Survival Firearms: Hiding Your Guns From Thieves, Looters & Martial Law Confiscation

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

Do you own guns?

If you do, chances are you own a LOT of guns.

And like a lot of gun owners, you’ve probably got a big gun safe, or you’re considering getting one.

It’s like that old Mark Twain saying: “Put all your eggs in one basket… and WATCH THAT BASKET.”

Well, putting all your guns into the “basket” of one big gun safe might make you feel secure…

…but according to my friend Ox, it’s a mistake from a prepping standpoint!

Especially now, with “medical martial law” a reality of daily life, we need to be more protective than ever of our firearms.

Here is a summary of what Ox told me about that subject.

Survival Firearms: Hiding Your Guns From Thieves, Looters & Martial Law Confiscation

Survival Firearms: Hiding Your Guns From Thieves, Looters & Martial Law Confiscation
Survival Firearms: Hiding Your Guns From Thieves, Looters & Martial Law Confiscation
Ox

The massive gun safe is sort of the end goal for a lot of gun owners out there.

They dream of the day they can plunk down the cash for one of those huge, nearly indestructible gun safes for their home.

There are three big reasons, however, why your gun safe might actually be a liability, at least if you are a prepper.

Let's run them down one by one.

Mistake Number 1: It's All Your Eggs In One Basket

A great big heavy gun safe screams, “Cache of valuables.”

It's impossible to miss and it's difficult to hide.

Having a giant safe is like waving a huge red flag that says, “Hey, come steal this stuff.”

That's why many people who keep safes for valuables also hide them behind pictures and whatnot.

Authorities and thieves will assume there is a lot of value inside if they find see that safe.

They'll figure that anything worth keeping in that giant Fort Knox will be something worth taking…

….and they will do what is necessary to get in there.

A far better strategy is to have things in multiple locations that are not visible, like in the walls, in an attic, under cupboards, and in dead spaces inside cupboards.

Mistake Number 2: Too Close, Too Close!

Next, if you’re trying to hide stuff, space and distance are friends.

They will serve you very well.

This is why you want to spread your valuable items and weapons around in different hiding spots.

If one of those caches is found, you don't lose ALL your stuff.

What this means, though, is that if you decide you want to hide stuff in the walls of your house, make sure the individual caches are very far apart.

If somebody finds one cache, they won’t just keep looking nearby and find everything else.

You're counting on being able to outlast the searchers' willingness to hunt for your stuff.

Mistake Number 3: Failing To Layer Up

Finally, consider layering your caches.

Let’s say you’ve got your real cache and it’s a 55-gallon drum, and you dig a hole and you bury it.

Then as you’re burying it you put a foot or two of dirt on top of it, and then you put an ammo box with some other good cache stuff in it, but not near as valuable as was in the 55-gallon drum.

Then you finish covering the hole.

That way, if somebody finds the ammo box, they may stop digging on the theory that they’ve found what they were looking for.

They've found the first layer only, but they won't keep looking for the next layer.

All these strategies hinge on deceiving the people who want to take your gear.

When it comes to hiding your weapons, don't make yourself look like a good target.

Don’t make yourself look like a good target.

Don’t make yourself look like you’re worth extra effort.

Be one of the good guys in advance.

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Knife Beats Gun: 3 Reasons To Bring A KNIFE To A GUNFIGHT

Knife Beats Gun: 3 Reasons To Bring A Knife To A Gunfight
Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

I'm sure you've probably heard the term, “never bring a knife to a gunfight, right?

I mean, who in their right mind would do something so stupid, knowing that there's no way a knife could “out-power” a firearm – ANY firearm?!

Except there's just one problem:

This just isn't (always) true!

In fact, there are a LOT of reasons you might choose to (or be forced to) “bring a knife to a gun fight.”

I know… sounds nuts, right?

Well, hear me out, because I'm about to explain to you. . .

3 Reasons To Bring A KNIFE To A GUNFIGHT

Knife Beats Gun: 3 Reasons To Bring A Knife To A Gunfight
Knife Beats Gun: 3 Reasons To Bring A Knife To A Gunfight

Ok, first of all, NO… I'm NOT saying that if I were to go toe-to-toe with a gun-wielding bad guy that I would pull out my combat folder knife instead of my Glock 9mm.

That would be stupid… IF I had the time, space, and option of using my gun instead of my knife.

But let's face it…

If you're honest with yourself, you'll realize that only a FOOL assumes you'll always have the time, space, and option to go for your gun.

For starters, there are places you can't carry a gun, right?

In those cases, that's no choice at all — it's just you going with the best available weapon.

But let's look a little closer, because there are (at least) 3 good reasons why you should carry a knife specifically for self-protection purposes – and may even be the “winner” in a real attack…

1. A Knife Takes Almost No Muscle

A knife “works” because the point or the cutting edge are very thin.

This means that all the muscle power behind that knife is concentrated on that very, very small area.

Think about it: If you put the palm of your hand on your buddy's chest, it doesn't hurt.

If you press your index finger into his chest, though, it hurts enough to annoy him.

Put the same amount of pressure behind an ice pick, and you'll puncture his skin.

If your knife is sharp, it takes almost no muscle power at all for you to do damage with it.

That means even if you're older, injured, much smaller than your attacker – or otherwise at a disadvantage – you can deal out a HELL OF A LOT OF FORCE at close-quarters.

That makes the knife a very real option, particularly for people who might have trouble racking the slide of a full-sized auto.

It also makes the knife a great one-handed backup if you're injured, disarmed, or run out of ammo.

