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.

Words to Live By?

I have a couple different “phrases” that keep me sane and put things in perspective. One of my favorites is… Read More >

Controlled vs. Hammer Pairs Drill

The Drill: For this drill, Steve and I will walk you through and highlight the differences between a controlled… Read More >

The GAP Method

There’s no doubt that when we train with our firearms, we do our best to remember all the fundamentals of… Read More >

You Don’t Have to Be Nice

Yes, we all want to be nice and live in a civil society, but, as usual, a small group of… Read More >

Trigger Finger Discipline: The Core of Safety and Accuracy

How you operate the trigger on your firearm tells a lot about you. Think about all the ways people describe… Read More >

By the Numbers Drill

The Drill: The By the Numbers Drill utilizes a target with different shapes, colors and numbers. This drill forces you,… Read More >

Embrace Your Flashlight!

You have two friends in a deadly force situation: your gun and your flashlight. Reach for your flashlight first —… Read More >

Train with the Gun You Carry

I had the conversation again the other day. It started with, “I should do some IDPA shooting to improve my… Read More >

Selfish Me

Have you ever been told that you’re selfish? It’s like being mean or bigoted. “Selfish” sounds cruel. In linguistic quandaries… Read More >

Lights Out: 10 Things I’ve Learned About Shooting in the Dark

»I’VE HAD SOME INTERESTING opportunities to shoot in the dark: during midnight 3-gun competitions, where your objective is to find… Read More >

Getting Kids Involved with Shooting Sports

Teaching children about firearms safety is always at the top of my list. But I also love to see kids… Read More >

Dealing with a Gunshot Wound

Anyone who carries a gun should have a first-aid kit and some first-aid training. It’s just common sense. Understanding that… Read More >

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