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What Type of Gun Should I Buy?

Person Thinking Which Gun to BuyFirearms have been in use for over 600 years. From early match lock rifles constructed of wood, bronze and iron to today’s modern semiautomatic firearms utilizing space-age polymer, stainless steel and titanium in their construction; as technology has advanced so has the development of the gun.

With every new generation of shooters getting involved with guns and shooting for the first time, the question comes up: “What type of gun is right for me?”

The new shooter has to determine what purpose (or purposes) the gun is to fill. Is the gun going to be used for self-defense outside the home? Will it be a home or car defense piece? Will it be used in target shooting for recreation?

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Top Tactical Tomahawks

SOG Voodoo Hawk

SOG Voodoo Hawk

Tomahawks are the famed small axes invented in North America by her native people. The tomahawk is many things, but most of all it was designed as a weapon.

The tomahawk can be used as a tool for sure, but often a hatchet is a better small axe. Tomahawks gained extensive popularity after the European colonists settled in North America and Canada.

The Tomahawk was adapted as a weapon by the Royal Navy for their famed boarding parties. They recognized the usefulness of the tomahawk in close range and its ease of use. Even the modern U.S. Army issues a tomahawk to their Stryker Brigade for use in Afghanistan as a dynamic entry tool.

SOG Voodoo Hawk

The SOG Voodoo Hawk is a short, but stout tomahawk that infuses modern manufacturing techniques with modern tactical design. The Voodoo hawk has a wide blade with a very sharp edge.

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Best 5.11 Tactical Bags

5.11 Bail Out Bag

5.11 Bail Out Bag

Let’s face it, most of the time in a tactical situation, you can have immediate access to your tactical pack to address whatever situation you come against. Whether this is a military boom bag stuffed full of ammo and grenades, a police response bag, or a civilian bug out bag, the idea is that it’s available when you need it. When you need something a little different for daily carry, a special niche pack or simply a tough and dependable school bag a pack just isn’t it.

A pack is often too big and bulky and will have a lot of unnecessary space left available. A more tactical pack is often smaller and easier to carry daily, or in a quick, rapidly moving situation a smaller and more compact bag is much handier. These five bags represent a wide variety of high quality, tactical bags.

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Best Tactical Flashlights on the Market

Tactical Flashlight

Tactical Flashlight

Gun, wallet, keys, pocket knife, cell phone, and flashlight – that’s my every day carry (EDC). It’s simple and easy.

A flashlight is a major part of my every day carry. Imagine all those little times you had to use your smart phone for a flashlight; now imagine an actual emergency where you use your cell phone as a flashlight. It’s not exactly ideal. A good tactical flashlight is a life saver.

5.11 XBT Penlight

5.11 XBT Pen Light

5.11 XBT Pen Light

The XBT Penlight is a great little EDC flash light. The light doubles as a pen, which makes it even handier. The XBT has a tough design made from lightweight aircraft aluminum.

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5.11 Rush 24 Back Pack Product Review

5.11 Rush 24 Back Pack

5.11 Rush 24 Back Pack

The term day pack sounds somewhat nice and quaint. It sounds like something one would take to a theme park, or maybe a picnic on the beach. In reality the term day pack has a lot more going for it than that.

A day pack in the military is known for being something completely different. A day pack is what you fill up with food, ammo, water, optics, extra batteries, an etool, a radio, extra socks, and some toys for the local national children at times.

A day pack is sometimes called an assault pack in the military, as it’s meant to store enough equipment, food, and water to sustain an individual for 24 hours at a time. In places like the Helmand province of Afghanistan where there are very little roads, and often no infrastructure, you have little chance of getting any kind of mobile resupply quickly.

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Top 5 Must Haves for Your Bug Out Bag

Bug Out Bag

Bug Out Bag

The bug out bag is synonymous with prepping. The bug out bag is most often the first step preppers make when starting their new preps. The bug out bag is designed to fit a person’s needs for a designated amount of time. Most agree the bag needs to last you at least 72 hours.

The Bug out bag contains the necessities for life in the field, and after the grid stops. The most important items are the non-negotiable must-haves to survive and these are my top five.

AQUAM CR-100 WATER FILTER BOTTLE

AQUAM CR-100 WATER FILTER BOTTLE

AQUAM CR-100 WATER FILTER BOTTLE

Water is the fountain of life. Your body may be able to go weeks without eating, but three days of strenuous activity and exposure to the elements is going to dehydrate you and potentially be fatal. Having both extra water and the ability to purify water will be priceless.

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Tactical Flashlights Things to Look for and Brands to Consider

Tactical FlashlightWhat is a Flashlight? What is a Tactical Light?

A flashlight is simply a portable device that is hand held and emits light via a battery and a reflector. Flashlights were invented in the late 1800’s, but they have come a long way since then.

Many modern flashlights are known as Tactical Lights because they of the way they are designed. Tactical lights tend to be smaller flashlights that are designed for law enforcement, civilians, and military personnel.

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What is a Bug Out Kit? 12 Best Items to Include in Your Bug Out Bag

Bug Out BagCALL IT WHAT YOU LIKE emergency kit, earthquake kit, bug out bag, go bag -but whatever you call it, you ought to have an emergency pack on hand for dealing with, well, emergencies.

The reason for having such a pack is simple you may need to carry all the equipment and supplies you need to survive a predetermined period.

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What to Do When Someone Breaks Into Your Home

Burglar in Window PicEXPERIENCING A BREAK IN when you’re not home is a traumatic situation in and of itself.

The feeling you get seeing your things strewn about, your window broken, or your door hanging off its hinges makes you feel just plain violated.

Experiencing a break in when you are in your home however, is a life threatening emergency that needs to be dealt with immediately, but in a calm, cool, and prepared manner.

IntruderIs the Intruder a Thief, or a Murderer?

The fact is, you don’t know, but you must assume the latter. The overwhelming volume of break-ins come from thieves who have no interest in confronting a homeowner.

They go out of their way to break into your home when you are not there “ during the work day, mainly.

The goal is a quick snatch and grab where they punch into the house, steal the most portable items with the highest values such as home electronics, jewelry, DVDs, etc, and then disappear.

These sorts of break-ins happen all the time and the thieves are usually unarmed or lightly armed.

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How Much Ammo Do I Need Just In Case SHTF?

Lots of Ammunition - Photo Credit ZimbioEVERY TIME A NOVICE BUYS A GUN it seems like the next thing they do is by a single box of ammo to go with it.

They must literally be thinking that 50 rounds is plenty “ hell, it’s enough to kill 50 people!

How much ammunition do you really need? It depends, and there is no correct answer. There are correct practices, however.

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Why Firearm Training & Self Defense Training is a Must

Female Shooter Training

Female Shooter Training

There are several reasons people buy firearms, namely for self defense, hunting, and shooting sports (although not necessarily in that order). Today we will address self-defense. There is a wide range of experience levels of those who shoot, ranging from I just shot a gun for the first time , to I’ve been shooting all my life. 

Whether you’re in the former category, or the latter, it never hurts to practice on a regular basis, as the only way to really master something is by repetition.

If you want to get better at shooting (or anything else for that matter), it takes practice, practice, practice. Especially in regards to self-defense, a handgun or rifle is not going to be much use to you in an emergency if you’re not fully confident of how to use it or if you can’t hit anything with it.

Even for the experts who deal with emergencies every day, they will tell you an emergency situation requires significant training to handle properly. When you have significant training, you don’t have to think about acting, you fall back on your training and know instinctively how to respond.

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