Self-Defense & Home Defense

Be prepared with a variety of concealed carry and firearms tips and tactics that can help keep you and your family safe both inside and outside of your home. Find helpful articles and videos, including the Into the Fray training series, that cover everything from situational awareness and conflict avoidance to cover vs. concealment and the use of force in a critical encounter.

Getting Back to Your Vehicle Safely

Our last Pacifiers & Peacemakers video shared some tips for finding a safe parking spot, but the situational awareness doesn’t… Read More >

How to Shoot While Holding Your Child

The Drill: This drill is a variation of a technique taken from the USCCA training video series Armed &… Read More >

What Caliber Do You Want to Get Shot With?

The correct answer is: none of them. I didn’t say you had to choose one caliber to get shot with. Read More >

So, You DON’T Carry Every Day?

Whenever I have a concealed carry class, I always poll the students to find out how often they intend to… Read More >

Judge Not?

“Judge not, lest you be judged.” It’s an often-misunderstood Bible verse used to excuse unacceptable conduct — to justify looking… Read More >

Gun Control? My Definition…

Many of you readers know that I work part-time with the local police department. I’m not bragging. It’s just something… Read More >

How to Improve Your Trigger Control

This week, Beth shares a tip to help you increase your trigger control. You can practice this almost anywhere and… Read More >

Best and Worst Parking Spots

Parking lots can pose a challenge to people when considering good situational awareness and seeking out the safest spots. Just… Read More >

Safety in the Theater

If you go in, have a plan to help you get out! It’s a simple rule many of us overlook. Read More >

What Really Stops a Fight?

The great caliber debate continues. I really think people like to argue about this because there is so much information… Read More >

The FBI Drill: How to Shoot in Low Light

The Drill: A lot of us carry a flashlight as part of our everyday carry loadout, and, if you… Read More >

Train With That 1911

The question has been asked: Is the 1911 an effective defensive platform? Well, yes it is. The pistol may not… Read More >