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.

Teaching the Essentials of Marksmanship: The Hardest Simple Thing You Will Ever Do

“Marksmanship” can be defined simply as skill at shooting. An accomplished marksman is a person who can hit a defined… Read More >

Strike, Move and Shoot

Do not expect a self-defense incident to be something akin to the gunfight at the OK Corral. Criminals are predators… Read More >

Choosing to Fight

There has been a lot of talk recently about whether or not crime victims should fight back against their attackers. Read More >

Waiting for Godot

Fans of the recent and long-running television show Seinfeld should probably love Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot. Commentators described… Read More >

CQB and the Revolver

A couple weeks back, we looked at what would happen if, during a close-quarters fight, an attacker got his hands… Read More >

Holiday Craziness

Last Thanksgiving weekend in Florida, we received a stark reminder that insanity never takes a vacation; this time it was… Read More >

Are You Well Armed?

Ask yourself this question: Are you well armed? But — wait! — before you jump into your automated “yes” reply,… Read More >

The Beating Heart of the Nation

Call me overly optimistic, but I believe in America. I believe in the power of the American people to overcome… Read More >

Now I Lay Me Down…

How many people remember the prayer, “Now I lay me down to sleep…”? I learned it from Mom when I… Read More >

The Root Word of “Gunfight” Is “Fight”

These days, especially after a mass shooting, everyone is talking about guns. Where do bad guys get them? How should… Read More >

2A Tools: You Don’t Have to Be a Hammer

There have been many situations over the years in which I have felt uncomfortable, intimidated and even out of place. Read More >

Tips on Close-Quarters Fighting

It doesn’t take much to make your auto-loading pistol malfunction. In a close-quarters fight, if the bad guy gets even… Read More >

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