The Psychology of Gun Ownership

The Psychology of Gun Ownership Have you really thought about why you have a gun? Have you thought about the responsibilities that come with it? Have you thought about what may happen if you use it in defense of yourself or your family? If you want a gun to scare someone away, that’s the wrong […]

Concealed Carry vs Open Carry

Concealed carry vs open carry, that is the question. I know this is going to stir a lot of debate.  There are advocates on both sides of the issue. Many open carriers feel it is important to express their rights.  I will state at the beginning of this, I don’t say either way is better, […]

Top 10 Home Defense Weapons

Guest post by Dustin Sanchez Top 10 Home Defense Weapons It’s well past midnight and you hear an unfamiliar sound coming from the living room. It sounds like there’s an intruder in your house. Are you prepared to defend your home from a violent criminal? This is a question I had to answer a few […]

Women and Guns – Another Household Tool

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Cindy Why Women Should Not Be Afraid to Handle Guns Women and guns are not a bad or even an unusual combination. Women are frequently taught to use appliances such as stoves, microwave ovens, convection ovens, curling irons, irons, sewing machines, and other household items that can be deadly or […]

The 38 Special for Home Defense

We had a reader ask about the 38 Special for home defense.  There are tons of 38s out on the market and in households in the US. While it might not be the choice to hold off the hoards, it is a nice carry weapon that you won’t have a problem wearing or putting in […]

The Ten Commandments of Concealed Carry

The Ten Commandments of Concealed Carry were first written by Massad Ayoob. Carrying a gun is a serious commitment both to yourself and others.  The Ten Commandments give you good rules of thumb to think about as you get ready to purchase a conceal carry weapon or even if you have been carrying for awhile.

The Browning Hi Power for Home Defense

Sometimes the oldies really are goodies.  An excellent choice is the Browning Hi Power for home defense.  I was introduced to it back in the SF Weapons Sergeant course as a weapon that is used worldwide. If you want a gun that feels like it was made for your hands, this might be the one […]

22 Rifle for Home Defense?

Before all the big time firearms experts dismiss this post and the 22 rifle for home defense, think about it for a minute.  The 22 Rifle is the most common firearm in the US.  In many households it is the only firearm in the house.  So given it’s popularity, it is probably going to be […]

Revolver versus Semi Auto – Another Perspective

We have had the revolver versus semi auto debate on the blog already.  There is another way to look at this and many people choose a semi auto for the wrong reason. Many people choose a semi auto over a revolver for the concept of superior firepower. The idea is that a semi auto gives […]

Tips for a CCW and Police Stop

Besides taking on and  eliminating a threat, one of the most dangerous times when concealed carrying is being stopped by the police and carrying a firearm. I am not saying that all police are bad. I would even say that most are just doing their jobs the best they can.  Traffic stops are dangerous for […]

Carjacking Defense

We are probably at our most vulnerable driving in our cars. Here is a great video about what to think about and what to do to aid in carjacking defense. As always, number one is to practice conflict avoidance and situational awareness. Leave yourself always an out and keep your eyes open about what is […]

Home Invasion Defense – Immediate Action Plan

The first, most important part of home invasion defense is to have an immediate action plan.  The video below leads you through constructing one.

What You Didn’t Learn in Concealed Carry Class

We found this great video on things you might not of learned in a concealed carry class or read in a CCW book. It is short, simple and to the point.  This is basically the principles I was taught to use for pistol shooting in the military. A key point at the beginning of the […]

The AK47 for Home Defense

I have to admit that I am a bit partial to the AK47 for home defense. I was introduced to it back in the military when I was a Special Forces Weapon Sergeant. The AK47 was a must learn weapon due to the fact of its popularity around the world. While there are a lot […]

Your First Handgun – Revolver or Semi Auto?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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