Does Birdshot Turn Into a Slug at Close Range?

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For some reason, people desperately want birdshot to be suitable for home defense. They will come up with all manner of excuses to make that work.[Continue Reading…]

Your AR-15 is Incomplete Without the Right Optic

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Let’s be real – you need the right AR Optic for your AR-15. Good thing we’re sharing how to pick the scope that hits the mark here.

The AR-15 often gets a bad name. Most people don’t realize that the AR does not stand for assault rifle, but instead for Armalite rifle.

Contrary to popular belief, they’re a weapon that’s almost never used in the commission of a crime. [Continue Reading…]

How To Clean Your Guns For Storage

This is a guest post by Jeffrey NelsonAs a gun owner, you want to make sure to protect your investment to the best of your ability. Whether you own a vintage antique English double barrel or you just bought a new Springfield XDS your gun cost you … [Continue reading]

Concealed Carry Fashion Show 2017

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This is a guest post by Tarra StoddardIt has been all over the news the last few years how more and more women are buying and using guns in the United States. There has also been a surge in women only shooting groups. Gun Powder Gals, founded by … [Continue reading]

4 Easy-To-Implement Tips To Improve Your Home’s Defense

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This is a guest post by Jeffery NelsonYou knowing you need to secure your home but you aren’t sure what exactly to do first. Step one is understanding the risk is real and taking action. … [Continue reading]

Choosing Firearm For Home Defense And Hunting

This is a guest post by Kevin Steffey Probably the only subject to generate more squabbles than politics is the endless discussion of what qualifies as the best firearm for home defense and hunting. If you are considering purchasing a firearm, … [Continue reading]

Georgia vs. Alabama Gun Laws

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OverviewThis week we are comparing two neighboring states:  Alabama and Georgia.   Both states are good states for gun owners as neither state requires registration or permits to purchase firearms.    … [Continue reading]

Cheap Russian .308 Win for Home Defense?!?

This is a guest post by Andrew BettsThat’s insane, right? .308 Win is a ridiculous choice for home defense because it penetrates way too deeply and cheap Russian ammo is just garbage. Right? Except, what if that wasn’t actually the case? What if … [Continue reading]

The VMAX bullet

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This is a guest post by Andrew Betts The VMAX Bullet - Don’t Judge a Book by its CoverSometimes something that looks pretty decent on the surface turns out to be not so great. A .300 AAC loaded with 110 gr VMAX should perform pretty … [Continue reading]

How to Keep your Guns Safe: Invest in a Locks and a Locksmith

Today gun ownership is a basic American right. Some 300 million firearms are owned by private American citizens in the US‐ i.e. around one gun for every man, woman and child in America, or nearly one third of the US population owns on gun or more. … [Continue reading]

Is Steel Armor Useless?

This is a guest post by Andrew BettsOver the past few years, a variety of companies have started making level III steel armor plates for very affordable prices. Purchasers of these plates have met harsh criticism on the gun forums because level … [Continue reading]

Gun Law Comparison: Florida vs. Colorado

This is the first post of a weekly series comparing gun laws in different states.OverviewNeither states require permits to purchase, nor do they have gun registration requirements.  Both states require a concealed carry permit for handguns. … [Continue reading]

Powerful Guns to Try During Your First Shooting Range Experience

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This is a guest post by John HomanGoing to the gun range for the first time can be a little intimidating, but knowing what guns you want to shoot and doing some research beforehand can help assuage your doubts and prepare you for what’s ahead. If … [Continue reading]

How Important Is Bore Lapping?

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Bore lapping is an old technique that is used to help make bore cleaning easier, make it less likely to foul, and to improve overall accuracy. Bores can be uneven and rough in the inside of the cylinder, even fresh from the factory. Bore lapping is a … [Continue reading]

Safe Buying Guide

This is a guest post by Scott MichaelsBuying Guide:This is our very detailed buying guide for all types of gun safes. If you don't like our top picks or want to buy from the local market, just follow those things. 1) … [Continue reading]

Are Crossbows Good for Home Defense?

This is a guest post by Brandon CoxAre crossbows good for home defense? Did that make you giggle? While crossbows might not be anyone's weapon of choice, it doesn't mean it has no merit when it comes to home defense. There are plenty of people … [Continue reading]

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Concealed Carry

Reprinted with permission from PewPewTactical.comWhat piqued your interest in getting your permit to concealed carry?Are you freaking out about riots springing up and want to have a fighting chance to defend yourself?Or are you traveling … [Continue reading]

Weapon Storage

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This is a guest postThere are many reasons to consider buying a weapon storage item, whether you’ve just bought your first firearm or your 30th.  There are plenty of options to suit either of these situations and more.  That being said, since … [Continue reading]

Making Birdshot Useful for Defense

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This is a guest post by Andrew BettsAt this point, most people should be well aware that birdshot is an extremely poor choice for defense. Sure, the knuckle dragging window lickers will proclaim that it has killed people, but so has heart … [Continue reading]

300 Rip Out Review

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This is a guest post by Andrew BettsBy now, most people are well aware that the G2 Research RIP is a steaming lump that does only one thing well: separate fools from their money. Hopefully most people are aware that fragmentation in pistol … [Continue reading]

Walkers Razor X Review

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This is a guest post by Tarra StoddardHEARING PROTECTION LIKE NO OTHER!As if 31dB of noise reduction wasn't enough for the Walker Razor X Digital Ear Bud Headset. The electronic hearing protection and enhancement buds work flawlessly for … [Continue reading]

Is the Holosun Worth Your Money?


This is a guest post by Andrew BettsHolosun’s slogan on their home page is “Military grade optics without military grade price.” That’s a pretty high bar to meet. To be sure, there is no universal standard for “military grade” but it seems fair … [Continue reading]

What’s Your Home Intruder Plan?

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This is a guest post by Mike JonesOur home is the most valuable asset we own. Businesses are meant to go up and down, but your own home is much more than a job. It is where you spend quality time with your family and friends, and the financial … [Continue reading]

Lumintop SD20 Review


This is a guest post by Andrew BettsA bright, dependable flashlight is probably the most important piece of self-defense gear, behind a gun and a phone. It is far more important than an optic or magazine pouch and it’s definitely more important … [Continue reading]

10 Gun Myths Debunked

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This is a guest post by Lauren VentosaShotguns don’t need to be aimedShotguns should be aimed similarly to rifles.  It’s not a good idea to simply point, pray and shoot.In an average home defense situation, your attacker might enter a … [Continue reading]

How Serious Should We Take Home Defense?

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This is a guest post by Rose CabreraHome security should never be taken lightly. In fact, with crime rates continuously increasing and burglars getting a lot smarter, people should start upgrading their home defense. Although having a security … [Continue reading]