Speaking of which. . .

2. Your Knife Never Needs Ammo

I've fought in combat, and I can tell you that there's one piece of gear that will always have a place in a soldier's arsenal…

It's a knife.

Why does a high-tech military with fighter jets, machine guns, and smart bombs issue a bayonet to its infantry troops?

Because the military knows that no matter how much ammo a soldier carries, he could run out.

When that happens, his only option is to fix his bayonet and use it as a pike to stab his enemies.

Well, no matter how much ammo you have for your gun, sooner or later, it's going to run out.

If you're out and about and carrying concealed, you've got a lot LESS ammo on you than you have stockpiled at home.

And the reality is, most people don't carry extra ammo at ALL.

You're going to run out of rounds FAST in your auto or that 5-shot snubby revolver you're carrying. . .

. . . and that's when your knife will HAVE to come into play for self-defense.

3. A Knife Is Devastating At Close Quarters (And Almost Can't “Miss”)

Guns are extremely powerful.

They are, however, powerful only in a straight line.

In fact, every gun disarm relies on getting out of the way of that single straight line in front of the barrel.

That means that, even at close quarters, it's possible to miss your target.

Adrenaline dump, tunnel vision, shock, and other physical effects of a gun fight turn your aim to garbage in a real gunfight.

But if you have a knife…

You can slash.

You can thrust.

You can put the sharp edge between you and your attacker and just push, cutting them open with pressure.

With a knife, you almost can't miss.

That makes a sharp blade your best friend in the adrenaline dump of a fight.

Now, there are a lot of great knives on the market for fighting and self-defense, so…

Here's What To Look For In A “Fighting Knife”…

Ask a million “blade experts” what knife you should carry for personal defense… and you'll get a million suggestions, right?

Well, when it comes to FIGHTING with a knife, I have a few things I look for…

First, I won't carry a knife that doesn't have an ambidextrous design. Period.

Curved handles and blades limit your options for how you hold your weapon – and in a real attack, I like to have all the options I can get for fighting back.

With an ambidextrous design, it doesn't matter how you hold it: left hand… right hand… point up… point down… no matter which way you grab it, it's always ready for business!

It (of course) also has to be able to open lightning-fast!

I personally find “thumb studs” to be the best openers – especially if the knife is also “spring-assisted” so all it takes is a little nudge of your thumb to unleash the blade into instant action.

I also like as thin a design as possible so it's easy to conceal, yes… but also so that it “stabs” more effectively – especially if facing an attacker who is heavily clothed (maybe even in a leather coat!

Your preferences may vary, but these are mine.

Anyway, I think you can see the value in WHY you need to carry a knife with you for personal defense… you just need to make sure it's the right one in order to be ready for the reality of a violent attack.

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Home Defense Shotgun: 3 Tactical Mistakes Even Experienced Shooters Forget About!

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

The shotgun.

For many, it is the end-all, be-all of home-defense, the mighty “boomstick” that, on television, cleaves automobiles and walls in two as if it were some kind of handheld howitzer.

The shotgun isn’t THAT powerful — no firearm could be — but it is a very popular choice for defending the home.

There are, however, things that even experienced shooters forget when it comes to the home-defense shotgun.

The late, great Louis Awerbuck and I once discussed this very topic.

His untimely death was a loss to the firearms industry, and we miss him.

Here is a summary of what he had to say to me.

Three Things Even Experienced Shooters Forget About Shotguns!

Best Tactical Home Defense Shotgun Tips
Tactical Home Defense Shotgun Mistakes
Louis Awerbuck

Shotguns can be complicated, even for a weapon that is mechanically relatively simple.

There are some basic concepts every shooter needs to remember.

Forget these and you run the risk of missing your target or experiencing a negligent discharge.

All the movie lore about shotguns out there doesn't help matters.

Here are three things even experienced shooters forget, or don't know, about shotguns:

1. Most Shotguns Have Just A Simple Bead Front Sight

Some shotguns have “ghost ring” sights, or more substantial sights, and this is not uncommon on combat weapons.

The basic combat shotgun, though, just makes use of this bead arrangement.

Do NOT make the mistake of thinking that this means you don’t have to aim!

It’s not enough to just point the shotgun in the direction of the bad guy.

Especially if you follow our advice and load slugs instead of shot, you’ll need to be very careful where your rounds go.

2. Always Press-Check The Magazine Tube

In other words, check to see if there’s a round in the tube as opposed to a round in the chamber.

This varies from the manual-of-arms for most other weapons, such as pistols, carbines, and so on.

The reason for checking the magazine tube is that when you press the trigger on a pump-shotgun or a semi-auto shotgun, and it does not fire, you know whether you have more rounds in the weapon available to you.

In other words, if you point the shotgun, pull the trigger, and nothing happens, if you hadn’t checked the magazine tube, you would have no idea whether there would be another round available once you pumped the slide or ran the bolt back.

By contrast, if you check the chamber but DON’T check the magazine tube, you know at most that you have just one round.

That’s the only thing you’re verifying.

3. The Ejection Port Is Not For Loading!

That port is an EJECTION port, not a LOADING port.

It is never meant for loading rounds.

To safely load rounds in a shotgun, load the magazine first, then operate the action.

This is a seemingly small but important distinction, mechanically.

As we'll see, however, mechanical differences can be a matter of life and death.

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Home Defense Tactics: A Risky Way To Save A HOSTAGE In A “Home Invasion” (That May Be Your ONLY Way To Survive)!

