Magnification dial is visible on left side of Trijicon 1-8X28 Accupower.

OFFBEAT: Trijicon 1-8X28 Accupower

Photos by Jessie Indracusin Low-power variable scopes with illuminated reticles have grown in popularity in recent years. With the magnification turned down to the lowest setting, which is typically between 1 and 1.5X, and the illumination on, they can be used to quickly engage close-in targets. With the magnification turned up, they can be used

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James Ferguson shoots SR-25 E2 ACC from Spec Rest, which clamps rifle into position and holds it firmly in place. This allows rifle to be comfortably and accurately shot from standing.

ADVANCED COMBAT CARBINE: Knight’s Armament SR-25 E2

Photos by Jessie Indracusin The Knight’s Armament SR-25 E2 Advanced Combat Carbine is a descendant of the M110 Semiautomatic Sniper System (M110 SASS), which is currently in use by the United States Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, as well as with various military and law enforcement units worldwide. The M110 itself is

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Successful Downsizing: Heckler & Koch VP9SK

In the spring of 2014, Heckler & Koch surprised the firearms world with the introduction of their striker-fired HK VP9. The gun was comfortable to shoot, accurate, customizable to users’ hands, reliable, and affordable. I am not sure that even HK was expecting the gun to be as big of a hit as it was.

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REALISTIC FORCE-ON-FORCE: Ultimate Training Munitions Ammo

Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) makes a wide variety of live-fire simulation training ammunition. This includes non-lethal training ammo, shoot-house ammo, blanks and defensive tactics loads, handgun and rifle conversion kits, protective apparel, training props, and training magazines. UTM munitions are used in 57 countries throughout the world, including both the U.K. and the U.S. The

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Rangemaster on the Road: Instructor Development Class

When it comes to defensive firearm training geared specifically toward private citizens, I feel confident in stating that Tom Givens is one of the best instructors in the U.S. I can say this because I have been in his class, and because he has had over 60 of his non-LEO students prevail in shooting encounters with criminals.

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Home Invasion: Ken Hackathorn Defensive Shoot House Course

Many people think of home defense as barricading themselves in their bedroom with their family while calling the police and covering the bedroom door with their firearm, ready to shoot any intruders who attempt to crash through. However, few have planned or practiced how to safely get those family members into their bedroom, or considered

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