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.

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

Knifed!

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