4 Easy-To-Implement Tips To Improve Your Home’s Defense

This is a guest post by Jeffery Nelson You knowing you need to secure your home but you aren’t sure what exactly to do first. Step one is understanding the risk is real and taking action.

How Serious Should We Take Home Defense?

This is a guest post by Rose Cabrera Home security should never be taken lightly. In fact, with crime rates continuously increasing and burglars getting a lot smarter, people should start upgrading their home defense. Although having a security system at home can help keep your home safe, it’s still not wise to rely on […]

Handgun Fundamentals

We’ve mentioned before that we are suckers for old firearm videos. When we found one by COL Jeff Cooper we had to put it on the blog.

The Perfect Combat Pistol

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.

Top 5 Bad Gun Accessories

This is a guest post by Kevin Creighton Over the past few years, there’s been some tremendous leaps made in the firearms world. From inexpensive laser sights to rugged combat-ready magnified optics to the wide variety of lightweight, accurate pistols designed for concealed carry, we are living in a golden age of guns and gun […]

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.

.300 Blackout vs 7.62x39mm, Which is Better?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Taken at face value, that question is pretty absurd. It’s like asking whether a hammer or a screw driver is “better”. For the question to have any real meaning, we need to put a finer point on it. Because this is the Home Defense Gun, the question […]

“Cruiser Ready” Is a Bad Idea

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts How Should I Store My Home Defense Gun? By its very nature, a home defense gun should be ready to use as quickly as possible yet be secure from unauthorized use. Some folks also bend over backwards to find additional issues to worry about. For example, it […]

Home Defense Firearm Drills

Going out to the flat range, pulling out your pistol, taking steady aim at a stationary target is all well and good but isn’t at all like what you are going to experience in a home defense situation. You need to do firearm drills that will prepare your mind and body for what could possibly […]

ARFCOM Rifles

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts If you own an AR15 rifle or are thinking about buying one, AR15.com is an indispensable resource. It contains a mountain of useful information and quite a few knowledgeable folks post there regularly. Did you know that the home of the black rifle also sells AR15 parts […]

What If Gun Reviews Were 100% Honest?

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 […]

Best Gun for Home Defense – Pistol, Rifle or Shotgun?

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.

What is Your Defensive Fitness Level?

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.

Think Twice About This Ammo

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Lehigh “Extreme Penetrator” and “Extreme Defender” look like Phillips head screwdriver bits and they have one thing in common with screwdrivers: they screw you good. Unlike most normal tools, though, they don’t work. That’s not to say that Lehigh ammo doesn’t fire or won’t poke holes in […]

What is Accuracy?

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.

5 Top Guns for Home Defense

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?”

Should You Choose a Glock?

The Glock has been around in the States for about 25 years now. It has its fans and haters. The Glock is a very good handgun for your home defense. Some reasons include:

4 Gun Myths That Will Get You Killed

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 […]

Buying a Used Gun

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 […]

Polycase ARX Inceptor

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts The oddly named Polycase ARX Inceptor does not have a polymer case. It has a brass case and the projectile is composed of injection molded polymer and powdered metal. The manufacturer says that it can produce wounds like those seen from rifles and manufacturers never exaggerate their […]

Battle Rifles for Home Defense?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Just like the adults in Ralphie’s life, “You’ll shoot through the whole neighborhood!” is the inevitable response whenever a person admits they have chosen a battle rifle for home defense. It certainly does seem to be a poor choice for home defense at an intuitive level. A […]

Gun Owners – This is Who We Are

This s a guest post post by Andrew Bates There are a lot of misconceptions out there about who gun owners are. If you didn’t know any better, you might think we were all like Burt Gummer from Tremors.

Wet Ammunition

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts We recently ran an article about whether Glock pistols function underwater. In keeping with that theme, what do you suppose would happen to your ammunition if it were submerged for a prolonged period of time?

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 […]

What is Barrier Blind?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts What is barrier blind and why does it matter? Selecting defense ammunition can be a daunting task. Aside from the suspect “advice” you might receive from the smelly hill folk who like to hang out at gun shops and share their wisdom, manufacturers sometimes make some literally […]

A Biblical Perspective on Armed Self Defense

A Biblical Perspective on Armed Self Defense by Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob As a CCW instructor, I am asked a lot of interesting and thought provoking questions. Recently, I have been doing a lot of my classes for church groups, and many of the questions have centered on whether or not it is appropriate […]