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.
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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.
Just because you are in the right does not mean it won’t cost you tens of thousands of dollars to prove it. Where do you draw the line? When do you get involved? Read the full story to see who did it right and who did it wrong.
The “Godfather of Stand Your Ground” in Florida—Rep. Dennis Baxley—has introduced a new bill to make the legal footing for self-defense shooters in the state even firmer. Click to read about his new bill.
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.
In these 1-minute Law Shield videos, shooters can get tips on the most important aspects of choosing a carry flashlight, and then see three ways to deploy a light in tandem with a handgun.
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?
Knives are like guns, you can never have just one. Here are nine of what we think are some of the best knives to come out of Blade Show 2015.
In three videos, Law Shield Firearms Program Attorneys Michele Byington, Edwin Walker, and Richard Carter explain what gunowners can expect to happen if they’ve used a gun in self defense:
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?