Trigger Control Drill

Trigger control is one of the skills you have to master if you want to shoot accurately.  You can easily miss an intruder at 7 to 10 yards inside your house if you jerk the trigger.

Taking a Beginner Shooter Shooting

Got a beginner shooter in household or a friend? There’s some things you should think about before you take them to the range and at the range itself.

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.

How Not to Let a Negligent Discharge Happen!

There is a difference between negligent discharges and accidental discharges. An accidental discharge is when a gun inadvertently fires due to a mechanical breakage or malfunction. Honestly, accidental discharges don’t happen too often. A negligent discharge is when is when a gun inadvertently fires due to user error such as breaking one of the firearm […]

What to Do When Travelling With Guns

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Ashley Traveling With Guns Most people have a favorite way to carry concealed for everyday carry. But is that everyday carry right for road tripping across the state or across several states?  I bring this up because I travel a lot for work and visiting family. I have learned that […]

Teaching Kids to Shoot

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob Teaching Kids to Shoot Last hunting season my niece took her first elk. Now, I’ve always had a hard time admitting that she’s changing from the little girl in pigtails who makes her uncle attend tea parties and is approaching adulthood. The fact that her parents and the State […]

The Home Defense Life and Traveling

There are some things you have to keep in mind if you have weapons for home defense.  One of the areas is traveling and making sure you are clear of any firearms, ammunition or residue if you are going through security checkpoints.

Keeping Kids and Guns Safe

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Ashley Keeping Kids and Guns Safe Recently one of the children of a family friend injured themselves with a revolver. What happened is a ten year old boy who has always proven to be responsible and thoughtful was given a revolver for Christmas. The father of the boy was not […]

10 Reasons to Buy a Gun Safe

At the first sight, you might not find it necessary to buy a gun safe. After all, a gun safe doesn’t seem to help other then keeping your guns in a confined area. Then, do you really need to spend dollars on buying one of these bulky safes?

The GunVault MiniVault Deluxe Handgun Safe

The GunVault MiniVault Deluxe Handgun Safe For over twenty years now, GunVault has been the industry leader and innovator of quick access gun safes and other security solutions for handguns. Therefore, as the leader in quick access gun security, GunVault utilizes the latest in security technology such as “biometric security” locking mechanisms which scan and […]

Train Safe – Chamber and Barrel Block

This is a guest post by John Carlin TRAIN SAFE is a small “Made In America” company, which was started to promote safe training with personal or duty firearms. I have been a firearms instructor for over 30 years and never liked looking down the barrel of a firearm, for fear of being shot.  In […]

Firearms and Alcohol Don’t Mix

By Home Defense Gun Staffer David Firearms and Alcohol When I was about 17, I was on a deer hunting (?) trip with a high school friend, his father and four uncles. This is what they called deer hunting: We got in a big station wagon, and drove around on a twisting, winding, icy, mountain […]

What You Need to Know about Keeping Your Guns Safe

We found a great video on keeping your guns safe. The last thing you want is to have a gun stolen and even used in a crime.

How to Load and Unload a Revolver

Since we talked about loading and unloading a semi auto in the last post, we are continuing along with how to load and unload a revolver.

How to Load a Handgun

How to load a handgun might seem really simplistic for those who have been shooting for years and years, but it can be really intimidating for newbies starting out.Especially out on the range; no one likes to look stupid and worst do something unsafe.

Do You Make These Concealed Carry Mistakes

Unless you have taken a CCW class there is a good chance you might be making at least one of these concealed carry mistakes. Even with a class, you might have gotten some bad info and have fallen into one of these.

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.

Concealed Carry While Carrying a Baby

This isn’t something guys think about – concealed carry while carrying a baby. It doesn’t have to be an either or choice.  There are some things to think about and precautions to take when you mix guns and especially young kids.

Drop It – Dropping A Gun

In normal circumstances, the last thing you want to happen is dropping a gun.  This is probably one of the most serious safety breaches that can occur both from the danger of getting shot and from the danger of losing your CCW license if in public. Obey the Police Now before we go further, if […]

Hangfires, Misfires and Squibs

Hangfires, misfires and squibs are failures to fire due to some problem with the ammunition. If you buy good quality ammo these are pretty rare, but you should know what they are and what to do in case you encounter one. Hangfires Hangfires occur when the primer of the round is hit, but there is […]

3 Places for a Handgun

Found a great video by Clint Smith on the 3 places for a handgun.  If you are not carrying your pistol in one of the 3 places; you are wrong. In the holster, if the pistol is not needed it should be kept in the holster, safe and secure.  You should be able to draw […]

Revolver Safety

You probably consider revolvers pretty safe and they are.  At the same time, there are some factors to consider for revolver safety. Revolvers can and will get very warm out on the range after shooting a lot of rounds because of the containment of the force of the round going off.  You want to keep […]

Teaching Kids Gun Safety

Teaching kids gun safety can be one of the greatest things you do for them. First of all, it keeps them safe and teaches a healthy respect for guns. Also it can be a great way for a family to spend time together and grow closer together.  Finally it sure beats them sitting in front […]

Gun Safety Rules: For Those Who Know Guns

 This is a guest post by Dane’lle Southern. Always treat a gun as if it were loaded. Never put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to fire. Never point the gun at something you aren’t willing to destroy. Know what is beyond your target. If you have a gun, you should know […]

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.