Personal Security by Grant Cunningham

By GrantCunningham | Informed and authoritative information about self defense and everything that goes with it: training, defensive shooting, first aid and trauma care, concealed carry, home defense, family safety, and more! You'll find opinions on  handguns, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, situational awareness, street safety,  criminal attacks, smart prepping and being a prepper, tactics and planning, and everything else related to your personal and family security! You'll also learn about classes and courses taught by Grant Cunningham, well known author, teacher, and consultant in the firearms and self defense fields.

What I carry: the Steyr S9-A1

The other day I shared this video on Facebook. The video is by a friend of mine, Richard Johnson, who runs a website called Guns, Holsters and Gear. …

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Your Hump Day Reading List for May 24, 2017

Another week and more quality articles for you to peruse! In this edition: a defensive encounter where the good guy did a lot of bad things; how to …

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Announcing Threat Centered Revolver in Phoenix!

Good news for revolver owners! I’ll be back in Phoenix, AZ this November 11th & 12th, teaching my Threat-Centered Revolver course!<p>In the last couple …

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On Training Talk: Competition vs Self Defense

If you didn’t see Training Talk last night, you missed a great show!<p>My special guest was Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense, and we talked about …

PDN Training Talk is tonight!

Be sure to join me tonight at 6:pm PDT/9:pm EDT for PDN Training Talk, the live webcast about self defense: training, equipping, and preparing!<p>My …

The new episode of PDN Training Talk is just two days away!

Be sure to join me this Thursday evening at 6:pm PDT/9:pm EDT for PDN Training Talk, the live webcast where you’ll learn about the things you can do …

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Where are we going wrong?

Hardly a week goes by that I don’t see an article like this cross my electronic desk, and they bother me. Quite a lot, actually. Why?<p>Because I don’t …

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On Training Talk: Inside the minds of instructors

On yesterday’s episode of Training Talk, I was joined by several instructors who are teaching classes on this year’s PDN Training Tour. They all …

PDN Training Talk is tonight!

Be sure to join me tonight at 6:pm PDT/9:pm EDT for PDN Training Talk, the live webcast all about self defense: training, equipping, and …

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Your Hump Day Reading List for May 3, 2017

Spring is taking its sweet time getting here, but that hasn’t stopped me from collecting great articles for you! This week: a look at how you walk …

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The new episode of PDN Training Talk is just two days away!

Be sure to join me this Thursday evening at 6:pm PDT/9:pm EDT for PDN Training Talk, the live webcast where you’ll learn about the things you can do …

An excerpt from my next book!

I’m writing another book, this one dealing with a structured approach to preparedness and personal security. It’s a different approach to the topic, …

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Your Hump Day Reading List for April 26, 2017

It’s starting to look like spring around here — great articles are popping up! This week: sighting in your defensive handgun; making fitness a …

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On Training Talk: How do you protect your family when you're not there?

On last night’s episode of Training Talk, my special guest expert Barret Kendrick of Bearco Training gave us some insights on how to make sure our …

PDN Training Talk is tonight!

Be sure to join me tonight at 6:pm PDT/9:pm EDT for another great episode of Training Talk, the Personal Defense Network show where we talk about …

The new episode of PDN Training Talk is just two days away!

Be sure to join me this Thursday evening at 6:pm PDT/9:pm EDT for PDN Training Talk, the live webcast where you’ll learn about the things you can do …

Caring for your defensive flashlight

You do carry a high-intensity flashlight as part of your everyday ready kit, don’t you? If not, you should! I believe the compact high-intensity …

Your Hump Day Reading List for April 12, 2017

In this week’s List you’ll find: a great review of my Threat Centered Revolver course; a look at the .22WMR revolver as a defensive option; another …

Last night on Training Talk: do you have a halo?

Last night’s episode of Training Talk was perhaps the most important I’ve done yet. We like to think that, if we use our gun in defense of ourselves …

Your Hump Day Reading List for April 5, 2017

It’s a short List for this week, but good things come in small packages! I’ll start off with an important article about securing your online profile; …

Praise for 'Protect Yourself With Your Snubnose Revolver'!

At the risk of sounding immodest, the reviews for my latest book “Protect Yourself With Your Snubnose Revolver” are in, and they’re incredibly good — …

If you're anywhere near Phoenix, don't miss this!

I know it’s a little unusual to update the blog on a Thursday, but I have a great announcement for everyone in Phoenix and the surrounding areas!<p>As …

Your Hump Day Reading List for March 29, 2017

A springtime Hump Day List, featuring: a look at hotel security you may not have considered; making a drill for an active shooter at work; the safe …

The Pistol Caliber Carbine: the gun tactical hobbyists love to hate

For some time I’ve championed the pistol caliber carbine (PCC) as a home and family defense tool. Every time I mention the things, however, I get …

Your Hump Day Reading List for March 22, 2017

In this week’s Reading List: how to deal with stupid people when you know them; the problems with using fingerprints for security; a look at pocket …

A gun on your nightstand isn't the best idea, no matter who says so

One of the things I find myself doing on a regular basis is serving as a counterpoint to the fantasies running rampant in the defensive shooting …

On Last nights Training Talk: injuries, mimes, and more!

Last night’s episode of Training Talk was one for the history books!<p>Rob Pincus made a cameo appearance to kick off the 2017 PDN Training Tour, but …

PDN Training Talk is tonight!

Be sure to join me tonight at 6:pm PDT/9:pm EDT for PDN Training Talk, the live webcast about self defense: training, equipping, and …

Your Hump Day Reading List for March 15, 2017

This week, we look at bad choices in defensive firearms; what not to do when carrying concealed; knife training for self defense; how to deal with …