Category Archives: Self Defense

Sacred Cows

Continuing the ongoing debate of 9mm vs. .45 ACP, I received an email from today regarding their contribution to the discussion.

I’m writing today to let you know about something pretty cool we just finished related to the great 9mm vs. 45 ACP debate that I think you’ll really like.

We quoted some fellow shooters and coded some unique tools to help folks understand the case for both 9mm and .45 ACP as the best caliber ever!

If you get a chance, I’d love to hear your thoughts – the case for 9mm is here:

The case for .45 ACP is here:

We really worked hard to make these a great definitive guide. If you think it’s of value, we’d love it if you shared it with your readers to help spread the word!

So here it is. Both articles are entertaining and pretty much encapsulate the debate. I carry and shoot a .45. I’m not a competition shooter, I’m not a large voice in the online firearms community. I’m just your average Joe. My contribution to the debate is, you shoot what you like and I’ll shoot what I like.


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Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Guns, Lists, Self Defense


Must Read

Tim at Gun Nuts Media has written a must read article. The Idiocy of “Outdated” discusses Michael Bloomberg’s idiotic comments about the Bill of Rights being outdated and needing to be rethought.

Go. Read. Now.


Will You Think About It?

Jay gives us something to think about:

Right now, as I write this, the streets of Boston are empty. On a Friday afternoon – a beautiful day in the high 60s/low 70s – the city should be just filled with life; instead it looks like something out of a zombie apocalypse movie. Police officers in armored cars roam the streets with automatic weapons, and Blackhawk helicopters search overhead, all for a person suspected of an act of terrorism and the death of an MIT police officer.

And yet I cannot buy a new Glock or a standard capacity magazine.

If things are so dangerous out there that we need attack helicopters patrolling our skies, then I should be able to buy a 15-round magazine for my M&P, don’t you think? If one person – one person – is so dangerous that people are being told to stay in their houses, businesses are closed, posse comitatus has fallen by the wayside, etc. – how can anyone tell me I shouldn’t own an AR-15?

Go read the rest. Then think about what he is saying.


Thoughts on Home Defense

From Caleb at Gun Nuts Media:

Now, I’m no gun expert like Joe Biden, but it occurs to me that if a known terrorist who’d already displayed a willingness to shoot it out with the cops and use explosives was on the loose in my neighborhood, I’d probably want a little more defensive firepower than a double barreled shotgun. I might even want a rifle like what the police likely used to shoot at said terrorist with. But that’s crazy talk, right? Dianne Feinstein said there’s no reason for me to own a military style weapon, because we have cops and the military to protect from things like terrorists running around shooting up neighborhoods.

The situation in Boston presents an excellent teaching moment. When the emergency broadcast system comes on and tells you there’s a terrorist loose in your neighborhood, do you want to lock the doors and cower in fear hoping for the best, or would you rather lock the doors and go about your life as normal, knowing that you have a rifle and the skill to use it?


Same Question, Same Answer

Jay takes the question “Why Do You Need a Gun? You Can Just Call 911…” and answers in a way that must make the antis smile. Why do I think it makes them smile? Because this is what they want.

They’ll deny it, of course. “We don’t want people to die!” they’ll emphatically scream. Unfortunately, they do. Understand, they don’t want you to take care of yourself  because your dependence on them is their sole reason for living. It makes them feel important.

Unfortunately, it also makes you dead.


Does He Really Believe That?

Then why does he want restrict access to the tools that women can use to defend themselves? I guess he’d rather that women depend on a restraining order, or the police, or a rape whistle.


Monday Morning News

Seen at Jay’s:

HOUSTON –A 21-year-old man sprang into action to protect his family Thursday night when three suspects barged into their northwest Harris County home.

The young man was home with his mother and father in the 3900 block of Brook Garden when the armed men forced their way into the house around 8 p.m., according to Harris County Sheriff’s deputies.

The anti-gun crowd wants this family disarmed. I guess the antis are just trying to protect the criminals? These choir boys planned an attack on a middle aged man and his wife. Luckily, their son was home and had access to the proper tools to protect his family.

Could you imagine what would have happened if  a “safe-storage” law had required the gun and ammunition to be stored in different rooms, and for the firearm to be fitted with a trigger lock? The family truly would have been victims and the choir boys would be running free.

