7 Tips to Choosing Compact Handguns

This is a guest post by Joseph Gleason Choosing a handgun is a very personal decision. One that only you can decide as it needs to perfectly fit in your hand, be small and light enough for you to carry. There are a lot of options out there so here are some tips to help […]

Is .44 Magnum Suitable for Home Defense?

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.

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.

Adjusting Your Sights

I have to admit I’m not a big fan of adjusting your sights on pistols. It was drilled into me back when I first started serious shooting. I remember an old, grizzled team sergeant catching some young guys adjusting their sights. He stopped them, saying “pistols shoot dead on, always.”

Ruger American Pistol

The Ruger American Pistol has been talked about quite a bit. It’s  a good practical gun that works well and comes at a decent price. I like full size pistols that fit well in the hand. This fits the bill.

Beretta 92FS Review

I have to admit the Beretta 92 series pistol is one of my favorites. I learned to shoot a pistol in the military with it and put a lot of rounds through them. Now a lot of people love them and some don’t. That’s understandable. It’s the same with a lot of things.

3 Great Concealed Carry Guns for Women

We’ve talked about this many times – men and women are different. That’s pretty obvious. So why not make a distinction between concealed carry guns for women and men?

Should You Carry with an Empty Chamber?

Should you carry with an empty chamber? You are going to get some very heated arguments for and against.

Can Shooting with a Laser Improve Your Shooting

I have to admit, I haven’t done a lot of shooting with a laser. We had some in my units in the military but I never got comfortable with them. At the same time, a lot of people swear by them.

Mexican Carry

What the heck is Mexican Carry? Put simply, it’s carrying a pistol in your waistband. As you can imagine there are a whole bunch of reasons why shouldn’t do this.

Loading and Unloading a Semi Auto

  As with most shooting tasks, loading and unloading seems pretty straight forward. Add in darkness, stress and maybe someone shooting at you, it can be pretty hard. Also you want to make sure you do it in a safe manner, whether on the training range or in a gunfight.

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:

Magpul Glock 17 Magazine Review

This is a guest post by JR Grounds After waiting what seemed like an eternity, I finally received my batch of Magpul Glock magazines. These were the new version which has been re-designed after Magpul had issues with the original attempt. A friend of mine had a new Glock 17 he needed to break in […]

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.

The Seecamp LWS-32 – Best Pocket Pistol

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Mike S. When asked what the best self-defense pistol on the market is, the author usually replies with the same answer 99% of the time: “Seecamp LWS-32”. The main reason is because that is what is kept in the front right pocket about 99% of the time.

Glock 43 Review

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Mike S. The Glock 43 was one of the most highly anticipated pistols of the past decade: a single stack 9mm pistol designed for concealed carry produced by the famous Austrian gun maker.

Stealthgear Onyx Holster Review

This is a guest post by Tarra Stoddard I’ve always known that looks can be deceiving. When I received the Stealthgear Onyx Holster for my Sig P238, my first thought was “it’s quite large and bulky”! I must say, it is the U.F.O of holsters. 

Springfield XD Mod.2 for Home Defense

by Joshua Gillem The Springfield XD Mod.2 is an accurate adaptation of the already well-designed XD handgun that has been around for years. The Mod.2 offers several key upgrades to make it one of the best handguns on the market today.

The CZ Scorpion

By Home Defense Gun staffer Travis The VZ 61 is a somewhat of a famous submachine gun. Most people however know the weapon as the Skorpion, a sub machinegun that reeked of Eastern European design. It was an ugly little creature that rode the line between machine pistol and submachine gun. The weapon was designed […]

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 […]

TCB Holsters Review

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts TCB Holsters – Taking Care of Business, and Customers The first impression of TCB holsters are of toughness, strength, and durability. This impression is largely the result of TCB’s use of thicker Kydex than is typical in other holsters, but this impression is not simply cosmetic.

Is the Steyr S9-A1 the best CCW Pistol?

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Mike S. The Steyr S9-A1 is a polymer framed, striker fired pistol with an accessory rail that is made in Austria. That may sound the same as a Glock pistol, but Steyr has been around almost a century longer and seems to have the art of pistol smithing down to […]

Is Newer Really Better with Bullets?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts There have been some significant advances in bullet technology over the last three or four decades, especially in regards to handgun bullets. The research that led to these advances may have been spurred in large part by the concealed carry movement but it was also motivated by […]

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.

Tanfoglio Witness Review

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts One of the more overlooked pistols on the market today is the Tanfoglio Witness imported by European American Arms. It has long been trusted by competitors in the various action pistol disciplines, especially IPSC, and it is based on the proven CZ-75 design. The Witness is available […]

Carrying a Makarov

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Should You Trust a Commie? Carrying a Makarov. If you knew you were going into a fight, you would be a fool to choose a pistol. Pistols are not powerful. They do not point very naturally. They do not hold a lot of ammunition. They do one […]