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

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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Will Your Response Get You Killed?

Will Your Response Get You Killed?

What will you do if you’re awoken in the middle of the night by glass breaking and then the sound of footsteps in your house? My response is to immediately grab one of the flashlights on my nightstand and open up the rapid access safe also on my nightstand that contains my Sig P226. Once…

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A Home Invasion Drill

A Home Invasion Drill

One of the many gun magazines I subscribe to is Combat Handguns. Each month they have a section titled “It Happened to Me” where a person tells the story of how having a firearm saved their life. This month’s story is about a woman who was home alone at night with her children because her…

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A Home Invasion Lesson

A Home Invasion Lesson

Are you prepared to handle a home invasion? The truth is, many people aren’t, and luckily, the gentleman you’re about to hear from didn’t have to find out the hard way. Here’s the email he sent me: (We’ll call him “C” as he asked me not to reveal his name.) “Jason, here is a story…

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