Best Guard Dogs for Families with Children (Part II)

 

Bullmastiff

Similar to the Newfoundland, the bullmastiff is a gentle giant, in spite of its natural proclivity for hunting. It doesn’t bite and isn’t aggressive. But it can attack and overpower an intruder with its agility and weight.

German shepherd

This lovable dog makes both a devoted guard and a friendly pet. It binds easily with the family and will protect your children with their own lives. The German shepherd is very easy to please and train, making them fearless and confident.

Both beautiful and smart, these dogs are great options for a family dog and protection.

Collie

Made well-known by the film and television show “Lassie”, the collie is one of the most adored dogs in the U.S. as well as worldwide. It is a graceful dog that acts as a dedicated guard and an affectionate pet. If you want a watchdog that will bark whenever it senses danger, the collie is your perfect choice. This dog has a loud bark and they are very smart and easy to train. They also serve as police dogs and search and rescue animals.

Airedale Terrier

This dog is the biggest and most energetic in the terrier family. Self-confident and elegant, the Airedale Terrier is easy to train and highly intelligent. The Airedale terrier must be engaged intellectually and physically. So, don’t let them lie around on the sofa for hours. You have to remember that the Airedale Terrier necessitates more maintenance costs than a lot of other dogs on this list.

Great Dane

Another serious looking, but gentle giant, the Great Dane is friendly and easy-going and enjoys lurking around the house. So, it won’t be mad when you leave it alone. This dog has quite a frightening bark that will make intruders think twice before going on with their plots. It is your ideal choice if you want a dedicated guard dog with minimal risk of aggression.

 

 

Best Guard Dogs for Families with Children (Part I)

 

All guard dogs are very good at detecting possible threats and responding correctly. Though, some are better at this than others are. However, not all dogs should be kept inside with your family, particularly if you have small children. When their fuses go off, some dogs can get so aggressive that they will attack little children. In fact, the news is typically filled with horrible stories of children been killed by the family dog.

If you have children at home, consider just those dog breeds that are friendly with children and everyone in the family. If you want a friendly dog that will be a cuddly companion and display unwavering dedication, go for any of the dogs listed below:

Saint Bernard

Despite its gentle spirit, this dog is quite powerful, very smart, and very strong. It would never waver in its dedication to protecting you and your family from threats since it is very loyal. Most crucial, it adores children.

These gentle giants are big enough to intimidate but loving enough to be perfect family dogs.

Newfoundland

This dog is friendly with not only children but also with other domestic animals. For example, if you have other pets at home, the Newfoundland is no threat to them. Also known as “Newfies”, Newfoundlands are quite gentle, and they have a big appearance that could threaten and knockdown intruders. Not to mention, they are very easy to train.

Bernese mountain dog

These dogs, similar to the Newfoundland, are gentle with children and tolerant of other animals. It is no doubt your ideal choice if you want a dog that is very gentle, but whose presence is enough to scare off an intruder.

Boxer

A very energetic, but friendly dog, the Boxer is ideal for families with older children that are very active. Although not very big, this dog is a powerful protection machine in the face of threats. The Boxer is quite smart, making it easy to train. Though, this dog can sometimes attack small kids, particularly when it feels threatened. Therefore, it might not be ideal for families with small children or infants.

 

Best Guard Dogs (Part II)

 

Estrela Mountain Dogs

Estrelas are considered one of the oldest breeds in Portugal, where these dogs are named after a mountain range. They’re super protective and gentle, so they’ll fit in with a close-knit family.

German Shepherd

If you’re looking for a companion that’s both loyal and protective a German shepherd may be the right dog for you.

German Shepherds are one of the most famous breeds for police dogs, but they’re just as common as pets. They’ll protect your home from intruders, but they’re so loyal that they will create a strong bond with you.

Giant Schnauzer

The Giant Schnauzer is just a larger, stronger version of its standard counterpart. Get ready to spend a serious amount of time grooming them since that thick coat of hair necessitates regular brushing.

