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Ammunition

Bullets: Chunky and Slow vs. Fast and Light

Many of the modern, name brand bullets in .45 ACP or 9mm will do the job well. This data should help you realize, with the proper bullets, ammunition effectiveness is not nearly as large a concern as it once was. That is not say that all bullets in 9mm or .45 ACP perform the same. This article looks at data from different ammunition tests and picks the 3 top performers for consideration.

Map of current and proposed red flag law states

General

Red Flag Laws

Are you aware that several states have laws in place to circumvent your Second, Fourth, and Fifth Amendment rights, relating to…Read More >

Smith and Wesson 380 Shield EZ

Concealed Carry

Top 5 “Small” Carry Choices for Arthritic Hands

I like to think that I am still close to my prime; but I can certainly see how my parents are no longer near their peak. This is very evident with my mother’s arthritic hands. Roughly 10 years ago, she purchased a Ruger LCP (the original) as her every day carry (EDC) gun. Her hand strength was fine for recoil control, slide manipulation and her finger was certainly strong enough to manage the trigger. Over intervening time, those processes have become much more difficult, making her rethink her handgun choice.

SIG Sauer MCX Rattler with suppressor attached

Firearms

Long Distance Personal Defense Guns

Most of us who carry daily make a choice between comfort and ease of shooting with our choice in EDC pistols. I happen to carry a full size M&P 9mm. As an early concealed carry person, I was sure carrying such a gun would be noticed by everyone and be super uncomfortable. Over time, I gradually learned how to conceal better and more comfortably.

Gear tree with rifle, shotgun, plate carrier and gear belt

Firearms

AR-15 Choices for Home Defense

I am a belt and suspenders kind of guy when it comes to certain things. Home defense is one of them. Because of that, I like several options sitting by the bedside for dealing with social work, like evicting home invaders. There is a gear tree that sits 3 feet away from my nightstand that holds my 3-gun belt, my plate carrier and two long guns. One of those guns is an AR-15, and that is what we will focus on today.

Two cars in the snow after an auto accident.

Gear

Winter Preparedness: Building Your List

There are three layers of preparedness outside of the home: Vehicle, Every Day Carry, and extended. This article touches on all three; however, the distinction between each is important. Vehicles have ample space and carrying capacity, so you can set and forget certain items in the trunk or under a seat. Everyday carry is the exact opposite of that. Each item needs to be judged versus space, weight, likelihood of use, and importance in an emergency.