Home Invasion Hostage Rescue

This may be a tough situation for you to consider…

But it's important for you to have a plan NOW so you know how to react if your home is ever invaded and your family's life is on the line.

You see, home invaders thrive on power and intimidation.

So let me ask you…

What would you do if an attacker was holding a loved one hostage?

Here's a technique I developed for our home invasion survival program at that could save their life…

Home Defense Tactics: A Risky Way To Save A Home Invasion Hostage…That May Be Your ONLY Way To Survive!

Home Invasion Hostage Rescue

One of the most horrific scenarios you may find yourself in when home invaders break into your home is that they'll often take a family member as a hostage.

They know that if they put a knife to the throat of your child or spouse, you'll do pretty much anything they tell you to.

You'll lay down your weapon… you'll back away… you'll even handcuff yourself to a railing if they tell you to!

Why?

Because the alternative is that they'll kill someone you love right before your eyes, right?

Besides, what if you're armed and “take the shot” but miss and kill your family member instead?

Look, you have to make the judgement call yourself.

But personally, If I'm armed, I'm not going to place my trust in some scumbag thug with no decency or respect for human life.

Here's a tactic that could help you save your loved one's life if they have a weapon on them and you're armed…

First, I understand that the home invader's brain is focused on YOUR actions, NOT on killing your family member.

Most likely, he's concentrating on yelling at you to put your gun down.

This is where you ask him, “Ok, where do you want me to put it?”

Here's why this is important…

When you ask him a question, his brain “disconnects” from harming your loved one to answering your question.

This is called a “break state” and it's added insurance there won't be an accidental discharge when you employ this next move…

As he's answering you, he may motion with his gun or knife away from his hostage and in the direction he wants you to throw your weapon.

At this point – WHILE he's talking – shoot about a foot over his head and to the side away from your family member.

The shock of the gunfire will create a split second moment for you to immediately rush forward (you can be anywhere within about 20 feet and pull this off at lightspeed).

At point blank range, shove your gun right into the attacker's body (or head) and pull the trigger.

If you can move his weapon away at the same time, great – but you're not looking to get into a wrestling match.

What you're going for is a point-blank kill-shot!

I know the courts frown on me using the words “kill-shot”, but the God's honest truth is that in this dangerous of a scenario, you may only get one follow-up shot… and it has to end the standoff instantly!

Is it risky?

Hell yeah! But home invasions are the most violent and unpredictable of all crimes.

You can't wait for the perfect moment to make your move.

It may NEVER come!

That's why you need every single dirty home defense trick you can get your hands on so that you can CREATE your own opportunity to counterattack or escape.

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(3 Castle Doctrine Pics) Why My Neighbor ISN’T A “Gun Nut” Anymore. . .

Castle Doctrine Legal Firearms Laws

Just when I think my words are falling on deaf ears, God sends me a message to keep on preaching…

No, not about the coming biblical (or zombie) apocalypse.

I’m talking about how to stop gun-owners from making stupid mistakes that can put YOU in prison right next to the street scum you’re trying to defend against.

Let me explain…

Remember a few years ago when I made this video about how my “gun nut” neighbor thought his funny “No Trespassing” sign (photo #1 below) was protecting his property?

Basically, his sign at his front gate said…

“No Trespassing. Violators Will Be Shot. Survivors Will Be Shot Again!”

Well I guess my neighbor saw my video because not long after that, I went for a run and saw he had taken a magic marker and wrote over it so it just said…

“No. Keep Out” – with a little smiley face! (photo #2 below)

Well, it took a while, but look at photo #3 below and…

Here’s Why These New Signs Have Now Made This Guy My FAVORITE Neighbor…

Castle Doctrine Legal Firearms Laws

I was happy as a little girl scout who just sold her millionth box of Thin Mints when I took a jog and saw these 2 signs replace the old “funny” ones.

Not just because the old ones could literally have put him in PRISON if he ever had to shoot someone who actually invaded his home.

But because these signs will better protect him against a home invasion… AND in court if he’s ever forced to defend himself.

Here’s why…

1. “Come Take My Guns!”

Having any kind of a warning sign (funny or not) tips your hand that you… well… own guns!

Criminals love guns.

Especially free ones that can be used for crimes or sold off for a pretty penny on the street.

Sure, they may not show up at your bedroom window to break in at 2am… but they could target your home during the day (when most burglary break-ins happen) and take a lot of time looking around for all your firearms while you’re out for the day.

The biggest danger here is you or a member of your family unexpectedly coming home to find this criminal already in the act… and CAUGHT!

A cornered animal does unexpected – and sometimes vicious – things to protect itself.

You don’t want a panicked, desperate burglar trying to figure out what to do with your spouse or child who can now give their description to the police.

2. Beyond “No Trespassing”…

There’s only one thing that strikes fear into a home invader more than a vicious dog… and that’s a vicious GUN OWNER with a dog!

Now frankly, I don’t know if my neighbor has a mean dog… or if he even HAS a dog!

Doesn’t really matter as long as the bad guys think he does, right?

Whether you own one or not, a “Beware Of Dog” sign is a really, really good deterrent for criminals.

3. It’s NOT Funny!

A simple “No Trespassing” sign is simple… straight to the point… and let’s others know that you’re more aware than the typical homeowner.

Funny signs (like “We Don’t Dial 991”) – to a jury – will make you look like a gun-nut who was just itching for someone to pick off with your smokewagon.

If you ever DID have to shoot someone in your home – especially if you killed them – a prosecutor could possibly make a case that you used excessive force… and your sign “proves” you went too far.

