Tag Archives: Self Defense

3 Subtle Points from the Glock Ad

January 31, 2013


Glock ad

Have you seen latest Glock video ad? At first glance it’s a bit silly. It features a scantily clad girl, at home, alone, watching television. She hears a noise outside that disturbs her but continues watching the boob-tube anyway. The scene is reminiscent of a B horror movie; you almost expect a friend to come over […]

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Lessons of the Run, Hide, and Fight Video

January 10, 2013


What to do in an active shooter situation

Whenever I’m discussing disaster preparedness, I remind people that it’s not just about the end of the world, an economic meltdown or the zombie, it’s about being prepared for ordinary things: Sudden power outage, a winter storm, a tornado, wildfires and other disasters that we read about in the news every week.

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As Gun Ownership Increases, Violent Crimes Decreases

June 18, 2012


Americans are arming themselves more than ever

Imagine that you awoke in the middle of the night to the sounds of someone trying to jimmy the lock on your door. The sounds gets louder and louder as the intruder gets frustrated and cares less about being heard than about getting inside your home. Since grade school we’ve been taught to call for […]

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The Best Guns to Own for Home Security

May 22, 2012


choosing a weapon

When it comes to protecting your family and home from would be intruders, one area to focus on in regard to home defense is owning a weapon. And choosing the right weapon to protect your loved ones is a serious responsibility, one that should be carefully researched.

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Book Review: The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks

May 8, 2012


Zombies: the undead

Almost a year ago, the Assistant Surgeon General for Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta wrote a post on his official blog entitled, “Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse.” It quickly caught the attention of the some in the main stream media including Fox News. Some thought it funny; some thought it odd; some thought it was a […]

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Letting the Police Know that You Have a Concealed Weapon

April 23, 2012


routine traffic stop

For several years now, I’ve read Massad Ayoob’s Firearms articles in Backwoods Home Magazine. His articles provide good insight into weapons for those seeking a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. Recent articles include Affordable Firearms, Tailoring Guns to Females, and Cold Weather Shooting Considerations. If you’re not familiar with Massad Ayoob, he’s pretty well known in the […]

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Choosing a Home Defense Weapon

April 4, 2012


defending your home from a break in

You awake with a sudden jerk. Did you hear something? Was it glass breaking or were you dreaming? Silence. Maybe your mind was playing tricks on you. No! There it was again! You did hear something! Someone is trying to get into your house! What to do? You quickly but quietly leap from the bed. […]

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Spring Fatigue: Should I Store Magazines Fully Loaded?

February 3, 2012


ammo magazine

Ok, you’ve decided that buying a handgun for personal and home defense is a good idea. (I’ll leave the discussion about the best weapon for home defense to another post.) You’ve taken the necessary training, you’ve practiced at the range, and you’ve attended the requisite Concealed Carry Permit course and passed the test. Now you […]

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Handguns: The Ultimate Tool for Self Defense

August 31, 2011


The following article has been contributed by Madison Parker of It has been published with permission of the author. When it comes to defending yourself, a handgun really is the ultimate tool. The fact of the matter is that a home security system is a deterrent that can be overcome, and hand-to-hand combat training only works […]

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Planning For Danger

June 23, 2011


“Close your eyes and envision yourself drawing the bowstring back. Now release the arrow. In your mind’s eye, watch it travel through the air and strike the center of the target.” That was the sage advice given me by an archery coach many years ago. It worked; I won a class tournament later that year. […]

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