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.

Stop Telling People What Gun They ‘Must’ Buy!

In more than two decades in this business, I will admit that I have, in the past, made the mistake… Read More >

Where Oh Where Is My Gun?

About once a month, my members-only gun range sends out an email describing guns — both long guns and handguns… Read More >

Coming to Your Town

The U.S. is having difficulty recruiting. Police departments are hiring and training, but they are not inundated with qualified applicants. Read More >

What Does The USCCA Provide To Help Me Carry Confidence™?

Unlike concealed carry insurance, membership with the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) provides responsibly armed Americans with the education,… Read More >

What Makes USCCA Membership Different Than Concealed Carry Insurance?

With the most comprehensive self-defense education, training and legal protection available to American gun owners, a membership with the United… Read More >

A Word About Hot Brass!

Deal with it! Don’t be a sissy! Take the pain. Hot brass burns, but the burn is not nearly as… Read More >

Are You Tough Enough to Walk Away?

Do you live in a “stand your ground” state? Are you adamant that you will stand your ground because it… Read More >

Danger Zone: The Fallacy of Gun-Free Areas

A man died. He left his typewriter to his lawyer, and in the back of the typewriter, the lawyer found… Read More >

A Better Way to Back Up

Instead of trying to walk backward during a fight, a quick pivot will allow you to move forward as you… Read More >

Why Do We Carry Guns?

If we want to believe that we only do things for the right reasons, we need to know why we… Read More >

Could You Shoot a Child in Self-Defense?

In the Medieval era, the sack and ruin of cities was often accompanied by the wholesale murder of men, women… Read More >

Clearing a Cover Garment

As the weather gets cooler, we usually add an extra layer of clothing. That layer is just one more thing… Read More >

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