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Self-Defense Options When You Don’t Have a Gun

For those who are used to carrying, being unarmed does not have to equate to...

Personal Safety is About More Than Carrying

By practicing situational awareness, you can help realize your goal of not having to draw...

Carry Life | Home Carry: Who Is Where & Household Materials

What your home is made of may require some serious consideration in a defensive encounter.

Recognizing 3 Keys To Women’s Self-Defense

Recognizing three techniques that criminals consistently use to subdue or incapacitate a victim in order...

Carry Life | Speed Up That Draw: Garment Clearing

Clearing—not drawing and shooting—may be more protective when danger looms.

Moms & Armed Self-Defense

Natalie Foster looks at the increased difficulty of armed self-defense with a small child in...

Gunsite Academy—Lessons For The Carry Life

In celebration of 40 years of Gunsite, Frank Winn looks at Col. Cooper’s “Modern Technique.”

Staging Your Draw

Whether familiar or not, “staging” the front half of your concealed draw has many potential...

Steel Challenge—Where Excuses Go To Die

You’re missing out big time—on fun and skills development—if you aren’t shooting Steel Challenge.

Exercise Your Freedom | Shoot/Don’t Shoot

Traditional practice may not prepare us very well for the decisions actual danger may require.

First Gear | Optic Options

Two slightly unconventional optics solve conventional problems and just keep going.

Gunless Gun Stuff, Part I

Not all gun stuff is about guns, but all situational awareness is about personal security.

Carry Life | Stance, Part II

How you stand when you shoot is like throwing a stone in a pond: Ripples.

Exercise Your Freedom | Time To Get Better

Even if you’ve no desire to compete, or even shoot quickly, consider using a shot...

Carry Life | Cooper Color Codes And Situational Awareness

Successful self-defense is almost never the result of luck, and Colonel John Dean “Jeff” Cooper...

Knowing When To Draw

Colion explains the complexities that come with carrying a gun and the level of responsibility...