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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Choosing the Right Ammo

  This is a guest post by Andrew Betts The AR-15 family of rifles is a fantastic weapon system for home defense. It is lightweight (before you add a scope, bipod, rails, vertical foregrip, laser, fuzzy dice, and curb feelers), the ergonomics are very well thought out and easy to learn, it is reliable, low […]

Long Gun Retention

You need to practice long gun retention. The last thing you want is to have your rifle and shotgun taken away from you and potentially used against you and your family. It’s easier said than done. Clearing a building with a long gun gives a threat a good opportunity to wait around a corner and […]

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.

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.

Using a Long Gun for Clearing a House – Doorways

Clearing a house with a long gun (rifle or shotgun) has its pluses and minuses. You will generally be more accurate with a long gun, have more ammo with a greater punch. Besides the overpenetration issues, you are going to have to make sure you can clear the house without flagging your position or even […]

The AR-15 for Beginners

The AR-15 for beginners can be a bit intimidating. This is a lot of rifle. We have had a couple posts on AR-15s for home defense. Some people love them, some hate them.

AR-15 for Home Defense- Ideal Firearm?

We’ll probably have a lot of discussion on this. When looking at the AR-15 for home defense, some love it and some hate it. The people who love it tend to think of it as an all in one weapon with the ability to hold a large number of rounds, mount lights on it, and […]

Can You Use a SKS for Home Defense?

Can you use a SKS for home defense? Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob takes on the topic. If you are short on money and can’t afford an AR15 and prefer a rifle over a shotgun, the SKS might be a good option for you.  

Hunting Guns for Home Defense

by Home Defense Gun Staffer Bob Hunting Guns for Home Defense I’m not trying to say buying guns isn’t a great hobby. Heck, I love to buy guns. Sometimes it seems like I’m better at buying them than using them. I have all the hallmarks of an avid gun buyer, including my own coffee cup […]

AR15 versus AK47

AR15 Versus AK47 You will often hear people talking about rifles talk about the AR15 and the AK47 in the same breath. Well they are not really the same.

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.

How to Keep Your Rifle Healthy

“I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready.” excerpt from the Rifleman’s Creed We found a good video on how to maintain your rifle.  This touches on a couple points on proper barrel and action cleaning that you don’t hear much about.

Set Up and Zero Iron Sights – Your New Rifle

One of the first steps when you get a new rifle is to set up and zero the iron sights. Now you have to know what you want to do with your rifle before you get down to zeroing the sights. It’s pretty obvious that a rifle is a great long distance weapon and since […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Safety Considerations for Your Home Defense Rifle

Rifles are great home defense weapons. They will stop an intruder in his or her tracks. At the same time, there are some considerations you need to think about before you choose it as your primary home defense weapon. Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments.   […]

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