Layers of Deterrence

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 […]

Warning Shots

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.

Can I Use Deadly Force to Defend My Home?

Using deadly force is a situation I don’t wish on anyone. Deciding when to is a decision you are going to have to make in a matter of seconds if not quicker.

How to Conduct Home Defense in the Dark

Home defense in the middle of the night takes on a whole different aspect. Normally you want to barricade yourself with your weapon and just call the police. However if you have children or someone else in another part of the house you will want to make sure they are safe.

The Human Side of Gun Violence

This is a Guest Post by Scott Sylvester The Human Side of Gun Violence When looking at the gun rights debate the statistics heavily favor the ownership and carry of firearms. Every study you can find from pro-gun to government health department studies shows that areas where citizens are allowed to freely exercise their second […]

What’s the Best Caliber for Home Defense

What’s the best caliber for home defense is a question that always gets asked. Well, an easy answer is the caliber you can accurately put rounds on target.

Setting Personal Protection Standards

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester We set standards so we have a benchmark of what we would like to achieve in life. Whether you are aware of it or not, you are constantly evaluating things in your life based upon standards you set and measure yourself against to determine success. You set […]

It Takes a Thief to Keep You Safe

It Takes a Thief When I was in the Special Forces, we had training on surreptitious entry, lock picking and how to hot wire cars. I guess that part of our mentality had to be a bit rogue any way to perform the unconventional warfare missions.  This all means that we knew at least a […]

How to Be Safe at Home Part 2

Continuing on with the how to be safe at home theme, here is another video that extends on with advanced safe room techniques. I like the discussion on using cover and how to use angles as your advantage.

End of the World Guns You Need to Have

End of the World Guns Now I am not into zombies or vampires or anything like that. I am not even positive if the end of the world is coming. What I do know is that there is a great chance of natural disasters or civil unrest.

Total Home Defense

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester. Total Home Defense When you are contemplating your personal defense how many attackers do you train to defend against? At what distances do you train to interdict these attackers?

The 5 Home Defense Fundamentals

This post might be controversial. People often debate the home defense fundamentals. Often a good defense is better than a bad offense. We found a sensible video that talks about you should do in a home defense situation. Now matter what you think about taking a defensive posture, this is good advice for your family […]

How to Be Prepared for Home Invasions

You carry at home. You have a safe room in the house. All this is what you have heard is how to be prepared for home invasions. Well that’s all good. It’s sometimes the little things that determine whether you live or die.

Guns and Dogs for Home Defense

A lot of people have dogs for home defense.  They are great to have to protect you, your family and your home.  If you are a reader of this blog you probably have a gun

How to Protect Your Family from a Home Invasion

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob Home Invasion – Lessons from a former Bounty Hunter It has been said many times that bounty hunters aren’t that much different from the people they chase. Back when I was a bounty hunter I always took umbrage with that idea, but looking back on it — yeah, there […]

The Facts on Handgun Lights

There is a lot of information out about handgun lights. You can read about all sorts of different types you can mount on your home defense pistol. 

Defending Your Home is a Right and Responsibility

This is a guest post by Ben Marquis Defending Your Home Your home is your sanctuary.  It is the place where you know that you, your family and property are safe.  Many of us go to great lengths to improve the safety and security of our homes.  This can include locks on doors and windows, […]

The Old boys Have Some Points for Home Defense- Part 1 (Preventing Home Invasion Robberies and Assaults)

This is a guest post by Carr Mohr The weather was nasty and the TV was spewing mindless chatter so I jumped in the truck and went down to visit the boys at the gun shop. The big pot bellied stove was warming the place nicely the “boys” were sitting around warm coffees in hand […]

Don’t Roam Your Home

Guest Post by John Payne, Jr. – A Good Guy with a Gun DON’T ROAM YOUR HOME “LOOKING FOR BAD GUYS” More and more I’m seeing commercials or “funny” vids showing homeowners engaging possible intruders in all areas of their property – NOT generally a good idea, amigos.

Preventing a Home Invasion – Don’t Answer the Door

You hear a knock on the door at 2am or even 10pm.  The first thing you should not do is open the door.  The key in preventing a home invasion is not to give your attackers an advantage. We found a great video by Masad Ayoob on what not to do and what to do […]

Carrying a Handgun in Your House

One of the most dangerous types of robbery scenarios for a homeowner is a home invasion type of situation. In these instances, armed intruders enter the home and intimidate the homeowner and their family until they get what they want. Unfortunately, they often leave members of the household injured or murdered in their wake. In […]

The OODA Loop and Situational Awareness

by Home Defense Gun staffer Mike One of the most common themes taught in defensive firearms classes is situational awareness. First designed by Col Jeff Cooper in the 1970s, the situational awareness chart represents the degrees of awareness that a person experiences in relation to their surroundings. Cooper’s chart is based on a color code […]

Don’t Shoot First and Ask Questions Later

Are you one of the ones that says to “shoot first and ask questions later?  While hesitating in the middle of a home defense threat can have deadly consequences, not preparing yourself ahead of time for the incident can and will have life changing impact. What I am talking about here is that there are […]

Home Invasion Survival

One of the last things anyone wants to live through is a home invasion. At the same time you have to prepare if you are going to have a chance at home invasion survival. We have a nice video on somethings to keep in mind.  First of all, you need to know who is the […]

Home Invasion Defense – Immediate Action Plan

The first, most important part of home invasion defense is to have an immediate action plan.  The video below leads you through constructing one.

Keep Your Piece – Gun Retention Tips

If you open carry you need to watch this video. Even if you conceal carry, still take a look. A lot of people forget to train on gun retention. This is a great demo of how to keep your piece in spite of a determined attacker.  I especially like the common sense approach and explanation […]