Do Guns Lose Their Value? Gun Depreciation and Appreciation Analysis

Do Guns Lose Their Value? Gun Depreciation and Appreciation Analysis

Recently, I went to a buddies house to welcome him home from deployment. While I was there, he showed me some new additions to his house that had been done in his absence. However, we also took a peek at his gun collection (and his safe) just for giggles. His grandfather had handed him down some shotguns and other firearms and it got me thinking about whether guns depreciate in value, and what factors impact prices.

Everyday Carry For Cars: Developing an EDC Vehicle Kit

Everyday Carry For Cars: Developing an EDC Vehicle Kit

Road hazards are no surprise for most of us. Every day we face a multitude of dangers on our local streets and highways. Flat tires, vehicle breakdowns, and automobile accidents are all par for the course. Fortunately, there are things we can do to prepare for the scenarios we’ll likely face along our daily journeys.

What’s The Ideal Weight For Your Everyday Carry Kit?

What’s The Ideal Weight For Your Everyday Carry Kit?

My kit has transformed over the years, as a matter of fact, it changes almost weekly. Depending on what I’m doing, where I’m going, and how long I intend to stay, my kit will adjust accordingly. However, despite these variations, my EDC weight fluctuates very little. Of course, there are exceptions, like extended camping trips or hikes when extra gear is required.

How To Field Strip A Taurus PT1911 Model .45 ACP

How To Field Strip A Taurus PT1911 Model .45 ACP

The 1911 model chambered for .45 ACP is one of the most popular and well known models of handguns. This sidearm was adopted by the military in, you guessed it, 1911. Over the years, the pistol has gained popularity among the civilian population.

EDC Backpack vs. Messenger Bag, Which Should You Use?

EDC Backpack vs. Messenger Bag, Which Should You Use?

Packing an EDC bag can be a big undertaking, and selecting the proper bag is a big part of the process. You’ll need to consider a large range of factors and features. Size is an obvious choice, but there are plenty of other features when selecting your EDC bag.

How To Develop an Everyday Carry Kit for Kids…Of All Ages

How To Develop an Everyday Carry Kit for Kids…Of All Ages

I was fortunate enough to be brought up in an environment that fostered preparedness. From an early age I was introduced to the basics of firearm handling, care, and maintenance. The more I watch the news and hear about active shooters, human trafficking, and the like the more I am convinced that children be prepared.

How To Set Up and Maintain an Everyday Carry Bag

How To Set Up and Maintain an Everyday Carry Bag

Alright internet junkies, we’re going to cover in depth the exact process I used to setup my EDC bag. I’ve read a few of the tutorials out there, but there really isn’t a comprehensive guide to setting up an EDC bag. So, for those dedicated to perfecting their craft, we’ll be going over everything from concept to completion of your EDC loadout.

Is A Knife Your Best Self Defense Option?

Is A Knife Your Best Self Defense Option?

Self preservation is at the heart of every prepping philosophy. Whether its your EDC bag, your bug out bag, or something in between, you’ll likely include some means of self defense in your kit. I’m a big fan of having a firearm (or two) as your primary means of defending yourself and loved ones. So where does the knife rank among self defense weapons?

Looking Down The Barrel: When It’s Ok

Looking Down The Barrel: When It’s Ok

The very first rule of handling a firearm is to always treat it as if it were loaded, and never point the muzzle at anything you aren't willing to destroy. This includes your face! Every man, woman, and child is taught this philosophy from the very first moment they...

About The Author

My name is Mike and my goal is to provide you with all types of information for your everyday carry needs. Growing up the son of a Marine, I was raised to be prepared and adaptable to overcome life's challenges. So, whether it's setting up and maintaining your EDC bag, laws on concealed carry, or refining your medical kit we tackle the hard questions.

I am a concealed permit holder (for over a decade) as well as a firearm enthusiast. Many of my friends and family are former or active duty military, and I have consulted with them on many of the topics I cover in this blog over the years.

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