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.

The Perfect Cover Garment for Concealed Carry?
Kevin Michalowski — July 1, 2019

Weather permitting, I vote the Hawaiian shirt as the perfect cover garment for the concealed carry… Read More

Home-Defense FAQs
Scott W. Wagner — June 23, 2019

Home defense doesn’t have to be complicated. To make it easier, here are the answers to some of the most… Read More

On Fear
Rick Sapp — June 21, 2019

I’m a Baby Boomer, no longer in my prime. In my life, I’ve experienced moments of fear — real fear. Read More

Noises in the Living Room! Should I Shoot?
Kevin Michalowski — June 20, 2019

Here’s the scenario: After a quick trip to the spa, you arrive home at about 3:35 p.m. ready to get… Read More

The Key to Avoiding a Negligent Discharge
Kevin Michalowski — June 17, 2019

How can you prevent a negligent discharge? The correct answer is, “Keep your finger off the trigger until you have… Read More

Staging Firearms for Home Defense
Scott W. Wagner — June 16, 2019

Staging firearms for home defense raises a number of important concerns that go well beyond the basic issue of defending… Read More

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