Puli

Truthfully, what better breed for a guard dog than one that can disguise itself as a mop? Puli dogs were initially meant for herding, so they learn fast and can outsmart any predators. Don’t be fooled by their silly appearance.

Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog

This guard dog needs someone to be close with, therefore, you don’t want to leave them alone for long periods of time. Romanian Mioritic Shepherd dogs are kind and loving enough to be your BFF, but they will get aggressive and bark if they come in contact with folks they don’t trust.

Rottweiler

If you know anyone with a Rottweiler, odds are that you’ve seen them be really gentle around their owners but threatening when it comes to strangers. To keep them in the know, be sure to socialize your Rottie with other dogs and people besides signing him or her up for training classes.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Not everyone has the room for a big animal in their house. This doesn’t mean they don’t need a dependable guard dog. Weighing in at under 40 pounds, Staffordshire Bull Terriers are brave, muscular, and real fighters when they need to be.

Best Guard Dogs (Part I)

Some dogs have a basic instinct to protect their family and home, making them great guard dogs. Guardian breeds are strong, loyal, fearless, and watchful. If you want a breed that will let you know when a visitor arrives but will also know when to protect you from a deadly situation than guardian breeds are for you. These breeds need accurate training and socialization because of their size and strength.

The best guard dogs are brave, devoted, and know when to fight off an intruder. This doesn’t mean they are vicious. Provide them with training when they’re young, and these dogs will do all they can to protect you.

Akita

Akitas have a massive build which makes them strong. If you get them comfortable with friends and family early on in life, they’ll know who to be playful around.

Appenzeller Sennenhund

Though littler than some of the other guard dogs, Appenzeller Sennenhunds still make a solid pick due to their energy and agility. They’re basically farm dogs, so their obedience and intelligence will impress everyone.

Bullmastiff

Bullmastiffs are great dogs to have for protection.

These muscular, big dogs are a cross between mastiffs and bulldogs. To avoid altercations with other people or animals, they’re best suited for homes with fenced-in yards.

Catahoula Leopard Dog

These dogs are known for the spots and unique patterns on their coats. If you aren’t sure if you can manage to raise a puppy, Catahoula Leopard dogs begin acting like adults at 10 months old.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog

These huge dogs know precisely how to respond if they sense a threat to your family members or house. Don’t underestimate their fluffiness. The Caucasian Shepherd dog is a great choice if you have children and other animals since they’re careful and loving around their family.

Doberman Pinscher

Don’t be fooled by a Doberman’s sleek body! They are fast, strong, and brave, making them the ideal dog for guarding your house. They need lots of exercise, so be ready to go on long walks with your furry buddy.

How to Legally Make Your Own Gun (Part V)

 

Using a Parts Kit

Get familiar with gun laws regarding parts kits. Commercial parts kits have all the hardware needed to make your own gun. Usually, the kits are for a semiautomatic, restricted non-sporting or fully automatic machine gun.

Gun part kits are available for purchase online.

Typically, these parts kits are compiled from guns like AK-47s that have been deconstructed in demilitarized areas and legally imported as parts. To be legally acceptable, such a gun should be correctly redesigned. Essentially, the receiver has to be incapable of accepting the original fire-control components that are created to permit full automatic fire.

An acceptably redesigned semiautomatic copy of non-sporting firearm should be limited to using no more than ten of the imported parts. The parts list includes:

  • Gas pistons
  • Trigger housings
  • Triggers
  • Hammers
  • Sears
  • Disconnectors
  • Buttstocks
  • Pistol grips
  • Forearms, handguards
  • Magazine bodies
  • Followers
  • Floorplates
  • Frames, receivers, receiver castings, forgings, or castings
  • Barrels
  • Barrel extensions
  • Mounting blocks (trunnions)
  • Muzzle attachments
  • Bolts
  • Bolt carriers
  • Operating rods

Get a parts kit of the type of gun you want to assemble. These can be somewhat hard found and you may not be comfortable buying such a package online. If you don’t know the location or source of the seller, use your judgment. You don’t want ATF agents coming to your door for buying illegal parts.

