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 Squat Drill: Train for Elevated Shooting

The Drill: This week on Tactical Tuesday, we’re joined by Jason Speller, Chief Instructor at D.R.A.W. School. Jason shared… Read More >

Do You Need a Manual Safety?

Lately there has been lots of talk about safeties on firearms. Some people even claim pistols like the Glock or… Read More >

The Great Outdoors: Danger Comes in Many Forms

In a recent column, I opined that “everyday carry” is just good sense. My focus in that piece was on… Read More >

Are You Paying Attention? How Close Is Too Close?

We all try to live in Condition Yellow, but our mundane lives lull us into an often-false sense of security. Read More >

Eye Exercises for Shooters

This week, Beth drops by to share two great exercises for your eyes. We all know that as we get… Read More >

Are You Training for a Real Gunfight?

If you are standing at the 25-yard line shooting tiny, little groups, you are practicing your marksmanship skills — NOT… Read More >

“Be Careful Out There…”

Those of us who carry firearms know better than most how important it is to be aware of our surroundings… Read More >

Does Accuracy Matter?

A couple months ago, I was showing off a new pistol to a friend of mine. This friend carries a… Read More >

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 >

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