True Stories

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

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.

Linda Harris: A Legacy of Instruction Continues
Linda Harris: A Legacy of Instruction Continues
Beth Alcazar — February 12, 2019

I still remember the first time I met Linda Harris. Years ago, some co-workers and I were at the Harris’ home (we had been training at nearby SIG Sauer Academy), and she had made us venison chili for dinner. Of course, I almost felt like I knew her already since I had heard so many amazing stories…

How Old Is Too Old?
How Old Is Too Old?
Rick Sapp — February 8, 2019

In my mind’s eye, I still see myself as 37 years old. I was between marriages with a job I enjoyed that paid enough to travel and buy a home. Does everyone have such an image? A time that our minds wander to as we see ourselves getting older? All…

Hold Parents Responsible
Hold Parents Responsible
Rick Sapp — February 1, 2019

If we’re forced to surrender our firearms one day, it won’t be from one big gulp but rather the endless tiny bites of unlimited lawsuits, political backstabbing and extreme social challenge. It will feel like we were set upon by a swarm of gnats, but no one will honestly be…

Shooting With Your Eyes Closed?
Shooting With Your Eyes Closed?
Kevin Michalowski — January 31, 2019

Do you know what I like about George Harris? Everything! He is knowledgeable, articulate and backs up his words with proof. He has forgotten more about guns and firearms training than I will ever know. AND … despite being something like twice my age, he has more drive and energy…

True Stories — January 2019
True Stories — January 2019
Duncan Mackie — January 30, 2019

Fare Fight: Massachusetts Cabbie Defends Against Early Morning Robbery A cabbie picked up two men in New Bedford who soon put a knife to his throat and tried to rob him. The driver was able to flee the cab and used his legally carried pistol to fire on the robbers…