Charles Yor

Charles Yor
Charles Yor is an advocate of low-profile preparation, readiness as a virtue and avoiding trouble before it starts. He has enjoyed a long career in personal security implementation throughout the lower 48 of the United States.

Carrying Shotgun Shells for Efficient Loading

12 gauge shotgun shell

Shotguns are popular and effective weapons for solving close range conflicts with gory efficiency. It is this tremendous efficacy at close range that leads to plenty of shooters choosing them over handguns and carbines for their home defense or general readiness long gun. This is interesting because, as I and …

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Holsters: Leather versus Kydex

A quality holster is critical piece of equipment for carrying and using a pistol safely and effectively. A good holster will securely hold the pistol and support it in such a way that its user can easily acquire their shooting grip for a fast, clean draw. Moreover, the holster itself, …

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The 10 Best Pistol Weapon Mounted Lights

WML on Pistol

Light is an essential commodity in most defensive shootings. Regrettably, it is also one that is likely to be in short supply or absent when we need it; the majority of stateside shootings occur in times or areas of low light. That means the savvy defender will need to provide …

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Face Off: Mossberg 590 vs. Remington 870

Mossberg 500 vs Remington 870

Two titans of American firearm manufacturing, Mossberg and Remington, producers of two of the prolific, rugged and reliable shotguns that the world has ever seen. They are of course Mossberg’s 500 and 590 families and Remington’s 870. Between them, these two shotguns have been cranked out in numbers totaling tens …

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How Many Magazines are Enough?

pmags

For preppers that rely on guns for defense and game-getting purposes, magazines are second only to ammo in importance when stocking must-have supplies to keep ‘em firing (at least for guns that use detachable magazines). It is not uncommon to see preppers have dozens, even hundreds of magazines stashed ready …

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Route Planning for Bugging Out

map

One potential response to a crisis you might choose to employ is bugging out. Evacuating, fleeing, getting the hell out of Dodge, whatever you want to call it, your success or failure will be predicated on knowing where you are going and just as importantly how’ll get there. Travelling during …

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Best of the Best Red Dot Sights

AR with red dot sight

Red dot sights are one of the single biggest performance upgrades a shooter can install on a firearm. Their combination of acquisition speed and dead-simple sight picture make them virtually unbeatable by other sighting systems at close to medium range. Among modern models, their ruggedness and long battery life make …

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Full Review of the Smith and Wesson M&P9

S&W M&P 9c

The striker-fired pistol category was not always so flush with choices, something that may be taken for granted by newer entrants into the gun world. From the late 1980s through the mid 1990s, polymer striker-fired guns as a category were still comparatively nascent. Glock was the out-in-front choice, but then …

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How to Stop Being Scared and Start Prepping

scared woman

Everyone started somewhere. No matter how seasoned an expert appears to be, or how masterful a practitioner of any skill, they were once a beginner, a novice, a greenhorn. Prepping is no different. But to many would-be preppers, prepping can seem unapproachable. Maybe because it is perceived as a highly …

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