Self Defense

Police: Man shoots St. Bernard in self defense

A man shot a St. Bernard with a revolver on Thursday, police say.<p>The man was walking his dogs at about 4 p.m. in the 2300 block of East 39th Street …

Policing

DA: Oakland man killed neighbor woman and made up bogus self-defense claim

OAKLAND — He said that his 22-year-old neighbor was “digging” for her own gun when he shot and killed her, a defense that the prosecution says is no …

Crime

When Deadly Force is Involved: A Unique Approach

I don’t often do formal book reviews, but after reading a copy of <i>When Deadly Force is Involved</i>, by Bruce M. Lawlor, I found it refreshingly …

Concealed Carry

5.11 Range Ready Bag | Best Bang For Your Buck

The Loadout Room has reviewed it’s fair share of Range Bags. All of which have their own merits. But trying to find the one with the best …

STI Introduces DVC Carry Pistol

STI has introduced the DVC Carry Pistol designed with the experienced shooter in mind.

Field Tested: Ruger Go-N-Heavy Compact

There are two types of guys in the world. There are <i>knife guys,</i> and there are <i>guys with knives.</i> I tend to fall in the latter group and while I love to …

A ‘Stand Your Ground’ Expansion That Expands Inequality

The Florida Senate recently passed a bill intended to make its already robust Stand Your Ground law even more friendly to people who say they killed in self-defense.<p>Under the current law, someone in this situation can avoid a trial if he proves at a pretrial hearing that he was acting in reasonable …

Opinion

Tested: Lipsey’s Vickers Tactical Glock 17

Lipsey’s is a distributor known for putting together limited runs of popular firearms that have special features. For the past few years, it has …

Destiny Update Will Nerf Hand Cannons, Tweak Special Ammo and Health Regen

<i>Destiny</i>‘s new raid armor and weapons were previewed in the last reveal stream for the game’s upcoming live event, Age of Triumph. In addition to …

PlayStation

Overwatch Orisa guide: kit, tactics, biggest threats and 28 other essential tips

Orisa has finally been released after a fairly lengthy incubation period on the Public Test Region. Although she’s on restricted duties (no Ranked …

Gaming

"Rules for a Gunfight" by SFC Joe B. Frick

Originally printed back in 2009 on USACarry and attributed to one Drill Sergeant Sergeant First Class Joe Frick, the “Rules for the Gunfight” have …

Guns

Meet The Woman Who Created A Lifestyle Brand For Women Who Wear Heels And Carry A Gun

Emily Valentine launched Style Me Tactical with a specific woman in mind: She wears a gun on her hip and heels on her feet.<p>This isn’t your average lifestyle brand. On her website, her Instagram feed (she’s got nearly 13,000 followers), and her Twitter account, Valentine offers lifestyle advice and …

Concealed Carry

How to Survive a Mugging

Have I told you about the time I got mugged in Tijuana?I was a missionary serving in the western part of the city that consisted primarily of …

State of Hardship: The Adversity of Concealed Carry

<b>»</b><b>ADVERSITY IS SOMETIMES DEFINED AS A STATE OF HARDSHIP OR</b> misfortune, or perhaps living in an antagonistic environment where danger is real and …

Concealed Carry

The Right Way to Mount a Scope

Are you mounting all of your rifle scopes properly? Here's the right way to do it.

Guns

MORE AMMO! Aluminum PCC Mag Coupler from Lone Wolf Distributors

The craze for pistol caliber carbines has been burning bright and hot for the last year. With various companies launching dedicated to the platform …

Guns

Watch Becky G Teach Us Self-Defense Moves

Take notes from the yellow power ranger.<p>Sometimes all a girl wants to do is eat breakfast in peace, but in a world full of creeps (and fuzzy monsters), sometimes this is easier said than done. So what do you do?<p>The answer is learn how to fight back. As such, <i>Teen Vogue</i> partnered up with Becky G, who …

9mm vs .40 vs .45: Which Chambering Has More Stopping Power?

From the six-shooter days of the Western frontier onward, conventional wisdom has held that at typical handgun velocities, bigger bullets are …

Guns

Top 5 Home-Defense Shotgun Tips

Since the days of the American frontier, the defensive shotgun has been known as a dependable fight stopper. Today, we may not go about our business …

Hunting

Review: Browning BXC Bullets

Ranting and Ravings from Phil Bourjaily and David E. Petzal<p>Last autumn, I wrote about a new line of hunting ammunition introduced by Browning. It’s …

Hunting

Stabbing energy and force required for pocket-knives to pierce ribs. - PubMed

PURPOSE:<p>In addition to reconstructing the course of events, the medical examiner will often have to answer questions regarding the force necessary to …

Biology

10mm is a Terrible Choice for Self Defense

TheYankeeMarshal contends that you’re forced to choose between a huge, bulky semi-auto to fire a full-house 10mm defensive load, or a small, …

Guns

Your Hump Day Reading List for March 22, 2017

In this week’s Reading List: how to deal with stupid people when you know them; the problems with using fingerprints for security; a look at pocket …

Standing to Kneeling Drill

<b>The Drill:</b><br>Varying your shooting position is important while training for real-life situations. In this training scenario, we’re going to look at an …

Concealed Carry

The Point of a Tactical Pen

The point of a tactical pen is that you can always carry it.Always? Virtually, yes. But, you say, “I’m already carrying a gun, a knife, a tactical …

Concealed Carry

The Glock "Gadget"

Yes, this is a device that can be added to a striker-fired Glock pistol to make it safer, but it's not a safety.<p>The Glock Striker Control Device …

Guns

Smith & Wesson Ported M&P Pistols: Gun Review

If you’ve ever shot a powerful handgun, you know that recoil can make it uncomfortable to shoot. Physics is physics, so the bigger the bullet, and …

Guns

Shotgun Choke Selection: It’s Not the Reason You Missed

Ranting and Ravings from Phil Bourjaily and David E. Petzal<p>Years ago a friend and I went pheasant hunting with an Annoying Guy named Jerry in …

Hunting

Canik TP9SF ⋆ LooseRounds.com

<b>Canik TP9SF</b><p>The Canik TP9SF is a firearm I have wanted to test out since it was released about a year ago. Canik has built a decent reputation with …

Guns

Pocket Knife Lock Types

We spend a lot of time here at <i>Knife Informer</i> talking about folding knives. We talk about <b>blade steels</b>, <b>handle materials</b>, designers, <b>brands</b>, ergonomics, …