How to Manage Recoil

It would be really easy if when you shot a gun it just didn’t move. The trouble is that it doesn’t. You have to learn how to manage recoil. Now recoil isn’t something you have to be afraid of. You just have to acknowledge it’s going to occur and learn to handle it or manage […]

How to Shoot in a Car

How to shoot in a car when carrying concealed can be tricky. You have a lot to deal with – cramped quarters, seat belts, etc.

How to Introduce Your Girl to Shooting

How to Introduce Your Girl to Shooting If you are one of the guys out there who like to shoot, it is a really good idea to introduce your lady to the shooting lifestyle. That way you and her can enjoy some time together and you can make sure she can defend herself if need […]

How to Clean Pistol Magazines

Many people spend a lot of time learning to how to clean their firearm, but don’t know how to clean pistol magazines. Of course you know that the magazine is a key part of the firearm and if you don’t take care of them will let you down when you need it.

Active Shooter & Concealed Carry

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester I’ve been absent for a couple of weeks now, partially because I spent a week at a training course on responding to active shooter incidents. While this course was designed for law enforcement officers, there are many similarities in the way you as a concealed carry citizen […]

How to Build a Homemade Shooting Range

by Home Defense Gun staffer Pat When I began teaching CCW and defensive handgun courses, I quickly realized a couple things about using other people’s ranges for my classes. The first thing was that if I wanted to ensure being able to do things in my time and on my schedule, I was going to […]

Tap and Rack

We’ve run a post before on tap and rack and what to do for a pistol malfunction. The topic is so important, you need to be reminded to constantly practice this.

How to Clean a Glock

If you are new to guns, you might not know all the tricks on how to clean a Glock.

What You Need to Know about Weak Hand Shooting

“It ain’t over till it’s over.” – Yogi Berra Just because you got hit in a gunfight doesn’t mean it’s over. In the military we trained all the time for weak hand shooting so that we could continue to fight. This is a critical skill you need to practice if you want to be able […]

How to Be Safe at Home Part 2

Continuing on with the how to be safe at home theme, here is another video that extends on with advanced safe room techniques. I like the discussion on using cover and how to use angles as your advantage.

The Tueller Drill

  The Tueller drill is also known as the 21 foot drill. 21 feet is the distance that most people call close in as far as self defense purposes. It only takes a determined attacker 1.5 seconds to cover 21 feet.  It is a drill that trains you to get your weapon out in time.

How to Take Your Mom Shooting

Since it’s Mother’s Day we found a video on how to take your Mom shooting. Great idea to take her out to the range for a little bit of time together.

Introduction to Firearms

We found a great old video on an introduction to firearms and posted it on our YouTube channel. It was produced by the Federal Law Enforcement Firearms Training Center back in the earlier 90s.

How to Survive a Gunfight

We found an oldie but a goodie on how to survive a gunfight. The weapons may change but the principles don’t. This video is a compilation of old FBI training videos. Not to over exaggerate, these tips could save your life!

Taking a Beginner Shooter Shooting

Got a beginner shooter in household or a friend? There’s some things you should think about before you take them to the range and at the range itself.

How to Clean a Pistol

You can have the best pistol in the world and train all day but if your firearm isn’t maintained properly it may not work when you need it. We found a great video on how to clean a pistol.

Racking a Slide Like a Woman

As we’ve said over and over again, men and women are different. Racking a slide can be a challenge for a woman. That doesn’t mean that women have to only shoot a revolver. They just have to rack it differently.

The Woman’s Guide to Choosing a Handgun

Home Defense Gun staffer Ashely has a video on a woman’s guide to choosing a handgun. I like how they talk about what a woman thinks about and what is important and what is not.

Range Bags for Ladies

Range Bags for Ladies Home Defense Gun staffer Ashely shows us what is in her range bag and that of her husband.

7 Considerations for Buying a Handgun for a Woman

  We’ve talked before that men and women are different and have different needs and considerations when buying a handgun for women.

How to Teach a Woman to Shoot

I will go ahead and say it – men and women think differently. I am not saying one is better than the other. Just that when you teach a woman to shoot you should go about it differently than a man.

How to Protect Your Family from a Home Invasion

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob Home Invasion – Lessons from a former Bounty Hunter It has been said many times that bounty hunters aren’t that much different from the people they chase. Back when I was a bounty hunter I always took umbrage with that idea, but looking back on it — yeah, there […]

Teaching Kids to Shoot

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob Teaching Kids to Shoot Last hunting season my niece took her first elk. Now, I’ve always had a hard time admitting that she’s changing from the little girl in pigtails who makes her uncle attend tea parties and is approaching adulthood. The fact that her parents and the State […]