Personal Defense Forum

Welcome to the Personal Defense Forum.

  1. WELCOME CENTER Threads / Posts  Last Post

    News and help about the PDF forum, as well as introductions for new members.

    1. The Staff uses this forum for presenting forum news and changes. Members may use this forum for reporting technical issues and asking website/forum related questions. All sensitive topics should be addressed directly to the Staff via the forum's Private Message system.

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    2. We are building a community. Please take the time to let us know a little bit about you and your interests.

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  2. ARMED PERSONAL DEFENSE Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Discussions related to tools and gear appropriate for self-defense.

    1. Discussion topics related to concealed carry, permits/licenses, concealment methods, etc.

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    2. Discussion topics related to open carry. We do not allow the bashing of open carry - see forum rule #2.

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    3. Carry Guns

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      Discussions, reviews and photos of the guns we carry. Tell us which guns work best for you and which guns fall short of your expectations.

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    4. Discussions, reviews and photos of defensive and multi-use knives and other weapons for everyday carry, both custom and mass produced.

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    5. Every Day Carry...What's in your pockets or bag? Most people that carry a firearm also carry a lot of other related gear. This is the place to discuss and learn about EDC gear as well as "less lethal" solutions for personal defense...Pepper/Chemical Spray, Taser, Improvised Weapons, Tactical Pens, etc. Let us know what works or doesn't.

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    6. Discussions about all the various holsters, off body and vehicle carry methods, as well as the unique requirements and challenges that Women face while carrying.

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  3. PERSONAL DEFENSE RELATED TOPICS Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Discussions related to security and defense, including the RKBA and our right to defend against threats.

    1. Without the 2nd Amendment we would probably all be without guns by now. A forum for discussions on the right to keep and bear arms, threats to that liberty, along with crime trends, legislative and legal changes that might impact the RKBA.

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    2. This forum is specifically for all the women out there who want to discuss personal defense related topics with other women.

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    3. All topics related to self-defense in the home, away from home, while traveling, along with defense-related news items in these areas. Whether successfully defended or not. So long as related to the defensive focus of PersonalDefenseForum. Should not be treated as a general dumping ground for any old news story. Such news stories unrelated to the focus of PDF will be closed.

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    4. This area is for defensive topics related to law enforcement and military subjects. It is not an area to attack law enforcement or the military.

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    5. Discussions on terrorism in general, acts of domestic and international terrorism in the news, policy and State issues related to terrorism. Active shooter events, stabbing attacks, vehicular attacks, riots and bombing incidents should be posted here. Please do not use this sub-forum as a general dumping ground for news stories not related to the topic of Terrorism.

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    6. While most here would prefer to always be armed, there are circumstances when being armed is either difficult or not permitted. Whether we carry OC spray or mace, a knife or striking instrument, or rely on martial arts and other hand to hand skills we can discuss it here.

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  4. FIREARMS & FIREARM GEAR Threads / Posts  Last Post

    General discussions on firearms and related gear.

    1. Any firearms topics that do not fit well into our other, more specific forums should fit here.

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    2. Handguns

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      This can be guns for concealed or open carry but also guns that may not be suitable for that purpose like some of the SAA, black powder, etc. They all have a place here.

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    3. The AR-15 rifle is the most popular rifles today. Along with other "military style" rifles they are also the most misunderstood rifle in history. If you need one or just want one (or more) this forum is specifically tailored for those discussions.

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    4. Shotguns & Rifles

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      There's always room for a shotgun for home defense within our toolkit. Whether you have a hunting shotgun, a tactical shotgun or an old coachgun just having one gives you a lot of firepower. Rifles other than the AR-15 are worthy and important to add to any collection. Those of us who have bolt action, lever or semi-automatic or even muzzleloaded rifles in our collection can discuss those rifles here.

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    5. Scopes, holographic sites, reflex, red dots, open sites, night sites and lasers are all options we have for each of our guns. Tell us what works and what doesn't.

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    6. Discussion of ammunition and ballistics of carry guns. There are lots of options available and we try to de-mystify them here. One way to beat the high price and periodic limited supplies of ammunition is to reload. There's a lot of equipment and supplies available with more and more people loading their own.

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    7. Whether you use commercial gunsmithing services or do your own, show off your modifications, tips and tricks in keeping your guns maintained and operating properly.

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  5. TRAINING & REFERENCE RESOURCES Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Discussions on training, training materials, and scenarios.

    1. There are so many training venues available today there is very little excuse to not get proper firearms training. Whether it's training related to obtaining a concealed carry permit, basic operation and handling of firearms or sophisticated tactical training we all need to train.

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    2. Tactical Scenarios

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      Tactical scenarios, whether set up and run at home or simply thought out are an excellent way to stay on top of your game. Share what you do personally or describe a scenario and learn from others by reading how they would resolve the tactical issue.

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    3. All things printed regarding firearms, handling and operation, maintenance or carrying & tactics. You're also welcome to discuss relevant fiction. If you have your own that you want to share here, that's welcome, as well. Feel free to link videos and other multimedia resources related to firearms and their carry, knives, gear, self defense.

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  6. THE REC. ROOM Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Discussions related to the outdoors, hunting, bows, bushcraft.

    1. Many people go camping for the sheer enjoyment of it. Others just like to have the skills necessary should they find themselves needing to rely on their skills at some point. Tell us how you train, where you go and your experiences.

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    2. While all of us carry for defensive purposes and many of us for hunting as well, there are more opportunities today for competition with other shooters. And, many of us like to simply go to the woods or to the range and test ourselves because shooting is good family fun.

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    3. Hunting

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      Whether you are hunting for meat or for a trophy (or both) this is the place to discuss your hunts whether they be for birds or beasts.

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    4. Traditional longbows, recurves, compound bows, crossbows and others. All topics related to the skills necessary for self defense, hunting, recreational and competitive archery.

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    5. Hobbies & Crafts

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      Got a hobby or craft you'd like to share that might be of interest to other members? Post it here.

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  7. EVERYTHING ELSE Threads / Posts  Last Post

    General area for other topics.

    1. Politics

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      This is the forum for discussing politics, posting any politically-related meme, etc. All other forum rules apply. Keep it civil, avoiding personal jabs, insults, name calling. Such things will be dealt with swiftly.

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    2. Current Events

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      This forum is for discussing nonpolitical current events that are in the news. Local news stories, national/international news, celebrity death announcements, and even Hollyweird "news" stories can be posted in this forum.

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    3. Miller's Range

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      In loving honor of our friend and family member farsidefan1 aka Jay Miller, we have renamed this forum Miller's Range. This is a place for our membership to share more personal and human interest threads such as births, deaths, marriages, and other personal items that may be of interest to our community. Please don't post topics that fit better in our other forums such as jokes and celebrity deaths. Anything else will get moved to a more appropriate forum or removed.

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    4. Off Topic & Humor

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      Have something you want to talk about that is off topic? As long as it falls within our rules you are welcome to post humor, human interest or just about anything else you want to. No sales or ads; no politics; no cutesy images about politics or bureaucrats; no insults, jabs or pointless pot-stirring; etc.

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    5. Member Classifieds

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      This forum is for advertising member's personal items related to our forum's focus, as well as items that may be of interest to our members. This forum is NOT for business advertisements nor is it for selling/reselling your products/services. This forum should NOT be used as your own personal "garage sale" space. When an item is sold and the thread has served its purpose, members are expected to close their own threads.

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