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Remington 870 pump-action shotgun

Firearms

Is it Time to Retire the Defensive Shotgun?

It used to be believed (or is it still believed) that the 12-gauge pump-action shotgun was the ultimate home-defense gun. Has the AR-15 taken over in popularity? We discuss this question and let you reach your own conclusions. Weigh in on the discussion after reading.

Terrorist attacks

Camping & Survival

Terrorism on American Soil—Are You Prepared?

The Islamic State posted a video on Nov. 16 promising an attack on Washington D.C. In the video, a man identified as Al Ghareeb said, “I say to the European countries that we are coming, coming with booby traps and explosives, coming with explosive belts and (gun) silencers and you will be unable to stop us because today we are much stronger than before.” Terrorists will strike anywhere, at anytime. We know that ISIS will strike again. Are you prepared? Read the full story and weigh in with your tips or predictions.

AK-47 pistol

Firearms

It Ain’t a Party ‘Till the Trunk Guns Come Out: Top 10 Choices

Trunk guns don’t have to be expensive. They just have to work. Besides your daily carry, you should consider investing in a trunk—sometimes called a truck or beater gun—for those unexpected times you might need back-up or have to bug-out. Here is our top 10 list of the best truck guns.

Old long barrel revolver

Ammunition

Add Some P For Extra Zip!

Plus P (+P) ammo comes highly recommended to load in your personal defense firearm. But there are many who find the higher pressures, larger muzzle flash and more muzzle flip a little too much for arthritic and injured hands or wrists. What is one to do if +P is just too much? Will normal self-defense ammo do the trick? Gun blogger and firearms instructor, James R. Rummel specializes in training those who have hand injuries and in this article he explains the differences in standard pressure and +P ammo….do you think it will be subtle or not?

Black, full-sized 9mm pistol

Firearms

The Top 7 Highest-Rated Handguns

Do you consider what others say about a product before buying it? Cheaper Than Dirt!’s rating system helps you understand how a particular firearm performs in the real world before committing to purchase. This list is based on our highest-rated self-defense handguns. After reading the list, do you agree with what our reviewers said?