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.

By the Numbers Drill

The Drill: The By the Numbers Drill utilizes a target with different shapes, colors and numbers. This drill forces you,… Read More >

Embrace Your Flashlight!

You have two friends in a deadly force situation: your gun and your flashlight. Reach for your flashlight first —… Read More >

Train with the Gun You Carry

I had the conversation again the other day. It started with, “I should do some IDPA shooting to improve my… Read More >

Selfish Me

Have you ever been told that you’re selfish? It’s like being mean or bigoted. “Selfish” sounds cruel. In linguistic quandaries… Read More >

Lights Out: 10 Things I’ve Learned About Shooting in the Dark

»I’VE HAD SOME INTERESTING opportunities to shoot in the dark: during midnight 3-gun competitions, where your objective is to find… Read More >

Getting Kids Involved with Shooting Sports

Teaching children about firearms safety is always at the top of my list. But I also love to see kids… Read More >

Dealing with a Gunshot Wound

Anyone who carries a gun should have a first-aid kit and some first-aid training. It’s just common sense. Understanding that… Read More >

You Have to Start Somewhere

Do you know what’s wrong with most gun owners? We think we know everything. Yes, many of us have had… Read More >

White Knuckle: A Split Second Can Change Your Life

»AS I PRESSED THE TRIGGER of my snub-nosed revolver, the front sight was in perfect focus. In my peripheral vision,… Read More >

Ten-to-the-One Drill

The Drill: The Ten-to-the-One Drill is designed to force the shooter to focus on the break point of his or… Read More >

Don’t Hide Guns in Your House!

It’s an old story but a great cautionary tale: In 1998, the police chief in the City of Madison, Wisconsin… Read More >

12-Step Program

I spend an immoderate amount of time on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (none of whom publicly support my values and… Read More >

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