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.

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

Run, Hide, Fight: How to Survive an Active Shooter Event

Michael Martin — September 18, 2019

*This article is an excerpt of the guide, Run, Hide, Fight: How to Survive an Active Shooter Event. Read More

Stop Shooting Now!

Kevin Michalowski — September 16, 2019

The rules surrounding the use of deadly force are pretty clear: You can use your gun to defend yourself, but… Read More