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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.”

Ruger American Pistol

The Ruger American Pistol has been talked about quite a bit. It’s  a good practical gun that works well and comes at a decent price. I like full size pistols that fit well in the hand. This fits the bill.

Shotgun Drills

As with any firearm, if you are going to own a shotgun for home defense you are going to need to practice shotgun drills in order to get and stay proficient.

Top 5 Bad Gun Accessories

This is a guest post by Kevin Creighton Over the past few years, there’s been some tremendous leaps made in the firearms world. From inexpensive laser sights to rugged combat-ready magnified optics to the wide variety of lightweight, accurate pistols designed for concealed carry, we are living in a golden age of guns and gun […]

3 Crowdfunded Gadgets for Home Defense

This is a guest post by Lauren Ventosa My husband and I take home defense and safety pretty seriously. We’re the nerdy types that like to see what’s new or upcoming in the gun market.  We’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for any new technology that enters the market that could benefit us.  Whether it’s […]

Comfort-Air Bodyband Review

This is a guest post by Tarra Stoddard TODAY, there are more and more women and men who choose to conceal carry. As a woman who conceal carries myself, often times it is hard to find just the right holster that offers safety, comfort and allows you to wear normal clothing without the holster PRINTING.

Mossberg 500 Tactical Shotgun Review

  The Mossberg 500 is a great shotgun that makes an excellent home defense weapon. It’s reliable, easy to operate and not extremely expensive.

Beretta 92FS Review

I have to admit the Beretta 92 series pistol is one of my favorites. I learned to shoot a pistol in the military with it and put a lot of rounds through them. Now a lot of people love them and some don’t. That’s understandable. It’s the same with a lot of things.

Choosing a 9mm Carbine for Home Defense

This is a guest post by Tyler Capobres There came a point in my life when I debated back and forth about what the ideal home defense weapon would be. I wanted a weapon that would stop an attacker, without risking penetrating through multiple walls and potentially striking family members or pets.

How to Use Trail Camera’s for Home Security Purposes

This is a guest post by Jessica Landers Trail cameras aren’t commonly thought of as an option for home security. Most people relate trail cameras to hunting and general wildlife photography, but they also hold great possibilities for aiding home owners. Those who take advantage of this find they are a cheaper option for security.

A Green Beret’s Guide To Low-Budget-Home-Defense Techniques 102: “Defensive Positions”

This is reprinted with permission. Jeremiah Johnson is a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne) and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape). This article is a continuation of the home defense series from Jeremiah Johnson. You can read part 1 of this series here: A Green Beret’s […]

Hi-Point 995 Home Defender

Looking for a good carbine for home defense without breaking the bank? Take a look at the Hi-Point 995 Home Defender.

Women’s Concealed Carry Issues

We’ve taken heat for saying that there are different issues for male and female shooters. Let the critics say what they want – Men and Women are different and there are things that women have to think of that men don’t.

7 Essential Tips for Gun Maintenance

This is a guest post by Michelle Custodio Ok, so you’ve obtained your CCW – your reliable pistol that you put in a ton of time practicing using top notch defensive ammo. Now, all that’s left is to load up, holster your equalizer and you’re off to the races right? Answer is “hell yes” but […]

Why a BB Gun Will Help You Shoot Better

This is a guest post by David Denholm  BB Guns are good for teaching gun safety and learning to shoot well. Long before you let your child use a .22, have him start practicing with a BB gun. A BB gun is a fun gift for Christmas, a birthday party, or even the 4th of […]

.300 Blackout vs 7.62x39mm, Which is Better?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Taken at face value, that question is pretty absurd. It’s like asking whether a hammer or a screw driver is “better”. For the question to have any real meaning, we need to put a finer point on it. Because this is the Home Defense Gun, the question […]

“Cruiser Ready” Is a Bad Idea

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts How Should I Store My Home Defense Gun? By its very nature, a home defense gun should be ready to use as quickly as possible yet be secure from unauthorized use. Some folks also bend over backwards to find additional issues to worry about. For example, it […]

3 Great Concealed Carry Guns for Women

We’ve talked about this many times – men and women are different. That’s pretty obvious. So why not make a distinction between concealed carry guns for women and men?

CATI level IV: A Seriously Tough Plate

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts With the Battlefield 1 trailer producing a lot of renewed interest in C&R calibers I thought it might be fun to use 8mm to test the new level IV personal body armor from CATI (Come And Take It), regardless of how unlikely it might be for Calvin […]

Armor Piercing Pistol Ammo?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts You might think that armor piercing ammunition is illegal for private citizens to own, but in reality, the prohibitions on armor piercing ammunition are all on the manufacturing and sale of it. There is actually no reason that civilians cannot possess AP ammo.

Shield CQS Review

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts It might seem as though there are almost too many sight options out there today, but that diversity results in a fantastically robust market that can produce a sight for virtually any set of needs.

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