7 Tips to Choosing Compact Handguns

This is a guest post by Joseph Gleason Choosing a handgun is a very personal decision. One that only you can decide as it needs to perfectly fit in your hand, be small and light enough for you to carry. There are a lot of options out there so here are some tips to help […]

Choosing the Best Home Defense Optic to Protect You

This is a guest post by Christina Doidge You are sleeping its midnight and suddenly you hear the dogs barking and a sound coming from inside your home. You get up half asleep and take your firearm. You slowly start moving towards the sound but you have a problem its dark and you cannot see […]

How Safe is to Carry a Concealed Carry Handbag?

This is a guest post by Lisa Megan Women love their handbags more than anything else exists in this world. It’s just not an customary bag for them in fact, they consider it as the essential part of their body. The trend of carrying concealed carry bag is getting popular among them these days.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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 […]

Staying Safe at Gas Stations

Do you know why gas stations are known as “stop and robs?” The same qualities that make them convenient for a quick stop to get gas also make them tactically easy to rob and get away from.

How to Store a Home Defense Shotgun

One of the questions we get asked a lot is how to store a home defense shotgun. One thing you have to think about with especially pump shotguns is that they are not drop safe. That means if you drop it with a round in the chamber, it can go off. For this reason, most […]

Rest Stop Dangers

Now we know a rest stop on the highway isn’t your home but a lot of people stop at them and don’t think much about what could happen there. If you do much traveling there is a pretty good chance you will stop at a rest stop. They can be dangerous places if you don’t […]

Introducing a Newbie to Firearms

Girl Fires Machine Gun for the First Time. You Won’t Believe What Happens Next! This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Spoiler: She has a fun time and no one gets hurt or embarrassed because she was experienced with firearms and started with short bursts, having a reasonable expectation of what was to occur. […]

Home Defense Firearm Drills

Going out to the flat range, pulling out your pistol, taking steady aim at a stationary target is all well and good but isn’t at all like what you are going to experience in a home defense situation. You need to do firearm drills that will prepare your mind and body for what could possibly […]

Getting a Good Pistol Grip

You can pretty much shoot one shot out of a semi auto pistol holding it anyway you want and as long as your sight alignment and trigger squeeze are good you will hit dead on. However, getting a good pistol grip is critical if you want to be accurate with follow on shots.

What to Do During a Traffic Stop While Concealed Carrying

We ran a post a while ago about Tips for CCW and a Police Stop. It’s such an important topic, we’ve found another good video on what you can do to make it go easier.

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 […]

Tactical Pens

A worse case scenario is being in a “no gun zone” and needing a weapon in case of an attack. Having a tactical pen can be the difference between being defenseless and being able to defend yourself.

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.

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.

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.