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.
This is a guest post by Tim Randolph Firearms Experience Home defense and proper handgun training, aren’t factors to be taken lightly. The possibility of home invasion is real regardless of where you live, and having a gun in the home, kept safe and secured but accessible in case of emergencies, can mean the difference […]
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 […]
Range Tip for Women (and Everyone) When you ask a lot of women why they don’t like shooting, you’ll hear, “It’s too loud,” quite a bit.
This is a guest post by Andrew Betts If you are new to firearms or new to the defensive use of firearms, the staggering variety of home defense ammunition available to you may be overwhelming. There are boxes with eagles and bears and holograms and flags. Every one of them is imprinted with numbers and […]
It’s very important to talk to your children about guns. How to handle them. What to do, what not to do. What to do if a friend starts doing something stupid. The thing is that just like sex if you don’t talk to your children they are going to learn it somewhere else, television, movies, […]
This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester I’ve seen shooters at all levels that struggle to some degree with “flinching,” or what we commonly call anticipation.
Rifles can be intimidating for beginners. They have a good kick to them and can be unforgiving to bad technique especially if you are trying to shoot standing. That’s why you need to know good basic rifle techniques.
This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester No matter how great of a shooter you are… or think you are, the one common thread that determines success on the range is a solid understanding and practice of the 7 Firearms Fundamentals.
We found a nice little video on handgun tips for beginners. We recommend as a beginner you watch a lot of video and take as many courses as your budget will allow. This will allow you to see what are the common themes among successful marksmanship techniques.
What should you do with a bedside gun? The idea of having a bedside gun so that if you hear a bump in the night you can clear the house sounds good. It’s just not very practical or safe.
This is a guest post by Dan Sullivan You know what the worst feeling in the world is? Thinking you’ve done everything you can to protect your home and family, only to realize you’re almost as vulnerable as everyone else.
You would think it is relatively straight forward on how to load a shotgun. Most have a tube that you simply push the round into until the tube (magazine) is full. Like everything it is a lot harder when it’s dark, your adrenaline is pumping and someone is shooting back at you.
Of course everyone knows that women have different body types than men. That’s why a man’s grip, stance and sight picture might not work for a woman.
Going to the range for the first time can be intimidating. Some things, such as waving your weapon around will get you kicked off the range. Other things, like not bringing the proper equipment will just make for a wasted trip.
Sight alignment, sight picture and trigger control are the keys to hitting what you are aiming at.
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.
Not everyone has a ton of money to spend on their home defense gun. We found a good video that gives you 5 good cheap guns that will do you well for your home defense.
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 […]
If you are looking for a first handgun for a woman, you have a lot of choices. To make a good decision you have to know what you are planning to use it for.
by Home Defense Gun Staffer Pat What to Carry in Your Range Bag Introduction: One of my favorite ways to spend a day off is at one of the sand and gravel pits which a local farmer very kindly opens to the public as a shooting range. I like to go with one or two […]
How to Introduce Your Girl to Shooting If you are one of the guys out there who like to shoot, it is a really good idea to introduce your lady to the shooting lifestyle. That way you and her can enjoy some time together and you can make sure she can defend herself if need […]
Defensive shooting is a lot different from shooting on the flat range on a nice sunny day. You might have moving targets. It might be at night. Your adrenaline will be pumping, so on and so on.
The AR-15 for beginners can be a bit intimidating. This is a lot of rifle. We have had a couple posts on AR-15s for home defense. Some people love them, some hate them.
We found a great old video on an introduction to firearms and posted it on our YouTube channel. It was produced by the Federal Law Enforcement Firearms Training Center back in the earlier 90s.