What Is The Best Kydex Holster Option for Your Handgun?

I own several firearms of varying shapes, sizes and each are designed for specific purposes. I am not a collector but like to classify my ownership and interest in having firearms as a hobby....

Securing Your Home by Reinforcing Doors

Editors Note: This post originally appeared on the TEOTWAWKI blog. In my dream scenario, I would have a stone castle with a drawbridge surrounded by a moat filled with sharks with lasers mounted to...

Training For a Gunfight

Editors Note: This is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared on the USCCA Blog by Bruce Eimer. A key but often neglected part of having firearms in your prepping plans is practice....

Homemade and Improvised Weapons

The recent events in the Ukraine were surprising on one level and some of the uprising has even been forgotten I think with the even more recent news of the Russian's annexing Crimea. One...

It May Cost You Not to Pay Attention

This article originally appeared on Recoil. Situational awareness is crucial to surviving and prevailing in a critical incident. Several years ago, I was still On The Job as a Detective with the Street Crimes unit....

The Art of Striking – A Brief Overview

Editors Note: This article is courtesy of Lee Donoghue from Locksonline and in this article, he discusses basic self-defense concepts, namely the art of striking and covers some history of a few of the...

10 Reasons a Civilian Should Consider Buying Body Armor

Have you ever considered purchasing a bulletproof vest or body armor? Do you think that something like this is only reserved for our military forces or police? If you think that, you may be...

Ten Important Things To Know About Violence

This article originally appeared on Breach Bang Clear. You're going to want to read this in order to put the following 10 points into context; regardless. Some will read it and agree, some will read...

Incoming Fire Always Has the Right of Way

One of the most underused skills that so many of us who call ourselves Preppers or Survivalists miss out on is real life weapons training. I am not talking about going to the shooting...

How to Survive the Knockout Game

The news is buzzing recently of the “knockout game”. This is the latest dangerous fad for stupid people to get their kicks at the expense of others. The goal of this “game” is to...

Should You Shoot to Wound?

This article was contributed by David Nash of Shepherd School I talk a lot about lethal force, and one concept comes up almost universally. I call this idea the leg shot syndrome. The leg shot...

Concealed Carry for the Petite Woman

Numerous factors must be just right in order for concealed carry to work well, and concealment can change daily depending on our clothes and activities. Gun size, on-body carry position, holster angle, and ride...

Riot Control Tactics

The headlines are predicting doom on November 1st  when the USDA projects that the average monthly food stamp payment of approximately $272 per household will be cut by $36 dollars. Experts are saying to...

Ammo Inventory Spreadsheet – Free Download

As we Preppers do our thing of planning, prioritizing and eventually acquiring supplies, skills and knowledge at some point you might need a hand organizing everything you have. There might be one or two...

How to Select the Best Handgun for Home Defense

As preppers we routinely discuss the need to have firearms for home security. Logically, one of the next questions revolves around how to select the best handgun for home defense. You may know that...

When The Music Stops – How America’s Cities May Explode In Violence

Editors Note: I came across this fascinating essay from Matt Bracken that made the rounds about a year ago. In it, he paints a dire potential future that some others have imagined. In his...

WROL – Protecting Your Family When the Bad Guys Come Down Your Street –...

Yesterday I started with an overview of some security questions I had about our own house from the perspective of a total breakdown (Without Rule Of Law) societal event. In that post we discussed...

WROL – Protecting Your Family When the Bad Guys Come Down Your Street –...

I have been thinking about security a lot lately. I am not sure why, but this is the latest thing that has been an ever present thought as I go through my daily activities....

How to Save Money Every Time You Shoot

Going to the range and shooting does different things for different people.  A vast majority of the time (it should be always) we go to the range with the intention of keeping those perishable...

Defending Your Home in Extreme Conditions

Photo Courtesy of Alison Christine Under normal circumstances, home security systems such as ADT home security can be an excellent step towards achieving peace of mind. But these systems are far from a cure-all for...

How to Defend Yourself with a Pistol from Inside Your Car

When you are entering and exiting your motor vehicle, you are a prime target for a violent or armed assault. This is also true when you are just sitting in your vehicle, including when you...

Martial Arts Training Saved My Life

Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be an article about how ‘bad’ or tough I am. This is an article about surviving ‘unexpected events’. Unexpected events are things in life that range from inconveniences such...

Handgun Holster Modes of Carry: Part II

Part II: Modes of Carry Yesterday we talked about holster selection based on need, intended environment and material. Today we’ll talk about the different methods of OWB (Outside the Waistband) and IWB (Inside the Waistband)...

Handgun Holster Construction and Selection: Part I

Editors Note: This is a two part article I found from the guys at the Recoil Magazine website and gives a really thorough introduction into holsters and methods of carry. I will have both...

Why You Should Carry and Know How to Use a Tactical Flashlight

If you have ever heard the term EDC or Every Day Carry and know what that means, there is almost without fail mention of a flashlight. Flashlights are one of those items that can...

How to Safely Clear Your Home When You Think There’s an Intruder

    My lazy beagle Toby was loudly barking as I’d never heard him before. Usually I would have waited a minute or two to see if I heard any footsteps, strange noises, or a window breaking,...

The Survivalist’s Guide to Bullet Proof Vests

What if tomorrow you wake up to a world torn apart by a nuclear war? What if the governments fall and the society you knew goes crazy with neighbors attacking neighbors, looting local stores,...

2 More Reasons to Carry Concealed Firearms

The news offers two more examples of how trained civilians with firearms could have prevented bad things from happening. In Woolwich, London yesterday two insane individuals ran over a man and crushed him between...

Prepping 101 – Home Security

From the dawn of time, man has tried to build a home that would keep him and his family safe. From caves to small huts to castles with moats and now underground bunkers we...

Practice Combat Without Getting Killed

There are two sides to most of the more opinionated comments and occasionally articles I read out in the blogging world with respect to any hypothetical grid-down scenario. The first side (let’s call them...