True Stories

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

Supermarket Sweep
Supermarket Sweep
Rick Sapp — October 12, 2018

Until recently, my family shopped for groceries at an Albertsons Market about a mile from the house. In New Mexico, store aisles are lined with black beans and taco shells, carne adovada is prominent in the meat section, and, in season, Hatch chiles roast outside the store. On occasion, we…

Could You Shoot a Child in Self-Defense?
Could You Shoot a Child in Self-Defense?
Rick Sapp — October 5, 2018

In the Medieval era, the sack and ruin of cities was often accompanied by the wholesale murder of men, women and children — and even their animals. Old Testament Jehovah instructed Abraham to murder Isaac and personally killed all of the first-born in Egypt. The Nazis murdered Jewish babies,…

David's Story: USCCA Member Defends Against Armed Thugs in Barbershop
David's Story: USCCA Member Defends Against Armed Thugs in Barbershop
USCCA — October 3, 2018

What happened when 2 armed thugs entered his local barbershop looking for easy targets & fast cash… Today I want to tell you the terrifying true story of USCCA Member David Jackson… A man who was forced to use his firearm to defend his family, who quite frankly, are…

Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing
Rick Sapp — September 21, 2018

Ten years ago I wrote a book about paintball. The “sport” (if you can call it a sport) was growing, and innovation in paintball markers (they prefer not to call them “guns”) was rapid. Playing was fun — and I mean FUN. Since then, paintball has imploded, and hundreds of…

Keep Your Distance!
Keep Your Distance!
John Caile — September 21, 2018

Everyone who carries can learn from deadly force incidents, even those involving police officers. For that reason, a recent fatal shooting involving a police officer and a suspect caught my attention: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/16/kansas-sheriffs-deputy-shot-killed-in-line-duty.html At 1:18…

Bill's Story: USCCA Member and Concealed Carrier Arrested After Road Rage Incident
Bill's Story: USCCA Member and Concealed Carrier Arrested After Road Rage Incident
USCCA — September 19, 2018

Bill is an American gun owner, concealed carry permit holder, and USCCA Member… And with his firearms experience he thought he was ready and able to deal with any self-defense situation that came his way… But he soon found himself in the middle of a situation he couldn’t possibly…