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Learning From Your Failures in Training

Failure may not be fun, but it is the best tool for learning. Use it to your advantage in training and improve your shooting skills.

Maintaining Control of Your Pistol

Being retentive is a good thing when it comes to maintaining control of your firearm in a fight.

Tips & Techniques for Defensive Shotgun Patterning

Is the load in your defensive shotgun the best choice? Here’s how to find out.

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 knife-wielding assailant, think again. Here are some things to consider when planning for self-defense.

Dealing With Danger: Desensitization and Decision-Making

Properly desensitizing yourself to things that could be perceived as an active threat allows you to respond quicker to danger.

Defining and Defending Your Personal Battle Space

Whether the threat is near or far, there are a number of best practices for self-defense that could save your life. Here's how to assess and address threats you may face.

Tips for Choosing the Right Concealed-Carry Rig

What kind of concealed-carry rig should you be on the lookout for? Here are a few tips from one practiced concealed carrier.

Defending Yourself Against a Knife Attack

If you think having a gun means you’ll definitely win in a fight against a knife-wielding assailant, think again. Here are some things to consider when planning for self-defense.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...

Selecting a carry method and gear is as important—and often as daunting—as choosing the handgun itself.

Distance is Your Friend

In a self-defense situation, distance provides a way to escape without escalation, and it will benefit the prepared citizen in case lethal force is required.

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