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Getting Started Shooting a Revolver

  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.

Trusting Your Intuition

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

Do you CCW while drinking? Carrying a firearm is a great responsibility. What choice are you going to make?

Don’t Do These Things with Your Home Defense Guns

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.”

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.

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