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.

What’s a Mouse Gun?
What’s a Mouse Gun?
USCCA — October 15, 2013

With so many options available and different features to consider, let alone the ways handguns are classified or categorized,  shopping for a gun is not an easy task. That’s why it’s important to carefully research your options before you head out to your local gun shop. One type…

Stuck in the Middle…
Stuck in the Middle…
John Caile — October 10, 2013

As permit holders, we are all taught to avoid confrontations and disengage from them when they occur. But what if your home or work situation regularly puts you in close contact with people who have a history of aberrant—even threatening—behavior? Avoiding contact as much as you can is…

Are You Ready for Some Football?
Are You Ready for Some Football?
Kevin Michalowski — October 10, 2013

Call me a reactionary. Others have and I have been called worse. But a recent ruling by the National Football League that bars off-duty police officers from carrying their weapons to NFL games is just another example of the stupidity that has run amok in this country. I’m going…

How to Avoid Becoming a Target in Your Car
How to Avoid Becoming a Target in Your Car
USCCA — October 9, 2013

With the holidays right around the corner, we know it will only be a matter of time before stories of individuals attacked while entering and exiting their cars hit the news. But entering and exiting your car isn’t the only time you’re considered a “prime…