Archives for October 2014

Getting Started Shooting a Revolver

  It can be a little intimidating getting started shooting a revolver. The can look a little old school and while in reality they are quite simple the mechanics are different from a semi auto.

Handloads for Home Defense?

Can you use handloads for home defense? – .223 Hornady 55 gr Soft Point This is a guest post by Andrew Betts A lot of folks hand load for range use, hunting, emergency preps, and yes, for home defense. Contrary to what certain shills might tell you to generate magazine advertisement revenue, the universe won’t […]

Trusting Your Intuition

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Trusting Your Intuition Everyone is equipped with a unique early warning radar deep inside of them that has been described many different ways. Some call it a “gut feeling,” others call it, “instinct,” or a “sixth sense.” Regardless of the name you assign it, and for the […]

Do You CCW While Drinking

Do you CCW while drinking? Carrying a firearm is a great responsibility. What choice are you going to make?

Drawing from a Holster

To get good at drawing from a holster you need consistency. You want to do the same thing every time.

Communist Bloc Rifles

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts There’s been some talk lately about whether rifles in general or Communist Bloc rifles (SKS or AK type rifles) in particular are suitable for lawful self-defense. People use a lot of flawed arguments that rest on incorrect assumptions but most boil down to the thought that the […]

Mini Shells for Defense?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Mini Shot Shells Back in the early 2000s, Aguila introduced some mini 12 ga shells. This is one of those things that “seemed like a good idea at the time”. I immediately bought a box of them thinking they would be a great choice for defense because […]

Budget Priced Defensive Ammo

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Why does each round of defense ammo have to cost as much as a taco? Do I really need to spend $1.25 a round or more for decent defense ammunition?

The Fruit Cocktail Rocket

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts “Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.” That’s the fourth rule of firearm safety according to the blessed prophet Col. Jeff Cooper (peace be upon him). I thought I was sure of my target before I squeezed the trigger on a swollen can of […]

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 […]

Don’t Do These Things with Your Home Defense Guns

I remember when we were out on the range way back when I first started shooting in the Special Forces. One of the younger guys started to adjust the sights on his pistol. An older team sergeant came over and stopped him. He said, “Guns shoot dead on all the time.”

Firearms Safety for Children

You have to take firearms safety seriously. You have to take it even more seriously if you have children in the house. An important thing to remember that children while you can teach safety will still do irresponsible things. You have to have some safety precautions in place for them.

Choosing the Right Ammo

  This is a guest post by Andrew Betts The AR-15 family of rifles is a fantastic weapon system for home defense. It is lightweight (before you add a scope, bipod, rails, vertical foregrip, laser, fuzzy dice, and curb feelers), the ergonomics are very well thought out and easy to learn, it is reliable, low […]

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 […]

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