As I start my search for a home here in Ontario (not likely until spring, but we’re looking a bit now), I find myself pondering how to best secure it, whether home or not, as well as how to protect the family if someone does break in.
Obviously, here in Canada we are not allowed to protect ourselves. The government and police would prefer that we just exit our house if we suspect that there is an intruder. And if that fails, just give up and allow ourselves to the raped and murdered.
But for the non-sheeple out there, some of the following videos I found informative 😉
Home Defense Tips:
Shotgun for Home Defense:
I’m not sold on using a rifle in your house, but it’s always worth watching James Yeager’s videos:
Sootch00 always has helpful insights and gear. This is his “Intruder Bag”
Yes I could use more friends, but that isn’t what I meant. No, the PAL is the Possession and Acquisition Licence and you require this to purchase firearms or ammunition in Canada.
Formerly know as the FAC (Firearms Acquisition Certificate), obtaining a PAL is an involved process. Here I will outline what I know of it before going through. Later I will write the definitive process for you to also get your licence.
On Halloween I ended up with the evening free to myself. I could have gone to the gym, watched movies, or even eaten candy. But instead, I decided on an indoor shooting range visit since it was over a month since I had been there. Plus there was a great deal on at the time that I couldn’t resist.
For a first firearm, you must compare the Mossberg 500 vs Remington 870.
In the USA it is easy for people to buy handguns, so they often do for their first gun. Plus they are able to carry it with them if they are in the right state and have the correct permit. But in Canada, pistols and revolvers are more difficult to get. So your first gun should likely be a shotgun.
For my first firearm, I will likely be getting a Mossberg 500, Mossberg 590 (HD military verison of the 500), or a Remington 870. These are such versatile weapons, allowing you to hunt and protect your home from intruders. Load in a 1 oz slug and you can take down a deer. Bird shot will take down birds. Buck shot will take down medium game and two legged rats (i.e. home intruders). Finally, you can have a heck of a lot of fun shooting targets or skeet with a shotgun.
The following videos will help you to decide the eternal battle of Mossberg 500 vs Remington 870. But a couple of the points that I noted were:
Spend a few hours at your local indoor shooting range
You can only learn so much from YouTube, movies, video games, and websites. This is especially true when it comes to firearms. When learning to fire guns and rifles, nothing can replace experience and professional instruction. Putting rounds downrange with your own finger on the trigger is the best way to learn – then supplement with books, online courses, and even quality YouTube Channels.
This past weekend I decided to head off to the indoor shooting range in our city. This gave me the opportunity to get familiar with and try out various handguns, shotguns, and even some carbines. Whether you are just getting started with shooting and aren’t sure it’s for you, or maybe you are just trying to decide between a few different weapons for your next purchase – a trip to a gun range is likely the right move for you. Continue reading →
Even though I grew up in the country on a farm, raising and harvesting our own meat and poultry – I am slightly ashamed of saying that I have no experience with hunting. I have never had a problem with hunters, and always wished that I had those skills. But that seems to be the problem with hunting, most people who hunt were raised by other hunters (father, uncle, grandfather). But these days you will find older non-hunters, such as myself, becoming interested in learning about hunting and then going out to the field or bush themselves.
I consider hunting to be an essential skill for anybody seeking personal independence and self reliance. Not only are you harvesting natural resources that you did not have to feed or raise yourself, but this is also likely the healthiest meat that you can find. Naturally bred, antibiotic and hormone free, non-GMO fed, natural spring watered, free-range, organic meat – Almost the way that nature intended for us to eat. No factory-farmed meat can compare to the health benefits of consuming this natural resource.
Below you will find some of my initial thoughts on getting started with hunting, along with some of the information that I have gathered.
Hunting is an important part of the Food Pillar of Personal Sovereignty