Consider going to a “build party.” It’s typical for gun enthusiasts to have build parties, sometimes making kits available to attendees for a good price. Usually held at gun clubs or private residences in many areas, build parties have all the hardware available to make your gun.

At a build party, you’ll probably have to sign a safety waiver and a non-disclosure agreement, making information about these types of get-togethers hard to come by. Your best bet is to go to your local gun retailer or gun event.

How to Legally Make Your Own Gun (Part IV)

While making a gun is legal and possible, it is still very dangerous and you should be cautious.

Affix the metal bracket to the backside of the gun. The gist is to put the nail in the metal bracket so it will move forward and hit the bullet. When you’ve got it in place, screw it into the wood using the wood screws. To produce tension, affix your rubber bands between the front coupling and the notches on the metal bracket.

This basic design can work for any caliber of ammunition as long as you change the measurements to match the specific size of the bullet you’re attempting to fire.

Shoot the gun by pulling the bracket back and releasing it. Note: this is highly dangerous if it hasn’t been measured correctly. To attempt to guarantee your safety, hold the pipe with welder’s gloves or a rag and put your bullet or shell in the pipe. Aim it at an accurate target and hit the bullet square on with the firing pin.

Testing an Improvised Gun

Always, always test your gun before firing it from your hand. With some effort and planning, you can be sure your gun won’t explode when you attempt to fire it.

Create a barrier. Stand behind a large tree or stone wall and fashion a simple rope-pull to work the gun from safety. Mount pistol securely to a table, bracing it in a boot or between two heavy books, or some other sturdy support, no more than ten feet in front of the barrier.

Affix a cord to the firing strap on the pistol. Just tie an elastic band, string, or some other cord to the metal bracket to pull back and release.

Release the cord to fire. If pistol doesn’t fire, cut the elastic bands or raise their number. Fire at least five rounds from behind the barrier and then examine the pistol before you try to hand fire it.

There’s the real possibility of injury in making a homemade gun. Again, use extreme caution.

 

How to Legally Make Your Own Gun (Part III)

You’ll need a drill to make your own gun.

Drill into the coupling to get rid of the thread. Create a 9/16 inch diameter hole 3/8 inch into one coupling to get rid of the thread. This drilled section must fit securely over the smooth section of the pipe.

Next, drill a 25/64 inch diameter hole 3/4 inch into the pipe. Always use the cartridge you want to use as a gauge. When a cartridge is put into the pipe, the base of the jacket must be even with the end of the pipe. Thread the coupling tightly onto the pipe, drilled end first.

Drill a hole in the middle of the pipe plug just big enough for the nail to go through. The nail has to be centered in the plug. Push it through until it’s level with the squared-off end of the plug and round it off if needed with a file.

Curve the metal band into a “U” shape. Drill two holes in the flaps to fit the diameter of the wood screws you’re using. This will be utilized as a basic hammer to spring forward and hit the bullet, using the rubber bands to make tension. So, you might want to notch some little notches into the metal to stop the rubber bands from slipping.

Fashion a basic stock and handle from wood. The design is yours, but it needs to be around an inch thick after being drilled and at least two inches longer than the assembled length of the pipe you’re outfitting. Drill a 1.43 cm hole through the stock, around 1/2 cm from the top.

Push the pipe through this hole and attach the first of the two couplings to the front tip and screw the drilled plug into the back end of the pipe, the end nearest to the handle.

 

How to Legally Make Your Own Gun (Part II)

Some people would rather make their own guns.

Because of strong gun laws, many folks are interested in making their own guns. A firearm can be made by a non-licensee provided it isn’t for sale and the maker isn’t prohibited from possessing firearms, according to the ATF. Crafting a primitive firearm is as easy as placing a bullet in a pipe. Constructing a more complex firearm is possible for those who want to invest the effort and money. Always use high caution when handling or assembling firearms.

