True Stories

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

Sometimes Reason Has Nothing to Do With It

Have you ever done something so irrational that you can’t for the life of you figure out why you decided… Read More >

Criminals Can Strike Anywhere and at Any Time

I read two stories today. The first story was about a 24-year-old man who shot and killed a 21-year-old man… Read More >

True Stories — February/March 2018

Hammer Down: Armored Car Driver Defends Against Sledgehammer Assault After exiting his armored car to pick up money at a… Read More >

A Father’s Side of Abuse

In the January issue of Concealed Carry Magazine, we shared an article about my friend and fellow coworker, Beth Vaughn. Read More >

As Promised, a SHOT Show Report

I’m back from Vegas and the 40th Annual SHOT Show and I didn’t even get sick. Shaking hands with hundreds… Read More >

Sorry, but Resist the Impulse…

There’s a Bible story about someone we call a “Good Samaritan.” You probably know it from Luke 10:25-37. It goes… Read More >

Neighbors from Hell 2.0

This past week, one of Florida’s more bizarre self-defense cases came to an end. On Labor Day weekend in 2012,… Read More >

Another SHOT Show Come and Gone

As I type these words, I have a pile of business cards, press credentials and various other items on my… Read More >

The Meg Fellenbaum Story: The Truth Is Out There

For better or worse, Chris Christie (R, New Jersey) will soon return to private life. Remember Chris? He’s the big… Read More >

Whatcha Gonna Do?

I’m thinking of Bob Marley. Maybe because it’s a whole lot warmer in Jamaica right now than it is in… Read More >

Stray Dogs and Good Samaritans

Dateline: Detroit, Michigan, October 9, 2017, 6:58 a.m. A 53-year-old woman named Patricia Cosby is walking on the 9500 block… Read More >

True Stories — January 2018

Transaction Declined: Wisconsin Man Defends Against Rock-Wielding Robber A 51-year-old Milwaukee man got money from an ATM and proceeded to… Read More >

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