Get Your Story Straight

This is a guest post from AJ Jensen Watch your mouth, man. Get your story straight. These days, social networking brings us all kinds of good things. We make new friends, we share pictures of kitty-cats and bacon, fight over politics and best of all, meet fellow hobbyists. Today I saw a story about a […]

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.

Clearing Handgun Malfunctions

I found this nice video over on YouTube on clearing handgun malfunctions.  Even if you have been around guns for awhile, this is a good refresher about what to do when something goes wrong. What you don’t want to happen is have a malfunction and freeze when you most need your weapon.  I will keep […]

LaserLyte Shotgun Trainer

You have a shotgun for home defense and you know you need to train on it.  Going to the range is great, but it can be expensive to go as much as you really need to.  In any case, the range will never be able to simulate the conditions you will find in your own […]

Selecting a First Gun for a Woman

Cheryl Current gives some great tips for selecting the first gun for a woman.  Cheryl is a professional shooter so she knows what she is talking about and of course she can talk to their special needs. There are a lot of things that I like about what she says.  You should select a gun […]

Gun Safety For Kids

It is our right to keep and bear arms, but it is also our responsibility to do so safely. It only takes one little mistake to cause a big accident. You can’t neglect gun safety for kids, yours and others. Firearms safety is your responsibility and your duty, to our children and to ourselves. Every […]

Front Sight, Front Sight, Bang

This might be a controversial topic. Concentration on the front sight is long debated as effective. Well, I can only say that it works for me and worked for many years while I was dong high level close quarter combat (CQB) in the Special Forces. I learned to shoot in the military.  Started out in the […]

The Remington 870 Shotgun

I have had quite a few people ask me what kind of shotgun that I recommend as a home defense gun.  I have to say that I love the first one introduced to me in the military, the Remington 870 shotgun. I actually carried it on patrol a couple times and countless times used it […]

Post Shooting Trauma

In most defensive shooting courses students are taught how to assess a threat, fire a weapon accurately under stress and a basic degree of the laws regarding personal defense and liability. Very few courses deal with the potential after effects of a shooting. There is often a legal aspect, the survivor will be detained by […]

Mastering Trigger Control

One of the key parts of firing a weapon, in this case a pistol is mastering trigger control.  I stumbled across this nice little video on the subject. A couple areas I would like to emphasis: You want to practice working the trigger until you know by feel that one more millimeter of pressure will […]

Jeff Cooper on Mindset

The idea of having a home defense gun(s) comes from a particular mindset.  That mindset is one along the lines of that one must be ready to take lethal action in order to protect oneself and one’s family. Jeff Cooper is known as the father of the “Modern Technique” of handgun shooting.  Besides weapons and […]

The Four Rules of Gun Safety

When I was in the Special Forces, every time we went to the shooting range we always would start out our safety brief with the Four Rules of Gun Safety: All guns are always loaded. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. Keep your finger off the trigger until your […]

Keep Your Piece – Gun Retention Tips

If you open carry you need to watch this video. Even if you conceal carry, still take a look. A lot of people forget to train on gun retention. This is a great demo of how to keep your piece in spite of a determined attacker.  I especially like the common sense approach and explanation […]

Home Defense Ammunition for Handguns

Having decided to get a firearm for purposes of defense of the home you might be wondering about the best home defense ammunition.  Go into a gun shop, or even to your local Wal-Mart, and your eyes may bug at the sheer volume of ammunition that they sell for a given caliber of fire arm. […]

Which Gun is the Best Gun for You

Nice video on what might be the best gun for you from Captain Berz at I like his emphasis on practicing on whatever gun you pick.  Remember you can’t miss fast enough. He gives practical advice of walking through your house and thinking about the different situations you might end up in. Also he […]

Being a Responsible Gun Owner – You, Your Gun, Your Home, and the Law

As a responsible gun owner, home owner and model citizen, there are some things you need to know about the law. Each state is different. In this article we will consider what you need to research relative to being in a home defense situation. First, there are a number of items for you to consider. […]

Home Defense Shotgun Tips

Don’t Rack the Slide! Tons of great shotgun tips in this video along with other practical advice. I especially like the discussion on not assuming that the bad buys are not going to act rationally.  Always assume the worst! Check out the video and let us know what you think about the shotgun tips.

Which Type of Handgun is Right For Me?

So you’ve decided that a handgun is the way that you want to go for home defense, but are unsure of which direction to go in. You may have heard good things about semi-automatic pistols, and they sure are popular these days, in a variety of calibers. You might have also heard some positive things […]

Home Defense Shotguns – Buckshot vs Birdshot

We have had a couple posts on shotguns and there is always a discussion about what type of ammo to use.  Which one – buckshot vs birdshot? There are misconceptions about what both do and the pros and cons of each.  We found a great video which demonstrates shot patterns and overpenetration. Check it out […]

The Age Old Question – Which Gun is Best for Home Defense?

Asking which gun is best for any purpose is bound to get an argument going. As some wag once said “if you want to know the number of opinions in this gun club, just count the number of feet and divide by two.” Like many things, there is not one good answer. There are tradeoffs, […]

Training for Home Defense

Practice more than just target shooting for home defense There is a common saying in the boxing and mixed martial arts world: “Train like you fight, so you will fight like you train”. This saying is equally important for a concealed carry permit holder or anyone who is serious about protecting their home and family […]

Safety Considerations for Your Home Defense Rifle

Rifles are great home defense weapons. They will stop an intruder in his or her tracks. At the same time, there are some considerations you need to think about before you choose it as your primary home defense weapon. Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments.   […]

3 Shotgun Myths

So, you’ve decided to get a gun for personal and home defense, and now you are trying to decide what to get. You’ve heard good things about the shotgun as a defensive weapon, it was even endorsed by anti-gun vice president Joe Biden, and you are wondering if it is the right weapon for you. […]

Learning to Shoot with Both Eyes

One of the important skills you should develop for you home defense is the ability to shoot with both eyes open. It is best to shoot with both eyes open since you have a wider field of view and you do not have any depth perception.  Although it can be a tough skill to develop […]

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