Powerful Guns to Try During Your First Shooting Range Experience

This is a guest post by John Homan Going 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 you’re not familiar with gun ranges, calling the […]

How Important Is Bore Lapping?

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 way of breaking in the barrel to get […]

Safe Buying Guide

This is a guest post by Scott Michaels Buying 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) Gauge Gauge is the measurement of the thickness of the steel. […]

Are Crossbows Good for Home Defense?

This is a guest post by Brandon Cox Are 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 out there that think you have to have a […]

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Concealed Carry

Reprinted with permission from PewPewTactical.com What 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 for work and want to protect yourself no matter where you are? For me, I like to […]

Weapon Storage

This is a guest post There 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 there are twenty-seven States that have laws pertaining to the locking of […]

Making Birdshot Useful for Defense

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts At 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 disease. That doesn’t make a bucket of KFC a good home defense […]

300 Rip Out Review

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts By 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 ammunition is not desirable. Pistol ammunition does not produce velocity sufficient […]

Walkers Razor X Review

This is a guest post by Tarra Stoddard HEARING 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 shooters or hunters.

Is the Holosun Worth Your Money?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Holosun’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 to expect that most people would interpret that as being roughly […]

What’s Your Home Intruder Plan?

This is a guest post by Mike Jones Our 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 value is trivial compared to […]

Lumintop SD20 Review

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts A 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 than the flavor of ammo in your magazine.

10 Gun Myths Debunked

This is a guest post by Lauren Ventosa Shotguns don’t need to be aimed Shotguns 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 room and be between 10 and 20 feet away.  Being 20 feet […]

How Serious Should We Take Home Defense?

This is a guest post by Rose Cabrera Home 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 system at home can help keep your home safe, it’s still not wise to rely on […]

Clearballistics Clear Gel

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Breaking: Clearballistics Clear Gel Not as Accurate as Manufacturer claims. If you have chosen your home defense ammunition based on a test performed with clear gel, you may want to reconsider. Clearballistics clear gel is extremely popular in YouTube ammo testing and with product demonstrations for gimmick […]

Handgun Fundamentals

We’ve mentioned before that we are suckers for old firearm videos. When we found one by COL Jeff Cooper we had to put it on the blog.

Patterning Your Shotgun

A lot of the “experts” out there will tell you that you can pick up a shotgun with any type of ammo in it and simply point in the general direction of a bad guy and you will hit them.

Is the Lucid HD7 Worth your money?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Not long ago, you could either purchase a cheap, Chinese red dot sight for $30 or shell out $400 plus for a quality reflex from EoTech, Aimpoint, or Trijicon (we didn’t know yet that EoTech sights weren’t all they were cracked up to be). The expensive sights […]

Why Should I Care About Ham Radio?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts We often think about home defense in terms of guns, bullets, and fighting but the probability of actually being in a firefight in your home is incredibly remote. What is far more likely, to the point of being almost certain, is that there will be power outages, […]

Could Soft Armor Ever Stop a Rifle Round?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Body armor is an important part of the home defense plan for many people. There are a variety of factors to consider, such as weight, cost, threat level, flexibility, and other issues so people may legitimately arrive at very different conclusions as to what best fits their […]

Is .44 Magnum Suitable for Home Defense?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts If you spend enough time around gun people, you are bound to run into that guy. The one that never misses an opportunity to tell people about how his choice of caliber makes him so much more manly than the rest of us mortals.

Rawdog Tactical IWB Holster Review

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts If you have been carrying a gun for more than a couple years, you probably have a drawer full of holsters. Some of them are great and get worn almost every day. Some are specialized and you may only use them if you are camping or cycling. […]

The Perfect Combat Pistol

What makes the perfect combat pistol? Jeff Cooper says that high visibility sights, a good/smooth trigger and total reliability. You also want one that you can shoot. That means one that fits your hand, you can manage the recoil and operate the gun.

How To Improve Situational Awareness

The most successful gunfight is the one you’re never in. Practicing good situational awareness is your your first line of defense in avoiding a critical situation. Way too many people wander around without a clue as to what is going on around them. You should keep aware of who and what is going on in […]

Krav Maga for Home Defense

We’ve been asked about Krav Maga for home defense. Here’s the thing – Krav Maga is specifically designed to prepare people for defending themselves in real world situations and in as an excellent way of learning how to defend oneself in a real world situation.

Adjusting Your Sights

I have to admit I’m not a big fan of adjusting your sights on pistols. It was drilled into me back when I first started serious shooting. I remember an old, grizzled team sergeant catching some young guys adjusting their sights. He stopped them, saying “pistols shoot dead on, always.”