self-defense

Light Loads for Defense Use

Handguns are the weapon of opportunity. Not as powerful as a long gun, they are portable and may be carried with us always. The handgun demands plenty of practice to master. The rub is that Share List

Surviving an Elevated Shooter

—By Jason Hanson, former CIA Officer and New York Times bestselling author As the city of Las Vegas continues to deal with the after-effects of the mass shooting, many people are searching for answers as to why this happened and what could be done differently to protect innocent civilians. Share List

Being Safe in Bear Country

These are the opinions and observations of a guy who’s spent a lifetime outdoors and a great deal of it in bear country. There is no right or wrong way of dealing with a bear encounter. There are some excellent rules of thumb to know, some common-sense lessons to learn, and a fair collection of […]

Hard-C.O.R.E.: Smith and Wesson’s Convertible 9mm Handgun

Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson joined forces in 1852 to produce the lever action Volcanic rifle, itself designed around Walter Hunt’s Rocket Ball cartridge. In 1856 Smith and Wesson allied themselves with Rollin White, the father of the bored-through cylinder, and started churning out handguns. Now 150 years later Smith and Wesson is still producing […]