Self Defense Tips for Women Living Alone

I remember being out on my own for the first time. 7 years ago I moved far away from my family to start a life by myself.

Needless to say, I realized quickly how important it was to keep myself safe. It didn’t take long before I was getting myself some pepper spray and keeping it by my bed, just in case.Continue reading

Shooting While Pregnant: 2 Biggest Dangers to the Baby

Preparing yourself for a crisis situation is good practice, both for women in law enforcement and for the average civilian. Whether you work with firearms or not, pregnant women want the ability to protect that which is most important to them.Continue reading

2016 Best and Worst States For Gun Lovers

Potential gun law changes have been flooding the news and social media headlines for quite some time now. The issue fades into the background every so often and re-emerges when the media explodes with news about the latest attack taking place in the country.Continue reading

9 Crucial Questions to Ask When Buying A Gun Safe

You’re in the market for a gun safe. But have you really considered everything before buying?  Ask yourself these nine questions before spending your hard-earned money on this investment.

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How Shooting Affects Your Hearing

As responsible gun owners, we all know that gun safety is non-negotiable and to be enforced at all times. But how seriously do you take your health into consideration when you go shooting at the gun range or when you are out hunting?

A lot of us realize that the loud noise from shooting a firearm can cause damage to our hearing, but is the protection that we are wearing sufficient? For example, a lot of folks will wear some basic earplugs when shooting and some serious shooters will wear earmuffs.

Unfortunately, as the infographic below will show you, just wearing earplugs or just earmuffs is not enough!
But really…can firing a few shots cause much damage? The short answer is a definite yes! To give you some context, a shot from a 9mm pistol (which is one of the most common calibers in the U.S.) produces approximately 160 dB of noise.

A jet taking off produces approximately 140 dB of noise. So as you can see for yourself, firing a 9mm is louder than a jet taking off!

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), if you are exposed to noise that exceeds 85 dB of noise on a regular basis, you can start suffering what is known as noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).

That is where ear protection comes in. The more protection you wear, the more the noise that you are exposed to is reduced.

How Shooting Affects Your Hearing
Source: The Smoking Barrel USA

The best solution to protect your hearing is to use multiple layers of protection. We suggest you use a set of earplugs along with some good earmuffs when you go shooting. And thanks to the new Hearing Protection Act (HPA), you can also soon add a suppressor to your efforts to protect your hearing. By using a suppressor, not only do you protect your own hearing health but also the hearing health of those around you.

Author: Joe from SmokingBarrelUSA.com

On the range: A beginners guide to firearms safety

One of the favorite pastimes for many Americans is that of sports shooting and hunting. In this article, we will focus on sports shooting and range safety as it pertains to beginners. Under the 2nd Amendment in the United States constitution, it states that “the right to bear arms shall not be infringed upon.” While this means that every U.S. citizen has the constitutional right to own a firearm it doesn’t mean that he or she shouldn’t have the proper training.Continue reading

Best Glock 17 Holster Reviews: Top IWB, Shoulder and OWB

The Glock 17 is arguably the flag bearer, the cornerstone if you will. Of an empire of firearms that have found both use and love worldwide. But things weren’t always this way, when the Glock first came onto the market the idea of a polymer gun was a new one.

People resisted it, comparing the weapon to Tupperware, worrying that it would evade metal detectors, that it would fall apart in your very hands. A polymer made, the hammerless gun was a concept that very nearly bordered on madness.Continue reading

Protect Your Home Without Firearms

No one wants to think about an armed or unarmed intruder entering their home. However, according to the US Department of Justice, between 2003 and 2007, more than 3.7 million burglaries occurred every single year on average. More than a million burglaries took place while the homeowner or some other individual was present. In more than 266,000 of these cases, the person who was at home during the burglary became a victim of a violent crime.Continue reading

How To Conceal A Gun While Running

Many of us like to carry concealed firearm throughout the day and still maintain a healthy and athletic lifestyle. But this might not always be the ideal situation to carry your concealed firearm. Running causes everything in the body to shake.  Because of this, traditional holsters might not be the best choice for your firearm.

Traditional holsters will lock in the gun securely, but the sometimes do not offer the best trigger protection and while running with a loaded firearm, accidents are bound to happen without the necessary precautions taken.Continue reading

Glock 26 Holster Reviews: Top 5 IWB & OWB Holsters

You can’t beat the reliability of a Glock. This is as true as ever with the G26, also known as the “Baby Glock” due to its size.

Since its creation in 1994, it has cemented itself as one of the most useful, reliable and sought after compact and concealed carry pistols.Continue reading

2017 Top 7 M&P Shield Holsters: IWB, OWB, & Shoulder

The Smith & Wesson M&P shield is one of the most compact and lightweight guns on the market today.

The perfect gun for concealed carry.

The gun is also really thin and after measurements, it is less than 1 inch thick.

So to conceal it, you need a great, reliable, comfortable holster.Continue reading

2017 – 10 Best States For Concealed Carry Of A Firearm

Carrying your firearm in a concealed manner has become more and more of a staple in the US and around the world. With the rate of crime currently climbing, it should come as no surprise that more and more people are looking to carry their weapons along with them.Continue reading

Tips For Shooting In The Dark

Shooting your firearm in the dark is definitely not ideal, especially if you have children or other guests in your home, but many times, these situations are unavoidable and you will be required to defend yourself in the darkness of night.Continue reading

The Proper Ways on How to Hold and Shoot a Rifle

The best shooting experience and skills do not only depend on the equipment and accessories you have. It also requires discipline and proper body positioning. Thus, it is still best to learn the proper ways on how to hold and shoot a rifle. Continue reading

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