If you are more than three seconds away from your gun, you are unarmed. When you are unarmed and attacked by someone who is armed, your options are limited to the most dangerous type of personal defense: the hand-to-hand fight.

Always Armed

In this surveillance video, a group of home invaders uses a sledgehammer to crash through a patio door and gain access to the home. The residents inside the home are unarmed and are forced to fight back with anything they have at hand, including a chair and the attacker’s sledgehammer.

But this situation is not optimal. Had any one of the residents of this home been armed with a handgun, this home invasion would have been over as quickly as it started. There is nothing wrong with carrying your concealed defensive firearm at all times, even inside your home. This home-invasion incident demonstrates why. Home invasions happen quickly, and you will likely not have time to retrieve your firearm from secure storage, load it and bring it to bear against attackers.

A Holstered Gun Is Safe

Your holstered pistol is safe, accessible and ready for action. You cannot predict when criminals will strike. Be armed. Get training. Be ready. Keep your concealed firearm on your person from the time you wake up in the morning until the time you go to bed. Your life could depend on it.

About Kevin Michalowski

Executive Editor of Concealed Carry Magazine Kevin Michalowski is a USCCA and NRA Certified Trainer and is a graduate of the Force Science Institute Certification Course. He has participated in training as both an instructor and a student in multiple disciplines. Kevin is also a fully certified law enforcement officer working part time for a small agency in rural Wisconsin.