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AR15s and Home Defense: Some Thoughts

AR15s and Home Defense: Some Thoughts

It's not secret that the AR15 is the most popular model of rifle in the United States. It's a flexible platform that allows for aftermarket additions and customization, can be adapted to a wide variety of calibers, and offers a user-friendly design. Its Eastern Bloc counterpart/arch-nemesis the AK family of weapons is also fairly popular…

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AR-15 vs. Shotgun for Home Defense

AR-15 vs. Shotgun for Home Defense

A few days ago, I got this excellent question from a fellow named Karl L... “I find it interesting that you recommend a rifle over a shotgun for home defense. All the other experts I have talked to and research I have done point to a shotgun because with 00 buckshot you don't have to…

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Top 5 Firearms For Home Defense

Top 5 Firearms For Home Defense

With self defense a perennial topic of conversation in the 2nd Amendment community, it's time once again to talk about the top five firearms for home defense, as presented in a neat slide show. We recognize, of course, that any top-five/ten/twenty list of firearms is the result of a great deal of subjective, personal opinion.…

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How Would You Handle These 4 Intruders?

Everyday, I scan the Internet looking for personal safety stories that I can learn from. After all, there’s so much going on in this world that we can always learn something from a natural disaster, mall shooting, or a home invasion, to name a few. When thinking about home invasions some people probably believe it’s…

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What Are Your Concentric Rings of Security?

What Are Your Concentric Rings of Security?

When I worked for the Agency I was based out of Headquarters in Langley, VA. What most people don’t realize (unless you live in the DC area) is that the CIA has a sign out on the main road that says, “George Bush Center for Intelligence.” In other words, the headquarters to the CIA isn’t…

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Stoeger’s Double Defense Twins

Stoeger’s Double Defense Twins

Today we will be looking at the Stoeger Double Defense Side-by-Side and the Double Defense Over-Under. The Stoeger company has brought to market a modern twist to the old, reliable coach gun. They installed a couple (or three) Picatinny rails in various places then black the whole thing out in non-reflective coatings and keep it…

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My Home Defense Nightstand

My Home Defense Nightstand

I’ve trained a lot of people who come to me after they’ve experienced a home invasion. One such fellow is a billionaire from Texas who got in a shootout in his home with the intruder, and another is a woman from Virginia who was raped twice before she realized she ought to have a gun…

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My Armed and Dangerous Wife?

My Armed and Dangerous Wife?

I realize not everybody loves guns as much as I do, but you’ve got to have a way to defend yourself against a home invasion. Some people choose baseball bats, others choose knives, and my wife and I choose guns. Of course, the gun is a tool of last resort, which is why we also…

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A Laser for Your Home Defense Gun?

A Laser for Your Home Defense Gun? [POLL]

While at SHOT show last month, I had the chance to check out numerous lasers. These days, a ton of companies make them and they’re smaller than ever, but do you really need a laser on your home defense gun? Well, here’s what I would do if I were you… The first and most important…

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