Archives for March 2014

10 Gauge Vs 12 Gauge Vs 20 Gauge Vs 410 – Home Defense Shotgun Ammunition Gauges

Home Defense Shotgun Ammunition Gauges Shotgun sizes have always been measured in a way that confuses most everybody. You would think that the “12” in a 12-gauge shotgun means some sort of measurement.

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.

Guns and Dogs for Home Defense

A lot of people have dogs for home defense.  They are great to have to protect you, your family and your home.  If you are a reader of this blog you probably have a gun

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.

How to Protect Your Family from a Home Invasion

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob Home Invasion – Lessons from a former Bounty Hunter It has been said many times that bounty hunters aren’t that much different from the people they chase. Back when I was a bounty hunter I always took umbrage with that idea, but looking back on it — yeah, there […]

Carrying a Gun in Church

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Shepherding the Flock  – Carrying a Gun in Church Whether you are in law enforcement or a civilian with a concealed carry permit, you have earned the right to carry a firearm with you to most places. We all decided to carry because we want to be […]

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.

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 […]

Tales of the Gun Video

I stumbled on the Tales of the Gun video on YouTube from the History Channel documentary series. This episode deals with the legendary firearms designer John Moses Browning, arguably the most prolific and important designer in history.

The Browning Silver Lightning Shotgun for Home Defense

The Browning name is well known among shotgun enthusiasts for high quality, high performance, autoloading shotguns that feature superior fit and finish. Thus, with its distinctive semi-humpback receiver, the Browning Silver Lightning is a fitting tribute to its original predecessor, the Browning Auto 5 which was designed by John M. Browning in 1898.

10 Ways to Improve Your Shooting

This is a guest post by Mike Seeklander reposted from his blog. 10 Ways to Improve Your Shooting We have something in common, and that is the both of us (unless you chanced upon this blog by accident) probably want you to be a better shooter.”   This is deadly serious.  

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. 

A Free and Easy Way to Improve Your Shooting

Not everyone has the money to go to the range every day to improve your shooting let alone every weekend. Just think how good you would be with your pistol if you shot every day.

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 […]

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:

Which is the Best M1911?

The question of which is the best M1911 is one that gets constantly asked. The M1911 style semi auto is one of the most loved and tried and true pistols out there. We found a nice video that talks about five good ones that gets you started on your search for the best M1911. Let’s […]

What You Need to Know about Home Defense Mindset

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Pre-battle Home Defense Mindset When I founded my firearms training company I set out to educate my students in the principle that the mind itself is the ultimate weapon. As a long time practitioner of martial arts, a defensive tactics instructor, a firearms trainer, and a deputy […]

5 Thoughts on Gunfighting by Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp and Gunfights Wyatt Earp was at different times in his life a city policeman, county sheriff, a teamster, buffalo hunter, bouncer, saloon-keeper, gambler, brothel owner, pimp, miner, and a boxing referee. His story is a bit controversial, but it is generally accepted that he participated in many gunfights including the infamous Gunfight at […]

What to Believe About Stopping Power

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts There has been some discussion on “stopping power” of late so I think it’s time that we get a few things straight. First off, “stopping power” or “knockdown power” doesn’t exist. Velocity exists. Foot pounds exist. Momentum exists. Even tissue disruption can be quantified but there is […]

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?

Shooting from Cover

“Every shootout is better with cover!” When it comes to a gunfight, even more important than the skill of shooting is not getting shot. Way too often we teach people to shoot on the flat range without thinking about always taking cover.  Moving to cover and shooting from cover should be a part of all […]

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 […]

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