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That Was a Strange Noise. Should I Shoot?

Reminiscent of a great Christmas poem, you have just settled your brain for a long early autumn nap. You’ve completed your evening security ritual of checking all the doors and windows, setting the alarm, patting the dog on the head and arranging your gun, flashlight and cellphone on the nightstand. As you let your head …

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Avoid, Escape, Survive: How to Avoid Danger, Escape a Deadly Threat and Become a Good Witness

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Federal Launches Syntech Defense Ammo for Handguns

Syntech Defense is available for popular handgun loads like the 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. (Photo: Federal) Federal caters to the self-defense market with a new line of defense ammunition, Syntech Defense, tailored to handgun shooters. Available in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP, Syntech Defense offers a hollow-point bullet that splits into three …

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What Should You Do After Using Deadly Force in Your Home?

If you remember only ONE thing I say in this post, I want it to be this: When we (the police) respond after you have used deadly force in your home, we are going to be “amped up.” Someone has fired shots, and someone else has fired back, fled the scene, been injured or been …

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Justified

I’m a fan of Justified, the six-season FX series based on the work of deceased Michigan writer Elmore Leonard. The series’ executive producer and principal star is Timothy Olyphant. He portrays Raylan Givens, a U.S. Marshal assigned to Kentucky. Givens made his reputation as a marshal with a fast-draw and deadly shot. He appears to …

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The ‘Yard Gun’

I recently wrote a piece (as part of the Home Defense Weekly Tip series) about staging firearms. After writing that though, I was working in the yard and had more thoughts on the subject. I had suggested that people could carry a small handgun while home instead of staging handguns in strategic locations. My suggestion …

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