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Self Defense Starts with the Right Mindset

As Ed Head says, being able to adequately defend yourself begins with having the right...

Avoidance is the Best Policy for Self Defense

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

The Importance of Awareness and Avoidance for Personal Defense

As recent events have made us all aware, staying away from bad things—of any type—is...

Tips on Sheltering in Place

Whether social upheaval or simply bad weather, there's a right way and a wrong way...

What To Look For In A Trainer

It’s counter-intuitive, but qualifying with a gun doesn’t qualify you as an instructor.

3 Must-Have Elements of Personal Defense

Finding the right gear is important, but defensive shooters need to keep several critical elements...

NRA Personal Protection Expo Features Star-Studded Lineup

A number of well-known personal-protection experts are presenting at the 2019 NRA Personal Protection Expo,...

Split-Second Self-Defense: Acting Quickly in an Attack

When you're attacked, there are often a few seconds where you have room to act....

Self-Defense Training: Clearing Hurdles & Obstacles

If you’re nervous about taking a self-defense class, here are some ways to allay your...

Surviving a Gunfight: Go Back to Basics

While more than a century has passed since the days of the Wild West, there...

Avoidance: The Best Strategy for the Armed Citizen

For those who carry a gun for personal defense, it's worth keeping in mind that...

In a Fight, Time is Short—Don't Waste It

Anecdotes and statistics surrounding self defense paint a clear picture: a fight is likely to...

Self-Defense Against a Knife: Tips & Tactics From an Expert

If you think having a gun means you’ll definitely win in a fight against a...

7 NRA Carry Guard Expo Workshops You Need to Try

Want to build your self-defense and preparedness skills? Here are seven workshops available to attendees...