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 Last Thing on Your List…

Sadly, in 2016 there is still a group of people who think gun owners are violent and dangerous. Well, to… Read More >

Treat Every Firearm as Though It’s Loaded…and a Bullet is Traveling Down the Barrel

A few months ago, I was teaching a large class of women who were brand new to firearms. Some of… Read More >

Assessing Environmental Factors

When you walk into a room, do you immediately look for alternate exits? Are you noticing things that might work… Read More >

Question Everything, but Ask Good Questions

I am not a slave to fashion. You should know that by now. I have pretty much one look. Well,… Read More >

Close-Quarter Battle Optics: Outfitting Your Rifle for Home Defense

Price and quality are important, but don’t lose sight of the fact that not all scopes are designed equal when… Read More >

Fighting from Your Vehicle

In most cases, you will want to exit your vehicle to engage your attacker. Fighting from inside a car greatly… Read More >

Are You a Gear Junkie? Maybe You Should Train Instead…

There is a segment of the self-defense community that really loves gear. I count myself in that segment, because I… Read More >

Need to Know

For gun owners, and especially those of us who carry, it’s a judgment call when it comes to deciding with… Read More >

Skip the Bang!

Typically, new shooters must learn to overcome report and recoil while building their marksmanship skills. Now, Ultimate Training Munitions makes… Read More >

What’s Your Excuse?

Back in the early days of my career, I was the outdoor reporter for a small daily newspaper in South… Read More >

Training in the Double-Action Mode

If you carry a revolver for self-defense, you need to be training to shoot accurately and quickly in the double-action… Read More >

Training Drill for a Carjacking Attempt

Last week we showed you a surveillance video of an attempted carjacking that ended badly for the criminal. I suggested… Read More >

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