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6 Rules to Follow When Cleaning Guns

6 Rules to Follow When Cleaning Guns

Earlier this month, I called my dad to wish him a happy 4th of July. As soon as the conversation began he said to me, “I’m going to visit John (name changed) today, he just had his leg amputated and he’s not dealing with it very well.” John is a family friend of ours who […]

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Kydex Pocket Holster

A Quick Review of Pocket Holsters

More people are carrying a gun in their pocket than ever before. In the “old” days you’d likely find a snubby revolver in someone’s pocket, but now you’ll find not only snub-nosed revolvers but the Ruger LCP, Glock 42, Kel-Tec P-3AT, and numerous other guns. The pocket gun I use most often is the Ruger […]

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Survival Gun: Air Rifle versus .22 Rifle

Survival Gun: Air Rifle versus .22 Rifle

I was about 10 years old when my father bought me my first air rifle. I’d been begging for one for years but mom had always told me no. One day, my father and I were at Sports Authority and I talked him into wandering over to the gun section. If my memory serves me […]

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How a Marine Stopped This Kidnapping

How a Marine Stopped This Kidnapping

I have a two year old daughter so when I hear about a child getting kidnapped it always hits close to home. And, unfortunately, you can’t turn on the news these days without hearing about a horrible kidnapping story somewhere in the U.S. or around the world. Thankfully, the story I want to share with […]

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Who Would You Attack?

Who Would You Attack?

Let’s play a quick game today. Imagine you’re a crack addict and you need your next fix ASAP. Since you’re high on drugs you’ll do anything to get this next fix and in your mind the easiest way to do this is to rob someone coming out of the shopping mall. You post up outside […]

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8 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Gun Owners

8 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

If you still need gift ideas or if you’re looking for an excuse to buy yourself a gift, here are eight Father’s Day gift ideas that no dad (or family) should be without. (See also: 10 Father’s Day Presents for Gun Owners) 1. A Water Filter - It might be a pipe bursting, or something worse, […]

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Top 7 Rules of Pocket Carry

Top 7 Rules of Pocket Carry

Over the past decade, the popularity of “pocket guns” has exploded and it’s safe to say that more people are carrying guns in their pocket (instead of on their hip) than ever before. I count myself among this group of people, as you’ll frequently find me with a Ruger LCP in my front, right pocket. […]

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The Truth About the CA Killing Spree

The Truth About the CA Killing Spree

Last Friday, 22-year-old Elliot Rodger went on a killing spree in California that took the lives of six people. It’s another sad tragedy that happens far too often in this country and a reminder for us to always be vigilant and prepared for the unexpected. The thing is, if you haven’t done much reading about […]

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How to Store Guns and Cash

How to Store Guns and Cash

A reader mentioned to me how he’s having his first child soon (congrats) and wants to not only keep his guns away from his child, but also have a safe that protects other documents. First, it should hopefully go without saying that if there are children in the house all of the guns should be […]

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Why You Need to Practice the “Bill Drill” More Often

Why You Need to Practice the “Bill Drill” More Often

The “Bill Drill” created by Bill Wilson is one of the most well known handgun drills. Even so, far too many people have never done this drill before or don’t spend enough time practicing it. This is probably because it’s such a simple drill. You aren’t shooting and moving, you aren’t shooting steel, and you’re […]

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What Your Wife Must Know About Stopping a Home Invasion

What Your Wife Must Know About Stopping a Home Invasion

My wife is a lawyer, but she no longer practices law. Instead, she’s chosen to stay at home with our two kids. That’s why the question below is near and dear to me, and why I want to write about it today. “Hi Jason, My greatest fear, and one I think about often, is a […]

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