8 Tips for Taking Down Rampaging Terrorists in Public

Terrorist attacks are on the rise everywhere you look, it seems. And as we’ve seen, these attacks can take many forms. Whether it’s a suicide bomber in a crowded stadium or the driver of a car who intentionally runs people over, though, your odds of survival will hinge on many factors. While it’s true that some things are just outside our control, those who take self-reliance serious should always focus on the ways they can make a difference.. After all, preparing for a disastrous situation is what preppers and survivalists do best, so let’s apply that mindset to stopping a […]

Interview With Wyatt Earp

Sitting in an old rocking chair was a graying man with defiant eyes. He had stared down some of the baddest outlaws that roamed the Old West.  Unlike many of his contemporaries this man lived to see a ripe old age of 80. During his time as a lawman, he worked some of the roughest boom towns man could imagine:  Dodge City and Tombstone.  When he turned 13, he snuck out of the family farm to join the Union army and fight in the Civil War… only to be turned away for being too young. This was Wyatt Earp and […]

How to Survive an Encounter With America’s Most Dangerous Creatures [STEP-BY-STEP]

Do you know what to do when you cross paths with a black bear? A grizzly bear? How about a hungry mountain lion? You’re supposed to stare directly into a wolf’s eyes to assert dominance, right? Or was that for coyotes? Hmm… If you’re like most Americans, you have way more questions than answers when it comes to facing a touch-and-go encounter with dangerous predators in the backcountry. And truth be told, the best practices you need to follow change dramatically from predator to predator, and species to species. Black bears require a totally different approach than you’d use with […]

10 Great Guns for $249 or Less!

Whether you’re looking for a concealed carry weapon or simply want to get the most bang for your buck possible, there are more cost-effective options out there than ever before. We love high-end plinksters and collectibles as much as the next guy. But if keeping your shooting sports on budget is at the top of your list, we’ve got good news: There are plenty of reliable, even highly rated guns on the market for less than $250… sometimes much less. So whether or not you’re working with a limited budget, it’s still wise to consider adding at least one or two of […]

Meet the US Army’s Next Official Sidearm: Sig Sauer P320

Handgun enthusiasts have been waiting with bated breath to learn which platform the US Army will tap to follow the Beretta M9 as it’s next official sidearm. The US Military’s coveted “Modular Handgun System” contract was awarded this month to Sig Sauer, adopting the P320 9mm to follow in the footsteps of the iconic Colt 1911 and Beretta M9 as the Army’s official sidearm. The competition, which began in earnest back in 2013, sought to replace the dated M9 with a weapon that’s measurably more versatile, accurate, and durable than the Beretta. RELATED: Top 11 Semiauto Handguns on a Budget […]

7 Places Most Likely to be Descended on by Protesters

No matter what your personal or political beliefs are, it’s hard to escape the fact that protests (some peaceful, some volatile) are becoming an increasingly common way of life. This is especially true in the U.S., which makes it something that local preppers need to be aware of. After all, protesters can block access to important areas and escape routes. RELATED: How to Harden Your Home Against Looters and Thieves  They can also cause civil unrest that spills over into violence and mob mentality. Fortunately, if you have a good understanding of where protests are most likely to happen, you can […]

This Chart Will Immediately Improve Your Pistol Shooting [STEP-BY-STEP]

The best shooters in the world are the ones who strive to master the fundamentals relentlessly. Expert level shooting accuracy, whether you’re shooting a handgun or rifle, is improved with diligence and repetition. You might say there is no “magic bullet.” None of these 6 fundamentals will make the bullets hit the bullseye. Instead, they will help you focus on how you hold on target and squeeze the trigger, i.e. the variables the shooter actually controls. Jams, variations in ammo quality, misfires, etc. Those variables can be controlled for, but they aren’t controlled directly at the point of the shot. RELATED: […]

10 Survival Myths That Will Get You Killed in an Emergency

If you’re a prepper, then the name of the game is survival. But what happens when the “survival” tactics you’ve been taught turn out to be a pack of lies? Unfortunately, there’s a TON of misinformation swirling around the survivalism movement. Some of it simply doesn’t work at all, putting your plans in serious danger of failure or collapse. Some of these myths will straight up put you in danger or make a dangerous situation much much worse. Society doesn’t need to fall apart in order for these myths to do you harm, either. Bad advice is as bad today as […]

POP QUIZ: Can Bulletproof Glass Stop a Shotgun Slug?

Maybe you’re a big fan of shotgun slugs… maybe not. But we guarantee the strange, military grade slugs featured in this video will get ANY shooter’s attention. When you send those strange slugs smashing into sheets of bulletproof glass, it becomes must-see TV (of in this case, YouTube). This incredible test pits 5 slugs, from 5 different nations, against a piece of bullet-resistant glass. This glass is rated to stop small arms fire. How does it hold up against a variety of 12-gauge slugs? Watch and see… Click NEXT to watch .50 Cal vs BulletProof Glass

THIS is How You Beat the S#!+ Out of a Mugger With a Pen [STEP-BY-STEP]

If you’re not familiar with the self-defense value of the “tactical pen,” it’s understandable that you might scoff at the whole concept. We did when we first saw those two words next to one another. Despite the old adage, the pen is mightier than the sword, it seems ridiculous to think of writing as a “tactical” discipline. Isn’t a bit outlandish to demand that even your writing utensils must be made for combat scenarios? Martial Arts Origins Well, you might be surprised to find out is that the tactical pen has it’s roots in Jiu-Jitsu. In fact, it’s quite a […]