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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

.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 […]

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.

A Green Beret’s Guide To Planning Your Personal Posture: “First Things First: Always Be Armed”

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). The subject of this article is to help you prepare yourselves for an emergency…any emergency, in whatever scope. Many of you are already doing this; however, you […]

A Green Beret’s Guide To Low-Budget Home-Defense Techniques 101: “Early-Warning Systems and Fortifications”

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 the first in a series that covers hardening your home and some easy, low-budget alternatives for early-warning systems and fortifications.  For all the prior service members […]

ARFCOM Rifles

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts If you own an AR15 rifle or are thinking about buying one, AR15.com is an indispensable resource. It contains a mountain of useful information and quite a few knowledgeable folks post there regularly. Did you know that the home of the black rifle also sells AR15 parts […]

Firearms Mobile App

We just received a press release from our friends a USA Firearms Training about something that looks pretty good for our readers: USA Firearm Training Announces Groundbreaking Mobile Application An Ultimate Firearm Resource for American Gun Owners Released For Major Smartphones Denver, CO: USA Firearm Training today announced that it has released the first version […]

Could Steel Armor Save Your Life?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts You know what they say about opinions and everyone in the firearm and defense world seems to have an extra one. 9mm is “better” than .45 Auto. M&P is “better” than Glock. Fireclean is “better” than Crisco. As strongly as people tend to hold those opinions, they […]

Best Gun for Home Defense – Pistol, Rifle or Shotgun?

What is the best gun for home defense? That’s always a question we get asked. You have people who say a pistol is best. Some favor a rifle and of course you get those who swear by shotguns. Well the truth is that each have their own pros and cons.

Two Things You Need to Know About Choosing Body Armor

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Not long ago, we wrote about why you might want to consider body armor in addition to a firearm and training as part of your home defense plan. Choosing body armor is a complicated prospect, though. There are a staggering array of choices and almost as many […]

Everyday Combative Mind

This is a guest post by Cory Monroe             I frequently find myself being asked by students in my pistol courses questions about equipment. What type of gun should I get? Is a revolver OK? Ammunition types etc. While these are all very good base questions that I’m glad to see any of my students asking, […]

What is Your Defensive Fitness Level?

This is a guest post by SSG Daniel Shiffler  In the self-defense world, we scrutinize everything we feel is important. From what firearm to own to the locks on the doors and windows, we research everything. The one aspect that is often overlooked however is physical fitness or defensive fitness.

What Makes a Good Home Defense Shotgun?

What makes a good home defense shotgun? While we are not total fans of a shotgun for home defense (read about this here), a good one in trained hands does make a pretty good home defense weapon.

What is Accuracy?

What is accuracy? Is one gun more accurate than another? There is a lot thrown out whether a certain pistol is more accurate than another type or brand. You might hear how one might group better than others.

Decorating a Gun or “Gun-oration”

This is a guest post by Tarra Stoddard Decorating a Gun You’ve found your perfect gun. Now you’d like to personalize it. There are a few simple and affordable things you can do yourself for customizing your firearm. First, you can start with some non-basic grip screws and side panel grips. You can choose color, […]

Can Shooting with a Laser Improve Your Shooting

I have to admit, I haven’t done a lot of shooting with a laser. We had some in my units in the military but I never got comfortable with them. At the same time, a lot of people swear by them.

5 Top Guns for Home Defense

The question always comes up, “Which gun is best for home defense?” The answer, as with a lot of things, “It depends.” Then usually you get the next question, What type of gun is best for home defense?”