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.

A Great Grip Helps

Shooters of a certain age will remember Bill Jordan and his book No Second Place Winner. Jordan was a gunfighter,… Read More >

Bullet Basics

I wish I could take credit for the old saying, “Don’t agonize over ammo,” because many people, especially those new… Read More >

Bright Ideas: Tactical Movement in the Dark

A friend of mine loves to joke about tactical stuff. He’ll joke about how guns are dangerous and how he… Read More >

Two Shots and a Throat Punch

Using a two-shooter for self-defense may not be the best idea, but it certainly can be effective. If you are… Read More >

Three Targets and a Tourniquet

One of the reasons I really love using Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) training gear is that you can set up… Read More >

Remember to Breathe

Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. We don’t even have to think about it. In fact, most of us don’t ever think about… Read More >

Working from the Holster: Essentials of Handgun Handling While Carrying on Your Person

IN THE PREVIOUS ISSUE, we discussed the essentials of handling a pistol or revolver for purposes of personal protection: how… Read More >

Safety Rules in a Gunfight?

The universal firearms safety rules apply even during a gunfight, but they can be difficult to implement under the high… Read More >

The Harley Tee and Cut-Offs?

What to wear when talking to the media: the blue, button-down Oxford or my favorite Harley tee? Of course, that… Read More >

In Any Light: Body-Position Shooting

During a class a few years ago, the subject of firing at night came up. It was not an advanced… Read More >

Choose Your Shots and Your Words Wisely

A recent episode of Into the Fray prompted one viewer to comment about how he would fire all his rounds… Read More >

WHEN to Shoot Is Just as Important as HOW to Shoot

On Monday morning, I heard the sound of distant gunfire. The local range is precisely one mile from my front… Read More >

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