True Stories

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

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 >

Can You Be TOO Comfortable Around Guns?

The tragic death just last week of Sergeant Rod Lucas, a 20-year veteran of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department, was… Read More >

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