How to Hold Your Hands for Close Shooting Situations

I finally found a good video on how to hold your hands for close shooting situations. I did this same kind of training while on my CQB team in Special Forces.

The Best Home Defense Caliber for Women

We have a lot of women readers here on Home Defense Gun. One of the questions that get asked a lot is, “What is the best home defense caliber for a woman.”

What is the Taurus Judge Good For?

The Taurus Judge is a pistol you either love or hate.  For some it is a great multipurpose defensive weapon and others think it is a clown gun.

Pocket Pistols

Bob from Home Defense Gun has a video on pocket pistols. Besides being good to conceal carry pocket pistols can be a good option to stash around the house. Make sure if you do this you keep them safe from children and others who shouldn’t have access to them.

Good Budget Handgun – Ruger P95

If you are looking for a good budget handgun, take a look at the Ruger P95.  You should be able to find a new one under $300 and a used one for under $200. Make sure if you buy a used one, you check it out well.

Ruger SP101 Review

Ruger SP101 Review in .357 Magnum  Introduction: Semi-autos seem to be preferred by many shooters, and are standard for law enforcement and military almost worldwide. However, there is still a market for revolvers, or old -school wheel guns as some call them. Simplicity of operation, and reliability are very attractive features.

What You Need to Know about Defensive Shooting

Defensive shooting is a lot different from shooting on the flat range on a nice sunny day. You might have moving targets. It might be at night. Your adrenaline will be pumping, so on and so on.

Tap and Rack

We’ve run a post before on tap and rack and what to do for a pistol malfunction. The topic is so important, you need to be reminded to constantly practice this.

Good Drill for Trigger Finger Discipline

Trigger finger discipline is a skill that we should work at. Jerking the trigger is one of the main causes of misses.

New Life for the M1911

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob New Life for the M1911 It might be that I’m just getting contrary as the years go by. For some reason the more popular something gets the less interest I seem to be able to muster up for it. It might just be that when something gets popular I […]

Ruger SR9 Review

We found a great Ruger SR9 review. This is a really functional, nice looking pistol at a great price. I like it for a home defense gun because it packs enough of a punch with 17 rounds, yet will fit well into the hand of a smaller woman.

The Best Handgun

We found a great video that takes on the question of what is the best handgun. Drum roll please….it is the S&W Model 686 Plus Revolver.

Advanced Pistol Training

  Another good video from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) on advanced pistol training.

How to Clean a Pistol

You can have the best pistol in the world and train all day but if your firearm isn’t maintained properly it may not work when you need it. We found a great video on how to clean a pistol.

What Not to Do When Shooting Semi-Auto Pistols

Your grip is extremely important when shooting semi auto pistols. Not just from a marksmanship and accuracy viewpoint ,but rather also from a safety point.

Don’t Make These Common Concealed Carry Mistakes

Concealed carry mistakes can happen to everyone all the way from the newest newbie to the person who has been carry for years.  As we have said before, you don’t know what you don’t know. You might not have been taught or told a critical element.

Racking a Slide Like a Woman

As we’ve said over and over again, men and women are different. Racking a slide can be a challenge for a woman. That doesn’t mean that women have to only shoot a revolver. They just have to rack it differently.

Glock’s Pocket Pistol

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob Glock’s Pocket Pistol The ebb and flow of gun design has always interested me. For some reason the gun industry likes to take a concept, fuss with it, rework it and redefine it until the initial guns in the genre have little resemblance to their current brethren, at which […]

5 Handguns You Should Own

We found a good video on 5 handguns you should own.  Now this isn’t my list but it’s a good discussion of different types of pistols.

The Ruger Alaskan for Concealed Carry

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob The Ruger Alaskan for Concealed Carry Dirty Harry is basically the father of big bore, big gun, concealed carry. I say Dirty Harry instead of Clint Eastwood because it’s important to draw the line between the fictional character and a real person. Only a fictional character can do all […]

What is the Best First Handgun for a Woman

One of the big questions we get is what is a the best first handgun for a woman. Well it can depend on a few things.  The size of the woman, her experiences with firearms, where she lives, etc.

The Facts about Aftermarket Handgun Sights

Well, I will say it at the beginning that I am not a big fan of adjusting the sights on a pistol or even aftermarket handgun sights. Now don’t get me wrong. I think they can make you a better shooter and aid in certain conditions.

7 of the best 9mm Handguns for Home Defense

We found a great video on 7 of the best 9mm handguns for home defense. Now this is one guy’s opinion but he does list some good and bad of each one. It is worth going through.

The Keys to Accurate Shooting

We found a great video that talks about the keys to accurate shooting. There is a lot of misinformation out there and it’s important to know what works and what doesn’t.

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. 

Is Bigger Caliber Always Better

Interesting post over at the Beretta Blog on using bigger frame guns in smaller calibers for beginners and whether bigger calibers are always better. A woman beginner wanted to shoot the short barreled .38 as opposed to the bigger .22.  To her the .38 looked like an easier gun to shoot: