self defense

Magnified Optics Vs. Red Dots – Which is Better?

I like to think I have a modicum of common sense, and that the setups I run on my firearms are reasonably well thought-out and work for a variety of scenarios. To that end, though, I love it when an article or some other media comes along and boots me in the butt to remind… Read More

Break Into a Marine Vet’s Home? You’re Probably Gonna Die.

March 30, 2017 - Salt Lake City, UT: When Brian Sant, a Marine Corps veteran, heard the noise at the door around 3am, he knew something was going on. The door to his third-floor apartment was kicked   open, and two men wearing ski masks - one of them brandishing a two-foot-long section of steel pipe… Read More

Three Armed Teens Shot in Home Invasion by Citizen With AR-15

March 27, 2017 - Wagoner County, Oklahoma - Three teens are dead and a fourth getaway  driver faces three counts each of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary after they broke into the wrong home near Tulsa, OK.  Three teens between 16 and 18 years of age whose names have not been released, donned black clothes, masks… Read More

VIDEO – Illinois Bank Robber Killed By Security Guard In Gunfight

This past week, Rockford, IL police and the Winnebago County's States Attorney office finished their review of the deadly bank-robbery-turned-gunfight that ended once a Metro Security guard shot and killed a man who burst into a local bank and fired his gun in the air. Video surveillance shows the suspect, 34-year-old Lawrence L. Turner exit… Read More

Brookyln Father Shoots Intruder, Faces Jail Time Due To Gun Laws

This story is an older one - from 2003. However, it's a prime case to look into if you're a homeowner and you really haven't investigated local gun laws. In December, 2002, US Navy veteran Ron Dixon was awakened by a loud noise in his Brooklyn home. After Dixon saw an intruder enter his 2-year-old… Read More

Glock Protests U.S. Army Choice of Sig Sauer P320

Maybe Glock is demanding a recount. It seems that the Austrian company is protesting the U.S. Army's choice of the Sig Sauer P320 platform for its new sidearm. The P320 was announced as the winner of the XM17 Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition in January 2017, after a multi-year testing and gestation period. Not much is currently known about… Read More

New Algorithm Tracks Serial Killers

A new article from Bloomberg chronicles Thomas Hargrove and his endeavors to develop an algorithm to track serial killers. More specifically, Hargrove crunches data in order to draw connections between seemingly unrelated murders.  In 2010, Hargrove used his algorithm to analyze murders in Gary, Indiana. The results were jarring; Hargrove suspected a series of murders… Read More

Good Samaritan Shoots, Kills AZ Trooper’s Assailant

January 12, 2017, Tonopah, AZ - An Arizona Trooper was responding to a rollover traffic accident involving a badly wounded motorist when the trooper was shot and viciously attacked. The trooper was attempting traffic control when suspect came from an unknown location and shot the trooper once in the shoulder and once in the chest, and then assaulted the… Read More

Video: Gun Shop Owner Shoots Armed Robber

In a follow-up to last week's "Gun Store Owner Kills Armed Robber", surveillance video from inside the shop has surfaced. The video clearly shows the owner of Dixie Gun and Pawn , Jimmy Groover, in the foreground, back to the entrance, and a store employee backs up to him, arms raised, looking at something off camera… Read More