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.

A Bulletproof Briefcase!
A Bulletproof Briefcase!
Kevin Michalowski — February 11, 2019

Does your briefcase stop bullets? Does it put your gun right where you need it in a hurry? The PDG Slingshot Armor Carrier is a bulletproof messenger bag that will carry your laptop and your office supplies … AND stop bullets! It will also present your pistol in an instant…

Ask an Attorney: Can I Protect a Loved One?
Ask an Attorney: Can I Protect a Loved One?
USCCA — February 9, 2019

In this week’s “Ask an Attorney” video, criminal defense attorney and former state prosecutor Tom Grieve answers a question responsibly armed Americans often ask: “Can I defend a loved one with my gun?” What Is the Difference Between Defending Yourself and Defending Others? As an attorney, Tom often…

Accuracy Is a Relative Concept
Accuracy Is a Relative Concept
John Caile — February 8, 2019

When it comes to choosing a defensive handgun, most experienced shooters and self-defense trainers agree on a hierarchy of must-haves. Reliability takes first place, with power (caliber), ammo capacity, simplicity and ease of carry being additional considerations. But benchrest accuracy is not a…

Environmental Advantages: Training to Shoot Using Cover or Concealment
Environmental Advantages: Training to Shoot Using Cover or Concealment
George Harris — February 6, 2019

A very effective way to teach the differences between cover and concealment (and how each can be successfully used) is to answer the questions of “What?,” “How?” and “Why?” as the information is being shared and the practical exercises are being performed. Providing the standard definitions of cover…

Survive an Attack on a Crowd
Survive an Attack on a Crowd
Kevin Michalowski — February 4, 2019

While the chances of being involved in a mass shooting are relatively slim, the danger is still very real, and your best option for survival would be effective escape. When you enter an area, MAKE SURE you know the way out! Surviving an attack on a crowded venue takes more…

Ask an Attorney: What Is Self-Defense?
Ask an Attorney: What Is Self-Defense?
USCCA — February 2, 2019

In this week’s “Ask an Attorney” video, attorney Tom Grieve discusses what, exactly, a self-defense incident is and how it gets raised as a defense in criminal court. What Is Actually Considered a Self-Defense Incident? As a criminal defense attorney and former state prosecutor, Tom often answers…