Is a thumbprint-ID locking safe for you? One of the most pressing concerns for responsible gun owners is how to safely store their firearms when they’re not in use. What makes this complicated is that the relevant phrase in that previous sentence is “when they’re not in use.” But how does this apply to your self- and home-defense firearm? The quandary is that you need to be … [Read more...] about Biometric Gun Safes: Yea or Nay?
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If you carry a concealed firearm for self-defense, the question has no doubt occurred to you: “What would I do if I saw a stranger in distress?” It’s actually a pretty thorny dilemma for armed defenders, because the fact that they now have access to lethal force absolutely does change the calculus about whether or not to help a stranger who appears to be in mortal danger. … [Read more...] about Should Armed Defenders Help Strangers?
Maybe it's because I'm more "Special Farces" than "Special Forces," but... If you spend enough time hanging out in Internet-based gun forums (fora?), sooner or later you're going to see a very, very long thread debating something that seems a bit...obscure. A little unlikely. And slightly less interesting than the age-old question about how many angels could possibly dance on … [Read more...] about 3 Self-Defense Gun Considerations (That I’m Ignoring)
The first thing to know about riots is that there is no such thing as a winner; there is only survival. The news today may be particularly ripe with stories about nationwide rioting in response to the death of George Floyd, but the fact is that rioting and uncivil unrest have always been with us, and always will be. That's because the factors that go into creating a riot are … [Read more...] about Armed Self-Defense: How to Survive a Riot
"Just get a dog!" That's the advice that we home defenders have been ignoring for decades, but today we'll accede that American Tactical's Bull-Dog is one tough puppy that armed citizens everywhere can trust to guard their demesne. After all, when it comes to sheer knockdown power we can all agree that there is no substitute for a 12-gauge shotgun (well, except for maybe a … [Read more...] about GRR: American Tactical’s New Bull-Dog Shotgun