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.

What Are You Willing to Risk?

We had a bit of a go-round here at the USCCA offices recently when a couple of people took issue… Read More >

Maybe Not THIS Laser

Just a couple of weeks ago, I mounted a Viridian C5L laser and light on my Grey Man pistol. I… Read More >

Train With Your Portable Safe

Gun owners are constantly looking for the right balance between security and rapid access. The world is full of trade-offs,… Read More >

Training Advice … from Wyatt Earp?

While scrolling through my substantial digital library the other day, I found a fascinating interview with the legendary lawman, Wyatt… Read More >

Four Things I Carry … Always

Now that I have lived past my teens, well past the age when the Selective Service Commission will hunt me… Read More >

Comparison of Concealed Carry Protection Options for Gun Owners

Responsible concealed carry gun owners have several options when it comes to protecting themselves in the aftermath of a self-defense… Read More >

Laser Training = 75/25

A laser on your pistol can really help you get on target faster, but it becomes easy to fall into… Read More >

In the Clear: Are Handguns Really the Best?

If you’re a regular reader of my column in the USCCA’s weekly digital newsletter The Concealed Carry Report, you may… Read More >

How Long Is 325 Weeks?

According to the Google Machine, 325 weeks is 6.25 years. I have been writing this column every week for more… Read More >

7 Reasons Why Responsible Gun Owners Are Joining the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)

The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) is a membership organization that provides the most… Read More >

How Concealed Carry Insurance Works

Across the country, thousands of responsibly armed Americans are asking smart questions about concealed carry insurance: “What is concealed carry… Read More >

Why Should Anyone Carry a Firearm?

I believe that many certified firearms instructors do a great job of teaching people about the responsibilities of gun ownership… Read More >

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