Firearms Safety for Children

You have to take firearms safety seriously. You have to take it even more seriously if you have children in the house. An important thing to remember that children while you can teach safety will still do irresponsible things. You have to have some safety precautions in place for them.

Practicing Gun Safety

Practicing gun safety needs to be way of life if you are going to have a gun in your household.

Hearing Protection for Your Shooting

If you go out and don’t have hearing protection for shooting you are just being stupid. You are going to hurt you hearing, plain and simple.

Home Invaders vs Burglars

The Psychology of Home Invaders vs. Burglars We have a study of the psychology of home invaders and burglars today. It is good to understand the differences. Introduction: Two potential threats to the security of your home are burglars and home invaders. Both types of criminals operate on the basis of different motives, behaviors, and […]

Should You Have a Pump or Semi Auto Shotgun for Home Defense

You will get a lot of different answers if you ask someone if you should have a pump or semi auto shotgun for home defense. There are a couple types of shotguns that we are going to immediately dismiss for home defense. These are the single shot, double barrel and bolt action guns. One school […]

Self-Defense Handgun Practice

By Home Defense Gun staffer Bob The Importance of Self-Defense Handgun Practice One of the first things a person learns after they buy a home defense gun is the absolute necessity of practice. Regardless of what it looks like in the movies it’s pretty darn tough to shoot a pistol well. Personally, I’ve always been […]

9mm vs .40 vs .45

The great caliber debate always rages – 9mm vs .40 vs .45. There are those who have each one as his or her favorite and are prepared to say theirs is the best.

Why You Need an Offensive Mindset

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Offensive Mindset Perspectives Too often when thinking about personal protection we focus on the defensive aspect. We talk about being ready to defend yourself and those you love and we have a plan to defend our homes. I think this is a misconception that is going to […]

How to Detain Someone with a Firearm

Part of having a home defense gun is knowing how to detain someone with a firearm. You might encounter someone with a knife and you draw and they surrender, You might wound someone and have to wait until the police arrive. It’s important to know what to do before the time comes.

Women and CCW

Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob interviews a female friend of his on her thoughts on women and CCW. There are quite issues that women have to address when carry concealed – clothing, body shape to name a couple.

When to Draw Your Firearm

It’s always a judgement call to know when to draw your firearm either in a concealed carry situation or a gun in your home. There are a hundred things going through your mind and a second or two to make a decision.

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 […]

What to Keep on Your Nightstand

If you believe in home defense, you certainly need to think about what to keep on your night stand.  You’re at your most vulnerable when asleep and when waking up.

Gun Control: Net Lives Saved vs. Lost

We found a great infographic – Gun Control: Net Lives Saved vs. Lost. Look at the bottom line – 29,000 lives saved versus 40,000 lost!

Home Invasion Facts

We found a great infographic on home invasion facts. Check it out. Share this post around.

What’s the Best Caliber for Home Defense

What’s the best caliber for home defense is a question that always gets asked. Well, an easy answer is the caliber you can accurately put rounds on target.

Practical Gun Safety

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Practical Gun Safety Anyone that has ever been to a range or handled a firearm has (hopefully) been introduced to the basic firearms safety rules. While there is some debate about the number of firearms safety rules, the basics I teach and live by are: Always keep […]

Setting Personal Protection Standards

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester We set standards so we have a benchmark of what we would like to achieve in life. Whether you are aware of it or not, you are constantly evaluating things in your life based upon standards you set and measure yourself against to determine success. You set […]

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.

Your How-To Guide on Avoiding Abductions

If you aren’t keeping your situational awareness you might not see it coming. An abduction can occur to you, your spouse, or your children. The are some things you need to know about avoiding abductions.

It Takes a Thief to Keep You Safe

It Takes a Thief When I was in the Special Forces, we had training on surreptitious entry, lock picking and how to hot wire cars. I guess that part of our mentality had to be a bit rogue any way to perform the unconventional warfare missions.  This all means that we knew at least a […]

What to Do After the Shooting Stops

You have an intruder in your house and you end up shooting them. You are walking down the street and someone threatens you with a gun, you end up shooting them.  You need to know what to do after the shooting stops. Watch the whole video, this could make the difference whether you have your […]

Home Defense Tactics

The definition of tactics is an action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end. Home defense tactics are what you plan to do in order to survive.

Storing Your Gun for Home Defense

You want to make sure you are storing your gun properly. You don’t want a child harming themselves or others. You don’t want it stolen.

End of the World Guns You Need to Have

End of the World Guns Now I am not into zombies or vampires or anything like that. I am not even positive if the end of the world is coming. What I do know is that there is a great chance of natural disasters or civil unrest.

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!