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Posted by on February 25, 2013 in Guns, People, Self Defense


Civil Rights Victory

Via Joe:

“[T]he Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a December ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that forces Illinois to adopt a concealed carry law, thus affirming that the right to bear arms exists outside the home.

As Joe notes:

This is a stepping stone to slap down California, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Washington D.C., Maryland, and others that have “May Issue” permitting for carry. It may even enable nationwide Constitutional Carry.

Hooray for civil rights!


The Crazy Left and Their Self Defense Ideas

The Left wants you to defend yourself with anything but a firearm. Jay provides list and linkage.

A firearm is a tool. Yes, it can be used for “bad” things. Yes, it can be used for “good” things. In the end, what matters is intent and use.

I assure you, as my daughter gets older, I will not teach her that screaming and using a rape whistle while urinating on herself are appropriate self defense methods. I will teach her to use the tool that most effectively equalizes power differences.


But, If It’s Good Information…

Then why not leave it up? The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Department of Public Safety had 10 tips for women to prent rape:

1. Be realistic about your ability to protect yourself.
2. Your instinct may be to scream, go ahead!  It may startle your attacker and give you an opportunity to run away.
3. Kick off your shoes if you have time and can’t run in them.
4. Don’t take time to look back; just get away.
5. If your life is in danger, passive resistance may be your best defense.
6. Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating.
7. Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone.
8. Yelling, hitting or biting may give you a chance to escape, do it!
9. Understand that some actions on your part might lead to more harm.
10. Remember, every emergency situation is different.  Only you can decide which action is most appropriate.

Unfortunately, UCCS no longer thinks that this is sound advice as they’ve pulled it from their website:


UCCS | Public Safety – what to do if you are attacked

Screen clipping taken: 2/20/2013 10:04 PM

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Posted by on February 20, 2013 in Freedom - Loss Of, Self Defense


Why So Many Guns?

Guns Holsters and Gear has provided an excellent three-part series based on the question, “Why so many guns?”

Part I provides an overview of gun ownership and the various reasons for it.

Part II discusses handguns.

Part III discusses rifles and shotguns.

All three are good reads.

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Posted by on February 15, 2013 in Guns, History, Life, People, Self Defense, Sports


Contact Your US Senator!!!

Sebastian says the fight is shaping up in the Senate. I echo his call:

Every gun owner’s voice must be heard…STARTING WITH YOURS!!!

Call the Capitol Hill switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for your Senators by name. Or, email your Senators by going to NRA-ILA’s “Let Your Voice Be Heard” webpage.

He continues:

We are not facing the anti-gun crowd, save Bloomberg. We’re facing the left-wing of the Democratic Party, and they mean to destroy us. They are betting this trend is real, that the country will be increasingly urban, left of center, and more in favor of gun control. They are betting the farm that we’re on our way to extinction. Are we?

Do. Your. Part.


Getting Involved

“In a revolution, if you’re not willing to die or kill for your beliefs you’re basically irrelevant. Tweeting doesn’t count.”


Remington Golden Saber Black Belt Ammo

Well this looks interesting. Rather than jumping on the bonded bullet bandwagon, Remington simply bands the brass jacket to the lead core.



A lot of people like Golden Sabers. I wonder if they’ll readily accept this modification/improvement.

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Posted by on January 27, 2013 in Guns, Self Defense, Tech


Constitutional Carry in Utah

It was bound to happen sooner rather than later. HB76 has been introduced this legislative session and I’m not really sure if it’s going to pass.

Utah law already allows unlicensed open carry and concealed carry permits are easy to get. Of course there is some pant wetting going on by those who don’t understand Utah’s gun laws. “But this means criminals could legally carry concealed handguns!” Um, no, not if they can’t legally own a firearm. It would still be illegal for them.

House Minority Leader Jennifer Seelig frames her opposition as not wanting to “take any tools away from law enforcement,” referring to the daily background check that is run on all concealed carry permit holders. This is certainly a valid argument.

Even if the bill passes, I would presume that a majority of those who would carry a concealed weapon would still get the Utah permit because of Utah’s reciprocity/recognition with 35 other states.


Posted by on January 25, 2013 in Guns, Local, Politics, Self Defense

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