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.

2A Tools: You Don’t Have to Be a Hammer

There have been many situations over the years in which I have felt uncomfortable, intimidated and even out of place. Read More >

Tips on Close-Quarters Fighting

It doesn’t take much to make your auto-loading pistol malfunction. In a close-quarters fight, if the bad guy gets even… Read More >

One Revolver to Rule Them All

If I were going to pick a single handgun to handle a multitude of tasks — home defense, concealed carry,… Read More >

Prying Eyes, Prying Hands

I used to enjoy Kevin Spacey’s movie and television roles: LA Confidential, The Usual Suspects, Midnight in the Garden of… Read More >

Important Reminders

Two recent events, the attack on a Texas church and the assault on Senator Rand Paul, may seem unrelated, but… Read More >

What Should You Do When the Shooting Stops?

There is a great book currently on the market: Left of Bang. You should buy it and read it. Consider… Read More >

I’m a 2A Parent, but I’m Not Building a Small Army

A media contact from another country recently asked me about how and why I teach our children about firearms …… Read More >

Fighting From Inside Your Coat

From contact to about 3 feet, you can fight effectively without even pulling your gun out of your pocket, but… Read More >

Fine Motor Skills vs. Gross Motor Skills

I woke up this morning thinking, “I really want to start a fight.” And, you know, 9mm vs .45 has… Read More >

Rubber Dummies Improve Your Skills

Anything you can do to make your training more realistic is worth the price you pay for it. And these… Read More >

Lasers: Yea or Nay?

Look through just about any magazine or website devoted to gun owners, especially if it has a focus on self-defense,… Read More >

Crime Could Come to You

I often tell people during concealed carry classes, “You can often stay out of trouble if you don’t do stupid… Read More >

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