Home Defense Thoughts

This is a guest post by SOFAS_TACTICS Home Defense Thoughts Home is supposed to be the bastion of security, unfortunately that’s not always the case. Statistics have shown that most robberies take place during the day while you are at work.

Loading and Unloading a Semi Auto

  As with most shooting tasks, loading and unloading seems pretty straight forward. Add in darkness, stress and maybe someone shooting at you, it can be pretty hard. Also you want to make sure you do it in a safe manner, whether on the training range or in a gunfight.

What You Got Wrong About Steel Armor

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts We recently ran an article about level III steel armor that prompted some people to conclude that level III armor was entirely worthless while others wondered why an ordinary person would even want armor. Let’s address both of those issues.

Why Less Lethal Ammo is a Bad Idea

This is guest post by Andrew Betts Is less lethal ammo a good idea for home defense? It seems like a good idea, especially if your primary home defense gun is a shotgun.

Hillbilly Body Armor

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts We recently wrote about how high velocity .223 Rem and 5.56x45mm can defeat body armor designed and rated to stop 7.62x51mm NATO.

Should You Choose a Glock?

The Glock has been around in the States for about 25 years now. It has its fans and haters. The Glock is a very good handgun for your home defense. Some reasons include:

Franchi’s Affinity Shotgun Review

  This is a guest post by Tarra Stoddard As I first picked up the Affinity Shotgun, the quote “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” came to mind. The light weight, along with the shotgun’s  perfect balance was  immediately noticeable. It has a 26″ barrel, and empty, the Affinity weighs 5.6 pounds. For […]

SIG V-Crown – Has SIG Reinvented the Wheel?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Since its introduction, the SIG V-Crown has attracted significant attention. It is a line defense ammunition which is available in several calibers and loaded with a jacketed hollow point projectile manufactured by Sierra. The brass is nickel plated and head stamped “SIG”. On the surface it looks […]

4 Gun Myths That Will Get You Killed

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts 4 Gun Myths If you have been around guns long enough, you have probably run across an “expert” who has been kind enough to share his wisdom with you. He might have been wearing a greasy John Deere hat and overalls or he could have had his […]

Magpul Glock 17 Magazine Review

This is a guest post by JR Grounds After waiting what seemed like an eternity, I finally received my batch of Magpul Glock magazines. These were the new version which has been re-designed after Magpul had issues with the original attempt. A friend of mine had a new Glock 17 he needed to break in […]

Buying a Used Gun

New to you guns or buying a used gun This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Acquiring a firearm for personal protection doesn’t have to be an expensive undertaking. Gun shows and almost every gun store keep a stock of firearms for sale that are on consignment, or trade ins, etc. It is worth […]

Black Spider Red Dot Optic Review

Black Spider Red Dot Optic Review This is a guest post by JR Grounds If you have ever built an AR, you know the optic can end up being as much as the rifle, and even a good red dot will run you several hundred dollars. At least, until now.

Polycase ARX Inceptor

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts The oddly named Polycase ARX Inceptor does not have a polymer case. It has a brass case and the projectile is composed of injection molded polymer and powdered metal. The manufacturer says that it can produce wounds like those seen from rifles and manufacturers never exaggerate their […]

Shooting for Survival

I have to admit that I’m a sucker for the old FBI training videos. There’s a lot of wisdom in them. We found a good one, “Shooting for Survival.” This one concentrates on shooting from cover. Remember the old saying, “If you are shooting from behind cover, you should be moving towards it.”

The American Kalashnikov

by Zach Dunn Not that long ago, the AK series of rifles were something of a rarity in the United States. When I first started shooting, it was common to see an AR-15 or an M1A, but it was seldom when a shooter would show up with a Kalashnikov. Most of the AKs in those […]

Battle Rifles for Home Defense?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Just like the adults in Ralphie’s life, “You’ll shoot through the whole neighborhood!” is the inevitable response whenever a person admits they have chosen a battle rifle for home defense. It certainly does seem to be a poor choice for home defense at an intuitive level. A […]

Texas Defender Review

This is a guest post by Tarra Stoddard Texas Defender Review When you think of guns from the “Wild West”, a Derringer is always on the list. For such a simple gun, it has a huge presence. I was  excited to see the changes from the antique Derringer “pocket pistol” (which I inherited from my papa) to […]

Gun Owners – This is Who We Are

This s a guest post post by Andrew Bates There are a lot of misconceptions out there about who gun owners are. If you didn’t know any better, you might think we were all like Burt Gummer from Tremors.

Home Defense Weapon Sights

Home Defense Weapon Sights This is a guest post by Almo Gregor at RifleOpticsWorld.com The rifle is quickly becoming one of the most popular options for home defense. The rifle, specifically carbines like the AR 15 are the highest selling weapons in the United States. The carbine makes sense as a home defense weapon, it’s […]

The Seecamp LWS-32 – Best Pocket Pistol

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Mike S. When asked what the best self-defense pistol on the market is, the author usually replies with the same answer 99% of the time: “Seecamp LWS-32”. The main reason is because that is what is kept in the front right pocket about 99% of the time.

Wet Ammunition

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts We recently ran an article about whether Glock pistols function underwater. In keeping with that theme, what do you suppose would happen to your ammunition if it were submerged for a prolonged period of time?

The Home Defense Carbine

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Mike S. The Home Defense Carbine A wise man once said that the purpose of a handgun is to fight your way to your rifle. It’s hard to argue that logic, rifles are more accurate, generally more powerful and much easier to use effectively than a pistol or a revolver […]

What is Barrier Blind?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts What is barrier blind and why does it matter? Selecting defense ammunition can be a daunting task. Aside from the suspect “advice” you might receive from the smelly hill folk who like to hang out at gun shops and share their wisdom, manufacturers sometimes make some literally […]

A Biblical Perspective on Armed Self Defense

A Biblical Perspective on Armed Self Defense by Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob As a CCW instructor, I am asked a lot of interesting and thought provoking questions. Recently, I have been doing a lot of my classes for church groups, and many of the questions have centered on whether or not it is appropriate […]

Fusion Ammo for the AR

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Fusion Ammo The AR style rifle is one of the most popular firearms in the country and its popularity is growing by the day, despite its scawy bwack appearance. Then again, perhaps its popularity is partly because of the negative attention that it has received.

Glock 43 Review

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Mike S. The Glock 43 was one of the most highly anticipated pistols of the past decade: a single stack 9mm pistol designed for concealed carry produced by the famous Austrian gun maker.