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Wiley Clapp 9mm ran and shot very well for Stacey. She hit center from two to 50 yards.

CROSSING THE RED LINE: Women Train To Fight Back

Stacey Adams is a pretty typical American woman, a 40-something self-described liberal, raised in Northern California and now living in Colorado. She shops at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s when she gets into the city. She has a soft spot for all animals, even rescuing an injured field mouse she found in a grain bin.…

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Ballistic eye protection is essential for all shooters and anyone who may go into harm‘s way. Liquid Eyewear Gasket with hingeless frame made from aircraft aluminum. Liquid also makes a hinged frame model, called the T-Flex, with patent-pending rubber hinge. Liquid Eyewear is veteran-owned and made in the USA.


Sunglasses are an essential item of personal protective equipment. Selecting the right sunglasses is essential. They not only need to protect your eyes from the sun but from unexpected eye hazards as well. Wearing the proper eyewear could prevent more than 90% of all eye injuries. Non-prescription sunglasses sold in the U.S. are regulated by…

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Proud to be An American: Two New Ruger Rimfires

Recently Ruger introduced two new bolt-action rimfires to their popular American line of rifles. Chambered for .22 Long Rifle and .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (.22 WMRF or simply .22 Magnum), each is available in two versions—standard and compact. For testing, I received the Compact .22 LR and the Standard .22 Magnum.

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The Cutting Edge: Bud Nealy Shrike

The Shrike is an exciting new covert-carry fixed-blade knife designed for personal protection. It's the result of a collaboration between custom knifemaker Bud Nealy and a veteran Federal agent. Bud needs no introduction. He's a former professional musician who has become one of the world’s top knifemakers.

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Briefing Room: A New Year

As this issue hits newsstands, a new year is just days away. Whether it will be good or bad depends a lot on your personal viewpoints. In last month’s general election, the Democratic Party gained the majority, and hence control of, the U.S. House of Representatives. If your candidate won, rejoice. If your candidate lost,…

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Original Single-Six (top) with Wrangler.

SIXGUN STRESS RELIEVER: Ruger’s New Wrangler Revolver

In 1953, the year before I was born, Ruger introduced the Single-Six single-action revolver. Although it was released in an era when double-action revolvers were king among private citizens and peace officers, it performed reliably for thousands of outdoorsmen. The original Single-Six was in continuous production for two decades. Although a sixgun, savvy pistoleros carried…

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Shotgun Wedding: Mossberg 500 Super Bantam For Home Defense

I’ve been around guns and enjoyed shooting since I was a little girl. In my late teens, I accompanied my dad, Denny Hansen, to several tactical courses instructed by Pat Rogers using my AR-15 and a 1911 pistol. I wrote about the courses from my female point of view (GIRL POWER! Tactical Carbine Training, February…

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Enemy at the Gate: We Don’t All Need To Be Rambo

I own guns. I’ve had some decent training, but it was a while back. I don’t practice frequently. When I do, it tends to be with a favored few firearms. I haven’t rehearsed clearing a room or firing while “moving in a highly dynamic manner” in ages. Nor do I regularly practice things like shooting…

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Thunder Ranch—From the Old to the New: Still Going Strong!

I guess I am the most fortunate shooter in these here parts. I recently had the distinct pleasure, along with my son-in-law Zan, of being in the last class at Thunder Ranch, Texas—and in the first class at Thunder Ranch, Oregon. Being in both classes has given me an opportunity to compare the two schools,…

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FBI Issues New Pistol: Glock 19M

Every few years, the FBI looks for a new pistol. I was initially trained with revolvers. When the field SWAT program was transferred to the Special Operations and Research Unit, we acquired the 9mm S&W 459 pistol, while field agents carried the S&W M13 revolver.

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