Handguns and Defensive Weapons

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OCTOBER 3 TUE - 2:30PM
PINK WITH PURPOSE
Jim, Rich and Scott show you how to jazz up your training with fun targets and challenges. On "This or This?" Jim and Scott take sides on what makes the best trail gun, and Jim and Rich do a "bag dump" of must-have range gear on "Help Desk."

ADDITIONAL AIRINGS

SEPTEMBER 26 TUE - 2:30PM
SEPTEMBER 28 THU - 2:00PM
SEPTEMBER 28 THU - 10:30PM
SEPTEMBER 29 FRI - 1:30AM
OCTOBER 1 SUN - 7:30AM
DEFENDING THE CASTLE
Jessica, Jim and Rich tackle home defense with handguns and rifles, plus flashlight techniques that help defenders identify and hit their targets. On "This Or This," Scott and Jim try to settle their debate on which semi-auto rimfire platform rules.

About

Handguns & Defensive Weapons is one of the most popular shooting shows on the Sportsman Channel  It is co-hosted by Richard Nance, James Tarr, and J. Scott Rupp. Its primary mission is to cover guns, ammunition and accessories for personal protection—primarily home defense and concealed carry—but the show also highlights recreational shooting and other gun-related activities. Individual segments focus on defensive tactics, product reviews, shooting advice and more.

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 —including his 2016 novel, “Whorl”— 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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