Good Budget Handgun – Ruger P95

If you are looking for a good budget handgun, take a look at the Ruger P95.  You should be able to find a new one under $300 and a used one for under $200. Make sure if you buy a used one, you check it out well.

Teach Your Child to Shoot

Back in the last century it was pretty common for children to be taught to shoot. These days it’s pretty much up to you to teach your child to shoot. Here’s a look back at some of the programs they had back then for gun safety and handling.

Ruger SP101 Review

Ruger SP101 Review in .357 Magnum  Introduction: Semi-autos seem to be preferred by many shooters, and are standard for law enforcement and military almost worldwide. However, there is still a market for revolvers, or old -school wheel guns as some call them. Simplicity of operation, and reliability are very attractive features.

The Ruger 10/22 for Home Defense

A good choice when looking for a rifle is the Ruger 10/22 for home defense. Now I wouldn’t want to hold off the zombie hoard with it. I would much rather have an AK or an AR-15 for that.

New Life for the M1911

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob New Life for the M1911 It might be that I’m just getting contrary as the years go by. For some reason the more popular something gets the less interest I seem to be able to muster up for it. It might just be that when something gets popular I […]

Ruger SR9 Review

We found a great Ruger SR9 review. This is a really functional, nice looking pistol at a great price. I like it for a home defense gun because it packs enough of a punch with 17 rounds, yet will fit well into the hand of a smaller woman.

The Best Handgun

We found a great video that takes on the question of what is the best handgun. Drum roll please….it is the S&W Model 686 Plus Revolver.

Thureon Carbines

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob Thureon Carbines At one time or another every gun buyer considers the pistol caliber carbine. A rifle is easier to shoot, probably offers a little bump in muzzle energy with the longer barrel and should give a noticeable increase in accuracy.

Professional Gun Cleaning Secrets

I received my Professional Gun Cleaning Secrets DVD from the American Gun Smith Institute a while back and wanted to give you an idea of what was inside of it.

Glock’s Pocket Pistol

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob Glock’s Pocket Pistol The ebb and flow of gun design has always interested me. For some reason the gun industry likes to take a concept, fuss with it, rework it and redefine it until the initial guns in the genre have little resemblance to their current brethren, at which […]

.380s – Compact Guns for Females

We’ll say it over and over. Men and women have different needs when it comes to firearms. .380’s are good compact guns for females either around the house or as a concealed carry for women.  Remember, if it is uncomfortable you will find reasons not to carry it and won’t have it when your really […]

AR-15 for Home Defense- Ideal Firearm?

We’ll probably have a lot of discussion on this. When looking at the AR-15 for home defense, some love it and some hate it. The people who love it tend to think of it as an all in one weapon with the ability to hold a large number of rounds, mount lights on it, and […]

Don’t Buy These 5 Guns for Home Defense

Over on Gun Nuts Media is an interesting post on 5 guns you shouldn’t buy. According to the post these are horrible guns for home defense or for just about anything.

5 Handguns You Should Own

We found a good video on 5 handguns you should own.  Now this isn’t my list but it’s a good discussion of different types of pistols.

The Ruger Alaskan for Concealed Carry

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob The Ruger Alaskan for Concealed Carry Dirty Harry is basically the father of big bore, big gun, concealed carry. I say Dirty Harry instead of Clint Eastwood because it’s important to draw the line between the fictional character and a real person. Only a fictional character can do all […]

Can You Use a SKS for Home Defense?

Can you use a SKS for home defense? Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob takes on the topic. If you are short on money and can’t afford an AR15 and prefer a rifle over a shotgun, the SKS might be a good option for you.  

7 of the best 9mm Handguns for Home Defense

We found a great video on 7 of the best 9mm handguns for home defense. Now this is one guy’s opinion but he does list some good and bad of each one. It is worth going through.

The Browning Silver Lightning Shotgun for Home Defense

The Browning name is well known among shotgun enthusiasts for high quality, high performance, autoloading shotguns that feature superior fit and finish. Thus, with its distinctive semi-humpback receiver, the Browning Silver Lightning is a fitting tribute to its original predecessor, the Browning Auto 5 which was designed by John M. Browning in 1898.

Which is the Best M1911?

The question of which is the best M1911 is one that gets constantly asked. The M1911 style semi auto is one of the most loved and tried and true pistols out there. We found a nice video that talks about five good ones that gets you started on your search for the best M1911. Let’s […]

The GunVault MiniVault Deluxe Handgun Safe

The GunVault MiniVault Deluxe Handgun Safe For over twenty years now, GunVault has been the industry leader and innovator of quick access gun safes and other security solutions for handguns. Therefore, as the leader in quick access gun security, GunVault utilizes the latest in security technology such as “biometric security” locking mechanisms which scan and […]