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  1. Rifles & Shotguns
    Bob Campbell published an article with USCCA about a month ago on the merits of the AK for home defense: https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/blog/eastern-cousin-ak-rifles-for-home-defense/ I thought he brought up some fair points. A home defense rifle, or truck gun for that matter, is ideally...
  2. General 1911 talk
    I just took delivery of a Hillsdale Monolith Heavyweight with an added on light rail that I assumed one of the previous owners added. It of course detracts from the sleek Monolith Heavyweight aesthetic, but it also has front cocking serrations so I suppose it's set up more toward function than...
  3. AR Forum
    I finally finished my HD rifle build. The upper is an Aero Precision with 16 inch Ballistic Advantage Hanson Barrel (5.56), Midwest Industries lightweight handguard, and generic A2 flash hider. The lower is an Aero Precision M4E1 Enhanced with 2 stage Geissele SSA-E trigger, Geissele parts...
  4. AR Forum
    Ran across a deal on a BCM "Standard 16" M4 SOCOM" upper that was gently used and in good shape. The upper and barrel had been rattle canned FDE/sand or something. I cut off the front sight base and replaced the milspec barrel nut with a BCM KMR-A barrel nut and installed their 15" Keymod rail...
  5. General Firearm Discussion
    I wish I had a nickel for every time a homeowner has asked me for home defense advice. All too often, they have been told to buy a shotgun. A shotgun, all long guns for that matter, is a double-edged sword for home defense. An 18" 870 with 00 buck or slugs is a formidable weapon; however, it...
  6. General Firearm Discussion
    I wrote this article for my website and thought I'd post it as well to generate some discussion. THE BEST HOME DEFENSE GUNS Posted on May 2, 2017 by Gunpowder Meditation “What is the best gun for home defense?” and “What’s the best home defense gun for my grandma/friend who isn’t into guns?”...
  7. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Really nice Shotgun, best of the best for Home Defense. Just sat in the Safe since I purchased it. Unfired except from Factory. Comes with stock fore grip and Surefire fore grip (Shown). Comes with all factory goodies minus the Wilson soft case which I sold to a friend. Model TR 870 12 Ga...
  8. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Got this in trade. It's new, never fired outside of the factory. Looking to trade for a Wilson CQB or CQB Elite or DW Specialist or other 1911's. +/- cash. Or $1300 plus shipping. Comes with all factory goodies minus the Wilson soft case. Speedfeed Stock, Surefire Forend, Stock Forend(Not...
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