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This collection of articles deals with home defense including home intrusions, robberies, security and home defense plans.

Are Aftermarket Sights Worth It For Your Concealed Carry Pistol?

Are Aftermarket Sights Worth It For Your Concealed Carry Pistol?

Trijicon makes them. SIG SAUER makes them. Heck, any gun manufacturer or aftermarkets parts producer makes them. Some glow green, others red. When you're shopping for that sweet new gun, you probably don't give them a second glance. They're aftermarket sights. And they're an oft-neglected part of the equation when it comes to shooting in…

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Low Light Considerations for Concealed Carry

Low Light Considerations for Concealed Carry

What goes bump in the night? This is a question I've oft-asked myself since I was a young boy, trying my best to go to sleep at 8:00 p.m. on a school night. As I lay in bed, staring up at the ceiling, I'd inevitably hear something. Whether it was a car parking or an…

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Magazine Management: Maintaining Your Ready Ammunition Supply

Magazine Management: Maintaining Your Ready Ammunition Supply

Your handgun’s magazines are a critical aspect of your defensive plan. But quite often, people overlook them. If the magazine fails the firearm becomes inoperable, obviously, so maintaining magazines that are in good working order is essential. Also, you need to keep magazines accessible so that you have the ready supply of ammunition that may be…

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Shooting Around Cover: An Essential Defensive Skill

Shooting Around Cover: An Essential Defensive Skill

The average citizen that acquires a concealed carry permit spends dreadfully little time training with their weapon. But for those of you that do take your self-defense more seriously, this article will explore a subject worth considering and worth some effort in training: Shooting from and around objects of cover. While most armed citizens will…

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Drop the Ball

Drop the Ball

No matter how excellent modern hollow point ammunition is, how wide the available selection of quality choices has become, how much readily available information about them is available online, or how easy it is to find them at low prices online and shipped directly to your door, I still encounter people who carry ball ammo.…

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An Argument for the Mid-Size Revolver as a House Gun

An Argument for the Mid-Size Revolver as a House Gun

The polymer frame striker-fired auto-loading pistol dominates the current era of defensive firearms. I think there is a good reason for this. I carry one almost every day. The older all-steel technology of classic handguns is by no means obsolete, but the modern plastic pistol has a lot going for it, particularly concerning capacity-to-weight ratio. A…

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Do You Need Body Armor for Home Defense?

Do You Need Body Armor for Home Defense?

I strive to be ever reasonable about “realistic” defensive skills as opposed to the fantasy band camp that we see among many in the shooting and defensive community. While I am all for every citizen being ready to fight I also think they should focus on the skill set that is most applicable to the…

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Preventing A Home Invasion

Preventing A Home Invasion

One of the most common scenarios where people have to defend themselves against a violent criminal is a home invasion, or to be more specific a home invasion robbery. A burglary, by definition, is different as the victim isn't present. This is the reason why people keep a gun in the home, just like how…

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S.C. Man Saves Family From Home Invasion

S.C. Man Saves Family From Home Invasion

In a scary turn of events, a South Carolina father was able to save his family from an armed intruder determined to commit a home invasion. Imagine this: It’s 8 o’clock on a Tuesday evening and someone rings your doorbell. Your wife answers the door and there is a lady claiming to be from your homeowners…

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