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Storing Proper Protection in Your Home

Storing Proper Protection in Your Home

Whether you only own one for home defense or you’re a collector, you’re going to need a place to store your firearms. Of course, you don’t want to leave them out where anyone can access them.

You want them to be safe and secure. The best way to ensure that your guns are kept in a safe place is to buy a gun safe. Gun safes can come in all kinds of sizes, but you want to make sure you get one that fits your needs.

For example, if you only own a handgun, it’d be a waste of space and money to buy a huge safe with room for 5 rifles and 6 handguns and boxes of ammo. So when shopping for a safe, the first thing you want to check is that it will contain all of your firearms.

You don’t want to go too small and have to leave a pistol out, or have to jam it in there in an unsafe manner. So get something of a reasonable size for your amount of firearms.

Next, you want to make sure it’s quickly accessible. Now, this doesn’t mean in the sense that a child can open it, but easy enough that just you can get in. If you only have a handgun, there’s a wonderful selection of gun safes for $100-$200.

One safe in particular is the Sentry Safe Biometric Pistol safe, which has three ways of opening it: a four number code, a key, and a fingerprint scanner. These make it quick and easily accessible, but only for you, so your child can’t get into it.

This safe also features a silent opening mechanism, so you don’t reveal yourself to the intruder. For collectors and avid shooters, safes can get expensive. However, it’s worth every penny to ensure that your firearms are safe, and nobody accidentally hurts themselves by getting into it.

There are some relatively low-priced safes that are also great options. For example, there’s the Stack-On 18 gun safe, only $250, and it has plenty of room for rifles, handguns, valuables, and ammo.

It’s very easy to get carried away and buy some massive safe, but it’s a poor investment if you don’t fill it and it’s hard to open. You should make sure you get what you need with a little bit of breathing room for ammo – otherwise you’ll find yourself leaving ammo out, which can also be dangerous for young children.

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Lethal Self Defense for Survival

Lethal Self Defense for Survival

Sometimes, self-defense calls for more than a non-lethal incapacitation, and it comes down to a fight for your life. When that time comes, you want to be prepared for anything.

There are many lethal self-defense methods, but some are better than others – depending on the situation you’re in and depending on how much money you want to spend.

First, we have the common pocket knife. Pocket knives are available everywhere in the US and on Amazon. You can find them being sold at gas stations, Walmart, sporting goods stores, etc.

These can really fluctuate in price, but unless you’re collecting, you won’t need to spend more than $30 on a good pocket knife. Your pocket knife should be simple, and from an easily recognizable brand.

Smith and Wesson makes wonderful knives, available on Amazon for about $13. If you want to get a pocket knife with some extra versatility, you can also get a Leatherman tool for roughly $50.

The Leatherman Wingman is a wonderful example, as it has tons of tools – including a knife, screwdrivers, can openers, pliers, etc. You should make sure you check the laws of your state or country regarding how long the knife can be for you to carry it without some form of permit.

In some states it can be 3” or less, so if you were found to be carrying a 5” knife without a permit there, you could face a fine. Next are the fixed blade knives. These knives are often larger, but more reliable in an extended survival situation.

The big danger with fixed blade knives is falling for the flashy, gimmicky knives. You should always stay away from knives that are based on gimmicks. These things often overuse the word tactical, can be “zombie themed” by wrapping green paracord around the handle, and are poorly built.

For example, you may have seen a “survival hammer tactical hiking staff” for sale at almost $90. This is no doubt just a poorly built version of an obsolete weapon that will not help you in a survival or self-defense situation.

Other offenders include most katanas, swords, and machetes, unless the latter is from a trusted brand such as KA-BAR or SOG. A wonderful knife is the KA-BAR USMC knife. It’s well known for being one of the toughest knives around, serving US soldiers during WWII.

They’re a little pricy, but it’s well worth it. As with the pocket knives, you should be wary of the length of blade you can legally carry in your state or country, as most fixed blade knives are longer.

Finally, you can carry a gun on you. You’ll have to get a concealed carry license and follow the laws of your state or country, but it’s a very effective method of self-defense. I would recommend going to a gun show some time, walking around and talking to vendors about your first purchase.

If you’re going to conceal carry, you’ll want a compact handgun that you can fit in a small holster, so it’s not obvious that you’re carrying a firearm. In addition, you can go to a gun store and ask the people working there about what you’re looking for, and they will be happy to help.

The thing you need to know, regardless of your weapon of choice, is that lethal self defense requires a weapon, a determined mindset, and knowledge of the laws. Make sure you get training with your weapon of choice to find out how to properly eliminate an attacker in a survival situation.

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Self Defense for Senior Citizens

Self Defense for Senior Citizens

Sometimes, if you’re an older person, you can’t fight hand to hand or with knives like younger people. Senior citizens have much different requirements for self-defense, but they can still easily defend themselves, and should – because they will be seen as easy targets.

The first option is pepper spray. It can be used at a distance at the press of a button, and causes serious pain to the attacker. You can get SABRE pepper spray on a keychain for about $10 on Amazon, allowing you to keep it on you wherever you go.

You can also get alarm keychains from Vigilant on Amazon for $17, which emit an alarm at 130 dB. This can be heard for almost a mile around you. These keychains can be activated at the press of a button as well, and have a manual whistle built in as a backup in case the button fails.

Many senior citizens can handle a firearm, as well. Veterans will not be afraid to conceal carry their own handgun, and it’s encouraged that they do, as long as they can shoot it accurately.

Smith and Wesson makes a wonderful .22lr compact pistol, and you can pick it up at most sporting goods stores for about $300. What makes .22lr a good senior defense round is that it’s very low recoil.

Some complain about the lack of “stopping power,” but any well placed shot means a chunk of metal flying through somewhere important. That will be enough to stop most attacker.

Any stragglers can be shot again, because the magazine holds 10 rounds. There are other low recoil calibers available as well, such as .380. Some senior citizens can make great use, if they must, of things that they carry on them regularly.

A walking cane is a great example. It’s long, hard, and can be used to beat petty thieves. Other items – such as pens and keys – can also be lodged in your attacker’s eyes.

The best options for self-defense for seniors are ones that don’t require close range altercations. These are more last ditch effort kinds of weapons. It’s preferable that you use something long range, or else it could very easily be snatched from you and used against you.

A stun gun, while effective, requires direct contact. It’s fine as a self-defense weapon, but if your attacker manages to grab your arm and take it out of your hand, you’re out of luck.

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NEW- The BulletSafe BulletProof Backpack Panel.

This bulletproof backpack panel uses the same ballistic materials as our bulletproof vest. It can be used inside a backpack, briefcase, bug-out bag or even a purse. It provides NIJ level IIIA protection, which means it will stop almost all handgun rounds including a .44 Magnum.

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