Category Archives: Gear

5 Handling Tips for a Home-Defense Shotgun

This article ran originally in the December 2016 issue of Shooting Illustrated as “Managing the Defensive Shotgun.” There is no doubt that the shotgun is an excellent defensive tool, generally stopping close-range fights with a certainty no handgun ever possessed. … Continue reading

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Know Your Defensive Handgun

Lose the bayonet, perhaps? Recently, an acquaintance of mine took his polymer defense gun out of its holster to show to a friend and discovered that the pistol’s front sight had fallen off. The sight wasn’t in the holster, his … Continue reading

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Tips for Using a Defensive Rifle

The rifle, or carbine, is no different than any other firearm that we use for personal defense. What you carry doesn’t matter nearly as much as what you can do with it. Too often, we select a rifle that appeals … Continue reading

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Old Hunters, New Tricks

I was down at deer camp a few weeks ago with my friend Shane Jahn and his daughter, Katy. Katy had whacked a nice 10-point whitetail buck and Shane was going to dress it out for her. What was interesting … Continue reading

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