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.

If You’re Old, Just Fight

After we talked about using combative skills and attempting to move away from an attacker, many older readers reached out… Read More >

Effective Firearms Stopping Power Calculator — Smartphone App

By the time I started my law enforcement career in 1980 with the Licking County Ohio Sheriff’s Office, I already… Read More >

Your Training Will Be Questioned

In a recent edition of my video blog, Into the Fray, I suggested that you should keep track of all… Read More >

Tourniquet Etiquette

Don’t make the use of a tourniquet too complex. Find where the blood is leaking out of the body. Place… Read More >

Seek Cover! Don’t Walk into Harm’s Way If You Don’t Have To…

Last week we showed you a short video that gave really good information about how many times you might need… Read More >

It’s All About You!

No fanfare. No flashy celebrations. But can you believe that I have been doing this for 200 consecutive weeks? When… Read More >

How Many Times Should You Shoot?

Do you remember the rule? How many times should you shoot an aggressor? One shot? Double tap? Mozambique Drill? How… Read More >

Worst-Case Scenario

We, most of us in the concealed carry community, quietly think of ourselves as Wyatt Earp or Annie Oakley. It’s… Read More >

What to Do After Your Training

We tell you over and over: Get more training! Training will save your life. Training will help you overcome the… Read More >

Shoot More in Order to Shoot Better

How many rounds of ammo do you have in your house right now? Don’t answer me, because it is none… Read More >

I Resolve…

New Year’s Resolutions have been a tradition for as long as most of us can remember. But let’s face it,… Read More >

Must You Give a Verbal Challenge?

I keep saying this: Self-defense incidents are dynamic and each one is unique. So, if you hear a trainer tell… Read More >

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