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How to choose a defensive handgun

Selecting a handgun for home defense or concealed carry can be a daunting task for many people. Revolver or semi-auto? Which caliber? Which make and model? What ammo capacity? There are many considerations. It can easily become overwhelming and result in "analysis paralysis." Here's a video that gives you a simple overview of handgun choices and how to narrow down your choice to the firearm that'...

Elderly woman uses firearm to defend against three home invaders

Lost in the wake of the terrorist attack at an Orlando nightclub was yet another case of a person using a firearm to defend themselves here in Ohio. From WRGT (Fox Dayton) : Crime scene tape surrounds a home in the 1100 block of Oakridge Drive, police standing by while detectives question an elderly woman in inside. "When we arrived here we found a male who had been shot in the porch," said...

Are Cops Good Shooters?

[Recently,] an article on the Bearing Arms website caused a bit of controversy. Check out HARSH REALITY: Police Are Not Highly Trained Firearms Experts . The article essentially describes how most police officers simply aren’t very good shooters or tacticians. A lot of folks who have never been shooting with cops would really be astonished at the relative lack of shooting skills most cops exhibit...

Why brandishing, shooting to wound, and warning shots are BAD ideas

For every bit of good advice out there about self defense, there are at least 10 pieces of bad advice. Some of the very worst advice is about how to avoid the legal fallout of self defense by using a firearm in a non-lethal way, such as brandishing, shooting to wound rather than to kill, and firing one or more warning shots to scare off an attacker. On the surface, these ideas seem to make sense...

10 things you should NEVER do after a self defense shooting

When it comes to armed self defense, it's usually not the shooting itself that trips you up legally. More often than not, it's what you do afterward that gets you in hot water. Here are 10 things you should avoid after using your gun in self defense. Never ... Call 911 in a panic. No matter how tough you are, your body and brain will be a mess after you pull the trigger and see a body lying on...

Your Tactical Training Scenario- Brutal Attack on Senior Citizen

I was searching for an old email I had sent when I found a correspondence with Marcus Wynne from several years back. Marcus sent me the video embedded below. Watch the short video . It’s short, but very violent. Don’t watch it if you have a weak stomach for extreme brutality. An elderly woman is savagely beaten by a robber. The extreme level of violence that the robber uses makes this one an...

4 Ethical Lessons of Bearing Arms

The bearing of arms is the essential medium through which the individual asserts both his social power and his participation in politics as a responsible moral being... (Historian J.G.A. Pocock, describing the beliefs of the founders of the U.S.) There is nothing like having your finger on the trigger of a gun to reveal who you really are. Life or death in one twitch — ultimate decision, with the...

Your Tactical Training Scenario…Robbed While Doing Yard Work

Have you ever thought about what you would do if you were attacked while outside doing yardwork? Most people working in their yards aren’t expecting criminal violence. That makes them a good target for predatory criminals. A man in Florida was confronted by two teen-aged robbers as he was cutting some branches in his yard. The two boys pulled a gun and tried to take the man’s gold chain. He...

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