Shooting simulators are excellent tools for beginners to learn how to safely handle and use firearms, and are also just as good for advanced shooters to hone their technique. If you’re a conceal carrier, these shooting simulators are an excellent way to hone your self defense skills.
A flashlight is a very useful every day carry (EDC) tool for general use in the dark as well as self defense. For conceal carriers, identifying a threat is just as important as hitting the threat, and a flashlight helps you do both. Furthermore, a bright flashlight can blind and disorient an attacker, giving defenders more time to assess and react to the threat.
Being able to shoot a pistol with both eyes open is critical for accuracy, speed, and target transition – all of which are important for self defense, competition, and casual shooting. Professional competitive shooter Doug Koenig weighs in on shooting with one eye open or both eyes open. Depth perception, target aquisition, wider field of […]
When carrying a firearm for self defense in low light, a flashlight or weapon mounted light is important for identifying a potential threat and blinding the attacker. But how many lumens should you have in a self defense flashlight?
For the most obvious statement of the day, Hollywood has it wrong. Shooting from cover in real life is not the same as it is in the movies. Knowing the difference from real life technique and Hollywood style can mean the difference between life and death in a home defense or self defense situation.
Firearms are ranged weapons. Staying away from the attacker is the best thing you can do when defending yourself with a firearm. Why get into a position where the criminal can take your weapon when you can simply stay at a distance?
When an encounter, be it officer arresting someone for a non-violent crime, or citizen simply walking down a street, it is important to be mentally ready to instantly defend against a lethal force threat.
If you were robbed 4 times, you would take action – wouldn’t you?
Law abiding Americans have the right to defend themselves. Criminals do not have the right to safe crime, and the Pizza Hut employee was definitely justified in defending him/herself based on the information we have available.
The T.Rex Arms Sidecar holster is an appendix holster with built in magazine holster. This holster features an all in one design built to keep the holster from sliding around, and the handgun and magazine in place. This is an excellent holster for conceal carry.
If you’re active in the firearm’s focused social media scene, you’ve no doubt seen videos of people shooting crazy fast, be it a super fast draw from concealment, fast double tap, or a lightning fast reload. If you’re like me, you want to go to the range and train train train to get those same […]
Firearms are the great equalizer. A concealed handgun can mean the difference between life and death for someone.
Smoke Alley, a smoke shop in Houston, Texas had an attempted robbery – emphasis on the “attempted.” The employee was armed with a reported CZ-75 SP-01 9mm pistol and sent the robber running very quickly – so quickly that the robber smashed straight through the storefront door on his way out and a bullet in his shoulder.
Colion Noir knocks it out of the park with his latest video concerning carrying a firearm for self defense. So many people believe carrying a firearm is a form of compensation, or because we’re paranoid of the world. That’s far from true. We simply realize that bad things happen and it is better to be prepared and nothing happen than bad things happen and have no way to handle it.
The saying goes, “When seconds matter, the police are only minutes away.” Maybe the saying should be, “When seconds matter, the police might not ever show up.” When bad things happen and the police are needed for assistance, there are many levels of human error and/or potential incompetence between you and the help you need.
If you carry a gun in self defense, you MUST be able to keep your emotions in check and MUST stop shooting when the threat is neutralized. Continuing the engagement after the threat has been neutralized is an excellent way to turn lawful self defense into attempted murder or even murder.
One of the common anti-gun strategies is to claim “no one needs ___.” “No one needs an ‘assault rifle.’” “No one needs more than 10 rounds in a magazine.” First off, the Second Amendment is not about what someone “needs.” Second, we sure don’t want to need a semi automatic firearm or more than 10 […]
It is a well known fact that criminals prefer weak and distracted targets. Since thieves get to set the place and time of the ambush, they have the advantage. They can select an opportune location and wait for the perfect victim. It is important that we pay attention and avoid places that are ideal for […]
Off the body carry is a popular way to carry a firearm, but it can get you killed.
Even though ten states allow firearms on college campuses, the media was full of doom and gloom blood in the streets cries when Texas recently passed campus carry. This passage allows students, faculty, and everyone else who are of age and have a CHL to carry on college campuses. The anti gunners went as far […]