All posts by Lester Beltran

  • Storing Guns Properly

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; There are no shortage of tragedies involving guns. Yet somehow, they seem to be especially bad when they involve children and guns....

  • Does Old Ammo Go Bad?

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; With the ammo shortages that we’ve all seen over the last decade, more and more gun owners are stockpiling ammo. That goes...

  • Working on Your Draw

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; I’ve never had to fire a shot in anger, thank God; but I have had to draw my sidearm in self-defense more...

  • Making the Most of Your Range Time

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; Practice time is a precious commodity to most shooters, especially those of us who take it seriously. It can be hard to...

  • Defending Your Home with Alternative Weapons

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; I don’t know if you’re part of the prepping and survival community, but a lot of us who carry are. As with...

  • Guns and Alcohol Don’t Mix

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; I know you know this, as a responsible gun owner… but guns and alcohol really don’t mix. Every year there are accidents...

  • The Gift of a Gun

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; I remember when I received my first firearm. I was 12-years-old and I had just received my Hunter’s Safety Certificate in Colorado....

  • Teaching Your Kids to Shoot

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; One of the things the anti-gun crowd likes to harp on is that guns and kids are a poor mix. Sadly, there...

  • Drive Defensively

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; I know it’s not something I normally talk about; but I want to talk about driving during the holiday season. My wife...

  • The Element of Surprise

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; One of the most important military strategies is using the element of surprise to one’s advantage. This principle has been in turn...

  • Hiding Guns Around the Home

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; I don’t know how many movies I’ve seen, where people have guns hidden in secret compartments around the home. There’s no question...

  • Long-range Pistol Shooting

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; Statistically, something like 70% of all self-defense shooting takes place in a 5-meter range. We can further break that down, as about...

  • Protecting Yourself While Christmas Shopping

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; The Christmas shopping season is fast approaching, with Black Friday just around the corner. Shopping malls and big box stores will be...

  • Should You Carry a Spare Piece?

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; I’m a big believer in firepower. When I go out the door, I not only want to have a pistol that has...