Author Archive | Sam Hoober

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5 Great Surplus Handguns For Defense

One of the best ways to get a great gun for not a lot of money is to look into surplus guns. Usually they're used pistols from the armed forces of either our country or someone else's. Granted, that usually means a bit of wear and tear, but guns can be kept in working order…

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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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Reasons To Consider A 1911 9mm Instead Of .45 ACP

Reasons To Consider A 1911 9mm Instead Of .45 ACP

  Believe it or not, there are some very good reasons to consider a 1911 9mm instead of the classic .45 ACP chambering. Not that there's anything wrong with .45 ACP; it's a great round and a decent 1911 makes shooting a big-bore cartridge an absolute breeze. However, the same gun chambered in 9mm is…

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Whatever Happened To .32 Caliber

Whatever Happened To .32 Caliber?

Years ago, there were a good number of firearms chambered for one of the .32 caliber rounds but they have all but died out. In some cases, with good reason; some of the .32 rounds weren't good for much more than rabbits and such. Others were more potent, and were (and still are) viable defensive…

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Is A Snub 357 Magnum Worth Considering As A CCW Gun?

Is A Snub 357 Magnum Worth Considering As A CCW Gun?

Some people think .38 Special isn't good enough and as a result there are a plethora of snub .357 Magnum pistols on the market. A number of such pistols are capable of full-house .357 loads, but is the extra firepower necessarily worth it? A small gun that fires a powerful round isn't going to be…

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Why You Should Learn To Shoot With A Revolver

Why You Should Learn To Shoot With A Revolver

A double action revolver is one of the best guns for a person to learn to shoot with. Everyone has to start somewhere, after all. Granted, the large magnums are not a good place to start, but a double action wheelgun is the easiest pistol to learn and one of the best teaching tools for…

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Shooting To Wound

Shooting To Wound Is Hollywood Hoopla

If you've ever wondered about the viability of shooting to wound, let any ideas about the viability of doing so be hereby dispelled. If you must shoot, shoot to stop the threat - if that means your assailant dies, they die, and if they live, they live. If a situation has unfolded that requires use…

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Why You Should Have A Gun Safe

Why You Should Have A Gun Safe

Some people question whether it's worth the expense or hassle of getting a gun safe, and the answer is a resounding "yes you should." There are too many benefits to getting one and too many drawbacks to not having one to entertain not having a gun safe of some sort. This can include a solid…

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