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-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

Training to Fight Should Hurt a Little

Kevin Michalowski — June 13, 2019

A couple of weeks ago I got my butt kicked. I finished the day bruised and bleeding but entirely satisfied… Read More