I know you probably think these types of signs (or shirts!) are harmless… but they won’t be funny to a jury.

Remember, as we say in our “bulletproof” video, our legal system is NOT about “justice” – they’re about the LAW.

Plain and simple.

Unfortunately, few gun-owners really understand their personal responsibility to LEGALLY defend themselves.

That’s why we literally give our Bulletproof Defense DVD away for free to responsibly-armed citizens on our website here…

If you don’t have a copy, get yours now because not only will this DVD show you EXACTLY when you’re legally justified to use your firearm for personal defense…

… but it can even be entered as evidence in your defense!

It's the best way I can prepare you for the unfortunate reality discovered the “hard way” by citizens who make the wrong move.

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5 Reasons Revolvers DON’T Suck In A Real Gunfight

Best Home Defense Revolvers

I know revolvers get a bad rap as a personal defense weapon.

According to a lot of tactical super-ninja black-bag operators out there, if you don't carry a Glock or some other whizbang, gee-golly automatic, you're behind the curve and you might as well be driving a Flintstones car.

Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE my Glock 19!

But the fact is that the revolver is (arguably) PERFECT for the life-saving tactics I and two other combat-experienced gun trainers show you in our extreme close-combat shooting manual.

In fact, here are…

5 Reasons Revolvers DON'T Suck For A Real Gunfight

Best Home Defense Revolvers
Are revolvers a good firearm for a real gunfight?

1. Revolvers Are Much Simpler To Use

In a real gunfight, complicated tactics (and gun functions) are harder to pull off.

That means drawing… chambering a round… and flipping off a manual safety.

Now as we say in our CQC Shooting guide, you can overcome these challenges with correct “pre-fight staging”.

But revolvers already have much of this figured out and are pretty much a true “point and shoot” weapon… with no external safeties to fuss over… and a round is always “chambered”.

2. It's Hard To Jam A Revolver

A lot can cause an automatic to stop running and during a real gunfight, that's the last thing you want to happen.

Oftentimes that's NOT because of the firearm itself, but rather a magazine malfunction.

Revolvers don't use a magazine and their function is simple and reliable.

3. Revolver Grips Offer Better Concealment

 

The revolver grips are usually smooth and “round” so there aren't any angles or corners to hang up on clothing.

Also, you can get a shrouded hammer or a hammerless model with even fewer ways to catch the gun on your clothes as you're drawing from concealment.

4. You Get A More Aggressive Grip When Drawing

If you've never held a revolver before, then you'll know exactly what I mean when you do for the first time.

Their grips just fit nice and comfy in your hand because the grip only has to be… well… a “grip”… since the bullets aren't in the handle itself.

Also, in a real gunfight, you can get a better “combat hold” because the cylinder pushes the gun out away from your body just enough to firmly pocket the handle in the web of your hand.

5. Revolvers Excel At “Contact Shots”

Contact shots (shooting with the firearm in direct contact with your attacker's body) can be extremely devastating!

But only if your weapon is functional.

An automatic may jam with a contact shot or if the slide hangs up on your attacker's clothing.

However, a revolver will keep shooting as long as the cylinder is free to spin.

Now There IS One Indisputable Argument For The Automatic…

… the “firepower capacity” factor!

While a revolver will only carry 5-6 rounds, the auto can carry up to like 15 or 16.

And stats show that even in super close-range attacks, more than 75% of your bullets won't even hit your attacker (because of the “adrenaline dump”, physical struggle at close range, shooting while moving, etc.)

That means that with a wheelgun revolver, the average gun-owner will only land 1 or 2 “hits” – and that may not be enough to stop an attacker.

But that's why you DON'T want to be a “gun-owner”.

You want to be a “gun-FIGHTER” – someone who knows how to stop an attacker even in an extreme close-range ambush.

That's the way you're most likely to be attacked.

Unfortunately most of the so-called “tactical training” out there doesn't do much to prepare you for this type of threat (or they train you the wrong way).

For that, you need extreme close-combat shooting tactics that are specifically developed for when an attacker is already up in your face or has ambushed you from behind.

That's way different than your typical range training or marksmanship training that most instructors offer.

But make no mistake – if you don't master this type of training, you're at a huge disadvantage against a violent criminal who's not going to let you get your gun out and draw on him like you've practiced at one of those fancy gun courses.

Sorry. Not gonna happen amigo.

Better you learn that now… and survive later.

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(Safe) Tueller Drill Alternative For Tactical Firearms Training At The Gun Range

Safe Tueller Drill For Tactical Firearms Training

I know I've been preaching this for awhile…

… but I recently ran across a drill from my friend (and legendary gun expert), Massad Ayoob, that will let you see for yourself what REALLY happens in close-quarters gunfight.

It's based on the reality of what's called the “Tueller Drill” – a well-known exercise that – in a nutshell – established that 21 feet is the recognized distance an attacker can reach you before you can engage them with a handgun.

Now, there are MANY things wrong with the results of that famous exercise.

But I think it's really important for you to realize this yourself – and this simple, safe drill will help you understand

(Safe) “Tueller Drill” Alternative For Tactical Firearms Training At The Gun Range…

Safe Tueller Drill For Tactical Firearms Training
This Safe “Tueller Drill” Will Shock Tactical Firearms Trainees!

First, you can do this at a live fire range, but I actually recommend using a training gun (like airsoft, SIRT, or “blue gun”) because it's safer AND you can do this right in your own backyard or larger area.

