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.

Beginner Tips: Ocular Dominance

I am kind of an oddball when it comes to shooting. I am right-handed. But I am left-eye dominant. And… Read More >

Choosing an Alternate Weapon

Any weapon is better than no weapon when you are in a fight, but a gun gives you some advantages… Read More >

Chess, Not Checkers

It is unlikely that you will ever confront a Mafia hit man. A professional smack-down artist. A cool-under-fire master assassin… Read More >

One Step at a Time: A Path to Effective Firearms Training

»QUESTION: There are a few questions we get from people all the time — “How do I get started with… Read More >

Roll Out from Behind Cover

Cover stops incoming rounds. But you need to train effectively to be able to shoot from behind cover. The first… Read More >

Avoidance is Not Cowardice!

I’ve been reading lots of social media posts by people mentioning what they would do if they found themselves in… Read More >

Benefits of the Flimsy Holster

Do not overlook those flimsy pocket-style holsters as a great option for concealed carry — especially pocket carry. Small, lightweight… Read More >

The Last Thing on Your List…

Sadly, in 2016 there is still a group of people who think gun owners are violent and dangerous. Well, to… Read More >

Treat Every Firearm as Though It’s Loaded…and a Bullet is Traveling Down the Barrel

A few months ago, I was teaching a large class of women who were brand new to firearms. Some of… Read More >

Assessing Environmental Factors

When you walk into a room, do you immediately look for alternate exits? Are you noticing things that might work… Read More >

Question Everything, but Ask Good Questions

I am not a slave to fashion. You should know that by now. I have pretty much one look. Well,… Read More >

Close-Quarter Battle Optics: Outfitting Your Rifle for Home Defense

Price and quality are important, but don’t lose sight of the fact that not all scopes are designed equal when… Read More >

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