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 Target Transition Drill

The Drill: The focus of this drill is the smooth, effective engagement and transition between multiple targets. We all… Read More >

Not Like a Day at the Range…

A gunfight is not like a day at the range. A gunfight is fast. It is unexpected and, as you… Read More >

More Words to Live By…

I just love old sayings. This is one of my favorites: If guns are involved, one had better be yours. Read More >

Distance is Your Friend

One of my sons is a commercial pilot, and one of the first sayings he was taught as a novice… Read More >

The Scan and Assess Drill

The Drill: Many of us have been trained to scan and assess between courses of fire. The intended benefit… Read More >

Quick Tips for Workplace Survival

Even if you have not received tactical training in dealing with an active shooter, thinking of these few simple items… Read More >

When Deadly Force is Involved: A Unique Approach

I don’t often do formal book reviews, but after reading a copy of When Deadly Force is Involved, by Bruce… Read More >

A World Without Ego?

By the time you read this column, the situation described here will be more than two weeks old, but it… Read More >

State of Hardship: The Adversity of Concealed Carry

¬ĽADVERSITY IS SOMETIMES DEFINED AS A STATE OF HARDSHIP OR misfortune, or perhaps living in an antagonistic environment where danger… Read More >

Standing to Kneeling Drill

The Drill: Varying your shooting position is important while training for real-life situations. In this training scenario, we’re going… Read More >

Don’t Be Nice … Be Good

As I waited in line to order a quick lunch on the go, I spotted a little girl and her… Read More >

Follow-Through Improves Your Shooting

In just about every physical activity, follow-through improves your performance. The same is true of shooting. When training on the… Read More >

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