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.

Everything Takes Time!

Having just spent the last week studying with the Force Science Institute, I can tell you with certainty one thing… Read More >

Continuing Your Firearms Training

If you have been around the firearms community for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard someone say that shooting… Read More >

Rigging Your Fixed-Blade Knife

If you choose to carry a fixed-blade knife, rigging that knife on a static line makes a lot of sense… Read More >

Self-Defense Tips for Older Folks

Every week our member service advisors at the USCCA get calls asking about self-defense strategies to help our older members. Read More >

Firearms: Because You Can

When I was a sophomore in college at the University of Montevallo, I distinctly remember being followed to the parking… Read More >

The Seated Shooting Drill

The Drill: The Seated Shooting Drill is a dry-fire drill that incorporates a simulation of normal life. Since we… Read More >

How to Use the Clipless IWB Holster

If you are making your holster choice based on you reholstering, you might be making the wrong choice. For simplicity… Read More >

One Thing I’ve Learned About Grip

A few weeks ago, I completed the Handgun 1 and Handgun 2 training classes at Close Quarters Tactical (… Read More >

Focus on the Front Sight? Maybe. Maybe Not.

I did some shooting over the Memorial Day weekend and came away shaking my head. The reason for the headshake… Read More >

Road Rage: Getting Worse, Not Better

Frankly, I’m getting tired of having to write columns about road rage. You’d have thought that, as it becomes widely… Read More >

The Circle Drill

The Drill: The Circle Drill was introduced to us by longtime friend and mentor George Harris, co-founder of the… Read More >

Basic Knife-Fighting Techniques

You have a knife, but do you know how to use it most effectively? If you think you are going… Read More >

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