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.

Rick Sapp — July 19, 2019

Shanked for Fun Shamieke Pugh, 28, was playing cards with three prison buddies when he was attacked by another inmate. Read More

Convenience Store Chaos: Should I Shoot?
Kevin Michalowski — July 18, 2019

After six hours on the road, you pull off for gas and a chance to stretch your legs. You’ve got… Read More

One Shot, Two Sight Pictures
Kevin Michalowski — July 15, 2019

If you want to be good at something, you’ve got to focus on the follow-through. One simple trick will… Read More

Self-Defense in a Trailer Park
Scott W. Wagner — July 14, 2019

As a patrol officer in a Columbus, Ohio, suburb in 1990, I investigated a suicide in a small trailer park. Read More

Defending Others Against Edged-Weapon Attacks
Scott W. Wagner — July 11, 2019

Back in March, I discussed a news story from Maricopa County, Arizona, in “It’s Never a… Read More

Seatbelts, Vehicles and Firearms: Firearms Training Beyond the Norm
Beth Alcazar — July 9, 2019

I had the opportunity to spend some time talking with Jacob Paulson, the founder and president of, on The Concealed… Read More

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