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What to Do During a Traffic Stop While Concealed Carrying

We ran a post a while ago about Tips for CCW and a Police Stop. It’s such an important topic, we’ve found another good video on what you can do to make it go easier.

Firearms Mobile App

We just received a press release from our friends a USA Firearms Training about something that looks pretty good for our readers: USA Firearm Training Announces Groundbreaking Mobile Application An Ultimate Firearm Resource for American Gun Owners Released For Major Smartphones Denver, CO: USA Firearm Training today announced that it has released the first version […]

Tactical Pens

A worse case scenario is being in a “no gun zone” and needing a weapon in case of an attack. Having a tactical pen can be the difference between being defenseless and being able to defend yourself.

What Makes a Good Home Defense Shotgun?

What makes a good home defense shotgun? While we are not total fans of a shotgun for home defense (read about this here), a good one in trained hands does make a pretty good home defense weapon.

Can Shooting with a Laser Improve Your Shooting

I have to admit, I haven’t done a lot of shooting with a laser. We had some in my units in the military but I never got comfortable with them. At the same time, a lot of people swear by them.

Home Defense Thoughts

This is a guest post by SOFAS_TACTICS Home Defense Thoughts Home is supposed to be the bastion of security, unfortunately that’s not always the case. Statistics have shown that most robberies take place during the day while you are at work.

Loading and Unloading a Semi Auto

  As with most shooting tasks, loading and unloading seems pretty straight forward. Add in darkness, stress and maybe someone shooting at you, it can be pretty hard. Also you want to make sure you do it in a safe manner, whether on the training range or in a gunfight.

Buying a Used Gun

New to you guns or buying a used gun This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Acquiring a firearm for personal protection doesn’t have to be an expensive undertaking. Gun shows and almost every gun store keep a stock of firearms for sale that are on consignment, or trade ins, etc. It is worth […]

How to Use a Flashlight with a Handgun

  It takes a bit of practice to use a flashlight with a handgun. Most people don’t have a tactical light attached to their pistols and if you conceal carry, it’s pretty much impossible.

Clearing Malfunctions

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester At some point in your shooting career you are going to experience a malfunction with your handgun. Be it a semi-auto style or revolver, both with occasionally experience problems and knowing how to clear a jam under stress is an essential survival skill.

Do You Need Body Armor?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Do you really need to dress yourself up like a Multicam version of the Staypuff marshmallow man just to defend your home against a few burglars? That could be a bit much, but body armor can actually have a practical place in your home defense plan.

Shooting a Gun Underwater

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Shooting a Gun Underwater So you’re serving ice cream poolside at your kid’s birthday party when suddenly Bigfoot crashes through your backyard fence and knocks you to the ground with a crushing hammer fist blow. He grabs you by the ankle and drags you into the pool […]

How to Prepare for a Concealed Carry Class

By Home Defense Gun staffer Shana Making the decision to pursue a concealed carry license is a big step, one that you need to make sure you’re ready for before you get to the classroom. Do you know what to bring to your concealed carry class? When should you bring your gun? Are there any […]

How to Choose a Home Defense Gun for Beginners

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts If you are new to firearms, or new to the defensive use of firearms, and you wish to purchase a firearm for the defense of your home, you likely have a lot of questions and no shortage of people happy to give you some advice.

How to Carry a Gun in Your Car

How to Carry a Gun in Your Car by Joshua Gillem The best way to carry a concealed weapon is on your person no matter where you are. Personally, my sidearm never leaves my body unless I’m going to a post office or any other place that doesn’t allow firearms on site. I recommend that […]

How to Safely Obtain Firearms Experience

This is a guest post by Tim Randolph Firearms Experience Home defense and proper handgun training, aren’t factors to be taken lightly. The possibility of home invasion is real regardless of where you live, and having a gun in the home, kept safe and secured but accessible in case of emergencies, can mean the difference […]

Finding the Right Shotgun for a Woman

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Shana The Right Shotgun for a Woman More women these days are getting into shooting and hunting, which is a great thing. But finding the right gun, especially a shotgun, for a woman can be tricky at times. Many women borrow a gun from a man the first time they […]

Range Tip for Women (and Everyone)

Range Tip for Women (and Everyone) When you ask a lot of women why they don’t like shooting, you’ll hear, “It’s too loud,” quite a bit.

How to Choose Home Defense Ammunition

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts If you are new to firearms or new to the defensive use of firearms, the staggering variety of home defense ammunition available to you may be overwhelming. There are boxes with eagles and bears and holograms and flags. Every one of them is imprinted with numbers and […]

Fight the Flinch

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester I’ve seen shooters at all levels that struggle to some degree with “flinching,” or what we commonly call anticipation.

Handgun Tips for Beginners

We found a nice little video on handgun tips for beginners. We recommend as a beginner you watch a lot of video and take as many courses as your budget will allow. This will allow you to see what are the common themes among successful marksmanship techniques.

11 Home Defense Mistakes You Need to Fix ASAP

This is a guest post by Dan Sullivan You know what the worst feeling in the world is? Thinking you’ve done everything you can to protect your home and family, only to realize you’re almost as vulnerable as everyone else.

9 Ways To Dramatically Improve Your Home Defense System – Even If You’re Just Starting Out

This is a guest post by Steven Swift What would you do in the event of a home invasion? Would you know all the possible escape routes, the ways to alert the rest of your family to the attack and where to hide or how to escape? Devising a plan to keep your family safe […]

How to Defend Against a Home Invasion

First of all, you never want a home invasion to happen. Please do all the steps you can keep them outside your door. Take a look at our posts on situational awareness and physical security.

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