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.

Meet Mike Janich, Learn About Knives…

Because so many of our readers carry knives and because we believe that training is the backbone to any sort… Read More >

If You Are Shot…

Holding a defensive weapon does not ensure that we will win a fight. Even highly trained, motivated men — America’s… Read More >

One-Handed Shooting Stances … and Their New Names?

While teaching a ladies’ class that was focused on one-handed firearms training, I got into an interesting discussion… Read More >

The Target Isolation Drill

The Drill: The focus of this drill is to train your mind to think before you shoot. You will… Read More >

Fight Your Way to Your Gun

Remember, the root word of gunfight is fight, not gun. In a close quarters battle, reaching for your gun might… Read More >

Put a Little Light on the Subject

I’m man enough to admit I’m scared of the dark. Bad things happen in the dark. As a kid growing… Read More >

Muzzle Management Revisited

According to Colonel Jeff Cooper, universal gun safety rule number two tells us to “NEVER let the muzzle cover anything… Read More >

The Target Transition Drill

The Drill: The focus of this drill is the smooth, effective engagement and transition between multiple targets. We all… Read More >

Not Like a Day at the Range…

A gunfight is not like a day at the range. A gunfight is fast. It is unexpected and, as you… Read More >

More Words to Live By…

I just love old sayings. This is one of my favorites: If guns are involved, one had better be yours. Read More >

Distance is Your Friend

One of my sons is a commercial pilot, and one of the first sayings he was taught as a novice… Read More >

The Scan and Assess Drill

The Drill: Many of us have been trained to scan and assess between courses of fire. The intended benefit… Read More >

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