Ask Foghorn: Self Defense Shotguns

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A reader writes: I'm a new reader and was wondering if you've ever posted about home defense shotguns and what to look for when purchasing one. If not, would you be able to point me...

Gear Review: Galco King Tuck Holster

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“Untuck your shirt and put a man’s gun on your hip. Done.”  said Robert Farago through teeth clenching a massive Honduran cigar stub.  I was trying to explain why I preferred a pocket pistol...

The Argument Against DA/SA Pistols

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By Russel Phagan I teach armed guard and CCW classes in Arizona. The students I teach have very diverse backgrounds. Some just bought a gun for the first time, some have done multiple deployments in...

Home Defense Firearms: A Long Gun Rebuttal

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Reader Sean Counihan has a bone to pick with Nick Leghorn's recent piece on home defense and rifles: First off, I would like to qualify that I am not an expert in this arena by...

The Truth About Armed Self-Defense for Women

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Every human being, by virtue of being born a human being, has a God-given, unalienable right to preserve their life. Life is, in fact, God’s greatest gift. To fail, or worse, to refuse to...

Self-Defense Tip: Home Carry

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I am constantly amazed at the number of people who believe they're prepared for a home invasion who are clearly, absolutely not. Don't get me wrong: if someone doesn't want to contemplate the idea...

Guns for Beginners: Concealed Carry Myths

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Scott Polk writes: Concealed carry is a hot topic among gun people. Mimimim acceptable caliber, recommended gun size and model, best holster type, appropriate self-defense tactics, the need for a back-up gun or spare magazines - it's...

Self-Defense Tip: Buy an Ammo Safe

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtRhht7ovmo&feature=plcp Hollywood would have you believe that fire "sets-off" ammunition---to the point where good guys and bad guys alike run for cover. The media buys into this myth as well. To wit: "The residence, owned...

I’ve Been Carrying and Training All Wrong

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By Aaron McVay via concealednation.org I’ll be the first to admit, I’m far from perfect. My wife would tell you otherwise as she tells me I have a complex where I think I’m always right....

Guns for Beginners: Why It’s OK to Buy a Sub-Compact Gun for Concealed Carry

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When you're looking to buy your first concealed carry firearm, don't get sidetracked by discussions about caliber. Don't worry about the size of the bullets you're carrying around. In most defensive gun uses, the bad...

Carrying With A Disability: A Telling Survey

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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 mindset among many of...

First Time CHL: Concealed Carry Gun Choice. Help!

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In my first post in this series on obtaining a Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL), I decided I wanted a 1911 as my carry gun. Then I realized that my brain turns to goo when I have...