True Stories

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

Would-Be Robber Surprised by Armed Employees

Sten Jackson — January 1, 2004

When a would-be robber grabbed a customer in an Asheville, North Carolina, store and threatened to kill her if employees… Read More

Homeowner Shows Restraint

Sten Jackson — January 1, 2004

Daniel Shelton’s Martinsville, Virginia, neighbors regard him as a hero after he confronted a man who broke into his home… Read More

Would-Be Robber Shot Dead

Sten Jackson — January 1, 2004

A 76-year-old Newberry Springs, California, man was awakened by the sounds of someone breaking into his home in the early… Read More

Drunken Man and Two Mechanics Mired in Standoff

Sten Jackson — January 1, 2004

The drunken man asked the clerk in an Anchorage, Alaska, gas station to call him a cab, then in a… Read More