The Best Gun for Home Defense for New Shooters—Shotgun, AR-15, or Pistol?

Choosing the best gun for use in a home defense scenario depends on a number of factors, and each of these factors carries greater weight depending on your level of training and tactical experience. But let's say your wife is home with the kids and the door gets kicked in. Let's assume she's had very little training. What gun do you think she would most easily deploy to stop the intruder—a pisto

Are Millenials Trapped in Postmodern Antiphilosophy?

Warrior Poets are lovers of truth, lovers of people and defenders of both. I admit that what follows is a bit of a tirade that may not seem to have a lot of relevance to guns and home defense, 2nd Amendment, etc. But unless you know why you want to defend something or someone and have the will to actually fight on behalf of that belief, you're basically just a gun hobbyist. The drafters of t


The AR-15 excitement in recent years has created a surge among gun manufacturers to offer their own take on this style of rifle. That's made a variety of rifle builds available to buyers, including the high-end offerings of Daniel Defense as well as some high quality options that won't break the bank. John Lovell met with Chad and Eric at IV8888 to see what lower cost guns these guys have used a

Annihilate the Aches and Pains

It's safe to say that we can all expect to encounter pain in our lives. Sometimes we even welcome pain. Patrick Swayze taught us that "pain don't hurt" because it don't, when you need it not to. I mean, John Lovell just made a whole video about why suffering is good for making us strong, so it's understandable you'd be confused about why we're talking about Magic Balm--a deep penetrating…

The Basics of Proper Recoil Management

When it comes to the world of professional shooting and firearms training, every experienced shooter has the little tweaks and nuances for how they land rounds on a target. But those nuances are built on a foundation that's agreed upon by anyone who's serious about the art and craft of holding and shooting a pistol. So while there's no one-size-fits-all approach to operating a pistol safely an

How To Prep Your Truck For Disaster

Disaster and danger don't always wait for when you're safely behind the closed doors of your home with your emergency food and water supply, arsenal, medical supplies, etc. So it's important to be ready for situations that might arise when you're out and about or on a road trip, because you never know when you'll need to assist in a rescue, "move off the X," abandon a vehicle and disappear in th

These 2 Discipline Hacks Changed My Life

Discipline doesn't start with setting goals. Goals are important, but often end up just being good intentions. Discipline begins with setting small, sustainable habits.One of our Warrior Poet patrons contacted me recently with a whole list of ways he wanted to improve himself. To be a better warrior. Get in better shape. Etc."But the linchpin for me," he said, "is that I lack discipline. What can …

How To Shoot an AR-15/M-4 Carbine

Maybe you learned to shoot on hunting trips or at the firing range with friends, but this is tactical shooting—when speed counts and targets shoot back. Here are some of the keys to breaking bad habits and starting some new ones with your AR-15 or M-4 Carbine.How to Shoot AR-15/M-4#1: Develop a Squared Off Rifle StanceAnytime I'm teaching someone to shoot for tactical scenarios, I start off by tra…

Why You Should Stockpile These 5 Calibers of Ammunition

Bulk Ammo: Best Ammo to Stockpile If you're wondering whether you should stockpile ammunition in your home and personal defense arsenal, the answer is "YES". For obvious reasons, you don't want to risk a personal shortage of ammo if the 2nd Amendment comes under heavy attack and laws start prohibiting guns and rounds in your area. There's other important reasons, too. Guns and ammo are stable …

The 5 Essential Steps for New Gun Owners

There's a lot of scary stuff happening around the world, and a lot of people are going out and buying guns for home and self defense and in response to threats to 2nd Amendment rights. Unfortunately, more guns in circulation doesn't automatically mean people are suddenly more secure and ready to defend their homes.Owning a gun and knowing how to tactically deploy your firearm are two very differen…