EPISODES All Times ET

AUGUST 25 THU - 3:30PM
AUGUST 27 SAT - 11:30PM
ALTERNATE AR
Rich, Jim and Scott shoot AR-15s in .308, 6.8mm SPC, .300 Blackout and 6.5 Grendel. Jim reviews a new Steiner light/laser, and Scott tackles the famous El Presidente drill. Rich, Jim and Scott shoot on the move in a four-corner competition.
AUGUST 29 MON - 10:30PM
AUGUST 30 TUE - 1:30AM
SEPTEMBER 1 THU - 3:30PM
THE 1911
Rich, Jim and guest Rob Leatham explore the iconic 1911 pistol and give shooting tips. Rich demonstrates flashlight techniques, and Jim reviews the DoubleStar PhD. Jessica, Jim and Scott battle it out in a carbine-on-steel 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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