Mossberg 940 Tactical Shotgun
Shotguns are an iconic American defensive tool and it's no wonder that millions of Americans prefer them for home defense. There is hardly a better tool for self-defense, and the Mossberg 940 stands out amongst them.
Whether setting up your personal defensive firearm or mounting an optical sight on your home carbine or hunting rifle, you need to know some basics.
The ABCs Of Patterning Your Defensive Shotgun
When looking to utilize a shotgun for home defense, you need to know how to pattern it. What does your gun, in particular, do at various distances?
Gun Skills | Defensive Shooting
Col. Jeff Cooper taught us that the elements of accuracy, power and speed must be in balance to prevail in a defensive-shooting situation. Here’s how to achieve this important balance.
Gun Skills: Focus on Follow-Through
If you want to hit, you need to discipline yourself to follow through. But what does that mean?
Gun Skills - Tactics to Clear Houses
Entering a home where you might be facing a threat is very dangerous and should be an absolute last resort, but it's worth practicing.
Simple Home-Defense Solutions
Starting from the outside in, let’s look at some ideas you might use to develop a layered defense.
Drawing from Concealment
As a lad, I anxiously awaited the weekly episodes of “Gunsmoke,” strapped on my toy six-shooter and attempted to out-draw the U.S. marshal of Dodge City, Matt Dillon.
High-Speed, Low-Drag Basics
My Gunsite Academy students might remember hearing me preach this: Achieving high-speed, low-drag is nothing more than applying basics. While everyone wants to move on to advanced training, you must first master the fundamentals, then apply them to every shot.
Unloading and Dry Practice
Are you a new shooter, perhaps one of the more than 7 million people who bought their first firearm last year? Do you keep defensive firearms in your home, or do you regularly carry a concealed pistol?