Powerful Guns to Try During Your First Shooting Range Experience

This is a guest post by John Homan Going to the gun range for the first time can be a little intimidating, but knowing what guns you want to shoot and doing some research beforehand can help assuage your doubts and prepare you for what’s ahead. If you’re not familiar with gun ranges, calling the […]

Patterning Your Shotgun

A lot of the “experts” out there will tell you that you can pick up a shotgun with any type of ammo in it and simply point in the general direction of a bad guy and you will hit them.

Introducing a Newbie to Firearms

Girl Fires Machine Gun for the First Time. You Won’t Believe What Happens Next! This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Spoiler: She has a fun time and no one gets hurt or embarrassed because she was experienced with firearms and started with short bursts, having a reasonable expectation of what was to occur. […]

How to Safely Obtain Firearms Experience

This is a guest post by Tim Randolph Firearms Experience Home defense and proper handgun training, aren’t factors to be taken lightly. The possibility of home invasion is real regardless of where you live, and having a gun in the home, kept safe and secured but accessible in case of emergencies, can mean the difference […]

Range Tip for Women (and Everyone)

Range Tip for Women (and Everyone) When you ask a lot of women why they don’t like shooting, you’ll hear, “It’s too loud,” quite a bit.

Beginner’s Guide to Going to the Range

Going to the range for the first time can be intimidating. Some things, such as waving your weapon around will get you kicked off the range. Other things, like not bringing the proper equipment will just make for a wasted trip.

How to Make Good Cheap Shooting Targets

Going out to the range can be expensive enough with the cost of ammo and the range fees. You want some good cheap targets to bring along with you. We found a great video on how to make excellent silhouette type targets for about $0.20 instead of a dollar each.

A Good Source for Free Targets

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts If you train with your firearms for defense, you likely shoot at a lot of silhouette targets. It’s not like targets are particularly expensive, but free is always better, so here’s a way to score some free targets.

Practicing Gun Safety

Practicing gun safety needs to be way of life if you are going to have a gun in your household.

What to Carry in Your Range Bag

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Pat What to Carry in Your Range Bag Introduction: One of my favorite ways to spend a day off is at one of the sand and gravel pits which a local farmer very kindly opens to the public as a shooting range. I like to go with one or two […]

How to Build a Homemade Shooting Range

by Home Defense Gun staffer Pat When I began teaching CCW and defensive handgun courses, I quickly realized a couple things about using other people’s ranges for my classes. The first thing was that if I wanted to ensure being able to do things in my time and on my schedule, I was going to […]

Practical Gun Safety

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Practical Gun Safety Anyone that has ever been to a range or handled a firearm has (hopefully) been introduced to the basic firearms safety rules. While there is some debate about the number of firearms safety rules, the basics I teach and live by are: Always keep […]

What You Need to Know about Weak Hand Shooting

“It ain’t over till it’s over.” – Yogi Berra Just because you got hit in a gunfight doesn’t mean it’s over. In the military we trained all the time for weak hand shooting so that we could continue to fight. This is a critical skill you need to practice if you want to be able […]

Range Bags for Ladies

Range Bags for Ladies Home Defense Gun staffer Ashely shows us what is in her range bag and that of her husband.

The Top Ten Items for Your Range Bag

Range time is precious and unless you are one of the lucky ones who can shoot in their back yard, you need to make sure you have the needed items for your range bag. The last thing you want is to drive for an hour and find out you have left behind something for your […]

What Not to Shoot At

One good thing to know is what not to shoot at when you are training and practicing with your weapon.  Shooting at the wrong target could injure or kill you or someone else in the area.  We found a good video that covers what not to shoot at.

Intro to Range Safety and Etiquette

Here is a really good professionally made video on range safety and etiquette.  If you are new to guns and going to the range, it can really intimidating going out there the first couple times.  This video gives you a good intro and gets you started on the right foot.