Get the necessary parts. The United States Army has literature about creating small arms with a small amount of readily available parts for use in emergency combat situations. To craft a basic 9mm gun, you’ll need:

  • 4-6 inches of quarter-inch nominal steel pipe, threaded on each end
  • Steel pipe couplings (2)
  • Quarter-inch pipe plug
  • Rubber bands (2)
  • A thin metal strap (5 inches)
  • Nail (1)
  • Wood screws (2)
  • Drill

Please note: If you try to fire a bullet from a piece of pipe that you have in your hand and that bullet doesn’t fit properly in the piping, or the pipe isn’t big enough to withstand the pressure of the expanding explosion you’re creating by striking the bullet, the pipe is going to blow up in your face, injuring or killing you. Again, use extreme caution.

Use a 9mm bullet as a guide. Casings come in various calibers or sizes. You need to use the size of the bullet to measure the opening in pieces of prospective pipe. 9mm is a usual round size, and it’s 0.38 of an inch. If you want to fire a .38 round, utilize a 0.38 caliber round as the source for all measurements. Find an accurately sized drill bit matching the diameter of the projectile or a pre-drilled piece of piping.

 

How to Legally Make Your Own Gun (Part I)

Making your own gun is legal. Just make sure that you know what you’re doing.

If you have little to no experience with guns, it’s possibly not smart to try to make your own. It could be dangerous or deadly to make a mistake. There’s no harm in buying a firearm from an honest manufacturer and then take a class to learn how to handle it defensively, intelligently, and safely.

But DIY has its appeal too. For those who currently have basic firearm know-how with common tools, it’s simple to make a gun that’s just as safe as one purchased from a store.

It’s also perfectly legal in most US jurisdictions. That simple fact is typically ignored by pundits and politicians in the debate over gun control. Though, if even moderately skilled individuals can make their own weapons at home, and an increasing number of people can, then passing laws to control commercial manufacture and sale look really futile.

While firearm restrictionists will likely soon be fighting for laws to rein in private production, there’s only so much they can do. Communicating guidelines for how to build a gun is constitutionally protected speech.

With the First Amendment, let’s go through how to make a weapon based on one of the most popular semi-automatic handguns on earth: the Glock 17 which is a double-stack, full-size 9 mm pistol with a track record of ease and reliability. Presently, third-party businesses started marketing “frame kits” that let private individuals make guns that look and work like Glocks and are compatible with Glock parts.

The caveat is that their product includes excess plastic that, unless eliminated, stops you from turning it into a working weapon. By itself, the product they sell doesn’t count as a firearm in the eyes of the law.

This will be the foundation for our homemade gun.

Bow and Arrow for Safety

Remember to be safe when using your bow.

Bowhunting and archery safety rules cover every aspect of using a bow and arrow, such as handling, storing, and shooting.

In several states, a bow and arrow are thought of as a firearm. Therefore, the same rules that apply to firearms also apply to bows and arrows.

  • You should check local laws and follow the archery safety rules.
  • A bow and arrow should only be pointed in a safe direction.
  • An arrow should only be nocked when it’s safe to shoot.
  • Be sure of your target and what is in front of it, right behind it, and beyond it.
  • Never, ever shoot over a ridge.
  • Only shoot when you have a safe range or shooting area, as well as a safe backstop or background.
  • Don’t dry-fire a bow (releasing the bowstring without a nocked arrow). It might cause serious harm to the bow and can injure the archer.
  • Never shoot an arrow vertically.
  • Wear finger protection and an armguard while shooting bows and arrows.
  • Handle arrows cautiously. Safeguard yourself and the arrow points by using a covered arrow quiver.
  • Use a bow-stringer for recurve bows and stringing longbows.
  • Quickly fix defects in equipment.
  • Before each use, inspect your bow for dents, cracks, breaks, separating laminates, peeling glass, and defects in mechanical parts.
  • Inspect the bowstring regularly and replace it if it is frayed or worn. Frequent use of bowstring wax extends the life of a bowstring.
  • Check arrows for dents, cracks, or bends. Discard any that have permanent damage.
  • Store your bows in bow cases, possibly hard cases and store recurves and longbows unstrung.
  • Store arrows in quivers and accessories in a padded bag or durable box.
  • Check your emotions and think about safety first.
  • Don’t drink or take mood-altering drugs before, during, or after shooting a bow.