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.

Why a Trigger Press Requires Intent and Justification

One of the safety rules we focus on in every firearms class and safety briefing is keeping your finger off… Read More >

Shotgun vs. Interior Door

Spoiler alert! Shotgun wins! When people tell you to use a shotgun with birdshot for home defense because it is… Read More >

The Quick Draw

In an opening scene of the old television show Gunsmoke, Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness) delivers fatally on his fast… Read More >

Would You Use a .22 for Self-Defense?

Very early on in my self-defense journey, an instructor said to me, “Use a handgun of the largest caliber you… Read More >

Have You Seen the Gozenta?

If you do a lot of driving, the Gozenta from Hawg Holsters might be the product for you. This little… Read More >

The Jury on Your Shoulder

Without a doubt, the single most common reason an armed self-defense claim loses in court is what the defendant did… Read More >

The Decision Tree

Do you want to be involved in a deadly force incident today? All of us should answer, “No!” However, in… Read More >

Getting What You Want

The irony is not lost on me that I am using a social media video service to tell you how… Read More >

Practice, Dang It, Practice!

I conducted a skills improvement class this past weekend for a group of people who have been legally carrying for… Read More >

Take Your Loved Ones to the Shooting Range

There’s probably no greater responsibility or greater reward than taking your loved ones, especially your kids, to the shooting range. Read More >

Shot in the Groin! How Did It Happen?

This video leaves us with so much to debate that I do not even know where to start. What is… Read More >

Pistols & Potato Chips: You Can’t Have Just One

Many people who are new to concealed carry take what feels like the big step of purchasing their first handgun… Read More >

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