No Plan Survives First Contact with the Enemy: Guns for Beginners

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The People of the Gun are nothing if not predictable. Start talking about the philosophy and practice of armed self-defense and it’s only a matter of time before they trot-out what’s…

Know Your Target And What’s Beyond It AND What It’s Made of: Guns for Beginners

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“Robert Liebkemann, 77, (above) was at the camp in a marsh near Delacroix over the weekend with two young relatives,” Louisiana’s sunherald.com reports. “Liebkemann and the boys had returned to…

Three Must-Haves for Concealed Carry: Guns for Beginners

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When it comes to entering the world of concealed carry, it’s easy to get lost in the weeds. You have to choose the type and brand of handgun, the size of the…

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H.L. Harris’ Journey Into Gun Ownership Continues . . .

By H.L. Harris Part two of my journey into gun ownership (see: A Newbie’s Tale from Texas) brought me to South Austin. When RF told me to meet the TTAG team at a gun range,…

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A Newbie’s Tale from Texas

H.L. Harris writes: Lampasas is 60 miles north — and a world away — from Austin. It’s home to four gun shops — and not a single Starbucks. Before last week, I thought I lived in…

Biometric Gun Safes: Guns for Beginners

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Scott Michaels of Get Gun Safe writes: Statistics indicate that you’re most likely to need a self-defense gun at night. So where’s the best place to store your home defense firearm? Home carry, of course!…

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Pro-Tip: How Not to Fire a 12 Gauge Pistol or Sawed-Off Shotgun

Click here for a short video on how not to fire a 12 gauge pistol/sawed-off shotgun. The video shows the shooting firing with a less than firm grip on the firearm. Shotguns cartridges…

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Defending Innocent Life: A Perilous Choice At Best

Nothing good happens after using violence in self-defense…aside from living another day. Real life isn’t like Hollywood. In the real world, the good guy doesn’t walk off into the sunset…

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Why I’m No Fan of Appendix Carry

  I know appendix carry enjoys increasing popularity among younger shooters and not a few hipsters. It’s also the choice of many keyboard commandos who want to be just like their…

Carrying With a Disability, Part 2: Gun and Gear Recommendations

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Suggestions are about the same thing as opinions. I find that the majority of people mean well, but the main issue is that they’re telling you what works for them,…

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Guns for Beginners: Terrorists…Expect the Unexpected

A lot has been written about using a personal firearm to deal with criminals, crazies and terrorists. Especially terrorists. Not because a terrorist attack is the most likely scenario anyone’s likely…

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Carrying With A Disability: A Telling Survey

I’ve spent a large amount of my life believing myself invincible. No matter the injury or damage, I just wrapped it up, sucked it up, and kept running. There’s a…