True Stories

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

The Volunteer: Proof Against Social Proof

Rick Sapp — March 29, 2019

There’s an old joke about the army — nobody in his or her right mind volunteers. Maybe the commander needs… Read More

It’s Never a Bluff

Scott W. Wagner — March 28, 2019

I’ve been teaching cops, prospective cops and civilians defensive shooting for a long time — 33 years to be exact. Read More

Different From ‘Most Kids:’ Teaching Children About Gun Safety

Beth Alcazar — March 26, 2019

Recently, my public Facebook page featured an old video of my children. The clip captures my… Read More

USCCA Membership: Do More Than Just Hope It Will Never Happen to You

USCCA — March 21, 2019

Acting in self-defense… You see it on the news every day, but you never think it’ll happen to you… If… Read More

Oh, He Looks Harmless…

Rick Sapp — March 8, 2019

Driving through the neighborhood recently, we passed a young man sitting in the middle of the residential street. He was… Read More

Bad Company

John Caile — March 8, 2019

Last week I got a call from a former student of mine who is also a competent criminal prosecuting attorney. Read More