Ok, Try This Version Of The Tueller Drill The Next Time You're At The Live-Fire Gun Range…

  • Grab a friend and your “training gun” and head to a safe, open area.
  • Holster your weapon the way you normally would carry it “concealed” and pick a target about 7 yards or so away (can just be a tree or some other “man-sized” object to aim at).
  • Have your friend place a hand on your shoulder, prepared to run.
  • Whenever your friend is ready, he takes off in a safe direction behind you (where you can't see him).
  • As soon as you feel his hand leave your shoulder, draw, aim, and squeeze the trigger, yelling “BANG” loud enough so your friend can hear you.
  • When he hears ‘bang,’ he stops.
  • Now turn around…

That short distance between you and your friend is a “kill zone“.

And unfortunately, it’s YOUR death we’re talking about!

That is the distance an attacker can close while you only get ONE round off.

And herein lies a problem…

Experts know it usually takes SEVERAL shots to stop an attacker in his tracks.

In fact, there are only 2 places in the body where you might possibly have the “luck” of getting a 1-shot man-stopper: the brain and the left ventricle of the heart.

That's one hell of an expert shot if you can hit either of those small targets WHILE your attacker is charging at you full speed!

And that's why it's even worse than you think…

To Show You What I Mean, Run “Stage 2” Of The Drill…

  • You start from your current positions – you in your same “defense spot” with your concealed firearm holstered… your buddy standing where he was when you yelled “BANG!”.
    Only this time, your friend runs AT you!

(Again… keep in mind to make sure you're using a safe version of your firearm for dry-fire.)

For extra realism, try it with your friend holding a training knife, giving his best war cry as he barrels toward you.

  • When he starts running, you draw, aim, and yell “BANG!” when he's confidently in your sights.

My guess?

You'll never even get your finger on the trigger before he's right on top of you!

I know you'd like to think you will (because you've practiced your draw 1,000's of times, right?), but we've run this drill with everyone from FBI agents to military contractors and not many can do it.

In realistic scenarios, the majority of gun owners clam up and fumble with their weapon.

And we're talking about a scenario where you KNOW you're being “attacked”!

In A Real Gunfight, The Odds Are REALLY Stacked Against You…

  1. You won't know your attacker is coming (criminals know better and prefer to ambush you when you're not looking)
  2. Most of your shots will miss your attacker – even at super-close distance!

(Fact: Even the highly-trained Los Angeles Police Dept. has only a 28% hit ratio in close quarters. That means about only 1 out of every 3 rounds hit the assailant. Assume you'll fare worse off.)

3. And we already know that it takes several rounds to physically stop an attacker.

In other words, all that traditional “tactical training” being taught out there won't do you a lot of good in a close-quarters assault.

You'll likely need to know how to “fight to your gun”… draw with 1 hand… shoot with 1 hand… and a whole bunch of other stuff not currently being taught at most ranges.

In fact, we analyzed over 6,000 real gunfights and were shocked at the cold, hard truth about what it takes to REALLY stop an enraged attacker with your gun.

In fact, we  and built a gunfighting system that's unlike anything else out there for being truly prepared for a violent attack.

You see, if you change your training to match real attacks, you'll have a much better chance to get yourself out of a deadly scenario alive, wouldn't you agree?

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Tactical Shooting Under Stress: Navy SEAL Debunks The 3 Biggest Myths!

Close Quarters Tactical Shooting Under Stress For Self-Defense
Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

Be honest: Where have you done most of your shooting training?

If you answered, “at the shooting range,” you're not alone.

People think a live-fire shooting range is the best place to acquire real-life defensive shooting skills.

The problem is…

That's wrong!

In fact, it's DEAD WRONG.

If you rely solely on static range shooting, you won't be acquiring the necessary force-on-force skills you need to stay alive.

Not long ago I talked this over with combat expert Chris Sajnog.

Here's what he explained to me about the biggest myths when it comes to shooting under threat.

What A Navy SEAL Has To Say About The 3 Biggest Myths Of Shooting Under Stress!

Close Quarters Tactical Shooting Under Stress For Self-Defense
Tactical Shooting Under Stress For Self-Defense
Chris Sajnog

Over and over again, shooters tend to repeat what they've been told.

They're relying on what they consider to be “conventional wisdom.”

After all, if it's always been done that way, shouldn't we keep doing it like that?

Well, no.

That “conventional wisdom” often just isn't.

It often boils down to these three myths:

Myth #1: Shooting At The Range Is Enough

The range ISN'T enough.

You need to use all kinds of other methods and training environments to train for self-defense, including where you might actually be using these skills.

You can't train with live fire at home, where you're going to need to use your gun.

But it's much more realistic to practice force-on-force at home when training for home-defense.

That means using airsoft and other training simulators so you can work those skills in the proper environment.

Myth #2: You Can't Use Your Sights Under Stress

People believe that you can't focus on your front sight when you're under stress.

In a way, that's true.

If you're training “normally,” like most people are taught, then you go to a range and fire rounds at a paper target.

If that's all the training you do, no, you won't be able to focus on your front sight.

But if you train under stress with something like airsoft, and you get your mind in a place where you are able to focus under stress on your front sight, you WILL be able to do it.

If you train correctly under appropriate stress, in other words, you’ll be able to use your sights when it counts.

Myth #3: You Can't Shoot Accurately Under Stress

Repetition and muscle memory is building neural pathways.

You're building the ability in your brain to send a neural impulse that allows you to focus on your front sight under stress.

Because you're under stress, what happens is that your brain releases all these hormones.

That's what tends to give us these reactions, these stress responses, that most people are used to.

You can therefore avoid that through proper training.

