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Best 10mm Loads for Home Defense

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts 10 mm auto is an extremely versatile cartridge that is quickly gaining in popularity. It offers the energy of .357 magnum in a rimless auto cartridge, which brings with it the benefits of faster reloads and higher capacity than you can get in a revolver.

Getting Started Shooting a Revolver

  It can be a little intimidating getting started shooting a revolver. The can look a little old school and while in reality they are quite simple the mechanics are different from a semi auto.

Drawing from a Holster

To get good at drawing from a holster you need consistency. You want to do the same thing every time.

Revolvers for Self Defense

Wheel Guns are Real Guns When Clint Smith recommends revolvers for self defense people should listen. Clint is one of the national experts on defensive shooting in the country and runs Thunder Ranch.

9mm vs .40 vs .45

The great caliber debate always rages – 9mm vs .40 vs .45. There are those who have each one as his or her favorite and are prepared to say theirs is the best.

This Old, Ugly Gun That I Love

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts My uncle gave me this old, ugly gun. It’s a.44 mag single action revolver. It’s beat up. The finish is worn. The plastic grips are shattered and held together with electrical tape. It is truly hideous but I love it.

The Smith & Wesson Governor

Looking for a multipurpose handgun? The Smith & Wesson Governor is something to consider. Now when you choose something that is multipurpose, it’s not going to do everything or even anything really, really good. It fills a lot of different roles.

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 […]

Is the Beretta M9A1 a Decent Home Defense Gun?

Is the Beretta M9A1 a decent gun for home defense? There are those that hate the gun and some that love it. Many have experienced the military model, the M9.

Should You Use a Shoulder Holster?

Shoulder holsters seem a bit old school these days. You don’t see them around much. Well, that’s sort of the idea, if someone is carrying properly you won’t see them.

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.

Another Take on the Taurus Judge

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts The Taurus Judge seems to benefit from a far more aggressive advertising campaign than its predecessor, the Thunder Five. As much as it deserves to fade into obscurity, it just won’t die. The ammo makers have done a pretty good job selling people what they want to […]

What to Keep on Your Nightstand

If you believe in home defense, you certainly need to think about what to keep on your night stand.  You’re at your most vulnerable when asleep and when waking up.

How to Hold Your Hands for Close Shooting Situations

I finally found a good video on how to hold your hands for close shooting situations. I did this same kind of training while on my CQB team in Special Forces.

The Best Home Defense Caliber for Women

We have a lot of women readers here on Home Defense Gun. One of the questions that get asked a lot is, “What is the best home defense caliber for a woman.”

What is the Taurus Judge Good For?

The Taurus Judge is a pistol you either love or hate.  For some it is a great multipurpose defensive weapon and others think it is a clown gun.

Pocket Pistols

Bob from Home Defense Gun has a video on pocket pistols. Besides being good to conceal carry pocket pistols can be a good option to stash around the house. Make sure if you do this you keep them safe from children and others who shouldn’t have access to them.

Good Budget Handgun – Ruger P95

If you are looking for a good budget handgun, take a look at the Ruger P95.  You should be able to find a new one under $300 and a used one for under $200. Make sure if you buy a used one, you check it out well.

Ruger SP101 Review

Ruger SP101 Review in .357 Magnum  Introduction: Semi-autos seem to be preferred by many shooters, and are standard for law enforcement and military almost worldwide. However, there is still a market for revolvers, or old -school wheel guns as some call them. Simplicity of operation, and reliability are very attractive features.

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.

Good Drill for Trigger Finger Discipline

Trigger finger discipline is a skill that we should work at. Jerking the trigger is one of the main causes of misses.

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 […]

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.

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