This is a guest post by Rose Cabrera Home invasion is a terrifying situation for anyone. Aside from the terror it gives, it can also lead to beatings, rape or the loss of a loved one. While preventive measures are essential, it’s also important that you prepare yourself in the event that an actual invasion […]
This is a guest post by Kevin Steffey Probably the only subject to generate more squabbles than politics is the endless discussion of what qualifies as the best firearm for home defense and hunting. If you are considering purchasing a firearm, you need to ask yourself a few questions go out to shop.
Overview This week we are comparing two neighboring states: Alabama and Georgia. Both states are good states for gun owners as neither state requires registration or permits to purchase firearms.
This is a guest post by John Homan Going to the gun range for the first time can be a little intimidating, but knowing what guns you want to shoot and doing some research beforehand can help assuage your doubts and prepare you for what’s ahead. If you’re not familiar with gun ranges, calling the […]
This is a guest post by Scott Michaels Buying Guide: This is our very detailed buying guide for all types of gun safes. If you don’t like our top picks or want to buy from the local market, just follow those things. 1) Gauge Gauge is the measurement of the thickness of the steel. […]
Reprinted with permission from PewPewTactical.com What piqued your interest in getting your permit to concealed carry? Are you freaking out about riots springing up and want to have a fighting chance to defend yourself? Or are you traveling for work and want to protect yourself no matter where you are? For me, I like to […]
This is a guest post by Mike Jones Our home is the most valuable asset we own. Businesses are meant to go up and down, but your own home is much more than a job. It is where you spend quality time with your family and friends, and the financial value is trivial compared to […]
What makes the perfect combat pistol? Jeff Cooper says that high visibility sights, a good/smooth trigger and total reliability. You also want one that you can shoot. That means one that fits your hand, you can manage the recoil and operate the gun.
Girl Fires Machine Gun for the First Time. You Won’t Believe What Happens Next! This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Spoiler: She has a fun time and no one gets hurt or embarrassed because she was experienced with firearms and started with short bursts, having a reasonable expectation of what was to occur. […]
This is a guest post by Kevin Creighton To be honest, I’m not a big fan of leaving loaded guns lying around the house because it’s like leaving the bleach jug in the refrigerator next to the milk jug: Something bad is going to happen, it’s not a question of IF, it’s only a question […]
Should you carry with an empty chamber? You are going to get some very heated arguments for and against.
This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Wait, are you saying that not everything I see on the Internet is 100% factual? Are gun reviews are lying to me? In short, yes. Nothing is ever really that simple, though is it? We like guns. I mean, they are useful tools for defense of home […]
What is the best gun for home defense? That’s always a question we get asked. You have people who say a pistol is best. Some favor a rifle and of course you get those who swear by shotguns. Well the truth is that each have their own pros and cons.
This is a guest post by Cory Monroe I frequently find myself being asked by students in my pistol courses questions about equipment. What type of gun should I get? Is a revolver OK? Ammunition types etc. While these are all very good base questions that I’m glad to see any of my students asking, […]
This is a guest post by SSG Daniel Shiffler In the self-defense world, we scrutinize everything we feel is important. From what firearm to own to the locks on the doors and windows, we research everything. The one aspect that is often overlooked however is physical fitness or defensive fitness.
What makes a good home defense shotgun? While we are not total fans of a shotgun for home defense (read about this here), a good one in trained hands does make a pretty good home defense weapon.
What is accuracy? Is one gun more accurate than another? There is a lot thrown out whether a certain pistol is more accurate than another type or brand. You might hear how one might group better than others.
The question always comes up, “Which gun is best for home defense?” The answer, as with a lot of things, “It depends.” Then usually you get the next question, What type of gun is best for home defense?”
As with most shooting tasks, loading and unloading seems pretty straight forward. Add in darkness, stress and maybe someone shooting at you, it can be pretty hard. Also you want to make sure you do it in a safe manner, whether on the training range or in a gunfight.
This is guest post by Andrew Betts Is less lethal ammo a good idea for home defense? It seems like a good idea, especially if your primary home defense gun is a shotgun.
This is a guest post by Andrew Betts 4 Gun Myths If you have been around guns long enough, you have probably run across an “expert” who has been kind enough to share his wisdom with you. He might have been wearing a greasy John Deere hat and overalls or he could have had his […]
New to you guns or buying a used gun This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Acquiring a firearm for personal protection doesn’t have to be an expensive undertaking. Gun shows and almost every gun store keep a stock of firearms for sale that are on consignment, or trade ins, etc. It is worth […]
It takes a bit of practice to use a flashlight with a handgun. Most people don’t have a tactical light attached to their pistols and if you conceal carry, it’s pretty much impossible.
This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester At some point in your shooting career you are going to experience a malfunction with your handgun. Be it a semi-auto style or revolver, both with occasionally experience problems and knowing how to clear a jam under stress is an essential survival skill.
By Home Defense Gun staffer Shana Making the decision to pursue a concealed carry license is a big step, one that you need to make sure you’re ready for before you get to the classroom. Do you know what to bring to your concealed carry class? When should you bring your gun? Are there any […]
This is a guest post by Andrew Betts If you are new to firearms, or new to the defensive use of firearms, and you wish to purchase a firearm for the defense of your home, you likely have a lot of questions and no shortage of people happy to give you some advice.