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.

Birdshot for Home Defense … Really?
Rick Sapp — August 16, 2019

An editor and friend at a former publication continues to recommend birdshot as an effective home-defense… Read More

Personal Safety in and Around Vehicles … and Conspiracy Theories?
Beth Alcazar — August 6, 2019

Not too long ago, I wrote a blog post about’s DVD and digital video course… Read More

Home Invasion: How Does ‘Stand Your Ground’ or Castle Doctrine Apply?
USCCA — August 4, 2019

If someone kicks in the door of your home and tries to enter, are you allowed to shoot? Concealed Carry… Read More

A Crazy Day at the Park: Should I Shoot?
Kevin Michalowski — August 1, 2019

There is one thing you can count on in the Midwest in August: humidity. In an effort to beat the… Read More

Self-Defense in an Apartment: You Need to Be Aware
Scott W. Wagner — July 28, 2019

Earlier this month, I discussed aspects of self-defense in mobile homes. Some of the considerations involved… Read More

Concealed Carry: What About Defending Others?
John Caile — July 19, 2019

Just about anyone who regularly carries a firearm for personal protection has also considered under what circumstances he or she… Read More

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