Revolver or Semi-Automatic Handgun for Personal Defense?

The fourth most debated argument in the history of the world (right behind “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”, “Which action type is best for a handgun?” and “How can people possibly not like bacon?”) is whether a revolver or semi-automatic handgun is the best choice for personal defense. This philosophical debate […]

By |May 19th, 2014|Firearms|1 Comment|

Handgun Action Types

There are four primary firearm action types for handguns:

Single action
Double action
Double action only

Single Action
On a single action (SA) handgun, the trigger performs one function only: it releases the hammer. If you’ve ever watched an old John Wayne cowboy movie, you may remember seeing when they shoot their revolvers they use the palm of their […]

By |March 21st, 2014|Firearms|0 Comments|

Rimfire and Centerfire Ammunition: What’s the Difference?

We get a lot of questions about the differences between rimfire and centerfire ammunition. This article discusses what they are, how they differ and why you should care.
By |June 10th, 2013|Firearms|0 Comments|

How Ammunition Works: A Primer

In this article, I will discuss the components of ammunition: what they are made of, how they are put together, and what makes them go bang.

Join Our New Google+ Community

As NJPDA ramps things up for 2013, I’ve created a new Google+ community called “Personal Defense and Protecting Others.” I envision this community being a great resource for instructors, students and interested citizens alike. Organic is the key, and so over time the community will itself dictate how it’s used and what information is […]