Why You Should Lock Your Doors

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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 … [Read more...]




Shotgun Defense: Are You Really Better Off With a Shotgun? [VIDEO]

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If you read this blog often, you're probably aware that I'm a big proponent of the pump shotgun for home defense (see my top 3 recommendations here). In fact, I often counsel students that if you only own 1 firearm, and you're by no means what you might call a "firearms enthusiast," I believe a pump-action shotgun is the best choice going away... Recently, I've received … [Read more...]




Top 5 Shotguns for Home Defense (Under $400)

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In most movies with climactic home defense scenes, the hero usually carries a semi-auto pistol or a Dirty Harry style .44 Mag revolver. There are two reasons for this: 1.) Hollywood movie producers know next to nothing about guns. 2.) These shootout scenes wouldn’t last nearly as long if the hero was armed with a pump shotgun. To drag a shootout scene out for maximum … [Read more...]




Top 5 Guard Dog Breeds

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Security systems have proven to be effective... when it comes to making people feel safer. But will they really help protect your family in an emergency situation? The answer is up for debate... The problem with traditional security systems is twofold: Yard signs, motion sensor lights, and cameras attract attention to your home, especially among experienced … [Read more...]