Basic Handgun Marksmanship Skills- Part 2, by Mark Bunch

Basic Handgun Marksmanship

In “Part One of Basic Handgun Marksmanship Skills”, we looked at some firearms 101 and gave instructions for a test to determine if you are right eye dominant or left eye dominant. We also went over bone support and stance as well as safety procedures and basic rules to prevent accidental shootings. Today, we will dig into the basics of handgun selection, ammunitions, and becoming proficient in the use of your handgun. I will also share my recommendation for how to train under pressure. This is a means to prepare for the stressful situation of a self defense scenario.

Choosing a Handgun

For many people, choosing a handgun is confusing. I always ask people who are interested in buying a handgun for the first time, what they are interested in using it for. Most people I encounter in my gun store tell me that they are looking for a gun … Continue reading

Economics & Investing For Preppers


Here are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on investing in ammunition. (See the Tangibles section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

First,  here is an essay from Daryl Robert Schoon: The Bankers’ Endgame And The Rise Of Gold And Silver Prices

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Next, this from David Luo, at Seeking Alpha: Gold Falling In Tandem With The Dollar – Bet On Gold To Survive


Now, on to this news: Oil Price Rally Unwinds As Markets Doubt OPEC’s Intentions

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JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Leopold Thermal Imager

Here are JWR‘s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week’s emphasis is on thermal imagers.


Mark Levin’s latest book is causing a stir: Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism

The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why

A memorable Robert Heinlein sci-fi novel: Friday

The Editors’ Quote of the Day

Frederic Bastiat

“The person who profits from this law will complain bitterly, defending his acquired rights. He will claim that the state is obligated to protected and encourage his particular industry; that this procedure enriches the state because the protected industry is thus able to spend more and to pay higher wages to the poor workingmen.
Do not listen to this sophistry by vested interests. The acceptance of these arguments will build legal plunder into a whole system. In fact, this has already occurred. The present-day delusion is an attempt to enrich everyone at the expense of everyone else; to make plunder universal under the pretense of organizing it.” ― Frédéric Bastiat, The Law