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Kimber EVO Pistol… it works!

I haven't done very many "1000 Round Reviews" in my life. I honestly can't remember any other attempt to do one that went so flawlessly. That is really saying something. I am very impressed Kimber EVO. The example I have is a great gun. I'd carry it for defensive use. I wouldn't be afraid to trust it to protect myself or anyone I care about it in a defensive situation. That's something I never thought I'd be able to say about a stock Kimber.

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Pistol Caliber Carbines: the Rodney Dangerfield of defensive firearms

“I don’t get no respect, no respect at all!” — Rodney Dangerfield If there ever was a gun which “experts” delighted in ridiculing, it’s the pistol caliber carbine or PCC. “No use for them”; “inferior to a rifle”; “why bother?”; these are some of the predictable comments made by shooting enthusiasts and tactical training hobbyists…

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Dealing With the Double-Action Trigger

The double-action handgun, whether revolver or autoloader, is a great threat management tool. The long, heavy trigger means that accidental discharges under stress are less likely to occur than with a light, short action. What happens, though, when shooting has to be done? The trigger that requires deliberate action to fire also requires more attention…

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NRA 2015 Annual Meeting Coverage

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…

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