The November issue of Shooting Illustrated, on newsstands now, features three of the hottest new handguns for self-defense. The SIG Sauer P320 is the company’s first striker-fired pistol, and Keith Wood reviews the full-size variant to see how it fares as a service firearm. The Kahr CT40 is the company’s value-oriented handgun, a mid-size firearm suitable for concealed carry according to Handgun Editor Dick Williams. Last, but certainly not least, is the new Glock G42, the first Glock in .380 ACP offered to the American shooting public, which gets put through its paces by Duane Daiker.

Handguns certainly can play an important role in home defense, but what happens when you’re on vacation? We provide ways in which you can fortify your castle without spending all your gold. Budget-conscious options like motion-detecting cameras that preserve images for the authorities, and timers to make your home appear occupied—along with other innovative products—are covered as potential ways to increase home security without appreciably decreasing your bank account.

Something we don’t normally think about when designing plans to deal with home invasions centers on our most-likely state of body when the balloon goes up. At the range, where we do most of our training, we tend to be standing most of the time. However, life happens a lot more often from the seated position, whether in your car during your commute, at your desk for your job or at home relaxing in front of the TV. Learn essential tips and drills for drawing a firearm when you are planted on your posterior from the former director of the SIG Sauer Academy, George Harris.

Look for these articles and much more in the November issue of Shooting Illustrated, The Definitive Source for the Modern Shooter, at a newsstand near you. You can also subscribe by calling (877) 223-3840.

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