What Gun is Best for Home Defense – Take 2

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts What gun is best for home defense? You may as well ask “What car is the “best” for driving kids to soccer practice?” or “What computer is best for watching squirrels water skiing?” It’s a very broad question that has been covered approximately as many times as […]

What You Need to Know about Home Defense Ballistics

Home defense ballistics always come up when you talk about shooting in a building.  Is a pistol better than a rifle? Is birdshot better than buckshot? The questions (and arguments) go on and on.

The AR-15 for Home Defense

The idea of an AR-15 for home defense stirs up a lot of passion. Some people swear by them and others swear at them.  From my time in the military, I am extremely familiar with the AR-15/CAR-16 and if I want a rifle this is the one I would go with.

Enlightening the Anti-Gun Crowd

By Home Defense gun staffer David I don’t care much for the opinions of the anti-gun crowd. I have found many of them to be narrow minded, rigid, inflexible, uniformed, and ignorant. They wholeheartedly believe the worst stereotypes about gun owners, lumping us together as uneducated, beer chugging, camouflage and flannel wearing  goons. My first […]

What You Need to Know about Keeping Your Guns Safe

We found a great video on keeping your guns safe. The last thing you want is to have a gun stolen and even used in a crime.

What You Need to Know about Cover and Concealment

Cover and concealment are your friends when you enter a threat situation. If someone can’t find you they most likely can’t hurt you. If they know where you are but can’t get at you, once again mostly likely they can’t hurt you. The thing you don’t want to do is confuse the two.

Is the Backpack Cannon the Answer?

If you want to take out a rapid bear or a hopped up home invader, the new Smith and Wesson Backpack Cannon might be the handgun for you. This is one big pistol that shoots one big round. The official name of the revolver is the Performance Center Model .460.

The Best Home Defense Pistol

The best home defense pistol is the one you have next to you when the thugs break your door down.  You probably thought that this was going to be a discussion of revolver versus semi automatic or Glock versus Springfield Armory.  Those are discussions for another post. Convenience versus Reliability versus Accuracy

Beginner’s Guide to Owning a Firearm

This is a guest post by Rico Dominguez A Normal Guy’s Beginner’s Guide to Owning a Firearm for Self Defense. Just recently after a burglary in which aside from a couple computers and a TV, my beloved dog, Luna was stolen; I began to be drawn into the world of personal, home defense. Slowly I began […]

Concealed Carry Options for Women

Concealed carry options for women differ from those of men for obvious reasons. It is pretty unusual to find a man wearing a skirt or a dress. Women have different body shapes and parts that make certain holsters and draws impractical. Women just have to look at concealed carry with a different eye than men.

Carrying a Handgun in Your House

One of the most dangerous types of robbery scenarios for a homeowner is a home invasion type of situation. In these instances, armed intruders enter the home and intimidate the homeowner and their family until they get what they want. Unfortunately, they often leave members of the household injured or murdered in their wake. In […]

Massad Ayoob – Shoot to live

Found a great video over on YouTube by Massad Ayoob.  If you have a home defense weapon, carry or are just thinking of getting a weapon for personal and family defense you should watch this video. Massad Ayoob talks about a ton of topics on what happens during a shooting, how to prepare for a […]

Two of a Kind – Paired Pistol Caliber Carbines and Pistols

by Home Defense Gun staffer Pat Somethings belong together. Paired pistol caliber carbines and matching pistols are one of them. I have long believed that a lot of the things that are truly worth knowing were originated in the American West. This runs from animal husbandry to other homesteading skills, and from driving cattle to […]

Makarov 9×18: A Gun for Beginners and Experts

By Home  Defense Staffer Cindy I am a new fan of the Makarov 9×18 mm pistol. I was introduced to the Makarov 9 x 18 mm by my husband. It is his weapon of choice. He used this as his backup service weapon while working as a law enforcement officer. I was prepared not to […]

The Psychology of Gun Ownership

The Psychology of Gun Ownership Have you really thought about why you have a gun? Have you thought about the responsibilities that come with it? Have you thought about what may happen if you use it in defense of yourself or your family? If you want a gun to scare someone away, that’s the wrong […]

Concealed Carry vs Open Carry

Concealed carry vs open carry, that is the question. I know this is going to stir a lot of debate.  There are advocates on both sides of the issue. Many open carriers feel it is important to express their rights.  I will state at the beginning of this, I don’t say either way is better, […]

Top 10 Home Defense Weapons

Guest post by Dustin Sanchez Top 10 Home Defense Weapons It’s well past midnight and you hear an unfamiliar sound coming from the living room. It sounds like there’s an intruder in your house. Are you prepared to defend your home from a violent criminal? This is a question I had to answer a few […]

Women and Guns – Another Household Tool

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Cindy Why Women Should Not Be Afraid to Handle Guns Women and guns are not a bad or even an unusual combination. Women are frequently taught to use appliances such as stoves, microwave ovens, convection ovens, curling irons, irons, sewing machines, and other household items that can be deadly or […]

The 38 Special for Home Defense

We had a reader ask about the 38 Special for home defense.  There are tons of 38s out on the market and in households in the US. While it might not be the choice to hold off the hoards, it is a nice carry weapon that you won’t have a problem wearing or putting in […]

The Browning Hi Power for Home Defense

Sometimes the oldies really are goodies.  An excellent choice is the Browning Hi Power for home defense.  I was introduced to it back in the SF Weapons Sergeant course as a weapon that is used worldwide. If you want a gun that feels like it was made for your hands, this might be the one […]

22 Rifle for Home Defense?

Before all the big time firearms experts dismiss this post and the 22 rifle for home defense, think about it for a minute.  The 22 Rifle is the most common firearm in the US.  In many households it is the only firearm in the house.  So given it’s popularity, it is probably going to be […]

Revolver versus Semi Auto – Another Perspective

We have had the revolver versus semi auto debate on the blog already.  There is another way to look at this and many people choose a semi auto for the wrong reason. Many people choose a semi auto over a revolver for the concept of superior firepower. The idea is that a semi auto gives […]

What You Didn’t Learn in Concealed Carry Class

We found this great video on things you might not of learned in a concealed carry class or read in a CCW book. It is short, simple and to the point.  This is basically the principles I was taught to use for pistol shooting in the military. A key point at the beginning of the […]

The AK47 for Home Defense

I have to admit that I am a bit partial to the AK47 for home defense. I was introduced to it back in the military when I was a Special Forces Weapon Sergeant. The AK47 was a must learn weapon due to the fact of its popularity around the world. While there are a lot […]

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