Category Archives: Personal Defense

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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Should You Carry a Backup Gun?

Several people that I know regularly carry two defensive handguns, a primary defensive arm and a backup gun. Does that sound kind of paranoid? Well, maybe it is and maybe it isn’t. Let’s look at some of the reasons for … Continue reading

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