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Doing a CCW Check

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Doing a Pre-Flight CCW Check If you carry a (semi-auto) handgun on a daily basis, you need to remember that it is a finely tuned machine that requires a certain amount of maintenance and care to function. We want to make sure we take proper care of […]

Close Quarter Shooting

When you are up close and personal to the threat, you really need to have your close quarter shooting techniques down. The last thing you want is for the threat to injure you, take your gun away or even you shooting yourself.

Purses for Concealed Carry

There are a lot of people who don’t advocate purses for concealed carry. I understand the thinking. It is easy to have the purse taken from you. At the same time, a lot of times women wear clothing (or lack of clothing) that makes it darn near impossible to carry on the body.

How to Choose a First Handgun for a Woman

If you are looking for a first handgun for a woman, you have a lot of choices. To make a good decision you have to know what you are planning to use it for.

How to Shoot Better

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Stare – Study – Steal In the majority of my articles I discuss the importance of training, reasons why you need to train regularly, and how to find quality trainers. While taking a course from a local certified instructor is very important, as is practicing what you […]

What to Carry in Your Range Bag

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Pat What to Carry in Your Range Bag Introduction: One of my favorite ways to spend a day off is at one of the sand and gravel pits which a local farmer very kindly opens to the public as a shooting range. I like to go with one or two […]

How to Load a Magazine

Now how to load a magazine might seem like something you don’t have to think about when going out to the range. If you want to get full value out of your training time and money, then you should read this and watch the video we found.

How to Manage Recoil

It would be really easy if when you shot a gun it just didn’t move. The trouble is that it doesn’t. You have to learn how to manage recoil. Now recoil isn’t something you have to be afraid of. You just have to acknowledge it’s going to occur and learn to handle it or manage […]

How to Shoot in a Car

How to shoot in a car when carrying concealed can be tricky. You have a lot to deal with – cramped quarters, seat belts, etc.

How to Introduce Your Girl to Shooting

How to Introduce Your Girl to Shooting If you are one of the guys out there who like to shoot, it is a really good idea to introduce your lady to the shooting lifestyle. That way you and her can enjoy some time together and you can make sure she can defend herself if need […]

How to Clean Pistol Magazines

Many people spend a lot of time learning to how to clean their firearm, but don’t know how to clean pistol magazines. Of course you know that the magazine is a key part of the firearm and if you don’t take care of them will let you down when you need it.

Active Shooter & Concealed Carry

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester I’ve been absent for a couple of weeks now, partially because I spent a week at a training course on responding to active shooter incidents. While this course was designed for law enforcement officers, there are many similarities in the way you as a concealed carry citizen […]

How to Build a Homemade Shooting Range

by Home Defense Gun staffer Pat When I began teaching CCW and defensive handgun courses, I quickly realized a couple things about using other people’s ranges for my classes. The first thing was that if I wanted to ensure being able to do things in my time and on my schedule, I was going to […]

Tap and Rack

We’ve run a post before on tap and rack and what to do for a pistol malfunction. The topic is so important, you need to be reminded to constantly practice this.

How to Clean a Glock

If you are new to guns, you might not know all the tricks on how to clean a Glock.

What You Need to Know about Weak Hand Shooting

“It ain’t over till it’s over.” – Yogi Berra Just because you got hit in a gunfight doesn’t mean it’s over. In the military we trained all the time for weak hand shooting so that we could continue to fight. This is a critical skill you need to practice if you want to be able […]

How to Be Safe at Home Part 2

Continuing on with the how to be safe at home theme, here is another video that extends on with advanced safe room techniques. I like the discussion on using cover and how to use angles as your advantage.

The Tueller Drill

  The Tueller drill is also known as the 21 foot drill. 21 feet is the distance that most people call close in as far as self defense purposes. It only takes a determined attacker 1.5 seconds to cover 21 feet.  It is a drill that trains you to get your weapon out in time.

How to Take Your Mom Shooting

Since it’s Mother’s Day we found a video on how to take your Mom shooting. Great idea to take her out to the range for a little bit of time together.

Introduction to Firearms

We found a great old video on an introduction to firearms and posted it on our YouTube channel. It was produced by the Federal Law Enforcement Firearms Training Center back in the earlier 90s.

How to Survive a Gunfight

We found an oldie but a goodie on how to survive a gunfight. The weapons may change but the principles don’t. This video is a compilation of old FBI training videos. Not to over exaggerate, these tips could save your life!

Taking a Beginner Shooter Shooting

Got a beginner shooter in household or a friend? There’s some things you should think about before you take them to the range and at the range itself.

How to Clean a Pistol

You can have the best pistol in the world and train all day but if your firearm isn’t maintained properly it may not work when you need it. We found a great video on how to clean a pistol.

Racking a Slide Like a Woman

As we’ve said over and over again, men and women are different. Racking a slide can be a challenge for a woman. That doesn’t mean that women have to only shoot a revolver. They just have to rack it differently.

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