In other words, repetition and muscle memory, under stress, develop the appropriate neural pathways for shooting accurately while under threat. 

This is the key to training to survive when it counts.

This is how you must train to use a a gun to protect yourself.

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[RIOTS] The WORST Thing You Can Do About Looters

You've seen the news.

Fires raging out of control.

Stores looted and torn apart.

Whole communities reduced to ashes.

It's all because of the George Floyd protests – marches that took place because Floyd was killed while in police custody.

The protests have become riots, the riots have become looting… and now innocent people are being beaten in the street.

But as bad as that is, it's about to become worse… because the rioters say they're headed to the suburbs to “take what's theirs.”

And there's one critical looter defense mistake that you can't afford to make!

The WORST Mistake You Can Make When Defending Your Home From Looters

Worst Mistake In A Riot

As the riots have spread to dozens of cities across the United States, the focus has shifted.

Police stations and police cars took the worst of it to start.

Then the looting started, first of big stores, then expensive shopping districts.

(In SoHo, looters took millions of dollars of Rolex watches when they cleaned out a fancy store.)

But as the violence raged on, we started seeing reports of small business owners being attacked, some while trying to defend their life's savings.

One couple was beaten with 2X4s in Rochester, New York.

Another man tried to face a mob with a sword… and was beaten to a bloody pulp.

And on and on it went, with cars and businesses getting wiped out.

But then they started targeting private homes, with some of the political agitators among the rioters sending tweets saying they were going to “come to the suburbs.”

Right now, with thousands of National Guard troops on the streets of American cities, private citizens are spending long nights in their homes, worried they could be targeted next.

But when the mob is walking up your street, there's one CRITICAL mistake you do NOT want to have on your house or in your yard:

A “looters will be shot” sign!

You Loot We Shoot

See, no matter how many guns you have, you can't fight off a mob of hundreds of people if they really start pouring in.

If they rush you, they'll take you down.

Instead, you need to camouflage your home.

Don't put up a “looters will be shot” sign…

…Put up a “We Stand With George Floyd” sign, or anything else that signifies you're “with” the rioters.

That could help mark you as a “friendly” household, and maybe the mob will pass you by.

Now, the best defense against rioting and looting is, honestly, not to be there.

No matter what you do, like I said, it's very difficult to fight off an entire mob of people.

But if you have no choice – say, because the riot came up on you before you realized you should get out, and especially if it's only a few people looking to invade your house or apartment – there are things you CAN do.

To do them, you need a home invasion plan.

And to defend your home against this type of violence requires EXTREME TACTICS in response.

When violent rioters or home invaders break down your door while you're home, you may have to know. . .

  • How to escape from being tied up or handcuffed
  • How to use other family members to deceive your attackers
  • Methods for staging weapons in “secret hiding spots” within your home
  • How to trick home invaders into letting you go
  • Ways to use “improvised weapons” to your advantage
  • And a LOT MORE.

These types of scenarios are EXACTLY why we created our “Extreme Home Defense Tactics” course – because we found that other home invasion survival techniques were either outdated… or frankly just fell far short of dealing with reality.

If you'd like to see more of what's covered in the course, you can check out some of the lessons here.

All I ask is that you keep an open mind, because a LOT of the training we've developed is WAAAAAY different than what you'll find most instructors telling you to do.

But I can back up every last one of our techniques with more of these real-world home-invasion stories (some of which ended well, and others of which ended VERY badly).

I think you'll see exactly why these tactics are superior for surviving a home invasion… or for sudden, violent riots and looting.

I look forward to hearing what you think… and I hope you and your family stay safe.

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Best Home Defense / Home Invasion Defense: Son Comes Home, Starts SHOOTING

Home Invasion Defense: Home Invader Shot

The news has been very guarded about this story, for some reason.

Could it be that they don't want to report on a young man who, because he was armed, saved his entire family from a gang of home invaders?

It happened in Houston, Texas.

A hard-working father came home.

He was tired.

It had been a long day.

So he never saw the three armed home invaders hiding in the bushes, lying in wait for him to get home!

The thugs brutally pistol-whipped the father. . .

. . . but things were about to get much worse for that family, who had two young daughters living at home.

Here's How One Devoted Son Came Home To A Home Invasion… And Went For His Gun!

Home Invasion Defense: Home Invader Shot
Home Invasion Defense: Home Invader Shot

After beating the dad into submission, the three home invaders gleefully ransacked the home.

They were laughing and jeering as they went through the family's hard-earned possessions, taking whatever they wanted.

The family's two daughters — aged 15 and 20 — knew what was coming.

They hid in a closet.

There, they pushed a panic alarm installed and ready for just this scenario.

The home invaders didn't like that one bit.

They tried to FORCE the father, already beaten bloody, to disable the alarm.

But the daughters kept pushing it!

Furious, the thugs began searching the house for whoever was pushing the alarm. . .

. . . and who knows what they might have done to those young girls if they'd found them.

But invading this home was the last mistake one of those thugs would ever make, because the family's son and his mother had pulled into the driveway in separate vehicles.

Realizing the alarm was going off and something was very wrong, the son bravely entered the house and retrieved his own pistol.

Then he started shooting!

One of the home invaders, who had a pistol of his own, was shot in the head.

He had the rest of his life to think about his poor decisions, because he died shortly after that in the hospital.

The others fled and police are still looking for them.

That son is a hero. . . but while he successfully defended his family, everybody involved did a LOT wrong.

Here are three ways that family could have improved their tactical position before and during a home invasion:

1. Eliminate Cover Near Your Home

The father never would have been ambushed and pistol-whipped if he'd seen the home invaders hiding hear his home.

