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10 Common Concealed Carry Mistakes

When Citizens Fight BackAmerican Handgunner | American Handgunner

Are We Training Wrong?<p>The holy grail of firearms trainers and students has been to know what really happens in an armed citizen gunfight. Not in a …

Stand & Deliver; Stand & Die

Those who are familiar with the modern technique understand the concept of stand and deliver. This is the tactic of the good guy, upon seeing a …

Defensive Shotguns Part II

In the market for your first defensive shotgun? Here are some shortcuts that will save you time, money, and grief.<p><b>BUY USED</b>… It is really hard to wear …

Common Sense - Practical Concealed Carry

There’s the perception of concealed carry, and then there’s practical concealed carry.<p>In 1987, Florida passed legislation allowing its citizens to …

Close Quarters Shooting: Handgun Drawing - PDN Video

Learn how incorporate multiple self defense techniques in different scenarios with close quarter combat form.<p>When it comes time to pull the trigger, …

Disparity of Force: Five Real-Life Self-Defense Cases

You are only allowed to use the deadly force of a defensive firearm to protect yourself or another innocent person from criminally inflicted death or …

17 Alabama gun owners tell us 'why I carry'

Over three three weeks, AL.com photographer Joe Songer logged 1,400 miles traveling from Empire to New Market. In the end, 17 Alabamians posed for …

Importance of Smooth Trigger Pull

<i>By Jon Hodoway</i><p>I recently completed a week of training a security team for a private institution followed by multiple one-on-one lessons with new …

Leather: Still a Good Idea for Firearms

My fellow trainers note that some people eschew leather and have never even owned a holster that was not plastic. These people are missing out on one …

Self Defense

Concealed-Carry Myths

It's been said all the best stories begin with either "Once upon a time" or "There I was." There are other tales that begin with "I was talking to my …

Are Lever Action Rifles A Good Choice for Self Defense ?

For many of us “shooting enthusiasts” we are the go-to person in our respective social circles for advice about anything self-defense and gun …

Self Defense

The Seven Secrets of Concealed Carry - Secret Number Four

Secret #4: Become A Peacemaker Without Ego<p>Carrying a firearm means giving up the luxury to be angry. If you carry a sidearm, you have to consider the …

Care and Maintenance of Lightweight Revolvers

Today’s lightweight revolvers are a joy to carry. Small and bereft of mass, they ride easily in a pocket and even more easily in a belt holster. If …

If You Find Yourself Becoming Overwhelmed With Being Prepared

Today’s non-fiction writing contest entry was written by <b>TeriLee</b><p>Prizes for this round (ends October 20th 2014 ) in our non fiction writing contest …

5 Critical Tips for What to Do After a Self-Defense Shooting

Teaching deadly force to police since 1972 and serving as an expert witness for the courts in weapons and shooting cases since 1979, I’ve been inside …

Concealed Carry and Paranoia

By onSeptember 24, 2014 in Monderno<p>If you carry a gun, you’ve likely heard it before – “what are you afraid of?” I know I have, many times. As if the …

Choosing a Flashlight for EDC

Low Light Flashlight Shooting - Old Vs. New School | Firearms, Edged Weapons, Fighting Fitness and More!

Ok- I admit that title was designed to suck the old warriors in as well as the new. The term “old school” applies to me as well so I can use it! I …

Self Defense

Judged By Twleve, Carried By Six

The self defense community, like any I suppose, is filled with quips and clever saying. Eventually they all become trite but that doesn't keep them …

Pepper Spray- How to Choose it and How to Use it

Written by: Greg Ellifritz<p>Many of the questions I receive from students involve the use of chemical sprays. It seems that nearly everyone carries or …

Self Defense

Personal Safety with the 5 Ws of Personal Defense

GMA Instructor Amanda Barron demonstrates the proper technique for drawing a firearm from a purse holster. Be sure to have the gun secured inside the …

Deciding When to Shoot Your Firearm

Rob Pincus reviews the key components to a efficient reload from bolt-lock with an AR type defensive rifle. Keeping the rifle in the ready position …

Self Defense

Armed Anytime, Anyplace

The idea of using improvised weapons for personal defense has been around as long as man. In a critical situation, human instinct naturally compels …

The Seven Secrets Of Concealed Carry - Secret Number Five

<b>5: Learn How To Defend Yourself Without Your Gun</b><p>One of the things that law enforcement officers learn is how to respond to varying levels of real or …