Mind Your Social Media Posts to Prevent Yuletide Burglaries

To say that an ever-growing number of people are becoming addicted to social media is a colossal understatement! Countless millions desperately seek, and apparently feel that they are receiving, social affirmation by baring every facet of their sometimes mundane existence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tiktok, and other popular platforms. Yet it seems not too many stop to consider the impact “over-sharing” has on their home … Continue reading Mind Your Social Media Posts to Prevent Yuletide Burglaries

More Filipinos, Companies Embrace ‘Prepper’ Mindset

Super typhoon Karding (Noru), which hit the Philippines in September, inundated many towns and left countless people isolated in its aftermath. Amid the increasing frequency of freakishly powerful storms, more and more Filipinos are learning to stock up on basic survival supplies. Even major companies have made it part of their CSR efforts to donate emergency equipment to vulnerable communities. Businessman and “prepper” Dennis Mancilla … Continue reading More Filipinos, Companies Embrace ‘Prepper’ Mindset

Spending a rainy afternoon with Colt’s “Civilian” Carbines

As of this writing, civilian purchases of military-style semi-automatic rifles such as Colt’s 6940 and 6920 remain suspended. Commercial sales of the 5.56 NATO and other “high powered” rifle ammunition are likewise indefinitely on hold. Without getting into detail, this situation seems to have come to a head following the Marawi City crisis last year. Sadly, for gun dealerships like Top Spot, the exclusive local … Continue reading Spending a rainy afternoon with Colt’s “Civilian” Carbines

Colt Competition Pistol 9mm: Timeless Design Upgraded

While there are quite a few outstanding look-alikes out there, sometimes we feel the yearning to shoot a “real” Colt M-1911. We gleefully did just that when Home Defense Journal was given the opportunity to evaluate a new yet classic offering from Colt’s Manufacturing Company—the Colt Competition Pistol in 9mm Luger. Unboxing HDJ received the test pistol as any local buyer is likely to get … Continue reading Colt Competition Pistol 9mm: Timeless Design Upgraded

Rock Island Armory MAPP FS: Underappreciated Performer

The Rock Island Armory (RIA) MAPP FS pistol has been in Armscor’s menu for quite a while, but it seems that it has yet to stand out in a market already saturated with polymer-framed 9mm pistols.  I got to shoot an earlier model about 8 years ago and it left a good impression, so much so that I recently requested Armscor’s Johanna Ibay to arrange … Continue reading Rock Island Armory MAPP FS: Underappreciated Performer