True Stories

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

Good Samaritan Good Sense

Just last week here in Florida, we had yet another case of a legally armed “Good Samaritan” coming to the… Read More >

It IS Happening! MOVE!

Look at the video of the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting. Don’t look at the shooter. Look at the people in… Read More >

When Firearms Training Falls (Terribly) Short

At the USCCA, many of us are long-time firearms and carry instructors ourselves, so we are always curious about what… Read More >

True Stories — January 2017

Woman Shoots Financé When an early morning argument turned violent and her fiancé began to beat her, an Arlington woman… Read More >


First, a memory: In 2000, Smith & Wesson cooperated with the Clinton Administration and accepted firearms restrictions crafted by then-NY-Governor… Read More >

A Wish for the New Year

It’s the holiday season and people like me often take to making wishes. We start the new year full of… Read More >

Code to Live By

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young must have been thinking of us in “Teach Your Children.” The dreamy, insistent lyrics are… Read More >

The Loudest Gunfire

This is not a simple topic to write about, but I felt like I had to do it. Something needed… Read More >

A Good Samaritan: Isidro’s Story

“I know I’m being selfish, but why did he have to go help?” -Lisa Benavides Everyone wants to help, to… Read More >

“I Killed One, I Think…”

It’s a personal thing with me. I hate the media for lots of different reasons, including their smugness and their… Read More >

True Stories — November/December 2016

Nebraska House-Sitter Defends Against Armed Intruder A young Omaha couple house-sitting for friends awoke one night to sounds of an… Read More >

In the Garage

Is your garage piled with junk, yours and the spouse’s? Stacks of rusting, greasy tools and ropes or odd plumbing… Read More >

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