True Stories

Get inspired by true stories of armed self-defense and other real-life incidents involving the use of firearms.

Oh, He Looks Harmless…
Oh, He Looks Harmless…
Rick Sapp — March 8, 2019

We carry because we do not know what waits behind the closed door or in the dark of the parking garage. We’re unaware of who might be following us.

Bad Company
Bad Company
John Caile — March 8, 2019

Being conscientious yourself is not enough. You need to be careful about the people with whom you associate. “Bad Company” can drag you into trouble.

Bruce’s Story: USCCA Member, Vietnam Veteran and Reverend Defends Neighbor
Bruce’s Story: USCCA Member, Vietnam Veteran and Reverend Defends Neighbor
USCCA — February 26, 2019

Bruce saw two men attacking his neighbor. Bruce repeatedly tried to deescalate the situation, even begging the men to stop.

Brad’s Story: USCCA Member Uses Pepper Spray to Deter Violent Attacker
Brad’s Story: USCCA Member Uses Pepper Spray to Deter Violent Attacker
USCCA — February 24, 2019

Brad didn’t want to take a life unnecessarily. So, he did the only thing he could do: grabbed his pepper spray, aimed and sprayed his attacker.

True Stories — February/March 2019
True Stories — February/March 2019
Duncan Mackie — February 18, 2019

Check out tales of legally armed citizens prevailing against criminals in these true stories from the USCCA's Feb/March 2019 issue of CCM.

Five Reasons You Need the USCCA’s Critical Response Team: Your First Call … After 911
Five Reasons You Need the USCCA’s Critical Response Team: Your First Call … After 911
USCCA — February 17, 2019

The USCCA’s Critical Response Team (CRT) is standing by 24/7/365 to help you in the aftermath of any lawful self-defense incident. Make them your first call after 911.