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.

Canine Wisdom

Dogs are a great crime deterrent both at home and in public. Even if you do not own a dog,… Read More >

To the Woman in the Grocery Store

While standing in line at the grocery store, I hear you on the phone. Based on what I hear from… Read More >

Yay, Marksmanship!

Believe me. I know that it feels really great to share and post pictures of an awesome target with a… Read More >

Choosing That First Gun

When choosing a first gun, you are not required to abide by the conventional wisdom. The same is true if… Read More >

What Happens if You Drop Your Gun Just One Time

Remember the FBI agent who did a flip, lost his sidearm and then shot someone as he picked up his… Read More >

A Great Grip Helps

Shooters of a certain age will remember Bill Jordan and his book No Second Place Winner. Jordan was a gunfighter,… Read More >

Bullet Basics

I wish I could take credit for the old saying, “Don’t agonize over ammo,” because many people, especially those new… Read More >

Bright Ideas: Tactical Movement in the Dark

A friend of mine loves to joke about tactical stuff. He’ll joke about how guns are dangerous and how he… Read More >

Two Shots and a Throat Punch

Using a two-shooter for self-defense may not be the best idea, but it certainly can be effective. If you are… Read More >

Three Targets and a Tourniquet

One of the reasons I really love using Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) training gear is that you can set up… Read More >

Remember to Breathe

Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. We don’t even have to think about it. In fact, most of us don’t ever think about… Read More >

Working from the Holster: Essentials of Handgun Handling While Carrying on Your Person

IN THE PREVIOUS ISSUE, we discussed the essentials of handling a pistol or revolver for purposes of personal protection: how… Read More >

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