Category Archives: Personal Defense

Using Pepper Spray for Personal Defense

Not every defensive situation justifies the use of a firearm. Yet, too few people give consideration to having some sort of less-than-lethal defensive tool on their person. You might come under attack by a person who clearly is not armed … Continue reading

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The Nighthawk Border Special 1911: Richard Mann’s Review

My longtime friend, hunter, and fellow gunwriter Richard Mann was good enough to shoot a review of the Border Special 1911.45 ACP I designed for Nighthawk Custom.

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Frank Hamer’s Sweetwater Fight: Lessons Learned

Frank Hamer was not afraid to wade into trouble, but occasionally learned a hard lesson doing so. Such was the case at Sweetwater, TX. Texas Ranger Frank Hamer is best known for helping to end the careers of Clyde Barrow … Continue reading

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Training for Close-Range Defense with Your Concealed Carry Gun

Photo: Gunsite Academy. Those who come home from a defensive shooting school have a long list of things they are encouraged to practice with their concealed-carry gun. They are told to work on reloads, malfunction drills, multiple targets, shooting on the move … Continue reading

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