Self-Defense & Home Defense

Be prepared with a variety of concealed carry and firearms tips and tactics that can help keep you and your family safe both inside and outside of your home. Find helpful articles and videos, including the Into the Fray training series, that cover everything from situational awareness and conflict avoidance to cover vs. concealment and the use of force in a critical encounter.

Pepper Spray Done Wrong!

Kevin Michalowski — October 14, 2019

Pepper spray or, in this case, bear spray is not always instantly effective! People can fight through it. This surveillance… Read More

Concealed Carry: Where Matters

John Caile — October 11, 2019

There’s an old saying that the best way to survive a gunfight is to never get into it in the… Read More

Attempted Vehicle Break-In: Should I Shoot?

Kevin Michalowski — October 10, 2019

You’ve lived in your quiet house on your quiet country road for nearly 15 years. It used to be that… Read More

Get a Move On

George Harris — October 9, 2019

As a student continues to grow and expands his or her education, you should address the combination of moving and… Read More

Contact Shots: Fighting at ‘Bad-Breath Range’

Scott W. Wagner — October 2, 2019

It’s something most of us don’t think about — or, more accurately, don’t want to think about: the close-quarters contact… Read More

A Motel Break-In: Should I Shoot?

Kevin Michalowski — September 26, 2019

You finally get that much needed family vacation and opt for the great American road trip: a 10-day drive to… Read More