Featured in Handguns 101
First-Time Handgun Training at Gunsite Academy
The author recounts his experience attending one of the premier firearm schools in the country using the Remington RM380 pistol
Your First Handgun
Whether you want a handgun for self-defense, home security, or just plain fun, here’s what you need to know before you buy.
Shoot Better With One Box of Ammo
The dot-torture drill makes the most of every round. Here's how to run it right.
1911 Disassembly and Deep Clean
This step-by-step guide will show you how to disassemble any 1911 you might come across, how to clean it, and a couple tricks for putting it all back together.
Getting Out of Handgun Jams
A few easy steps to take care of stovepipes, double-feeds, and more.
Gun Science: What a Limp Wrist Does to a Semi-Auto Handgun
It's important to have a firm grip when shooting a semi-auto pistol so it cycles correctly, and that's not some macho thing—it's a matter of physics.
The Realities of Concealed Carry
A collection of baseline concealed-carry information that will help you build skills, knowledge, and awareness.
5 Things to Know About Slide Stops
A pistol's most misunderstood control is there for a reason, and don't call it a "release."
How to Use a Shot Timer
You can use an electronic shot timer to record your performance in several ways, and to become a better shooter. Here’s how.
The Great Debate: 9mm, .40, or .45?
We examine which of these popular cartridges makes for the best defensive load