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.

Another Marathon!

A couple months ago, I told you about the Marathon Pack by Elite Survival Systems. The original Marathon Pack would… Read More >

Giving (Good) Advice About Guns

Sooner or later, most of us gun people will be asked (usually by someone new to carrying a firearm for… Read More >

Start at the Beginning: The Essentials of Handling a Handgun

AS AN INSTRUCTOR, establishing some common ground with your students through effective communication is of paramount importance in conducting effective… Read More >

Training for the Type 3 Malfunction

If you have never trained to clear a Type 3 Malfunction, you should. Once you do, you’ll realize that most… Read More >

With Ammo, More Is Better

Several people I know have been involved in gunfights. None of them have ever said to me, “Man, I wish… Read More >

Keep Fighting!

What does a person usually do after getting shot with a pistol? The same thing he was doing before he… Read More >

‘Practice Makes Perfect?’ Well, Not Exactly…

When it comes to self-defense, practicing regularly is critical. We have all heard the term “muscle memory” as a way… Read More >

‘Violence of Action’ Defined

In a fight, violence of action typically wins the day. You need to become violent enough fast enough to end… Read More >

The Value of a Good Holster

Sticking a gun into the waistband without a holster is… Read More >

The Dangers of Lock Down, Get Down, Stay Down

Do you know where your children are? Better yet, do you know what your school-aged children or grandchildren are doing… Read More >

Three Ways to Use Your Flashlight

A hand-held flashlight is one of the most versatile and effective tools you can add to your everyday carry kit. Read More >


Ballistics experts claim there is no such thing as a stopper handgun bullet. The relatively low velocity and mass of… Read More >

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