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.

Are You Training as Much as the Bad Guys?

Let’s not fall into the trap of thinking that we are better trained than the bad guys. Criminals don’t really… Read More >

Are You Ready … for Anything?

Situational awareness has long been a fundamental tenet of self-defense, especially for those of us who carry firearms. After all,… Read More >

Mindset Makes You a Warrior; Action Makes You a Better Warrior

While participating in a Force Science Institute class recently, we got on the topic of handgun stopping power. What came… Read More >

The 5 and 5 Drill

The Drill: We are once again joined on the range this week by Jason Speller, Chief Instructor of D.R.A.W. Read More >

How Do You Run Your Slide?

Slingshot or over-the-top? Which is the best method to run the slide? For years we have been taught that grasping… Read More >

The Point Is…

Point shooting was long advocated by Col. Rex Applegate, world-renowned firearms expert. He describes it as “whether one-handed or two-handed,… Read More >

Ahhh, the Neighbors…

My wife is on my case. Apparently, our neighbors give me mixed reviews … and we haven’t been in New… Read More >

Self-Defense Is Not Just About Gear

If you think you can strap a gun on your hip and consider yourself protected, you might be in for… Read More >

Safety at the Gas Station

Last month, Pacifiers & Peacemakers shared some video tips for safely navigating a parking lot to find a good spot… Read More >

The Failure-to-Fire Drill (Simulation Featuring BarrelBlok)

This week’s video is a little different than our normal Tactical Tuesday training segment. Instead of focusing on a specific… Read More >

Open Your Mind About Firearms Training

If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always have what you have always had. Progress can come… Read More >

Will You Be Ready?

We always ask the question in terms of self-defense. Will you be ready to fight if you need to? Will… Read More >

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