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.

Campground Cover and Concealment
Campground Cover and Concealment
Rick Sapp — March 15, 2019

It’s important to think about security when camping. Evaluate campground cover and concealment and have a plan for self-defense in your RV or campsite.

Traveling With Your Firearms
Traveling With Your Firearms
Kevin Michalowski — March 14, 2019

How does traveling with your firearms fit into your summer vacation plans? What about camping in remote areas or stopping over in national parks?

Your Vacation in the Woods Turns Into an Unplanned Robbery … What Do You Do Next?!
Your Vacation in the Woods Turns Into an Unplanned Robbery … What Do You Do Next?!
Tim Schmidt — March 14, 2019

You’re settling into your RV for the night when all of a sudden, the door flies open. An uninvited intruder enters, and they’re ARMED! What do you do next?

9 Tips for First-Time Shooters at the Gun Range
9 Tips for First-Time Shooters at the Gun Range
Tom McHale — March 13, 2019

We've previously discussed shooting range operation and rules. Today, let’s share tips that directly benefit first-time shooters at the gun range.

Typical Gun Range Rules
Typical Gun Range Rules
Tom McHale — March 12, 2019

While basic safety behavior is always the same, specific shooting range rules vary from place to place. Here are some common range rules and policies.

Firearms on the Open Road: RV Travel and Camping Safety
Firearms on the Open Road: RV Travel and Camping Safety
Beth Alcazar — March 12, 2019

As a responsibly armed American, there’s more to camping plans than checking off if a campground has fire pits, grills or a well-stocked fishing area.