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 […]

Your First Home Defense Handgun

This is a guest post from Steve Dailey   You’ve reached that point where you feel you need to own a firearm; a home defense handgun to protect yourself, property, and family… whatever the case may be. How do you start the process; because the act of picking your first pistol can be an overwhelming […]

Clearing the House

Ensuring there are No Intruders So you have been out for a nice dinner and a movie with your spouse. You arrive home and note that the front door is open slightly. Did you shut it tightly? Or has someone forced it open? This is a very uneasy feeling. There are a couple of ways […]

Muscle Memory

One of the units I was in had a special mission of Close Quarter Battle (CQB).  CQB is basically what you see on TV when the SWAT team goes into a house to rescue the good guys. We practiced the same type of close-in discriminating shooting for a military environment.  You had to be spot-on accurate. […]

Murphy’s Laws of Gunfights

We don’t claim authorship of these Murphy’s Laws of Gunfights.  While some are tongue in cheek, there is a lot of wisdom about never quitting and being aware of what is going around around you. 1. Avoid them like the plague *Be aware of what is going on around you by staying in condition yellow. […]

What about Gun Bans?

The thought of gun bans and UN imposed gun control sends shivers down my spine. I know that legal ownership of firearms is one of the few things that can allow law abiding people to protect themselves from criminals willing to use violence to get their way. The old saying still holds true, “When guns […]

Home Defense: Shotguns vs. Handguns

When choosing a home defense weapon, there are a lot of variables that you have to take into consideration when making your purchase.  Handguns and Shotguns are the two favorites when it comes to defending your home against an intruder.  You can get each in a variety of sizes and calibers, and the number of […]

Train as You Fight – Home Defense Gun

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 from harm. When you make the decision to obtain […]

Securing Your Home

This is a guest post by Steve Dailey for Home Defense Gun Fifteen minutes… that’s the average response time for a police officer to come to your aid after the call is made. In some communities, it’s even longer. Obviously, this isn’t a workable scenario for law-abiding citizens. That begs the question of “What can […]

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