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.

Some Threats Have More Than Two Legs…

Like many of you, I carry my gun just about every waking moment. It is so much a part of… Read More >

Do You Look Like a Victim?

Predators seek out the weakest prey, avoiding conflict when they do not know for certain they have an absolute advantage. Read More >

You Have a Gun…Now What?

It bothers me—a lot—when someone admits that he or she has a gun…but doesn’t know how to use it. Take… Read More >

Scenario-Based Self-Defense Training

Following our USCCA Proving Ground scenario-based training videos, we have had some questions about the importance of such training and… Read More >

Are You Learning to Move?

If you are not training yourself to move at the start of a gunfight, chances are pretty good you will… Read More >

When Traveling Abroad

It was a beautiful home in the Scottish countryside near Oban. We knew we were in for it, however, when… Read More >

Range Time vs. Dry Fire…and Why?

Training is not something you can do once and call it good. Skills are perishable. If you don’t use them,… Read More >

If You Can’t Drive Away, Get Out of Your Car

You simply cannot fight effectively from inside your car against a threat outside your car. Of course, your first option… Read More >

So Much More to Learn…

I have sat down to write this weekly column 205 times since I started working here at the USCCA. You… Read More >

Fit to Fight?

If you’re a regular reader of this weekly report, you probably carry a gun. And if you pay attention to… Read More >

Fighting from a Wheelchair

Responding to reader requests, Into the Fray will begin presenting information designed to help those with reduced mobility effectively defend… Read More >

How Do You Think About Personal Protection?

Personal protection is never just ONE thing. If you think you are safe just because you have strapped a gun… Read More >

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