It Takes a Thief to Keep You Safe

It Takes a Thief When I was in the Special Forces, we had training on surreptitious entry, lock picking and how to hot wire cars. I guess that part of our mentality had to be a bit rogue any way to perform the unconventional warfare missions.  This all means that we knew at least a […]

What to Do After the Shooting Stops

You have an intruder in your house and you end up shooting them. You are walking down the street and someone threatens you with a gun, you end up shooting them.  You need to know what to do after the shooting stops. Watch the whole video, this could make the difference whether you have your […]

Home Defense Tactics

The definition of tactics is an action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end. Home defense tactics are what you plan to do in order to survive.

Storing Your Gun for Home Defense

You want to make sure you are storing your gun properly. You don’t want a child harming themselves or others. You don’t want it stolen.

End of the World Guns You Need to Have

End of the World Guns Now I am not into zombies or vampires or anything like that. I am not even positive if the end of the world is coming. What I do know is that there is a great chance of natural disasters or civil unrest.

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!

Being Aware

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester.   Scanning for Information and Being Aware Often things happen right before our eyes and we don’t even see them. How many times in your life have you looked at your watch and a second later realize that you do not know what time it is?

Picking the Right Gun for Your Spouse

  Well, really we mean don’t pick the gun for your spouse. Your spouse should pick out their own gun. Remember what is a good gun for you may or may not be a good gun for them.

What Not to Do When Shooting Semi-Auto Pistols

Your grip is extremely important when shooting semi auto pistols. Not just from a marksmanship and accuracy viewpoint ,but rather also from a safety point.

Don’t Make These Common Concealed Carry Mistakes

Concealed carry mistakes can happen to everyone all the way from the newest newbie to the person who has been carry for years.  As we have said before, you don’t know what you don’t know. You might not have been taught or told a critical element.

The Best Place to Keep Your Gun

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob Where’s the best place to keep your gun? For many years of my misspent youth I worked as a bounty hunter. A gig like tracking down and arresting bond jumpers is a wonderfully fun activity for a guy in his twenties, but in addition to offering entertainment it teaches […]

5 Reasons You Don’t Shoot Well

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester. What’s your excuse? Why don’t you shoot well as you should? As a firearms instructor it is always frustrating when you schedule a class, reserve range time, gather resources, and then cancel. While this is financially detrimental as an instructor, it makes me ponder a bit about […]

Don’t Buy These 5 Guns for Home Defense

Over on Gun Nuts Media is an interesting post on 5 guns you shouldn’t buy. According to the post these are horrible guns for home defense or for just about anything.

The 5 Home Defense Fundamentals

This post might be controversial. People often debate the home defense fundamentals. Often a good defense is better than a bad offense. We found a sensible video that talks about you should do in a home defense situation. Now matter what you think about taking a defensive posture, this is good advice for your family […]

How Not to Let a Negligent Discharge Happen!

There is a difference between negligent discharges and accidental discharges. An accidental discharge is when a gun inadvertently fires due to a mechanical breakage or malfunction. Honestly, accidental discharges don’t happen too often. A negligent discharge is when is when a gun inadvertently fires due to user error such as breaking one of the firearm […]

Things to Think about When Living with Guns in Apartments

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Ashley Guns in Apartments Like many individual’s, I dream of owning a home and customizing it to exactly what I need or want. I would love to change my front window in the middle of the wall into a lovely little reading nook complete with bench, book shelving and storage […]

Are Short Barrels for Shotguns Better?

Home Defense Gun Staffer takes on the question of “Are short barrels for shotguns better?” 

How to Be Prepared for Home Invasions

You carry at home. You have a safe room in the house. All this is what you have heard is how to be prepared for home invasions. Well that’s all good. It’s sometimes the little things that determine whether you live or die.

Home Defense Loads

Home Defense Loads On our first Home Defense Gun video, Bob talks about how bullet load can affect recoil, point of impact, and point of aim.

What is the Best First Handgun for a Woman

One of the big questions we get is what is a the best first handgun for a woman. Well it can depend on a few things.  The size of the woman, her experiences with firearms, where she lives, etc.

10 Gauge Vs 12 Gauge Vs 20 Gauge Vs 410 – Home Defense Shotgun Ammunition Gauges

Home Defense Shotgun Ammunition Gauges Shotgun sizes have always been measured in a way that confuses most everybody. You would think that the “12” in a 12-gauge shotgun means some sort of measurement.

The Facts about Aftermarket Handgun Sights

Well, I will say it at the beginning that I am not a big fan of adjusting the sights on a pistol or even aftermarket handgun sights. Now don’t get me wrong. I think they can make you a better shooter and aid in certain conditions.

Guns and Dogs for Home Defense

A lot of people have dogs for home defense.  They are great to have to protect you, your family and your home.  If you are a reader of this blog you probably have a gun

What to Do When Travelling With Guns

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Ashley Traveling With Guns Most people have a favorite way to carry concealed for everyday carry. But is that everyday carry right for road tripping across the state or across several states?  I bring this up because I travel a lot for work and visiting family. I have learned that […]

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