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 Shoulder Holster Draw

The Drill: Many of us who carry daily will modify our carry style, position, firearm and holster depending on… Read More >

A Safety Won’t Get You Killed

Every once in a while, I see something so egregious on the internet that I feel I have to step… Read More >

Learn to Run Today So You May Live to Run Tomorrow

You’ve heard a lot about the fight or flight response. Well, I’m here to tell you that flight does not… Read More >

Do We Make a Difference? Real-World Validation

»IT’S NO SECRET THAT MANY OF US writers are also trainers. We are thinkers and communicators who share our knowledge,… Read More >

The 2–Hand Grip Transition

The Drill: The 2-Hand Grip Transition is a dry- or live-fire drill that focuses on switching the firearm from a… Read More >

It IS Happening! MOVE!

Look at the video of the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting. Don’t look at the shooter. Look at the people in… Read More >

The Light and the Truth…

I cannot believe there is still a raging debate (mostly on the internet) concerning whether or not one should use… Read More >

Defanging the Snake: Knife Stopping Power

»IN A LETHAL-FORCE ENCOUNTER, especially at close range, the longer you allow the threat to continue to attack, the more… Read More >

The Balance Board Draw

The Drill: The Balance Board Draw is a dry-fire drill that involves drawing from the holster while standing on a… Read More >

Close-Quarters Fighting

If you remember just two things from this video, they should be: Protect your head. Aim low. In a… Read More >

What Do You Have Planned for the New Year?

We are well into 2017, so I guess it’s time for my New Year’s column about my plans for the… Read More >

When Firearms Training Falls (Terribly) Short

At the USCCA, many of us are long-time firearms and carry instructors ourselves, so we are always curious about what… Read More >

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