Choosing a 9mm Carbine for Home Defense

This is a guest post by Tyler Capobres There came a point in my life when I debated back and forth about what the ideal home defense weapon would be. I wanted a weapon that would stop an attacker, without risking penetrating through multiple walls and potentially striking family members or pets.

Hi-Point 995 Home Defender

Looking for a good carbine for home defense without breaking the bank? Take a look at the Hi-Point 995 Home Defender.

The Home Defense Carbine

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Mike S. The Home Defense Carbine A wise man once said that the purpose of a handgun is to fight your way to your rifle. It’s hard to argue that logic, rifles are more accurate, generally more powerful and much easier to use effectively than a pistol or a revolver […]

The Scout Rifle

The idea of a general purpose rifle for hunting and home defense is good one. The scout rifle concept was developed by Jeff Cooper in the early 1980s. Cooper’s idea was to make “a handy, light instrument that will do a great many things equally well..”

Can Clothing Stop a Bullet?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts There is a rumor that the .30 carbine was so weak that it would literally bounce off the heavy winter coats worn by North Korean soldiers during the Korean War. Yes, it sounds ridiculous that a piece of ordinary clothing could stop a bullet but the rationale […]

NFA Devices for Home Defense

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts NFA Devices for Home Defense The problem with opinions is that people who really don’t have any clue what they’re talking about are happy to offer one. They’ll just repeat any old garbage that they’ve heard on a subject, no matter how ridiculous and unfounded.

How Effective are Pistol Caliber Carbines?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Pistol Caliber Carbine Effectiveness Does size really matter? Is longer better? No, not that. Get your mind out of the gutter and read the title again. We’re still talking about guns, here.

Is It Really Necessary to Trick Out Your Gun?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Why trick out a gun? There is a tendency for folks to hang all manner of accessories on a gun until it looks like it fell through a Tapco catalog. Is all that really necessary? Is it even useful? What characteristics should a home defense gun have? […]

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.

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.  

The Vector Carbine

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob The Vector Carbine The pistol caliber carbine is always a good choice when it comes to home defense. Carbines pack enough punch to be useful while still being low in recoil and oftentimes offering increased accuracy over their handgun counterparts. This year at the SHOT Show I had the […]

Two of a Kind – Paired Pistol Caliber Carbines and Pistols

by Home Defense Gun staffer Pat Somethings belong together. Paired pistol caliber carbines and matching pistols are one of them. I have long believed that a lot of the things that are truly worth knowing were originated in the American West. This runs from animal husbandry to other homesteading skills, and from driving cattle to […]

Pistol Caliber Carbines for a Home Defense Gun

When it comes to home defense, shotguns and handguns rule the roost, but there is a good argument that can be made for using a pistol caliber carbine in some instances. Pistol caliber carbines often catch a lot of flak as they are underpowered when compared to a typical rifle caliber and heavy or bulky […]