Home Defense Training: Why, How, and How Much?

home defense training needs practice

Practice to stay sharp.

So, you’ve made some changes to your home defense strategy and you’re feeling good about the improvements. Think you’re done? Think again. Now, it’s time to hone your mental and physical readiness.

We’ve talked a lot about routinely heading out to the shooting range to keep your sharpshooter skills on the mark, and that’s certainly one way to keep your mind and body connected in case of an emergency. You may be handy with a firearm under normal circumstances, but you still need to focus on defensive training, including shooting on the run, using cover, how to clear a jam, pistol drawing, striking the target, and a quick reload. [Read more…]

Mentor New Shooters – It’s Good For All

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Mentor new shooters – good for you and for them

Do you remember the feeling of being a new shooter? Remember how pumped you were to learn?

The good news is you can have that feeling again by becoming a mentor. Whether you work with a friend or a total stranger, when you mentor new shooters, you’ll benefit as much from the partnership as the newbie. [Read more…]

How To Choose Home Defense Weapons

pistols as home defense weapons

Pistols are a popular choice for home defense weapons

Your family’s safety is first and foremost in your mind when it comes to establishing a home defense strategy. No one is going to walk into your home uninvited and harm your family. Plain and simple. If it occurs, you have an idea of how things will play out. After all, you have your guns. Guns are first in the list of home defense weapons.

Lately, though, you’re wondering is that enough? Should you have other means to defend against intruders? How do you protect your whole family when its’s the middle of the night? Let’s think this through a bit. [Read more…]

Concealed Carry and Home Defense Strategy

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Castles were built with home defense in mind

So, you’re a responsible gun owner who spends time each month at your favorite shooting range getting to know your firearm(s). And you have an emergency home defense strategy for your family, just in case. But are you really prepared to defend your home in a crisis?

Being armed at home and having a firearm in a lock box hidden out-of-sight and out-of-reach are two totally different things – especially when intruders invade your home. [Read more…]

Handgun Training For Concealed Carry

Defensive Handgun Training

Why defensive handgun training matters

It’s human nature to be afraid of the unknown. Some people stay locked in their fear. Others choose to educate themselves to the best of their abilities. If you’re carrying a concealed firearm, you need to be in the latter camp.

In our continuing series on concealed carry, we’re going to discuss defensive handgun training and staying connected with your weapon. This training is as important for you as it is for the safety of others in ANY situation. Trivial encounters can escalate quickly. You need to be prepared to defuse a tense situation until law enforcement arrives. [Read more…]

What Are The Best Concealed Carry Guns?

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Suitable for concealed carry?

Choosing to carry a concealed firearm is about more than just guns and ammo. It’s a lifestyle choice more people are making. Last time, we talked about the pros/cons of concealed carry. This time, let’s look at some factors you’ll want to consider before going ahead with concealed carry. First question lots of folks ask is which are the best concealed carry guns? There are a few other things to think about first but we will get there in this post. [Read more…]

Concealed Carry – The Debate

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Concealed carry holster

To kick off the New Year, we’re going to take a look at an old debate – concealed carry. Now, most of you reading our blog are pro guns and in your mind there may be little to add to the subject. That’s fine. We encourage you to be part of the discussion anyway. There are lots of opinions out there. Some may feel differently or even be apathetic about it.

We’re not going to get to all the pros/cons in just one blog. The biggest pro/con in the debate, our Second Amendment right, deserves a blog of its own. So stay tuned. For the purpose of this blog, let’s all agree the Second Amendment tops the list. [Read more…]

Long Range Shooting Tips: Concentration

Long range shooting accuracy takes concentration

Concentration is key to long range shooting

A day at the shooting range is a lot like Christmas morning for a kid; especially when you have a new rifle you’re itching to get to know. Work done, gun case packed and you’re out the door, adrenaline pumping. But just because you’re ready to go  doesn’t mean you are READY to go.

The same way a football player needs to mentally prepare for the big game you need to prepare for a day of hunting. Concentration is as much a part of a successful hunt as knowing your firearm and trigger pull. Accuracy demands concentration – especially when you are doing long range shooting. [Read more…]

Long Range Shooting Tip: Gather Info About Your Rifle

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Know your rifle for better long range shooting

It’s hunting season and you can’t wait to get out there. Whoa; even a seasoned shooter needs to spend some time on the range reacquainting themselves with their firearm or getting to know a new one.

Last time we covered some general long range shooting tips. This time let’s concentrate on how to find out how your rifle works with you to meet the challenges of long range shooting.

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5 Long Range Shooting Tips

Follow these 5 long range shooting tips so shoot like a proSo, you want to learn to shoot like a sniper? Well, there’s a few things you’re going to need to know. Follow these long range shooting tips and you’ll be shooting like a pro in no time. [Read more…]