Personal Protection

  1. Smith & Wesson Equalizer, The Carry Gun to Fit All Hands

    Smith & Wesson Equalizer, The Carry Gun to Fit All Hands

    Is the Smith & Wesson Equalizer a game changer for folks with dexterity challenges? Smith & Wesson has had a very busy 2023, and who knows what we can expect next from them? One of their newest pistols that have been released is the Equalizer. A simple design that feels similar to the original old-school M&P Shield. When it comes...
  2. Bullet Setback and Your Safety

    Bullet Setback and Your Safety

    Be careful about ammunition that has been loaded and reloaded into magazines and chambers. Bullet setback can be dangerous. When a round is chambered, the cartridge’s bullet sometimes hits the feed ramp or other parts inside the gun. Repeated use can push the bullet further into the casing. For example, you unload your semi-automatic pistol for some dry-fire practice. Then...
  3. Target Shooting Practice vs Defensive Shooting Training

    Target Shooting Practice vs Defensive Shooting Training

    There is a difference between bullseye shooting, where you are trying to hit the center X on the target, and training for defensive purposes. People make the mistake of shooting at a bullseye, thinking that it is good training for self-defense. It is, but it isn't because there is not a massive X on the bad guy's chest. First, a...
  4. The AR-15 – Why It's My Favorite Firearm

    The AR-15 – Why It's My Favorite Firearm

    Meaghan takes you through why she's a big fan of the AR platform. The AR-15 (ArmaLite Rifle) is my favorite firearm platform. I prefer it over other rifles, handguns, and shotguns. I may be a little partial to it since it is the first firearm I ever shot. There are many reasons why people prefer the AR-15 platform over other...
  5. Top 5 Concealed Carry Needs

    Top 5 Concealed Carry Needs

    Carrying a concealed gun every day requires a particular set of gear. Concealed carry is different from just owning a gun. It’s like the difference between owning a car that sits covered up in your garage except to drive it on nice days versus the car you drive to work and back, school and back, shopping and back, and everywhere...
  6. Staying Safe While using Rideshare Apps

    Staying Safe While using Rideshare Apps

    Apps like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the ability to get a ride. How do you stay safe while riding in the backseat? They are everywhere and have become a mainstay of urban living. I live in a rural environment, but I use the occasional Uber or Lyft on vacation every year at SHOT Show and similar events. With that...

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