Concealed Carry – Lessons Learned

Here’s a great video on things you should think about if you have a concealed carry weapon.  There’s an old saying – “You don’t know what you don’t know.” It is the same with concealed carry a lot of things take time to learn.  Take some time and watch the video so you don’t have […]

Kimber Pistols

If you are new to firearms, you might not be familiar with Kimber pistols.  Some people love them and others say they are way over priced. Kimber was started in the 1970s in Oregon by Australian Jack Wayne. After starting out with rifles and some money problems, the company was acquired and moved to New […]

The Truth about Magnum Handgun Calibers

By Home Defense Gun staffer Mike If there was ever a family of handguns that was immortalized in a Hollywood movie, it would have to be the Magnum handgun calibers. Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry character was probably responsible for most of the sales of the behemoth 44 Magnum handgun since 1970. Over 40 years later, […]

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 […]

3 Places for a Handgun

Found a great video by Clint Smith on the 3 places for a handgun.  If you are not carrying your pistol in one of the 3 places; you are wrong. In the holster, if the pistol is not needed it should be kept in the holster, safe and secure.  You should be able to draw […]

Striker Fired Pistols

You might think that a striker fired pistol is some sort of exotic weapon. They really are pretty common these days. Most people know of the Glock brand.  Kahr, Springfield Armory, Beretta and others all feature striker fired pistols. The main difference between these and other pistols is they use a striker instead of a […]

Revolver Safety

You probably consider revolvers pretty safe and they are.  At the same time, there are some factors to consider for revolver safety. Revolvers can and will get very warm out on the range after shooting a lot of rounds because of the containment of the force of the round going off.  You want to keep […]

Get a Grip – How to Grip a Pistol

How to grip a pistol is one of the key factors in how accurate you will be.  Improperly gripping the pistol will lead to all sorts of problems including poor shot placement, loosing control of the gun due to recoil and even malfunction of gun and injuring yourself. I am not saying this is the […]

Point Shooting – A Critical View

I hear a lot about point shooting lately.  I guess this is the big thing out on some ranges. It has been around for quite a while but has grown in popularity recently. Well, at the risk of losing some readers I am going to say that I am not a fan of it.  I […]

Isosceles vs Weaver – The Right Stance for You

Isosceles vs Weaver – That is the question. Which stance is always a question that comes up on the range.  Two of the most popular are the Isosceles and the Weaver Stance. Now before anyone gets upset let me say both are good stances and you can shoot really well with either.  Of course with […]

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 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 […]

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