EPISODES All Times ET

ALL NEW

JULY 28 THU - 3:30PM
JULY 30 SAT - 11:30PM
SURVIVAL
Jim and Scott discuss survival guns and ammo. Rich and guest Dave Starin instruct viewers on the proper use of cover. Scott shows off a simple but effective handgun drill. Rich, Jim and Jessica square off at the 300-yard line.
AUGUST 1 MON - 10:30PM
AUGUST 2 TUE - 1:30AM
INTRODUCTION TO STEEL
Rich and Jim show how steel targets can improve handgun skills. Jim reviews a new Smith & Wesson .22. Rich demonstrates crucial pistol reloading tactics. Rich, Jim and Jessica hammer dozens of steel plates in an exciting head-to-head competition.

About

Handguns and Defensive Weapons is one of the most popular shooting shows on the Sportsman Channel, combining the most popular features of two of our most well-known shooting shows, Handguns and Personal Defense. It is co-hosted by Richard Nance, James Tarr and J. Scott Rupp and covers everything from competition to self-defense, pocket guns to long distance rifles. We are there to educate, inform, and have fun.

Host & Bios

Richard Nance

Richard Nance

Richard Nance is a full-time, municipal police officer with a Northern California police department. During his nearly 20-year career, Richard has served as a SWAT Team Leader, Firearms Instructor, and Defensive Tactics Instructor in addition to his patrol duties. Richard writes for Handguns and Guns & Ammo magazines and is the author of the book, gunFIGHT! – An Integrated Approach to Shooting and Fighting in Close Quarters.

James Tarr

James Tarr

James Tarr is a former police officer who spent 17 years as
 a private investigator in the Detroit area. However, the most dangerous job he ever had was driving an
 armored car around Detroit. An
 avid competition shooter, he has a Grand Master rating from the USPSA and has
 won state and area championships. 
Tarr has had several books published and is currently a Contributing
 Editor with Handguns Magazine, Rifle Shooter Magazine, and FIREARMS News.

J. Scott Rupp

J. Scott Rupp

J. Scott Rupp is editor-in-chief of Handguns and Rifle Shooter magazines and has served as executive producer on Handguns and Personal Defense television shows as well as producer/co-host on Ruger Inside & Out. He is a former member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and was an NRA All American small-bore rifle shooter at Eastern Kentucky University.

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