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.22lr for Home Defense

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Say you’ve got a loved one with arthritis, or maybe they are new to firearms and sensitive to recoil. So you decide that, at least in the meantime, they should rely on a .22lr firearm for defense. Your friend argues that .22lr for home defense is just […]

What You Should Know Post Shooting

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester The Post Shooting Immediate Aftermath When we talk about personal defense, self-defense and shooting situations, most of the discussions I read online or conversations with people rarely include the possibility that you will be injured or severely wounded as a result of an encounter. Whether it be […]

Is It Really Necessary to Trick Out Your Gun?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Why trick out a gun? There is a tendency for folks to hang all manner of accessories on a gun until it looks like it fell through a Tapco catalog. Is all that really necessary? Is it even useful? What characteristics should a home defense gun have? […]

Domesticating the Kalashnikov

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Kalashnikov pattern rifles are a boat load of fun to shoot and they are solid choices for zombie, NORK, or ISIS invasions but everybody knows that an AK is a bad choice for home defense, right? They have terrible ergonomics, few optic mounting  options, and their ammunition […]

Handloads for Home Defense?

Can you use handloads for home defense? – .223 Hornady 55 gr Soft Point This is a guest post by Andrew Betts A lot of folks hand load for range use, hunting, emergency preps, and yes, for home defense. Contrary to what certain shills might tell you to generate magazine advertisement revenue, the universe won’t […]

Communist Bloc Rifles

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts There’s been some talk lately about whether rifles in general or Communist Bloc rifles (SKS or AK type rifles) in particular are suitable for lawful self-defense. People use a lot of flawed arguments that rest on incorrect assumptions but most boil down to the thought that the […]

Budget Priced Defensive Ammo

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Why does each round of defense ammo have to cost as much as a taco? Do I really need to spend $1.25 a round or more for decent defense ammunition?

The Fruit Cocktail Rocket

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts “Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.” That’s the fourth rule of firearm safety according to the blessed prophet Col. Jeff Cooper (peace be upon him). I thought I was sure of my target before I squeezed the trigger on a swollen can of […]

Don’t Do These Things with Your Home Defense Guns

I remember when we were out on the range way back when I first started shooting in the Special Forces. One of the younger guys started to adjust the sights on his pistol. An older team sergeant came over and stopped him. He said, “Guns shoot dead on all the time.”

The Human Side of Gun Violence

This is a Guest Post by Scott Sylvester The Human Side of Gun Violence When looking at the gun rights debate the statistics heavily favor the ownership and carry of firearms. Every study you can find from pro-gun to government health department studies shows that areas where citizens are allowed to freely exercise their second […]

Home Invaders vs Burglars

The Psychology of Home Invaders vs. Burglars We have a study of the psychology of home invaders and burglars today. It is good to understand the differences. Introduction: Two potential threats to the security of your home are burglars and home invaders. Both types of criminals operate on the basis of different motives, behaviors, and […]

5 Good Cheap Guns

Not everyone has a ton of money to spend on their home defense gun. We found a good video that gives you 5 good cheap guns that will do you well for your home defense.

Should You Have a Pump or Semi Auto Shotgun for Home Defense

You will get a lot of different answers if you ask someone if you should have a pump or semi auto shotgun for home defense. There are a couple types of shotguns that we are going to immediately dismiss for home defense. These are the single shot, double barrel and bolt action guns. One school […]

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.

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.

Why You Should Own a 22

There are a lot of good reasons why you should own a 22. They are great beginner guns. You can shoot all day and not break your bank account with a 22. We found a nice little video that demonstrates the reasons.

How to Detain Someone with a Firearm

Part of having a home defense gun is knowing how to detain someone with a firearm. You might encounter someone with a knife and you draw and they surrender, You might wound someone and have to wait until the police arrive. It’s important to know what to do before the time comes.

When to Draw Your Firearm

It’s always a judgement call to know when to draw your firearm either in a concealed carry situation or a gun in your home. There are a hundred things going through your mind and a second or two to make a decision.

Home Defense Guns – A Police Officer’s Viewpoint

You might think that the police have a negative view of home defense guns. Well, here is one that highly recommends them and concealed carry.

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.

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.

What’s the Best Caliber for Home Defense

What’s the best caliber for home defense is a question that always gets asked. Well, an easy answer is the caliber you can accurately put rounds on target.

The Ruger 10/22 for Home Defense

A good choice when looking for a rifle is the Ruger 10/22 for home defense. Now I wouldn’t want to hold off the zombie hoard with it. I would much rather have an AK or an AR-15 for that.

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