Shrubbery and other cover that gives burglars and intruders a place to hide should be eliminated around your home.

Trim shrubs back so they can't provide cover.

If you have to, rip them out by the roots.

Install lighting to cover any shadows in and around your house, too.

Your goal is to deny home invaders any place to lie in wait for you to come home.

2. Carry Your Gun ON YOUR BODY

Texas is one state that has good carry laws.

There was no reason for the son to have to enter the house — where the home invaders already were — to get his gun.

He should have been carrying it on his body.

If he had, he wouldn't have had to gamble everything on retrieving his pistol in a home invasion.

Fortunately for him, his sisters, and his parents, everything worked out.

But that's NOT a gamble I ever want to have to make.

Always carry your gun so it is with you when you need it, even when you're already at home.

3. Have A Home Invasion Plan

This is one thing the family did RIGHT.

Not only did the daughters have a plan as to where to hide in a home invasion, but the family had already installed a panic alarm for emergencies like this.

What worries me is the description of the closet as, well, a closet.

The invaders were already suspicious when shutting off the alarm didn't work.

Had they found those young girls before the son came home and shot at them, things might have gone horribly wrong.

Installing a “safe room” style door on that closet, something that could not easily be broken down, would be one way to improve the family's home invasion plan.

But there's a LOT more — way more than I can cover in a single e-mail.
That's because a home invasion is the most extreme attack you'll ever experience. . . and requires EXTREME TACTICS in response.
When intruders break down your door while you're home, you may have to know. . .

  • How to escape from being tied up or handcuffed
  • How to use other family members to deceive your attackers
  • Staging weapons in “secret hiding spots” within your home
  • How to trick home invaders into letting you go
  • Ways to use “improvised weapons” to your advantage
  • And a LOT MORE.

These types of scenarios are EXACTLY why we created our “Extreme Home Defense Tactics” course – because we found that other home invasion survival techniques were either outdated… or frankly just fell far short of dealing with reality.

If you'd like to see more of what's covered in the course, you can check out some of the lessons here and start learning everything you need to keep your family safe from home invasion.

All I ask is that you keep an open mind, because a LOT of the training we've developed is WAAAAAY different than what you'll find most instructors telling you to do.

But I can back up every last one of our techniques with more of these real-world home-invasion stories (some of which ended well, and others of which ended VERY badly).

I think you'll see exactly why these tactics are superior for surviving a home invasion.

I look forward to hearing what you think.

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AR15 / “Assault Rifle” Tip: 3 Reasons You NEED A Sling On Your AR15!

Jeff Anderson

When you think about customizing your AR15, the first thing you think of is probably not the sling.

But your choice of sling makes a difference…

…Especially when it comes to home defense, because you might have to be opening doors, carrying your kid, bringing Poopsie the Poodle with you, or whatever.

No matter the situation, at some point your hands are going to be occupied.

You're going to have to let go of the weapon and then very quickly bring it back up to reengage.

I see guys down at the local range who look like they just stepped off of a Black Hawk helicopter.

They’ve got these high speed, low drag slings.

Is that really what you need?

Do you need a sling at all?

I spoke with my friend Ox about this, and here is a run-down of what he told me.

3 Reasons You NEED A Sling On Your AR15!

AR15 / Assault Rifle Tip: 3 Reasons You Need A Sling On Your Rifle
Ox

A lot of the gear you see people using on the range is something they've seen on television, in movies, and in magazines.

These setups are mission-specific.

Unless your mission is the same as the mission of the guy in the picture or in the movie, his setup may not work for you.

That's something you need to consider.

You, do however, need a sling on your rifle, regardless of what you end up choosing.

Here are three reasons why:

#1: It's A Holster

With a pistol, when you’re not using the pistol you can put it back in the holster.

With a carbine, you don’t want to lay it on the ground.

So your sling acts as a holster.

That could be if you’re rendering first aid to someone or you just need to use your hands for something.

Because of that I’m a big fan of a two point sling.

Two point slings let you quickly adjust the sling from being cinched up against your body tight enough that you can jump and climb and do whatever, to being loose enough that you can switch from shooting right-handed to left-handed without having to put the sling over your head and switch sides.

One modification that you can make to it is to put a Magpul quick release clip on the front attachment point.

What that will allow you to do is, within a second or two, switch from having it be a two point sling to a one point sling.

It gives you the best of both worlds.

#2: It Aids In Retention

A second reason a sling is so vital is for retention.

If you've got your carbine slung and somebody tries to grab it from you, it's not like snatching a pistol from your hands.

It's wrapped around your body.

You've got a couple hundred pounds of mass attached to that gun.

Your attacker has to figure out how to overcome that in order to get control of your weapon.

That's a huge safety issue.

This is especially true in a home-defense scenario.

A sling makes it harder for the invader to take your weapon and use it against you.

#3: For Long-Range Precision

The third reason a sling is important is that it can be used for long-range precision.

(You may have seen pictures of people doing this.)

You can loop the sling around your arm and up tight against you to create an extra point of contact.

This allows you to brace the weapon against your body for better long-range accuracy.

This isn't something you'd typically need for home-defense.

In any situation where you've got to make a difficult shot, though, a sling will help you do so more accurately.

For these three reasons, you NEED to have a sling on your AR15.

In fact, you really can't afford not to.

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Home Defense Shotgun: 3 Dumbass “Tactical Shotgun” Myths

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

The other day I was watching a great action movie when something happened that just ruined it for me…

The hero whipped out his Mighty Boom Stick™, a 12-gauge shotgun…

…And sent a guy flying through the air with a single blast!

