Smart Ways to Carry Your EDC

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by Charles The EDC “movement” or philosophy or whatever you want to call it is nothing new, never mind the fact that some folks have found a way to buttress the idea as a cool “mindset” or shared belief to make money off of people who enjoy that sort of in-group lifestyle. Carry of small … Read more

How to Remove Rust from a Firearm

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by Charles All guns have metal parts, or are made entirely from metal, and metal can corrode. Sad fact of nature when considering what it can do to our firearms slowly over time. Whether you use your guns the way they were intended or keep them safely ensconced in a cabinet or gun safe, rust … Read more

Stocking up on Precious Metals? Might Be a Bad Idea

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by Charles Talk to enough preppers about their long-term preps and you are bound to run into a decent number who plan on stockpiling at least a small quantity of precious metals for various purposes. Gold, silver, even rhodium and platinum, you’ll get a fair education form some of them regarding the importance of precious … Read more

Top 10 Friendliest and Top 10 Worst States for Gun Owners

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by Charles While U.S. citizens enjoy their natural right to keep and bear arms far more than the overwhelming majority of the rest of the world’s residents in other countries, this does not mean that the laws and regulations restricting those rights are applied evenly or consistently throughout the 50 states. This is a fact … Read more

The Best of the Best 9mm Carbines

CZ EVO 3 S1

by Charles Pistol Caliber Carbines, or PCCs, have been around for a long, long time, at least as far back as lever-action rifles chambered in pistol calibers back in the days of the Civil War and the Wild West. Today, they are more popular than ever, with resurgence in demand for the concept leading manufacturers … Read more

The Best EDC Knives

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by Charles Long before history was recorded, even as scribbling on rock, man has relied on blades to help him conquer his environment. First as sharp rock and later as metal, the sophistication of knives has steadily increased through the ages while their function has remained the same: to cut, and to pierce. Both remain … Read more

The Best 12 Gauge Shotguns Under $700

It seems like every year is a good year for shotguns. No doubt; since their inception, shotguns have been prized by civilians, hunters, police, guards and soldiers who have need of a ferociously effective close-quarters long gun. The shotgun’s bone-crunching power makes it the obvious choice when fighting is going to be up close and … Read more

The Best Iron Sights for your Guns

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by Charles If you want to get hits, the two most critical elements of shooting, any kind of shooting, are aiming and trigger control. All of the other fundamentals support the task of executing the former correctly. While both are unquestionably techniques in that they can be improved upon by nothing but practice and dedication … Read more

Best of the Best AR and AK Pistol Braces

by Charles One trend currently sweeping the gun sphere, and for a great reason this time, is the “braced” AR or AK pistol. These short firearms are eminently handy, easy to procure and easier to transport legally. And while rifle cartridges and short barrels don’t necessarily go together like peanut butter and jelly, their appeal … Read more

The 10 Best Concealed Carry Belts Today

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by Charles If you carry a handgun for self-defense you’ll need something to carry it in unless you are an inveterate slob or stereotypical gangbanger. That means a holster is required equipment. For the majority of holsters, you’ll need to carry them on a belt. If you are smart, you’ll choose a proper gun belt. … Read more

Entertainment After SHTF

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Survival situations are definitely not fun and games. Well, for a certain kind of misanthrope they are, but they definitely aren’t fun for 99% of us. The stresses of surviving, enduring and under the circumstances thriving a major event will be hair-raising, no doubt about it. But that does not mean you should completely shun … Read more

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

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by Charles I am big on preaching the benefits of readiness against the most probable threats, as my long time readers will no doubt attest. One of the single most common everyday crises a prepper may have to deal with is a fire. Fires are serious threats, and can happen anywhere, and virtually anytime, from … Read more

AR-10 vs AR-15 Which Should You Choose

by Charles Most preppers know the AR-15 is America’s most popular rifle, and even more call on one or several of these excellent guns to serve as defensive or SHTF weapons. The AR-15 brings so many advantages to the table that the reductive method is often an easier conversation to have when selecting a rifle … Read more

How to Pick and Choose AR-15 Magazines

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The AR-15 is America’s most popular centerfire rifle by an enormous margin, and befitting its status as the once and future king of semi-auto rifles it enjoys correspondingly enormous first-party manufacturer and aftermarket support. Even a casual fan of ARs will attest to the truly bewildering number of add-ons, modifications, customizations and accessories. Like one … Read more

20 Ways to Secure Your Gun

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Gun ownership carries with it many responsibilities. The responsibility to be safe, be effective, and always know the status and condition of your firearms to prevent tragedy. A significant part of the latter is ensuring the physical security of the gun against theft or simply unauthorized users. The easiest way to do that is by … Read more

5 Firearms for People Who Don’t Like Them

by Charles As hard as this may be to believe for some of you, not everyone likes guns. I know, I know, sit down if you feel woozy. It’s true, though: some folks do not, in fact, take to the way of the gun like a duck to water. This does not mean that a … Read more

The Best of the Best .22 Pistols

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There is no such thing as a gun suitable for one and all, for every shooter. But if there was, if there was one gun that damn near everyone in the world could make use of, if would be a .22 LR pistol; the one, true, jack-of-all-trades, Swiss Army knife firearm. From small game hunting … Read more

The Top 10 Handguns under 500 Bucks

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Handgunners today enjoy a market crowded with excellent options. Some writers and experts have dubbed the current era of firearms a second golden age at least so far as refinement, if not innovation is concerned. You cannot walk into a gun shop anywhere without tripping over stacks of handguns that are so good in so … Read more

Top 7 EDC Mistakes to Avoid

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by Charles EDC is more than just an acronym for a collection of stuff you choose to carry around; EDC is now shorthand for a lifestyle choice, one in which a selection of carefully chosen equipment is called on to solve anticipated problems in your day-to-day reality. EDC loadouts can range from bare-bones minimalist tools, … Read more

Try These Shotgun Drills on Your Next Range Day

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by Charles My readers know that I am a proponent of shotguns, so long as one understands their limitations and trains to mitigate them. One of the biggest general limitations compared to other types of firearm used for self defense is the simple fact that your average shotgun demands more thought and engagement from the … Read more