True Stories

Get inspired by true stories of armed self-defense and other real-life incidents involving the use of firearms.

True Stories — July 2018

Think Fast: Texas Man Shoots Robber Wielding Sawed-Off Shotgun A Houston man was walking to his car at about 2… 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 >

Susan Gets a Gun

“Everything,” Susan says, “becomes the quilt of your life.” Similar to the USCCA’s own Beth Vaughn, our cousin Susan is… Read More >

Good Samaritan. Bad Ending.

An event in Portland this past week serves as a cautionary tale for all of us who carry firearms. The… 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 >

Always Ready Means Always Armed

Regular readers know how we at the USCCA strongly endorse everyday carry (EDC). In today’s world, it is simply impossible… Read More >

Safety Rules in a Gunfight?

The universal firearms safety rules apply even during a gunfight, but they can be difficult to implement under the high… Read More >

Civilian Good Samaritans Finally Get Good Press

Recently, the major media outlets have had a field day splashing school shootings across their newspapers and TV screens. However,… Read More >

True Stories — May/June 2018

Wrench in His Plans: South Carolina Armed Citizens Stop Customer’s Rampage When a disgruntled customer of a Rock Hill auto… Read More >

Pay Attention and Always Be Armed

Let’s take a look at what can happen if you are oblivious to the world around you. In this video… Read More >

‘I Am Not a Coward!’

Remember the old saying, “The proof is in the pudding?” Linguist Ben Zimmer, who wrote for the Boston Globe from 2011… Read More >

13RW

It wasn’t easy being a teenager with a World War II Pacific combat navy hero for a dad. His silent… Read More >

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