This is a guest post by Christina Doidge You are sleeping its midnight and suddenly you hear the dogs barking and a sound coming from inside your home. You get up half asleep and take your firearm. You slowly start moving towards the sound but you have a problem its dark and you cannot see […]
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 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.
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 […]
This is a guest post by Andrew Betts If you spend enough time around gun people, you are bound to run into that guy. The one that never misses an opportunity to tell people about how his choice of caliber makes him so much more manly than the rest of us mortals.
This is a guest post by Jessica Landers Trail cameras aren’t commonly thought of as an option for home security. Most people relate trail cameras to hunting and general wildlife photography, but they also hold great possibilities for aiding home owners. Those who take advantage of this find they are a cheaper option for security.
One of the questions we get asked a lot is how to store a home defense shotgun. One thing you have to think about with especially pump shotguns is that they are not drop safe. That means if you drop it with a round in the chamber, it can go off. For this reason, most […]
Now we know a rest stop on the highway isn’t your home but a lot of people stop at them and don’t think much about what could happen there. If you do much traveling there is a pretty good chance you will stop at a rest stop. They can be dangerous places if you don’t […]
A Green Beret’s Guide To Low-Budget Home-Defense Techniques 101: “Early-Warning Systems and Fortifications”
Jeremiah Johnson is a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne) and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape). This article is the first in a series that covers hardening your home and some easy, low-budget alternatives for early-warning systems and fortifications. For all the prior service members […]
This is a guest post by Andrew Betts You know what they say about opinions and everyone in the firearm and defense world seems to have an extra one. 9mm is “better” than .45 Auto. M&P is “better” than Glock. Fireclean is “better” than Crisco. As strongly as people tend to hold those opinions, they […]
This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Not long ago, we wrote about why you might want to consider body armor in addition to a firearm and training as part of your home defense plan. Choosing body armor is a complicated prospect, though. There are a staggering array of choices and almost as many […]
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 Andrew Betts We recently ran an article about level III steel armor that prompted some people to conclude that level III armor was entirely worthless while others wondered why an ordinary person would even want armor. Let’s address both of those issues.
This a guest post by Andrew Betts It’s autumn. Trendy WASPs everywhere break out their Ugg boots and flock to Starbucks for pumpkin flavored coffee while their skinny jeans wearing boyfriends quiver with anticipation at the prospect of picking up a sixer of pumpkin flavored beer from the Trader Joe’s.
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.
Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. ‘Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That’s just the way it is.- Outlaw Jose Wales You have to have the […]
This is a guest post by Andrew Betts We recently wrote about how high velocity .223 Rem and 5.56x45mm can defeat body armor designed and rated to stop 7.62x51mm NATO.
This is a guest post by Andrew Betts There’s Something You Might Want To Know About Your AR500 Armor Level III AR500 armor has gained immense popularity in recent years. It is thin, affordable, and extremely durable. It will not crack if dropped like ceramic plates and is significantly less expensive, if a little heavier.
This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Do you really need to dress yourself up like a Multicam version of the Staypuff marshmallow man just to defend your home against a few burglars? That could be a bit much, but body armor can actually have a practical place in your home defense plan.
By Home Defense Gun Staffer Travis Being in the Fight Gun owners who take serious considerations about their safety and home defense often attempt to train in a dynamic way. To prepare and ready themselves for any violent event that may happen in their lives.
This is a guest post by Andrew Betts There are a great number of folks that advocate racking a shotgun for home defense. Is this a viable strategy? Should you do it?
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 Scott Sylvester I think a lot of people who carry a concealed weapon are under the false pre-tense that if they actually have to draw their handgun, it will be a certain shooting situation. Firearms are used for personal defense hundreds of times a day in the US alone […]
This is a guest post by Nick Harper Your home is your castle. Like any good ruler, you want to protect your throne. That is why most of us have a concealed carry weapon or a home defense gun to train with and master so as to slay unexpected evils. However, there is more to […]
Think warning shots are a good idea? Think again. They gain you no tactical advantage and could very well land you in more legal hot water than actually shooting someone.