Beyond the Waistband

Introduction to Holsters: Beyond the Waistband

by Keith Coniglio

In our last installment we looked at options for waistband holsters, both inside (IWB) and outside (OWB). While this is a very popular and practical choice, it may not be the right choice for concealment.

Learning to Teach

Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn

by Keith Coniglio

Over the last decade, the ranks of American gun owners have swelled dramatically. It would be nice to think all these new shooters have received professional instruction, but that's not very realistic. Many would have had no clue where to begin, and no one to ask. Others would have turned to the Internet – and promptly gotten overwhelmed by hundreds of pages of raging opinion, stunning them into permanent procrastination.  

Waistband Carry

Introduction to Holsters: Waistband Carry

by Keith Coniglio

How we carry our defensive firearm is just as important a consideration as our choice of pistol for the task, and you should no more "buy some holster" than you should "buy some gun" for concealed carry. One size does not fit all in the realm of concealed carry, and to choose the right holster for your needs, you must first need to know what options are available.

Complacency Kills

Complacency Kills

by Keith Coniglio

Statistically speaking, the overwhelming majority of us will never need to display, much less discharge, our defensive firearms. That is a good thing – period, full stop, no question.

Before and After

The Before and After of Using a Gun

by Keith Coniglio

As concealed-carriers, we tend to spend a good deal of time thinking about the gear and mindset that would get us through a violent confrontation as it unfolds. Gear, such as our firearms, our ammunition selection, our holsters and mode of carry, are all the things that make up the "during" of a defensive shooting. This forethought and contemplation is absolutely worthwhile, but it shouldn't preclude paying equal attention to both the "before" and "after."

The Before

Defending Others

Making the Decision to Defend Others

by Keith Coniglio

On September 24th, 2017 a man bent on murder opened fire in an Antioch, Tennessee, church, killing one and wounding six before being stopped by an incredibly brave private citizen, armed with a pistol of his own.

No Warning Shots

Why Warning Shots Are Such a Bad Idea

by Rob Morse

You've heard the saying a thousand times. You will never need a gun until the moment when you need one immediately. Like a parachute or a fire extinguisher, a gun is a life saving tool and not a toy. We use a firearm to stop an immediate and lethal threat. That is why we don't fire warning shots.

You probably heard this in your concealed carry class, but here are the key factors that need to be present to justify using lethal force:

Handling 911 Call

Handling the 911 Call

by Drew Beatty

It's happened. You've had to defend yourself from a violent attack. You could not avoid it. You've either presented your firearm or actually fired it to stop the unavoidable threat to your life or the lives of others. There's no turning back. What is your next step, once you and all other innocents are clearly safe from the threat?

Dial 911.

Exciting Changes

Good News! Second Call Defense Membership Just Got Better!

We told you recently that some exciting changes were coming, and now they're here.

Second Call Defense has always been about protecting the right of gun owners to defend themselves. We believe we've fulfilled our mission over the last 5 years. 

However, we've been working on several ideas to make membership even better. Specifically, to increase your protection and decrease your costs, and we've done just that.

Cancellation Notice

Cancellation Notice Message

Second Call Defense is aware of the “Notice of Cancellation-NRA Self Defense Policy” notices you have received. Rest assured, very shortly you will be receiving information on our new replacement policy, created specifically for you, a member of our Second Call Defense family. Information on our new membership program and insurance policy will be available for you before your current policy cancellation date.