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You Can Not Buy Marksmanship (Video)

You Can Not Buy Marksmanship (Video)

This is a video with a very important message. These days, if you’re at all interested in shooting or regularly visiting gun shops and shooting ranges, you’re probably being enticed by all the products available on the market that claim to help you shoot better. However, Reid Henrichs explains that you don’t need to spend a penny to improve your marksmanship. The basic fundamentals of marksmanship are entirely free to do, and what will really improve your shot is training the right way, without all the bells and whistles. If you are learning to shoot and would like to improve […]

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Four Common Malfunctions for Semi-Automatic Handgun

Four Common Malfunctions for Semi-Automatic Handgun

“The loudest sound you’ll ever hear in a life or death situation is a click.” Guns are tools like any other, and this means they’re not immune to malfunction. The trouble is, if you’re relying on your firearm to defend yourself, you need to be able to fix these malfunctions as quickly as possible so they don’t cost you your life. This video covers four common semi-auto handgun malfunctions, and how to fix them. Remember, practice makes perfect, so be sure to train for these malfunctions. Simply knowing about them won’t help you! So this video is a great intro […]

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Zeroing in on Handgun Accuracy (Infographic)

Zeroing in on Handgun Accuracy (Infographic)

While a handgun can save your life, it’s not a magical force field that protects you from attackers. It’s useless, and potentially highly dangerous, if you can’t use it correctly. The key is to train, train, train, but there are lots of simple tips and tricks to learn how to aim properly. The better your aim, the more likely your handgun is to do it’s intended job, so it’s something you should be working on constantly. If you’re having trouble aiming, there might be a few minor things you’re doing wrong that are easy to correct, once you’ve identified them. […]

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8 Firearms Every Prepper Should Own (Video)

8 Firearms Every Prepper Should Own (Video)

There’s no perfect firearm for everyone (except maybe an AR-15), and there are different reasons why you might choose the firearm you do for survival purposes. YouTuber, prepper, Marine, and firearm aficionado TheHossUSMC shares in this video eight firearms he thinks everyone should own. He discusses each weapon and the purpose and benefits of each. He explains which weapons might work if they were your only weapon, or if you had it for a specific purpose. If you’re trying to decide which weapon to start with or to add to your preparedness arsenal, this will definitely be a helpful video as […]

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Basic Reloading of a Rifle Cartridge (Video)

Basic Reloading of a Rifle Cartridge (Video)

Last week we posted an introduction to reloading ammunition, and promised we’d follow up with more about how to actually do the reloading. As with many DIY instructions, we figured visual was probably better than describing it. This video again covers some of the basics of what you need to get started reloading as well, so if you enjoyed this post, you’ll like seeing the actual equipment at work in this video. As we mentioned last week, this is a really great set-up to consider investing in if you’re an avid shooter, and would also like to spend some money […]

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How to Get Started With Reloading Ammo

How to Get Started With Reloading Ammo

One of the biggest considerations when adding firearms and ammo to your survival stash is whether or not you can sustain your ability to rely on firearms. Reloading ammo is popular among many gun enthusiasts, not just preppers, because it can save you a whole lot of money, and of course, it makes you far more self-reliant and independent from gun manufacturers. What reloading is is refilling discarded bullet casings with gun powder so they can be used again. This is great for someone who shoots at a range frequently and can collect used casings. And again, it would be insanely valuable […]

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4 Rules for Choosing a Concealment System

4 Rules for Choosing a Concealment System

There are many guns available on the market, both for sport, home defense, and concealment, and it might be a bit overwhelming when you’re new to concealment to know how to chose the best weapon for everyday carry. If you are not fortunate enough to buy several guns or holsters for sport and hobby and have to choose one weapon to carry with you daily, you’ll want to choose wisely. You’ll also need a holster system that works both with your weapon of choice and lifestyle. Keep in mind that what works for someone else for concealment might not work […]

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An Intro to Gunsmithing (Video)

An Intro to Gunsmithing (Video)

We’ve mentioned a few time on this blog how crucial gunsmithing will be after a disaster hits, especially in the mass breakdown of civilization. But unlike many other survival skills, it’s not exactly something you can easily learn at home. It takes specialized tools, skills, knowledge, and time. That being said, it is still an incredibly important skill to learn, if you’ve got the time and resources. Guns are one of the greatest survival tools you can acquire, but if you can’t  maintain or repair them, they might end up being nothing more than a large, blunt object to you. […]

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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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