Glock 43 Review

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Mike S. The Glock 43 was one of the most highly anticipated pistols of the past decade: a single stack 9mm pistol designed for concealed carry produced by the famous Austrian gun maker.

“Bump Fire” for Home Defense?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts A few years ago, a company called Slide Fire introduced a stock that allows the user to easily simulate full auto fire with a legal, semi-automatic rifle.

TulAmmo Review

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Kalashnikov pattern rifles are dependable weapons that are well suited to defense of home and family in virtually any situation. While the sexier AR might be more popular and offer some advantages, the AK is still a solid choice and every bit as capable in practical terms.

Stealthgear Onyx Holster Review

This is a guest post by Tarra Stoddard I’ve always known that looks can be deceiving. When I received the Stealthgear Onyx Holster for my Sig P238, my first thought was “it’s quite large and bulky”! I must say, it is the U.F.O of holsters. 

Springfield XD Mod.2 for Home Defense

by Joshua Gillem The Springfield XD Mod.2 is an accurate adaptation of the already well-designed XD handgun that has been around for years. The Mod.2 offers several key upgrades to make it one of the best handguns on the market today.

The CZ Scorpion

By Home Defense Gun staffer Travis The VZ 61 is a somewhat of a famous submachine gun. Most people however know the weapon as the Skorpion, a sub machinegun that reeked of Eastern European design. It was an ugly little creature that rode the line between machine pistol and submachine gun. The weapon was designed […]

The Mossberg Blaze 47 for Home Defense

by Joshua Gillem The surprisingly accurate Mossberg Blaze 47 is nothing more than an AK styled rifle chambered in .22LR. The rifle can hold 10 or 26 rounds, depending on the magazine chosen, and comes with a few options to help you customize it further.

M855A1 Review

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts M855A1 Review In recent years, the US Army has adopted a new type of ammunition for its 5.56x45mm rifles and machine guns, which has attracted significant criticism, both because of the procurement process, and because of questions about the round’s actual performance.

Budget Handguns

by Home Defense Gun staffer Travis Budget Handguns Buying budget handguns is a bit trickier than just finding a cheap gun. We can all find a cheap and affordable firearm easy, but is that firearm a quality weapon? You can find a 32 ACP Cobra pot metal pistol for under a hundred bucks, but is […]

Sig Sauer V-Crown Defense Ammunition

The Sig Sauer V-Crown This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Sig-Sauer recently started selling ammunition branded V-Crown. It is billed as premium defense ammunition and appears at first glance to be similar to its competitors. It has a nickel plated brass case like other premium offerings and a copper jacketed, lead core, hollow […]

TCB Holsters Review

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts TCB Holsters – Taking Care of Business, and Customers The first impression of TCB holsters are of toughness, strength, and durability. This impression is largely the result of TCB’s use of thicker Kydex than is typical in other holsters, but this impression is not simply cosmetic.

The Case for Copper Bullets

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Copper Bullets The very first firearms literally fired rocks. Not long after that, iron and lead projectiles came into use. Lead has the advantage of being plentiful (and therefore inexpensive) as well as being very dense and soft. The density allows a bullet to carry velocity downrange […]

Is the Steyr S9-A1 the best CCW Pistol?

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Mike S. The Steyr S9-A1 is a polymer framed, striker fired pistol with an accessory rail that is made in Austria. That may sound the same as a Glock pistol, but Steyr has been around almost a century longer and seems to have the art of pistol smithing down to […]

Lehigh Controlled Fracturing Bullet Review

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts The Fracas Over Fracturing Lately, the Internet has been positively afire with fierce debate about the Lehigh Defense Controlled Fracturing Bullets. The camps are divided much like the ancient tribes of 9mm and .45 ACP. While this feud is relatively new, battle lines are drawn, the trenches […]

Is Newer Really Better with Bullets?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts There have been some significant advances in bullet technology over the last three or four decades, especially in regards to handgun bullets. The research that led to these advances may have been spurred in large part by the concealed carry movement but it was also motivated by […]

Rossi M92 Review

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts There is simply no denying that part of the reason we buy lever action rifles is that they are fun to shoot. Sure, they are practical. Yes, they are reliable, short, light, well balanced, and quick handling. But be honest: when you shuck that action it just […]

Are Wheel Guns Still Relevant?

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.

Tanfoglio Witness Review

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts One of the more overlooked pistols on the market today is the Tanfoglio Witness imported by European American Arms. It has long been trusted by competitors in the various action pistol disciplines, especially IPSC, and it is based on the proven CZ-75 design. The Witness is available […]

What’s All the Ruckus about the Extreme Penetrator?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts There has been a great deal of commotion over the Lehigh Defense series of Extreme Penetrator bullets in recent months. It is without doubt an intriguing design with a provocative name. The bullet might remind a person of a Philips head screw driver and it is CNC […]

AK Ammo Review #1

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts 7.62x39mm Defense AK Ammo Review: Sellier & Belot 123 gr soft point If you use an AK type rifle or other carbine chambered in 7.62x39mm for home defense, you will want to choose ammunition that does a good job of converting velocity into tissue destruction. FMJ will […]

What is the Remington Black Belt?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts The “new” Remington Black Belt really isn’t all that new. To begin, it cosmetically appears to be little more than a Golden Saber with a steel band where the cannelure would be. It is also not so new in the sense that Remington has already “unveiled” it […]

M855 – Beyond the Hype

M855 – Much Ado About Nothing? This is a guest post by Andrew Betts The BATFE furiously backpedaled after initially indicating they had decided that M855 or SS109 type 62 gr FMJ 5.56mm ammunition met the definition of an armor piercing projectile. That such a decision would have been patently ridiculous apparently had no bearing […]

Carrying a Makarov

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Should You Trust a Commie? Carrying a Makarov. If you knew you were going into a fight, you would be a fool to choose a pistol. Pistols are not powerful. They do not point very naturally. They do not hold a lot of ammunition. They do one […]

Big Bore Lever Action Rifles

Big Bore Lever Action Rifles This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Cars too fast, girls too pretty, and a defensive firearm that is too powerful. Do such things even exist? When it comes to the defensive use of a firearm, we want to stop the bad guy and we want him to stop […]

Lever Action Rifles for Home Defense

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts You’ve got to admit that at the very least lever action carbines are seven gallons of fun in a five gallon bucket. It is a real joy to shuck that lever, ring steel and launch empties. It is difficult to explain but easy to understand, if you […]

The Mighty .357 Magnum

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts The Mighty .357 Magnum Patton carried one. The numbers 3, 5, 7 alone are synonymous with power. Few cartridges are as universally recognized and respected as the .357 magnum. People might debate 9mm vs. 45 ACP but no one argues the power, versatility, and ability of the […]