The Best Dog Breeds for Home Security

This is a guest post by John Rawa Dogs have long been useful tools for protecting homes. Canines are loyal and benefit from training. Don’t underestimate how much training they need, either. You’ll want to ensure your dog is well grounded in tactics before letting them loose to protect you. Some breeds are faster learners […]

Nevada vs. California Gun Laws

This is a guest post by Katey Hart Overview While California and Nevada may be neighbors their gun laws are strikingly different.  You should exercise more caution if you are from Nevada going to California with your firearms because gun laws in California are generally stricter.  

Does Birdshot Turn Into a Slug at Close Range?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts For some reason, people desperately want birdshot to be suitable for home defense. They will come up with all manner of excuses to make that work.

Georgia vs. Alabama Gun Laws

Overview This week we are comparing two neighboring states:  Alabama and Georgia.   Both states are good states for gun owners as neither state requires registration or permits to purchase firearms.   

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 […]

10 Gun Myths Debunked

This is a guest post by Lauren Ventosa Shotguns don’t need to be aimed Shotguns should be aimed similarly to rifles.  It’s not a good idea to simply point, pray and shoot. In an average home defense situation, your attacker might enter a room and be between 10 and 20 feet away.  Being 20 feet […]

How Serious Should We Take Home Defense?

This is a guest post by Rose Cabrera Home security should never be taken lightly. In fact, with crime rates continuously increasing and burglars getting a lot smarter, people should start upgrading their home defense. Although having a security system at home can help keep your home safe, it’s still not wise to rely on […]

Handgun Fundamentals

We’ve mentioned before that we are suckers for old firearm videos. When we found one by COL Jeff Cooper we had to put it on the blog.

Why Should I Care About Ham Radio?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts We often think about home defense in terms of guns, bullets, and fighting but the probability of actually being in a firefight in your home is incredibly remote. What is far more likely, to the point of being almost certain, is that there will be power outages, […]

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 […]

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.”

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.

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 […]

Is a Gun Safe Right for You

This is a guest post by Kevin Creighton To be honest, I’m not a big fan of leaving loaded guns lying around the house because it’s like leaving the bleach jug in the refrigerator next to the milk jug: Something bad is going to happen, it’s not a question of IF, it’s only a question […]

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.

What If Gun Reviews Were 100% Honest?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Wait, are you saying that not everything I see on the Internet is 100% factual? Are gun reviews are lying to me? In short, yes. Nothing is ever really that simple, though is it? We like guns. I mean, they are useful tools for defense of home […]

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, […]

Why You Should Conceal Carry

Believe it or not, there are still people who say they are against conceal carry. Even with all the crime and terrorist incidents occurring you hear even NRA member talk against conceal carry.

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.

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.

The Will to Survive

Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. ‘Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That’s just the way it is.- Outlaw Jose Wales You have to have the […]

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 […]

Clearing Malfunctions

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester At some point in your shooting career you are going to experience a malfunction with your handgun. Be it a semi-auto style or revolver, both with occasionally experience problems and knowing how to clear a jam under stress is an essential survival skill.

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.”

Home Invasion Prevention – Weak Link?

It’s a bit scary. A weak link in your home invasion prevention is your children. Without training and practice, children are probably one of the easiest ways for home invaders to enter your home. Children are naturally helpful. Home invades know this and will exploit it to gain access. Take a look at this video.

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.