Why You Really Should Lock Your Doors [VIDEO]

Burglars like the one in the photo to the right are a rarity these days, nearly extinct. Learn why today’s burglars work very differently… If anyone calls you paranoid for keeping your doors locked at all hours of the day, send them a link to this post. It’s definitely an eye-opening look at how today’s criminals select their targets. Even better, send them to the video on page 2. This will clear up a lot of confusion about how most property crime truly takes place… and what “paranoid” behaviors are actually spot on. RELATED: Top 5 Shotguns for Home Defense [Under $300] […]

Long Range Shooting 101: Top 5 Rifles and Calibers for Survivalists

The art of shooting long distances engages a different set of skills and techniques than tactical, cowboy-action, or skeet shooting. Some may say long distance shooting is golf, whereas tactical shooting is basketball. Repetition, attention to detail, and the proper equipment can make an enormous difference when it comes to long distance accuracy. And, of course, these are just preparations you make to offset all the less-than-ideal conditions that you’ll almost certainly be dealing with in any real-world scenario. Back to the Fundamentals The key to performing nearly anything requiring precision under pressure is, to oversimplify a bit, practice. To […]

Can You Spot the Hidden Snipers? [GALLERY]

Photo credit: Simon Menner Can you find the sniper hiding out in the photo above? Many of us, particularly survivalists, hunters, veterans and even former snipers, like to believe they have a knack for knowing what a trained sniper might be thinking as he selects a shooting location. Well, here is your chance to prove that you can think like a sniper (click here to see if you spotted him). Each slide in this gallery includes a photo with a well-camouflaged sniper with a well-camoflauged weapon.  As soon as you believe you’ve spotted the sniper click the NEXT button to check your […]

5 Techniques to Build Mental Toughness Like a Secret Agent

Secret agents get a lot of credit for being mentally tough. And for good reason. And while they may have been recruited to this mentally taxing type or work because of their aptitude for thinking under pressure, you’re crazy if you don’t think there wasn’t some intense training involved. Contrary to popular belief, icy nerves of steel in a crisis aren’t simply innate. Mental toughness is a skill that can be learned and enhanced through mental exercises. When the chips are down, the professionals rely on their training more than ever to give them an edge over those without it. […]

What Happens When You Shoot Guns Under Water [VIDEO GALLERY]

When it comes to real world firearms testing, sometimes it’s the oddball “what-ifs” that captivate our attention, rather than the boring old ballistics tests that are more likely to be relevant in a self-defense scenarios. With that said, it’s time that we tackle one of the burning questions that has perplexed thousands of us for years, especially those of us with a penchant for action movies: What happens when I shoot my (fill-in-the-blank gun) under water? Ok, so that’s probably not the most critical self-defense question, unless you need to defend yourself against a school of hungry piranhas or rampaging […]

If Your Password is on This List, Your Identity is NOT Safe

When it comes to protecting your right to privacy, bit by bit, it’s become crystal clear that you are on your own. The State Department doesn’t know what a secure server is, the NSA is actively trying to hack your accounts, and the IRS is too busy damaging incriminating hard drives. Even the retailers we shop with everyday like Home Depot and Target cannot and/or will not do what it takes to truly protect your most vital information. One of the easiest ways to boost your online financial security is to take the time to upgrade your passwords, not just your […]

5 Biggest Mistakes Most Shooters Make

Often times, when diagnosing grouping issues at the shooting range, we find ourselves in a struggle with what we think we’re doing, versus what’s happening on the target. Too often, we can’t seem to figure out why “our gun keeps hitting low and left.” Even after we’ve made adjustments, we’re getting the wrong results. A realization that we must force ourselves to accept is that the bullet is telling the truth. The gun is right and it’s us who are not shooting straight. It’s frustrating that we can’t often blame our weapon, but with modern firearms and ammunition, the issues overwhelmingly lie […]

10 Survival Tips You Can Learn from the Star Wars Series

As “Star Wars” fans worldwide line up to watch “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” it is time to take a few minutes to recognize all of the prepper tips that are hidden inside each movie. And no, we don’t mean the glaringly obvious tip about not going overboard with unnecessary additions to anything in life, including your bug out bag, when it is already perfect as it is (seriously, Lucas… how could you?). Instead, we are referring to practical tips that can be gleaned from one of the most successful franchises in movie history. Photo by The Conmunity – Pop Culture […]

10 Best Places to Hide Your Guns in Plain Sight

A gun safe is a great place to hide your guns from burglars… At least, that’s what the safe manufacturers tell us. Another school of thought holds that gun safes are a great way to keep all of your guns in one convenient place for burglars to find them. One thing is sure, safes are practical in terms of keeping your gun out of the hands of children and unauthorized users, but there are many downfalls to taking this approach. After all, burglars aren’t our only concern when it comes to hiding firearms. Not to mention, you can hardly call a […]

Shooting Mishaps: First Time Shooter Fails [VIDEO]

Tragically, many Americans never get the opportunity to learn to shoot and that is just plain wrong. Introducing new shooters to the wonderful world of marksmanship is of paramount importance for any firearms enthusiast.  The future sanctity of the 2nd Amendment (among other things) depends on it. BUT… it’s also extremely important that each new shooter is introduced to shooting sports the right way, safely. Many of the folks in the video below aren’t first time shooters and have no excuse but to plead stupidity. The others, many of them women, simply didn’t receive the proper coaching necessary to make their […]