Personal defense is, as the term implies, a very individual thing. Because of the differences in our physical attributes and skill sets, the tools, tactics and techniques that work well for one person may not be a good option for another. Similarly, self-defense law varies tremendously from one state to the next. What is permitted in one area—both in terms of weapons and rules of engagement—may be totally forbidden somewhere else. With so much gray area, how do you choose a self-defense plan that’s appropriate to your needs, your body type, your skills and your area of operations? The key is knowledge, and one excellent source of that knowledge is this publication.

One of the primary goals of Personal & Home Defense is to “do the homework” for you. The veteran writers and editors of this publication have extensive experience in all aspects of self-defense. Through many years of training, trial and error, mistakes and victories, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. Many of us have also trained countless numbers of students and learned to adapt our hard-won wisdom to fit their personal needs. The articles in this publication are an extension of that effort, distilling complex issues into simple, easy-to-understand concepts that can be tailored to your situation and available resources. They give you the information you need to choose the right tools, the right training and the best tactics to keep yourself, your home and your family safe.

As I write this, there are more first-time gun buyers than there have been at any time in history—there are also more handgun options now than ever before. Personal & Home Defense will give you the knowledge you need to make the right gun choice the first time. We explain the critical elements of choosing a gun and give you in-depth insights into modern revolvers. With ammo prices soaring and availability scarce,

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