Gathered my thoughts and put together some pointed actionable suggestions for folks who are getting started with armed self defense. I cover guns, ammo, gear, and how to go about getting and staying good.
After revisiting my suggestions for a first firearm, I realized I’ve changed some of my positions and recommendations. Most notably what I suggest now for a home defense weapon – something a lot of folks have been asking about recently.
Hog hunting with an AR-platform rifle makes a lot of sense to a lot of folks, including me. This begs the question, what common AR-platform cartridge is suited to the task? 5.56 NATO, .300 Blackout, or .308 Winchester?
Every time I’ve attended a defensive firearms course, I have fun and come away reminded that I’ve got more work to do in order to increase my proficiency.