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Les Baer Concept VI 1911 profile right atop a brown leather holster

Ammunition

Range Report: Les Baer Concept VI 1911

Les Baer handguns are legendary 1911s with more than a little hand fitting and a vial of the maker’s sweat included. They are built, rather than assembled, and offer topflight performance for discerning shooters. Are they perfect? Perhaps not, but they are very close. Read the full report to how the Concept VI handled at the range.

U.S. Law Shield Active Shooter Video cover

Concealed Carry

Video: Should You Be the Good Samaritan?

The reason most start carrying a concealed weapon is self-protection, with the protection of those around you as a close second. When those around you are your loved ones, and the people whose lives or health is being threatened, it is a fairly easy decision of when to get involved. However, when the threat is merely in your vicinity, or the threat is too strangers, the decision becomes much more blurry. This is true in the individual’s mind and the mind of the courts or legal letter of the law. Watch the video for insights as to if, and when, you should get involved.

Federal Ammunition's 224 Valkyrie video

Ammunition

Redefining the 1,000-Yard Cartridge: Federal .224 Valkyrie

Transform your MSR 15. Loaded with the 90-grain Gold Medal Sierra MatchKing, the all-new .224 Valkyrie provides less wind drift and drop than all other loads in its class and stays supersonic past 1,300 yards. The cartridge is the new choice for both long-range target shooters and hunters.

Videos

Can I Defend Myself Legally With Something Other Than A Gun or Knife?

Watch U.S. LawShield of Pennsylvania Independent Program Attorney Justin McShane break down the legality of using non-knife or non-firearm weapons for self-defense Pennsylvania and Edwin Walker independent program attorney for Texas. The videos give guidance on the use of items such as tasers, stun guns, pepper spray, and clubs. Like most, I would rather be tried by 12 than carried by six, but taking a few minutes to learn the laws will set you up to hopefully avoid either one should you ever be forced to defend yourself.

Rob Leatham and Rob Pincus on the firing line

How-To

Video: Assessing the Environment During a Self Defense Confrontation

In this video, Rob Latham and Rob Pincus discuss the differences between the assessment of a stage at a competition and a tactical situation. Common mistakes competition shooters habitually bring to a tactical situation, and the correct way to assess your situation during a confrontation. Are you making some of these mistakes? How many of these mistakes have you seen in live training classes or other online videos.

Man drawing a firearm while seatbelted in a car

Safety and Training

Video: Drawing Your Pistol in a Car

Director of the SIG Sauer Academy in New Hampshire, Adam Painchaud shares a defensive pistol tip to ensure a safe holster draw while seated in your vehicle—should the need ever arise. Painchaud also discusses some other options for carrying while in a vehicle.

Suppressor mounted on the end of a rifle barrel

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Video: NSSF Hosts Media for Suppressor Demonstration

Perhaps not on the forefront of some gun owners’ minds these days, but the fight for the Second Amendment is a daily struggle. The challenge is not to convince gun owners—at least in most situations. Instead, the challenge is to educate the non gun owner. Recently, the NSSF hosted an event to introduce the non-shooting media to suppressors.

Remington 870 black pump-action shotgun laying on some wood logs

Safety and Training

5 Home-Defense Shotgun Tips and Accessories

For those considering a shotgun, there is no shortage of arguments in your favor. Since its invention, the shotgun has served a defensive and offensive role in law enforcement, military duty, personal defense, and hunting. It is truly a multipurpose weapon. In the hands of a seasoned shotgunner, it offers a level of precision whether breaking clays or on the tactical shotgun course. However, in the home it can be the difference between life and death.

Brian Litz setting up a rifle

How-To

Video: Setting Up Your Rifle

Bryan Litz, Founder and President of Applied Ballistics LLC, Chief Ballistician at Berger Bullets and champion rifle shooter, discusses important things to consider when setting up your long-range rifle.