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.

The Dangers of Lock Down, Get Down, Stay Down

Do you know where your children are? Better yet, do you know what your school-aged children or grandchildren are doing… Read More >

Three Ways to Use Your Flashlight

A hand-held flashlight is one of the most versatile and effective tools you can add to your everyday carry kit. Read More >


Ballistics experts claim there is no such thing as a stopper handgun bullet. The relatively low velocity and mass of… Read More >

Prepared and Aware — Any Place, Any Time

Regular readers know how often we at the USCCA comment on how well-suited certain guns are for everyday carry. The… Read More >

Where Is Your First-Aid Kit?

If you carry a gun, it is a pretty good idea to carry some first-aid gear that will help you… Read More >

Gerber’s Ghoststrike Punch Knife: The Versatile, Worst-Case Scenario Neck Knife

Even if you are carrying a concealed pistol and packing a folding knife in your pocket, you should consider adding… Read More >

The Moving Target

It is said that in the Vietnam War, American troops required roughly 50,000 rounds to kill a single enemy combatant. Read More >

Train in the Double-Action Mode

If you choose a revolver for personal defense, learn to shoot it well in the double-action mode. Cocking the hammer… Read More >

EDC and You: What Is Enough?

I learned one meaning of the word “enough” very early on in life. Every once in a while, during my… Read More >

Snap Caps for Better Training

When I was at a training session at Close Quarters Tactical in Shelby Township, Michigan, we were required to bring… Read More >

Accessories for the J-Frame Revolver

After hearing some in the mainstream media talk about the number of accessories available for the AR-15, I got to… Read More >

Consistency Is Critical

Whether you’re new to carrying a firearm for self-defense or have been doing it for decades, you likely already understand… Read More >