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First Time at Gunsite Academy

A fresh look at what it's like to take your first serious firearms training course.

Best Practices for Mitigating Threats

Personal-protection expert Steve Tarani offers tips on mitigating threats to minimize the force needed to counter them.

Why Tactical Pens Can Be So Effective

In the hands of a competent practitioner, a tactical pen can be used to distract, deter, delay and even stop a violent physical assault. Unlike your firearm or a folding knife, it is a low-profile, personal-safety option for your toolkit that can be used to help mitigate an active threat.

How to Stop a Deadly Encounter Before it Begins

Awareness and alertness are your keys to staying safe and avoiding potentially deadly outcomes.

The Best Personal Defense Strategies for Civil Unrest

With greater uncertainty and more chaos, keeping your wits about you and your head on a swivel has never been more important.

Avoidance is the Best Policy for Self Defense

Staying out of trouble entirely is your best course of action, bar none.

10 Best Ways to Defend Yourself Against Civil Unrest

When it comes to self-defense, anything can happen, but these 10 best ways to defend yourself against civil unrest will help you stay safe and ahead of the game.

Concealed Carry Made Simple

As many Americans are finding out, personal defense is a matter of primary importance. In this article, Richard Mann talks about the basics of concealed carry.

Not All Fights Are Gunfights

Not all criminal attacks justify the use of deadly force. Sheriff Jim Wilson gives helpful insights about different types of personal defense.

How to Choose Your Rifle Ammunition

Quality is key when it comes to law enforcement rifle ammunition, and it should be for you, too.

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