Now, I don't have to tell you that a shotgun just can't do that, right?

Sure, they're pretty powerful… but unless you woke up today in a world where gravity isn't real, people don't go tumbling through the air when you blast 'em – even with the giant whallop of a 12-gauge.

But this isn't the ONLY “tactical shotgun myth” that's floating around out there…

There are a lot of OTHER myths out there, bad ones, that I see gun people repeating… when they really should know better!

These are things that could get you hurt or even killed if you trust them.

That's why I want to talk to you about…

The 3 Dumbest “Home Defense Shotgun” Myths Even Gun People Repeat!

Best Home Defense Shotgun / Best Tactical Shotgun Tips: 3 Myths

Now, look, I'm not trying to call anybody out here or start an “Internet sh*t fight”

…but people who repeat these myths really need to stop (especially when it comes to #3).

But I don't want to get ahead of myself, so I'll go in order:

Myth #1: Racking The Pump Is Terrifying

This is definitely one of those myths that started out in the movies.

The hero, a Chuck Norris type with a steely gaze and “tough guy” attitude, steps into the room and racks his pump-action shotgun:

Ka-CHUNK!

The bad guy wets himself, drops to his knees, and pleads for mercy… and you're supposed to expect a home invader to do the same.

(That's why a lot of “gun guys” recommend the 12-gauge pump for home defense – because of that “pucker factor” from the pump action.)

Unfortunately, in the real world – especially when the bad guy and you both are experiencing the adrenaline “fight or flight” rush – he might not even hear the noise your shotgun makes.

(After all, sometimes people get shot or stabbed in a fight and don't even realize it until after the fact – so you can ka-chunk ka-chunk all day long and he may never notice.)

If you rely on scaring him with your pump-action, he may just be on top of you before you realize it.

Myth #2: Birdshot Works

I gotta admit, this one grinds my gears every time I hear it.

You'll see people recommending birdshot as an effective stopper that prevents “over-penetration.”

As the guy says in that movie, “Every word of what you just said was wrong.”

If you're close enough (like, practically on top of somebody) for birdshot to “work,” it penetrates just as much as any OTHER size shot.

But get even a little bit farther away and this fine, dust-like shot doesn't do much at ALL.

Heck, remember when Vice President Dick Cheney shot one of his hunting buddies in the FACE while they were hunting birds?

The poor old guy had a heart attack… and STILL survived, because bird shot simply ISN'T effective from, say, across your living room (you know, the distance where you might have to shoot a home invader).

If you rely on birdshot to stop an attacker, you might as well be throwing table salt and bad language at him.

Ok, I'm exaggerating… but think of it more like the difference between throwing a softball sized rock at someone vs. a handful of pebbles… both could “hurt”… but only one is likely to knock you out.

Myth #3: You (Sort Of) Don't Need To Aim

Now, I'm not trying to build a “straw man” here.

I don't know of any shotgun shooters who think they don't have to aim at ALL.

But a lot of “gun people” think they only have to point the weapon in the general direction of the target.

That's not true, and if you believe that myth, you're going to miss.

Even at “living room home defense range,” the spread of buckshot is literally only a few inches apart – NOT the wide spray pattern you see in the movies.

Besides, you're responsible for every single one of those pellets and the more that miss their target, the more chance you have of hitting an “innocent” – including a loved one in another room.

No, you've STILL got to get your gun on target properly if you're going to hit the bad guy.

But that means you've got ANOTHER problem, because it's almost like the people who make shotguns believe the no-aiming myth too.

You see, most shotguns have a bead sight – just a little dot of metal at the tip of the barrel – and not much else.

Now, I use a 20 gauge semi-auto shotgun for home-defense, and on that gun I've got a tritium front sight that kind of serves as my “backup sight.”

For my primary sight, though, I need something that will let me get my shotgun on target FAST, but ACCURATELY.

That's where my red dot comes in.

The red dot sight lets me get the gun on the bad guy, quickly, with enough accuracy to get the job done.


That's why I highly recommend this set-up for your own home-defense shotgun.

Home defense goes way beyond just having your shotgun set up right, though.

It involves training.

Unfortunately, most home defense training has just as much myth and misinformation in it as these shotgun myths.

In other words, it falls far short of helping gun-owners truly prepare for the violent nature of a home invasion.

A home invasion is the most extreme attack you'll ever experience… and requires EXTREME TACTICS in response.

For example, you may have to deal with situations like…
How to escape from being tied up or handcuffed

  • How to use other family members to deceive your attackers
  • Staging weapons in “secret hiding spots” within your home
  • How to trick home invaders into letting you go
  • Ways to use “improvised weapons” to your advantage
  • And more. . .

These types of scenarios are EXACTLY why we created our “Extreme Home Defense Tactics” course – because we found that other home invasion survival techniques were either outdated… or frankly just fell far short of dealing with reality.

If you'd like to see more of what's covered in the course, you can check out some of the lessons here.

All I ask is that you keep an open mind because a LOT of the training we've developed is WAAAAAY different than what you'll find most instructors telling you to do.

But I can back up every last one of our techniques with real-world home-invasion stories (that ended well… or badly!) and I think you'll see exactly why these tactics are superior for surviving a home invasion.

Again, here's a special link to go over and check out each of the lessons we cover when you get a chance…

I look forward to hearing your feedback.

Don't forget to watch for them… and if you see them, know that you'd had better TAKE ACTION.

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