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.

Knife Attack! What Would You Do?

Watch this surveillance video. What would you do if an attacker with a knife went after a person in the… Read More >

Self-Defense? Well, Maybe Not…

An incident in my neighborhood a couple of weeks ago illustrates what can happen when emotion overrides common sense. As… Read More >

Give the Gift of Life

With 20/20 hindsight, it’s possible to look back at what I taught my kids versus what they otherwise learned and… Read More >

You Must GOAT to Be the GOAT

Sadly, I am old enough to remember when the “goat” was someone who was blamed when things went wrong. You… Read More >

Is This Pistol Ideal?

The Ideal Conceal Pistol looks like a smartphone until you flip down the grip to reveal the trigger of a… Read More >

About Evil

I attended Unity Church for several years. I learned a great deal about prayer, meditation, the practice of inner peace… Read More >

Stop Talking the Talk … Just Walk the Walk

I don’t know how many times I have to say it. Maybe I’m just not reaching enough people. Perhaps you… Read More >

The Appeal of Appendix: A Contrast to Crossdraw

I tend to go with proven handguns and equipment I’ve used for many years. This includes the strong-side belt scabbard,… Read More >

Chamber Check

I have this recurring dream (or should I say “nightmare”) in which I am forced to use my firearm in… Read More >

My $50 Charter Arms Revolver

Yep. I bought a $50 revolver. It’s a Charter Arms Undercover made in about 1969. Does that mean I think… Read More >

The Eye of the Predator

When we think of people who engage in predatory behavior (that is, those criminally minded individuals who seek out weaker… Read More >

Training for Dummies: Set Yourself Up for Failure

There are two undeniable truths when it comes to shooting: Firearms skills are perishable, and mechanical failures will eventually happen. Read More >

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