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.

Choose Your Shots and Your Words Wisely

A recent episode of Into the Fray prompted one viewer to comment about how he would fire all his rounds… Read More >

WHEN to Shoot Is Just as Important as HOW to Shoot

On Monday morning, I heard the sound of distant gunfire. The local range is precisely one mile from my front… Read More >

Thoughts on Being a Villain and a Victim

I recently had the opportunity to assist Donna Anthony of Point Blank Firearms & Self-Defense Training and Becky Bowen of… Read More >

Blinded by the Light: Muzzle Flash and Your Eyes

Imagine your spouse, who will deliver a new baby in a matter of weeks, shakes you. “I need some chocolate… Read More >

Pay Attention and Always Be Armed

Let’s take a look at what can happen if you are oblivious to the world around you. In this video… Read More >

Bang for Your Buck

I own a lot of guns. Many of you do too. We own them not just for personal protection, but… Read More >

Another Marathon!

A couple months ago, I told you about the Marathon Pack by Elite Survival Systems. The original Marathon Pack would… Read More >

Giving (Good) Advice About Guns

Sooner or later, most of us gun people will be asked (usually by someone new to carrying a firearm for… Read More >

Start at the Beginning: The Essentials of Handling a Handgun

AS AN INSTRUCTOR, establishing some common ground with your students through effective communication is of paramount importance in conducting effective… Read More >

Training for the Type 3 Malfunction

If you have never trained to clear a Type 3 Malfunction, you should. Once you do, you’ll realize that most… Read More >

With Ammo, More Is Better

Several people I know have been involved in gunfights. None of them have ever said to me, “Man, I wish… Read More >

Keep Fighting!

What does a person usually do after getting shot with a pistol? The same thing he was doing before he… Read More >

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