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Get Off the X: Exiting & Equalizing in a Fight

Get Off the X: Exiting & Equalizing in a Fight

If you find yourself without your defensive firearm or unable to reach it, you are...
Vehicle-Defense: Tactics for Car-Based Personal Protection

Vehicle-Defense: Tactics for Car-Based Personal Protection

Learning to access your firearm inside of a vehicle safely can help you fend off...
Country Living: Security & Self-Defense in Rural Areas

Country Living: Security & Self-Defense in Rural Areas

Getting away from it all sounds like paradise after fighting traffic and smog for years,...
First Look: Honor Defense Ammunition

First Look: Honor Defense Ammunition

Designed for self-defense and duty use, Honor Defense now offers a line of handgun ammunition...
Hands-on With Altamont Handgun Grips

Hands-on With Altamont Handgun Grips

Looking to upgrade the grips on your handgun? Altamont offers a range of options for...
Personal-Defense Preparation: Considering Worst-Case Scenarios

Personal-Defense Preparation: Considering Worst-Case Scenarios

Criminals thrive on your complacency. Having appropriate situational awareness and training to overcome the stress...
Tricked-Out vs. Training: The Best Accessory for a CCW Pistol

Tricked-Out vs. Training: The Best Accessory for a CCW Pistol

With an almost-endless selection of accessory options for today's CCW guns, what's the best one...
New for 2018: Black Aces Tactical Pro Series S Shockwave Semi

New for 2018: Black Aces Tactical Pro Series S Shockwave Semi

The non-NFA, shotshell-firing firearm concept moves into the semi-automatic world with the launch of the...
Self-Defense Against a Knife: Tips & Tactics from an Expert

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...
Review: Ruger Officer-Style SR1911

Review: Ruger Officer-Style SR1911

Ruger’s recent offering to the concealed-handgun market, the SR1911 chambered in .45 ACP, promises to...
Concealed-Carry for Beginners: Tips for Continued Training

Concealed-Carry for Beginners: Tips for Continued Training

Getting your concealed-carry permit is a great start in your self-defense journey, but it is...
Head vs. Holster: The Importance of a Solid Self-Defense Mindset

Head vs. Holster: The Importance of a Solid Self-Defense Mindset

Proper self-defense starts with the right mindset, regardless of the tool in your holster.
Traveling with Firearms: Tips for the Interstate Concealed Carrier

Traveling with Firearms: Tips for the Interstate Concealed Carrier

Planning to do some traveling with your firearms? Here are a few tips and resources...
7 Home-Defense Shotgun Accessories to Avoid

7 Home-Defense Shotgun Accessories to Avoid

Thinking about adding all the bells and whistles to your home-defense shotgun? Think again. Here...
I Carry: Glock G42 in a Galco Ankle Guard Holster

I Carry: Glock G42 in a Galco Ankle Guard Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a Glock G42 in...
The 'Three Cs' of a Self-Defense Mindset

The 'Three Cs' of a Self-Defense Mindset

Do consistent routines help in a defensive mindset? Matthew Allen thinks so, and he has...
Review: Beretta APX Compact

Review: Beretta APX Compact

Beretta’s first full-size, polymer-frame, striker-fired pistol now has a compact version available for concealed carry...
Review: FLIR ThermoSight Pro PTS233 Thermal Optic

Review: FLIR ThermoSight Pro PTS233 Thermal Optic

Entry-level thermal optics have come down in price and increased in quality. The ThermoSight Pro...
Skills Check: The Hostage Presidente Drill

Skills Check: The Hostage Presidente Drill

Shooting quickly and accurately is of utmost importance to effective self-defense. Here’s a hostage drill,...
Dealing With Danger: Desensitization and Decision-Making

Dealing With Danger: Desensitization and Decision-Making

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