Handgun Caliber Doesn’t Matter

Handgun Ammunition

“It’s not the size mate, it’s how you use it.” Nigel Powers, Super Spy Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) Wise words for a comedy movie and certainly relevant to the never-ending caliber wars. What caliber is best for concealed carry? If I use a 9mm, won’t the bullets just bounce off my attacker? If I […]

Pro-Gun Policy Will Fail Because There Were No Nuclear Wars

Cold War strategy sucked

  Some gun control mantras make my head explode – and they don’t even use the phrase “for the children!” I’ll venture a guess they will cause you equal frustration. So go find a roll of duct tape. Then wrap your head with it. Done? Good. Now wrap an extra couple of layers, because I’m […]

5 Tips for New Concealed Carriers

One of the first steps is to get a proper holster, like this Galco King Tuk.

Maybe you have recently completed the NSSF First Shots program or recently acquired your concealed carry permit. Alternatively, perhaps you are considering getting a carry permit. In any of these cases, there are a few things you need to know in terms of your next steps. 1. Get The Right Holster! The right concealed carry […]

Top 10 Self Defense Ammo Picks

Top 10 Self Defense Ammo Picks

With a controversial and opinionated topic like this, I have to include a couple of explanations and disclaimers. You do have to be careful about blanket statements when it comes to ammo performance. There are just too many variables. For example, you can’t necessarily say things like “Mega Blaster Yellow Tips” are the best. You […]

12 Reasons I Carry A Gun

Call-911-you-dont-need-a-gun

1. A fire extinguisher is a lousy self defense weapon. No one seems to have an issue with folks keeping a fire extinguisher in the house, right? I mean, people don’t question your paranoia level even though there are fire departments just about everywhere. So I thought about just carrying a fire extinguisher for self […]

Try Competitions To Become A More Effective Shooter

Competition shooting

There’s a big difference between good and effective. If you are involved in shooting purely for recreation and the joy of punching holes in paper or tin cans, then being a good shooter is, well, good enough. If you intend to use your gun for self or home defense, then you need to think about […]

Shooting Myth: Competitive Shooting Will Get You Killed On the Street

Competitive Shooting is not only fun, it can help you build basic skills.

Why is it that Internet opinions are so binary? Black or white, right or wrong, my way or the highway – it’s kind of like politics in the real world. 45 is the only caliber! Because you only need to shoot once! 9mm is fantastic – if you want to shoot balloons. Competitive shooting skills […]

Shooting Myth: A Laser Will Only Give Away Your Position!

The benefits of surefire aim in low-light conditions and flexibility for shooting from unconventional positions far outweigh any realistic risk of "giving away your position" when using a firearm-mounted laser.

I’ve been a big fan of lasers on handguns for years. At first, this was because they sounded great on paper. After actually running around shooting in the dark at various training events and nocturnal competitions, my “fanboy” meter has maxed out. But to be really clear, I want to stress that I am talking […]

10 Worst Examples of Gun Advice From the Internet

If someone starts talking to you about "knockdown power" they better be talking about one of these.

Apparently I’ve taken on a task that is simply not possible without violating several laws of our physical universe – picking only 10 of the worst pieces of shooting advice from across the vast and vacuous expanse known as the internet. I stopped counting at 32,987,412,318. But no worries, I’ll persevere. Here we go, drum […]

The Seven Deadly Sins of Concealed Carry: Not Carrying

Piece be with you! But if it's at home, and not with you, it won't do you a whole lot of good.

The fourth deadly sin of concealed carry is… not. Not carrying, that is. Crazy has roamed the earth for about 65 million years – several decades before Joan Rivers’ first plastic surgery. Consider that we live in a world where  people proudly claim they are “Beliebers“, faux celebrities name their cute babies North West and […]