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.

Why the Crazy Training Drills?

Do you think anyone could win a real-life, El-Presidente-style showdown? If not, why do you think we do the drill?… Read More >

What Happens If You Are Hurt?

Q: I recently barely escaped being run over. I am an amputee and was moving across a parking lot when… Read More >

The SCCY Finale

Enough is enough. The SCCY wins. We could continue to abuse the pistol, but why? We have tormented and tortured… Read More >

My Lone Wolf Glock

If you like all the good things about Glock pistols but want to make your Glock pistol even better, check… Read More >

Truth Is Nothing to Fear

A reader recently reached out to our Member Services department asking why we publish information about legal costs and other… Read More >

Startle!

I smash the horn at some slow dimwit in the left lane of Interstate 40. He’s forcing trucks, automobiles and… Read More >

Hot & Cold: Loading and Unloading a Pistol

WE’VE PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED the imperatives of safe gun handling as well as how to properly draw from and recover to… Read More >

Why a Trigger Press Requires Intent and Justification

One of the safety rules we focus on in every firearms class and safety briefing is keeping your finger off… Read More >

Shotgun vs. Interior Door

Spoiler alert! Shotgun wins! When people tell you to use a shotgun with birdshot for home defense because it is… Read More >

The Quick Draw

In an opening scene of the old television show Gunsmoke, Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness) delivers fatally on his fast… Read More >

Would You Use a .22 for Self-Defense?

Very early on in my self-defense journey, an instructor said to me, “Use a handgun of the largest caliber you… Read More >

Have You Seen the Gozenta?

If you do a lot of driving, the Gozenta from Hawg Holsters might be the product for you. This little… Read More >

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