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Clearing Malfunctions

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.

How to Prepare for a Concealed Carry Class

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 […]

How to Choose a Home Defense Gun for Beginners

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.

How to Safely Obtain Firearms Experience

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 […]

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 […]

Range Tip for Women (and Everyone)

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.

How to Choose Home Defense Ammunition

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 […]

Talking to Your Children About Guns

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, […]

Fight the Flinch

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.

Basic Rifle Techniques for Beginners

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.

Firearm Fundamentals

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.

Handgun Tips for Beginners

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 to Do With a Bedside Gun

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.

11 Home Defense Mistakes You Need to Fix ASAP

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.

How to Load a Shotgun

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.

Grip, Stance and Sight Picture for Women

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.

Beginner’s Guide to Going to the Range

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.

Introduction to Sight Alignment

Sight alignment, sight picture and trigger control are the keys to hitting what you are aiming at.

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.

5 Good Cheap Guns

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.

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 […]

How to Choose a First Handgun for a Woman

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.

What to Carry in Your Range Bag

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

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 […]

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