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.

School Shootings: What Drives Mass Shooters?
Michael Martin — July 7, 2019

*The following is an excerpt from the USCCA’s Active Shooter: Uncovering What Drives Your Attacker. The… Read More

Should You Have a Safe Room in Your Home?
Scott W. Wagner — July 7, 2019

Around the year 2000, the concept of panic (or “safe”) rooms gained the attention of the news media. The concept… Read More

Self-Defense in the Great Outdoors
USCCA — July 6, 2019

*The following is an excerpt from The Responsible Gun Owner’s Guide to Self-Defense in the Great… Read More

Concealed Carry: Gun vs. Knife
John Caile — July 5, 2019

Most men and women who carry a firearm for personal protection have heard the old saying: “Never bring a knife… Read More

When to Call the Cavalry
Rick Sapp — July 5, 2019

Imagine that you have been involved in an act of self-defense — a shooting. The fact that you, your family,… Read More

Anger at the Intersection: Should I Shoot?
Kevin Michalowski — July 4, 2019

It’s been a long day at work, and traffic on your commute home is not making your day any easier. Read More

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