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Red Dot Sights for Home Defense

This is a guest post by Gary Fretwell Have you ever considered getting a red dot sight for home defense? If not, you probably should.

Hi-Point 995 Home Defender

Looking for a good carbine for home defense without breaking the bank? Take a look at the Hi-Point 995 Home Defender.

.300 Blackout vs 7.62x39mm, Which is Better?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Taken at face value, that question is pretty absurd. It’s like asking whether a hammer or a screw driver is “better”. For the question to have any real meaning, we need to put a finer point on it. Because this is the Home Defense Gun, the question […]

ARFCOM Rifles

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts If you own an AR15 rifle or are thinking about buying one, AR15.com is an indispensable resource. It contains a mountain of useful information and quite a few knowledgeable folks post there regularly. Did you know that the home of the black rifle also sells AR15 parts […]

Could the Army’s New Ammo Ever Be Available to Civilians?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts People like to own the same thing that the military uses. There is a perception that if it is good enough for the military, then it should far exceed the lower expectations of civilian use. This perception may not always be justified, but in the case of […]

6 Reasons That a .300 Blackout AR Is the Perfect Home Defense Gun

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts If you are a firearm enthusiast and you haven’t heard of .300 AAC Blackout, I’d bet a six pack that you wear clothes made from animals you trapped and haven’t taken the mule down the hill to town in a couple years. The .30 caliber cartridge based […]

Black Spider Red Dot Optic Review

Black Spider Red Dot Optic Review This is a guest post by JR Grounds If you have ever built an AR, you know the optic can end up being as much as the rifle, and even a good red dot will run you several hundred dollars. At least, until now.

The American Kalashnikov

by Zach Dunn Not that long ago, the AK series of rifles were something of a rarity in the United States. When I first started shooting, it was common to see an AR-15 or an M1A, but it was seldom when a shooter would show up with a Kalashnikov. Most of the AKs in those […]

Battle Rifles for Home Defense?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Just like the adults in Ralphie’s life, “You’ll shoot through the whole neighborhood!” is the inevitable response whenever a person admits they have chosen a battle rifle for home defense. It certainly does seem to be a poor choice for home defense at an intuitive level. A […]

Home Defense Weapon Sights

Home Defense Weapon Sights This is a guest post by Almo Gregor at RifleOpticsWorld.com The rifle is quickly becoming one of the most popular options for home defense. The rifle, specifically carbines like the AR 15 are the highest selling weapons in the United States. The carbine makes sense as a home defense weapon, it’s […]

The Home Defense Carbine

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Mike S. The Home Defense Carbine A wise man once said that the purpose of a handgun is to fight your way to your rifle. It’s hard to argue that logic, rifles are more accurate, generally more powerful and much easier to use effectively than a pistol or a revolver […]

Fusion Ammo for the AR

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Fusion Ammo The AR style rifle is one of the most popular firearms in the country and its popularity is growing by the day, despite its scawy bwack appearance. Then again, perhaps its popularity is partly because of the negative attention that it has received.

“Bump Fire” for Home Defense?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts A few years ago, a company called Slide Fire introduced a stock that allows the user to easily simulate full auto fire with a legal, semi-automatic rifle.

TulAmmo Review

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Kalashnikov pattern rifles are dependable weapons that are well suited to defense of home and family in virtually any situation. While the sexier AR might be more popular and offer some advantages, the AK is still a solid choice and every bit as capable in practical terms.

The Mossberg Blaze 47 for Home Defense

by Joshua Gillem The surprisingly accurate Mossberg Blaze 47 is nothing more than an AK styled rifle chambered in .22LR. The rifle can hold 10 or 26 rounds, depending on the magazine chosen, and comes with a few options to help you customize it further.

The Scout Rifle

The idea of a general purpose rifle for hunting and home defense is good one. The scout rifle concept was developed by Jeff Cooper in the early 1980s. Cooper’s idea was to make “a handy, light instrument that will do a great many things equally well..”

Rossi M92 Review

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts There is simply no denying that part of the reason we buy lever action rifles is that they are fun to shoot. Sure, they are practical. Yes, they are reliable, short, light, well balanced, and quick handling. But be honest: when you shuck that action it just […]

Basic Rifle Techniques for Beginners

Rifles can be intimidating for beginners. They have a good kick to them and can be unforgiving to bad technique especially if you are trying to shoot standing. That’s why you need to know good basic rifle techniques.

M855 – Beyond the Hype

M855 – Much Ado About Nothing? This is a guest post by Andrew Betts The BATFE furiously backpedaled after initially indicating they had decided that M855 or SS109 type 62 gr FMJ 5.56mm ammunition met the definition of an armor piercing projectile. That such a decision would have been patently ridiculous apparently had no bearing […]

Big Bore Lever Action Rifles

Big Bore Lever Action Rifles This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Cars too fast, girls too pretty, and a defensive firearm that is too powerful. Do such things even exist? When it comes to the defensive use of a firearm, we want to stop the bad guy and we want him to stop […]

Lever Action Rifles for Home Defense

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts You’ve got to admit that at the very least lever action carbines are seven gallons of fun in a five gallon bucket. It is a real joy to shuck that lever, ring steel and launch empties. It is difficult to explain but easy to understand, if you […]

Concealed Carry a Rifle

There are many scenarios where you might want to concealed carry a rifle. Professionals might be on a personal security detail (PSD). The rest of us might just not want to create a lot of attention. If you live in an apartment, you really don’t want to draw a lot of attention to the fact […]

How Effective are Pistol Caliber Carbines?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Pistol Caliber Carbine Effectiveness Does size really matter? Is longer better? No, not that. Get your mind out of the gutter and read the title again. We’re still talking about guns, here.

Is It Really Necessary to Trick Out Your Gun?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Why trick out a gun? There is a tendency for folks to hang all manner of accessories on a gun until it looks like it fell through a Tapco catalog. Is all that really necessary? Is it even useful? What characteristics should a home defense gun have? […]

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