Defensive Plan

Why You Should Add Movement to Your Defensive Plan

Once the armed citizen has advanced to the point that he or she can draw and shoot their defensive handgun safely, accurately and quickly, it would be a very good idea to start adding movement to the defensive response. Movement has the potential to momentarily confuse and surprise an attacker, allowing the citizen to gain a bit of advantage.

How to Create a Diversion for Personal Defense

One of the best things the armed citizen can do is to create a diversion that will mess up the crook’s pre-planned agenda.

The Case for Custom Defense Guns

Sometimes a little customization is just what the armed citizen needs.

How to Use Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication for Self Defense

There’s more to preparing for personal defense than you may think.

Why the Most Important Part of Being Armed is Being Armed

While we can sometimes get mired in minutia, never forget that the most important part of being armed is, well, being armed.

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 a better idea than getting involved with an unknown.

The Importance of Situational Awareness

Col. Jeff Cooper proposed four levels of alertness to describe the various stages of paying attention, but how do they relate to daily activities?

Maintaining Control of Your Pistol

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

Pistol-Practice Goal: Make It Second Nature

Ordinary, everyday tasks with your pistol should be as commonplace as breathing. Practice until this is the case.

No Safe Spaces: Why We Need Personal-Defense Skills

It’s a sobering thought, but there really is no such thing as a “safe” space, only spaces we make safer than others.

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