Reloading Shotgun Shells in the Field (video)

Reloading Shotgun Shells in the Field (video)

Shotguns are some of the most versatile weapons, but eventually, you will run out of ammunition.  This video demonstrates an easy method of using a spent shell, primer, black powder, and bb’s to reload in the field.  The technique does not require much to be carried with you in the way of specified tools or equipment.  The shot, and even the powder can be manufactured at home, but the primers will have to be purchased and stored if this is a strategy you are considering.   If you liked this, you might also enjoy… What Are the Signs of the End […]

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Cost of Being Armed   

Cost of Being Armed  

  There is no price that one can put on their life, and therefore their safety.  But that being said, it’s not cheap.  The cost being armed adds up, and many don’t calculate the cost prior to beginning.  This can leave you struggling with bills, and still not able to legally carry your firearm.  Let’s take a look at a modest estimate of the costs involved in getting armed.   The first step should be to train. This doesn’t mean that you have to become an expert, but only that you fire enough rounds through enough firearms to be able […]

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Basic Pistol Marksmanship

Basic Pistol Marksmanship

With violent crime back on the rise, terrorism, and an increasing trend of lawlessness, it’s no wonder that first-time gun ownership is on the rise in America.  Many people who had previously never considered owning a firearm are now looking to be caring a handgun for personal protection.  But carrying it is not going to be enough if you are put in the position where your life is threatened.  You need to know how to use your weapon, and use it safely and effectively.  This is a list of basic pistol marksmanship concepts and techniques, but it is not a […]

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Firearm Maintenance Basics

Firearm Maintenance Basics

While a gun that is in poor maintenance is unlikely to pose an active threat to your life, it could very well be putting you in danger.  Whether you will need your gun to function effectively in a self-defense scenario or to hunt, a malfunction could cost you your life.  In a self-defense scenario fractions of a second can mean the difference between life and death, and a malfunction can, and has, cost the lives of those who did not properly maintain their firearms.  If you are relying on your hunt to provide you with food, you are unlikely to […]

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Firearm Skills You Need for Survival

Firearm Skills You Need for Survival

There’s no doubt that a firearm is one of the most important survival tools you can own. For home defense, self-defense, self-reliance and disaster preparedness, having a firearm has countless advantages to any prepper. But it’s not as simple as owning a gun, or even knowing how to load, unload, discharge and aim. There are important skills beyond the simple operation of your firearm that are really going to contribute to survival and self-reliance that you need to be mastering and working on now. Guns are not magic wands that ward off bad guys and bring in big game, they […]

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Concealed Carry Basics for Women

Concealed Carry Basics for Women

These days, more and more women are getting their concealed carry permits. Firearms are often referred to as “the great equalizer” because they can give women, especially smaller women with no specific training in self-defense, an advantage over would-be attackers. All politics aside, if you’ve ever been stalked, mugged or sexually assaulted, your views on guns might change once you realize the advantage a firearm can give you over a would-be attacker. While handguns are also not the ideal survival weapon, getting familiar with handgun basics now can definitely still be an advantage after SHTF. Especially right when disaster strikes, […]

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Tips for Storing Ammo

Tips for Storing Ammo

Whether you’re wanting to store ammunition for hunting, home defense or both, it is crucial to store it properly. Ammo is not immune to the influence of the elements, and it can corrode and potentially become either useless or actually dangerous for you to use. Here are a few tips for storing it properly and easily: Case You’ll obviously want to start with a case. Specifically manufactured ammo cases are ideal and can be found at your local army surplus store or online (and if you plan to fly with your ammo at any point, for whatever reason, you’ll need […]

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