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This is Not a Test: When Your Life Depends on Your Defensive Training

When a car follows you into your driveway at 3 a.m., you can be pretty sure it’s not a girl selling Thin Mints and Do-Si-Dos. See how this NRA Women contributor’s years of firearm training prepared her for this heart-pounding real-life scenario.

How to Draw Your Gun from a Concealed Carry Purse

Odds are you will never have to draw your CCW gun in self-defense. But should the unthinkable happen, you will rely on your training to get you through the incident.

The How and Why of Training Under Pressure

If all you do is shoot paper targets, you’re missing a serious part of self-defense training: How to handle adrenaline.

How Firearms Training Changed Two Lives

Bryson’s story illustrates the therapeutic benefits of firearms training and how it can change the way you live.

Lasting Impressions: Shooting the Mossberg 940 Pro Tactical Shotgun

The SIRENs head to Gunsite to slug it out with Mossberg's newest tactical autoloader.

Gun Safety Beyond the Four Rules

You know the Three (or Four) Rules of gun safety—but there are more “rules” you should consider to get the most out of your gun ownership.

How to Become a Shooting Coach (and Happier Person)

Empowering other women with self-defense know-how doesn’t just help them—it helps you, too.

Your Found Family: Shooting Sports Welcome You​

Like food and water, a sense of belonging is a fundamental human need, one that is often satisfied by being with your "peeps" on the range.

Short Shots: The Fine Art of Apathy

In a shooting slump? Maybe you care too much.

Pistol Shooting Stances

Isosceles or Weaver—which one is right for you?

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