Lumintop SD20 Review

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts A bright, dependable flashlight is probably the most important piece of self-defense gear, behind a gun and a phone. It is far more important than an optic or magazine pouch and it’s definitely more important than the flavor of ammo in your magazine.

Krav Maga for Home Defense

We’ve been asked about Krav Maga for home defense. Here’s the thing – Krav Maga is specifically designed to prepare people for defending themselves in real world situations and in as an excellent way of learning how to defend oneself in a real world situation.

Shotgun Drills

As with any firearm, if you are going to own a shotgun for home defense you are going to need to practice shotgun drills in order to get and stay proficient.

3 Crowdfunded Gadgets for Home Defense

This is a guest post by Lauren Ventosa My husband and I take home defense and safety pretty seriously. We’re the nerdy types that like to see what’s new or upcoming in the gun market.  We’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for any new technology that enters the market that could benefit us.  Whether it’s […]

Why a BB Gun Will Help You Shoot Better

This is a guest post by David Denholm  BB Guns are good for teaching gun safety and learning to shoot well. Long before you let your child use a .22, have him start practicing with a BB gun. A BB gun is a fun gift for Christmas, a birthday party, or even the 4th of […]

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. […]

Everyday Combative Mind

This is a guest post by Cory Monroe             I frequently find myself being asked by students in my pistol courses questions about equipment. What type of gun should I get? Is a revolver OK? Ammunition types etc. While these are all very good base questions that I’m glad to see any of my students asking, […]

What is Your Defensive Fitness Level?

This is a guest post by SSG Daniel Shiffler  In the self-defense world, we scrutinize everything we feel is important. From what firearm to own to the locks on the doors and windows, we research everything. The one aspect that is often overlooked however is physical fitness or defensive fitness.

Home Defense Thoughts

This is a guest post by SOFAS_TACTICS Home Defense Thoughts Home is supposed to be the bastion of security, unfortunately that’s not always the case. Statistics have shown that most robberies take place during the day while you are at work.

Home Invasion Prevention – Weak Link?

It’s a bit scary. A weak link in your home invasion prevention is your children. Without training and practice, children are probably one of the easiest ways for home invaders to enter your home. Children are naturally helpful. Home invades know this and will exploit it to gain access. Take a look at this video.

Training Your Body for Home Defense

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Travis Being in the Fight Gun owners who take serious considerations about their safety and home defense often attempt to train in a dynamic way. To prepare and ready themselves for any violent event that may happen in their lives.

How to Prepare for a Concealed Carry Class

By Home Defense Gun staffer Shana Making the decision to pursue a concealed carry license is a big step, one that you need to make sure you’re ready for before you get to the classroom. Do you know what to bring to your concealed carry class? When should you bring your gun? Are there any […]

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.

Instinctive Shooting

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Instinctive Shooting or Point Shooting or Unsighted Fire Shooting a handgun without using your sights may seem like voodoo magic to a lot of shooters. While it is a difficult skill to master it is not really magic or difficult if you apply your fundamentals of handgun […]

One Handed Shooting

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester One Armed Man – One Handed Shooting Despite what I’m doing it always seems like I have something I need to carry. Be it a folder, grocery bag, holding a door, holding a phone or my daughter’s hand, I usually have something in my non-gun hand. If […]

Pistol Shooting from the Prone Position

Shooting from the prone position is a skill you should work on. You don’t see a lot of people on the range practicing it.

Introduction to Sight Alignment

Sight alignment, sight picture and trigger control are the keys to hitting what you are aiming at.

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.

Teaching Others to Shoot Safely

You take on additional responsibility when you teach others to shoot. Part of that is learning how to shoot safely for both them, you and others on the range.

How to Be More Aware

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Anticipation Behavior Your eyes feed a constant stream of data to your brain allowing you to perceive events that occurred micro seconds in the past. Yes, you are all living in the past and there is scientific proof! Your eyes gather the light reflecting off of objects […]

Training for Success

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester The ability to respond to threats quickly and effectively is based on pattern recognition or schemas. A schema is a “scenario,” or a pattern of events your brain recognizes based on training, experience or pre-programmed mental rehearsals. Having a host of these developed patterns or schemas gives […]

Hearing Protection for Your Shooting

If you go out and don’t have hearing protection for shooting you are just being stupid. You are going to hurt you hearing, plain and simple.

Self-Defense Handgun Practice

By Home Defense Gun staffer Bob The Importance of Self-Defense Handgun Practice One of the first things a person learns after they buy a home defense gun is the absolute necessity of practice. Regardless of what it looks like in the movies it’s pretty darn tough to shoot a pistol well. Personally, I’ve always been […]

How to Shoot Better

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Stare – Study – Steal In the majority of my articles I discuss the importance of training, reasons why you need to train regularly, and how to find quality trainers. While taking a course from a local certified instructor is very important, as is practicing what you […]