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Defensive Handgunning Myths

Don't base your training and equipment on outdated information. Recognize these defensive handgunning myths before kitting yourself out.

Defensive Handgunning Myths

Smith & Wesson Model 340PD, .357 Magnum. (Guns & Ammo photo) 

One of the funnier internet-­age meme templates is an older gentleman behind the gun counter wearing his fishing vest and handing out bad advice to first-time gun buyers. It’s funny because, like most good humor, there’s an element of truth about it. I did my time behind a gun-­counter in the early 1990s and I still cringe at some of the myths that I passed off as fact because I didn’t know any better. There was also some information that was good at the time that really isn’t useful now. Products, tactics and techniques all evolve, and beliefs that were true 30-some years ago might not be today. Let’s have a little fun and take a look at some of the...

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