Category: Home Defense

Why I Carry a Spare Magazine

We’re back in our “Why” series today. This is a topic that I thought of when I first conceived this blog, and it’s been a topic of conversation lately. Between a training exercise a few weeks back and several interactions with friends, it seems carrying a spare magazine is one of those large question marks in the concealed (or open)…

Don’t Live in Fear

Recently, I read an article in which some anti-gun mouthpiece asked the following; “What are you so afraid of that you feel the need to have a military-style assault rifle with a high capacity magazine next to your bed?” You could almost hear the hysteria in her voice. Ignoring the factual errors in the question (an AR-15 is neither military…

Why I Carry Hollow Point Bullets

Every once in a while, I come across an anti-gun person decrying the idea of civilians carrying hollow point bullets. They typically publicly demonstrate their ignorance of the topic by citing the Geneva Convention and it’s prohibition on using hollow point rounds in military conflicts. Those who actually know a little about history recognize that it was the Hague Treaty…

Why I Own an AR

I remember the first time I shot an AR-15. It didn’t belong to me, but I had an absolute blast (pun intended) breaking clay pigeons into smaller and smaller pieces on the 50 yard berm. I had shot larger, center-fire rifles in the past, but they all had significant recoil and weren’t that enjoyable to shoot after 20 rounds or…