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.

The Appeal of Appendix: A Contrast to Crossdraw

I tend to go with proven handguns and equipment I’ve used for many years. This includes the strong-side belt scabbard,… Read More >

Chamber Check

I have this recurring dream (or should I say “nightmare”) in which I am forced to use my firearm in… Read More >

My $50 Charter Arms Revolver

Yep. I bought a $50 revolver. It’s a Charter Arms Undercover made in about 1969. Does that mean I think… Read More >

The Eye of the Predator

When we think of people who engage in predatory behavior (that is, those criminally minded individuals who seek out weaker… Read More >

Training for Dummies: Set Yourself Up for Failure

There are two undeniable truths when it comes to shooting: Firearms skills are perishable, and mechanical failures will eventually happen. Read More >

Why the Crazy Training Drills?

Do you think anyone could win a real-life, El-Presidente-style showdown? If not, why do you think we do the drill?… Read More >

What Happens If You Are Hurt?

Q: I recently barely escaped being run over. I am an amputee and was moving across a parking lot when… Read More >

The SCCY Finale

Enough is enough. The SCCY wins. We could continue to abuse the pistol, but why? We have tormented and tortured… Read More >

My Lone Wolf Glock

If you like all the good things about Glock pistols but want to make your Glock pistol even better, check… Read More >

Truth Is Nothing to Fear

A reader recently reached out to our Member Services department asking why we publish information about legal costs and other… Read More >


I smash the horn at some slow dimwit in the left lane of Interstate 40. He’s forcing trucks, automobiles and… Read More >

Hot & Cold: Loading and Unloading a Pistol

WE’VE PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED the imperatives of safe gun handling as well as how to properly draw from and recover to… Read More >

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