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 Best Way to Carry Your Knife?

Where do you carry your knife? Can you get to it when you need it? Have you experimented with other… Read More >

Public Restroom Carry: Keeping That Important Stop Safe (and Arrest-Free)

Now here’s something we don’t talk about often but should: the pitfalls (pun intended) of carrying a lawfully concealed handgun… Read More >


Used to be that Southern men like me had a reputation for fierce independence. Insult our mother and count on… Read More >

Split-Second Justice

Last week, I was having a conversation with an attorney friend of mine who has an impressive track record in… Read More >

The Non-Standard Response Drill

The Drill: The Non-Standard Response (NSR) Drill is another drill you can use to vary your training and prevent… Read More >

High-Tech Firearms Training

Would you like real-time feedback on your pistol shooting mechanics? The MantisX Training System uses a sensor attached to your… Read More >

Lock ‘em Up!

Relax, I’m talking about your guns, not politicians! A recent string of thefts and misplaced firearms has reminded me how… Read More >

It’s Summertime … and the Living is Easy

Well, life is never easy, but I just like saying those words with the arrival of each new summer season. Read More >

On Begging and Requalifying

My new home, New Mexico, is one of the poorest states in the U.S. Practically every Albuquerque (ABQ) street corner… Read More >

The Mozambique Drill

The Drill: With roots that date back to the 1970s and ties to Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper, The Mozambique… Read More >

What’s in Your “Get Home” Bag?

Bugout bags are all the rage these days, but let’s be honest: You will likely not be running away from… Read More >

Wait! Is This a Good Idea?

As children, most of us were warned to “stop and look both ways” before crossing a street. Simple common sense. Read More >

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