Personal Defense 2017 Special Edition PDF




A Delicate Balance

Even though the title of this Special Edition refers unambiguously to the subject of personal defense, there’s more to the subject than specifi c gun types, models, and calibers. A fter all, we’ve always been more about the “how to” rather than the “what’s new.”

The 2017 Personal Defense issue is more of a reference source than a catalog. You’ll discover helpful resources you can put to use right away.

Here’s what’s inside this GIANT 180 page issue:

Doomsday Defense — Rock RIver’s .300 AAC LAR PDS proves there’s no such thing as too much handgun!

PD17_13_55 Tips To Better Shooting — Hitting with a handgun is simple in theory. In practice? Not so much …

Let’s Cut To The Chase — Here’s what you need to know about blade style and grind.

PD17_10_4Revolver Rasslin’ 101 — Running a wheelgun the right way.

Snubbie Classics — S&W Chiefs special.

Snubbie Classics — Colt’s Detective Special.

Carry Rigs That Work — Don’t agonize over the “right gun” just to grab the first holster you see.

Truly Tiny Handguns — Effective protection or wasted weight?

.22 Caliber Cross-Training — Pistol skills can be learned easier and cheaper on a rimfire regimen.

Bullet Points! — When it comes to defensive handgun ammo, is the JHP still the be-all, end-all?

Reliable, Powerful, Discreet — Kimber’s TLE II RL (TFS) 1911: power personified!

Holster History — A handgun is only half of the personal defense equation. The other half? What it’s packed in, of course!

The Home-Carry Handgun — It’s the logical counter to the increasing possibility of home invasion.

PD17_4_3Low-Ready Is Ready — When challenging a suspect, muzzledown is no handicap.

Close! Dark! Fast! — These are the key words to keep in mind when training for a violent encounter.

The Ayoob Files — Lessons from attorney Mitch Vilos.


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