article, you may think I’m going to say the .380 is just not powerful enough.
In self-defense circles, the great caliber debate has raged on forever.
The Personal Defense Network team was at the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, April 10-12. Several of our PDN contributors stopped to chat with exhibitors — who also happen to be some of PDN’s good friends and sponsors — on the NRA Show floor to discuss products and accessories on the personal defense… Read more »
Like the majority of those reading this, I did not have the opportunity to attend the SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) Show this year. And although not among the throngs of vendors, industry insiders, media types and hangers-on who descended on the Las Vegas Strip like some sort of Old Testament plague, I was… Read more »
The G42 is getting a lot of love, but I fear it is distracting 9mm carriers away from the best caliber they could choose. Photo: Glock Over the past couple of months, the internet has been flooded with chatter about two new guns in particular: the Remington R51 and the Glock 42. The first was… Read more »
The difference in where the weight begins on the double action only (left) and the striker-fired pistol(right). The trigger must also be moved to this position in order to fire another round. Photos: author Being a defensive firearms instructor who sees many students at their first formal training means I see many students who have… Read more »
The type of motorcycle you ride influences which type of carry method you employ. Motorcycle riding continues to increase in popularity. For some it’s because of increased gas prices. For others it’s a sense of freedom, a way to temporarily unplug from the world. And for others it’s something they grew up doing and it’s… Read more »
Although I still teach a lot of classes at Black Wing Shooting Center in Delaware, Ohio, my role has evolved to include planning and administration of our training programs, as well as executing those plans. Consequently, I have become more interested in things such as instructor development and the standardization of procedures and techniques. Among… Read more »
I would like to cover some basic techniques for shooting from vehicles. The topic could fill much more space than I have here, so I intend to hit the highlights. We will leave for another day the topic of shooting from moving vehicles and concentrate only on stationary vehicles. There are several things you should… Read more »
What’s next? Many people who buy a handgun fall into one or more categories: recreation, competition, or self-defense. Normally I find those who buy a gun for recreation or competition understand the budget required to manage their new hobby. But people who buy a handgun for self-defense often aren’t knowledgeable about the associated expenses of… Read more »