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.

Consistency Is Critical

Whether you’re new to carrying a firearm for self-defense or have been doing it for decades, you likely already understand… Read More >

Leather or Kydex on Your Hip?

At a shooting school recently, where I was required to use an OWB holster, I racked the slide during a… Read More >

Crunch Time … Shots Fired

Last week, we discussed how to call 911 after a confrontation, depending on whether or not shots were fired. Once… Read More >

What About These Derringers?

I am still completely confused by my sudden and uncontrolled leap into the world of the two-shot, single-action derringer. Without… Read More >

Don’t Make These Mistakes

Engaging in a gunfight is never a good thing, but making mistakes during your gunfight can make a bad day… Read More >

Good Ammo Is Not Hard to Find

Reviewing ammunition is difficult because so many variables affect performance. Of course, the manufacturing quality of the ammunition itself is… Read More >

OK, Call 911. Then What?

In last week’s column, we emphasized how important it is to call 911 immediately in the wake of any incident… Read More >

Benelli Nova H20 12-Gauge Tactical Pump Shotgun

Even though new models of shotguns continue to be released, several factors have put the tactical shotgun in a less… Read More >

The Great Caliber Debate

Who among us has not engaged in the great caliber debate? I can tell from my desk almost no one… Read More >

Hiding in Plain Sight With Cacharme

The Cacharme Concealed Carry Jacket allows you to hide your gun completely without the need for tactical-looking clothing. This good-looking… Read More >

Whose Duty?

Who has a duty to protect the people we love? The police? The military? The CIA? The FBI? They are… Read More >

Calling 911 – You Won’t Be Alone

Like most defensive firearms instructors, I spend quite a bit of time in my classes going over how important it… Read More >

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