This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Do you really need to dress yourself up like a Multicam version of the Staypuff marshmallow man just to defend your home against a few burglars? That could be a bit much, but body armor can actually have a practical place in your home defense plan.
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 […]
By Home Defense Gun Staffer Travis Being in the Fight Gun owners who take serious considerations about their safety and home defense often attempt to train in a dynamic way. To prepare and ready themselves for any violent event that may happen in their lives.
How to Avoid a Negligent Discharge By Home Defense Gun Staffer Shana Most shooters know someone who has had an accidental—or more commonly known as negligent—gun discharge at some point, or at least have heard of someone that another shooter knows. There are countless stories about them: items being shot, holes in walls, people being […]
Range Tip for Women (and Everyone) When you ask a lot of women why they don’t like shooting, you’ll hear, “It’s too loud,” quite a bit.
It’s very important to talk to your children about guns. How to handle them. What to do, what not to do. What to do if a friend starts doing something stupid. The thing is that just like sex if you don’t talk to your children they are going to learn it somewhere else, television, movies, […]
This is a guest post by Andrew Betts There was a time when the aphorism “Six for sure,” carried significant weight and automatic handguns were not nearly as dependable as revolvers. That time is long past, though. Modern automatic pistols are extremely reliable when loaded with quality ammunition.
This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester No matter how great of a shooter you are… or think you are, the one common thread that determines success on the range is a solid understanding and practice of the 7 Firearms Fundamentals.
What should you do with a bedside gun? The idea of having a bedside gun so that if you hear a bump in the night you can clear the house sounds good. It’s just not very practical or safe.
Think warning shots are a good idea? Think again. They gain you no tactical advantage and could very well land you in more legal hot water than actually shooting someone.
Is the whole over penetration issue a non issue? We have had quite a few posts on this page about ballistics and how rounds behave. One issue you always hear about is over penetration. What we are talking about is a round going through a threat and striking an innocent.
There’s always a done of debate of shotgun vs pistol for home defense. Stopping power, penetration, ballistics all come into the discussion.
This is a guest post by Andrew Betts NFA Devices for Home Defense The problem with opinions is that people who really don’t have any clue what they’re talking about are happy to offer one. They’ll just repeat any old garbage that they’ve heard on a subject, no matter how ridiculous and unfounded.
This is guest post by John Pemberton Concealed Carry versus Open Carry If you are carrying for personal defense, you should carry concealed. As an average citizen, the benefits of carrying a firearm concealed far outweighs the benefits of carrying a handgun for the world to see.
It’s a worst case scenario, but you need to know how to get out a weapon in a struggle.
Shotguns suck for home defense I know, I know there are going to be some comments about this post. For a lot of people, shotguns for home defense are either a love them or hate them proposition. In my opinion, a shotgun is not a bad weapon for home defense. However, it’s not necessarily the […]
Using deadly force is a situation I don’t wish on anyone. Deciding when to is a decision you are going to have to make in a matter of seconds if not quicker.
This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester How many rounds for concealed carry? Carrying a handgun in a daily basis is one of the surest ways to guarantee your personal safety. A concealed firearm gives you a tremendous advantage in surprise and as a force multiplier when confronted with a threat of death or […]
Being in an active shooter incident is horrifying enough; just think about being in one with your family members or other people we care about.
This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester The Post Shooting Immediate Aftermath When we talk about personal defense, self-defense and shooting situations, most of the discussions I read online or conversations with people rarely include the possibility that you will be injured or severely wounded as a result of an encounter. Whether it be […]
This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Your Snubby Could Get You Killed Snub nosed revolvers are still wildly popular for concealed carry and for good reason. They are very compact and lightweight and they are reliable and safe. While they are difficult to master, they are exceedingly easy to operate.
You take on additional responsibility when you teach others to shoot. Part of that is learning how to shoot safely for both them, you and others on the range.
It can be a little intimidating getting started shooting a revolver. The can look a little old school and while in reality they are quite simple the mechanics are different from a semi auto.
This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Trusting Your Intuition Everyone is equipped with a unique early warning radar deep inside of them that has been described many different ways. Some call it a “gut feeling,” others call it, “instinct,” or a “sixth sense.” Regardless of the name you assign it, and for the […]
Do you CCW while drinking? Carrying a firearm is a great responsibility. What choice are you going to make?
I remember when we were out on the range way back when I first started shooting in the Special Forces. One of the younger guys started to adjust the sights on his pistol. An older team sergeant came over and stopped him. He said, “Guns shoot dead on all the time.”