Home Defense

  1. How to Pick a Home Defense Handgun

    How to Pick a Home Defense Handgun

    Which handgun is right for your home defense? It depends. But there are some common traits to look for when choosing one. Choosing which gun to buy is a very personal decision. Ask ten people what they like, get ten different opinions. And that’s okay. Each person has different needs and wants, which is why gun manufacturers make so many...
  2. The .30 Super Carry - All Hype or a Breakthrough?

    The .30 Super Carry - All Hype or a Breakthrough?

    Is the new .30 Super Carry anything all that special? New calibers come and go, but they are often aimed at the AR 15 market. Every year we get some new wonder cartridges for the AR, but this year we got a new handgun cartridge. Specifically, we got a new handgun cartridge aimed at concealed carry use. The .30 Super...
  3. The FN 509 LS Edge - It's Big, Accurate, and Capable

    The FN 509 LS Edge - It's Big, Accurate, and Capable

    What sets the FN 509 LS apart from the stock FN 509? Is it really any better? FN Herstal arms the United States military with machine guns and M16s, and at one point, aimed to produce their next handgun. FN submitted the 509 series to the MHS trials, but SIG ultimately won. However, FN knew they had a winning pistol...
  4. How close should you keep your home defense gun?

    How close should you keep your home defense gun?

    How do you safely stage a gun for immediate access when needed?   If you’re like a lot of us, you probably keep a home defense firearm near your bed, just in case that bump in the night turns out to be a real threat. You likely keep it handy, where you can reach it quickly and easily. But how...
  5. Why Taking Classes Is So Important

    Why Taking Classes Is So Important

    Responsible gun owners never stop learning. Improve your skills with continuous education.   Colonel Jeff Cooper, the founder of Gunsite Academy in Arizona, famously said that owning a gun doesn't make you able to defend yourself any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician. While he wasn't downplaying the significance of that crucial first step – owning a...
  6. Family and Holidays: How to Prepare Your Gun-Friendly Home for Visits

    Family and Holidays: How to Prepare Your Gun-Friendly Home for Visits

    The family is coming for the holidays, but they aren't all comfortable with guns. What do you do?   I was raised in a very gun-friendly home where it was not uncommon to come across one or two loaded firearms in a day. Of course, I was taught the rules of firearm safety, to respect guns, and how to unload...

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