Shooting Drill

Self Defense Shooting Drill

The folks with Buckeye Firearms Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives just started a challenge program for their students. It's such a good program, we thought we'd share it with everyone whether you've been through FASTER training or not. It's a great way to hone your self defense skills.


FASTER Saves Lives is excited to announce the launch of our new FASTER Challenge Program!

3 Gun Safety Rules

Don't forget the 3 basic rules of gun safety

With the coronavirus pandemic, nationwide protests, and riots in the news, gun sales in the U.S. are skyrocketing.

Background checks for gun sales set a new all-time record in June, 2020, for the most checks in a single month. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported 3.9 million checks. That's a massive 70 percent increase over June of last year. And this broke the record-setting 2.7 million checks reported in March.

Masks and Guns

Does wearing a mask make concealed carry illegal?

by Dean Rieck

(This article is reprinted from the Buckeye Firearms Association website in Ohio. While it specifcally discusses Ohio law, it also provides information that is relevant to other states.)

Not long after Ohioans began wearing masks in response to COVID-19, Buckeye Firearms Association staff and volunteers began fielding questions about masks and guns.

How Will You Respond?

How will YOU react when you're attacked?

When was the last time you were in a fight? We're talking about a real, physical altercation where someone was punching you in the face or wrestling with you on the ground and trying to hurt you.

If you're like most men, your last fight was probably in grade school, assuming you've been in a fight at all. If you're a woman, you've probably never been in a fight.

10 Aftermath Tips

10 things you should NEVER do after a self defense shooting

When it comes to armed self defense, it's usually not the shooting itself that trips you up legally. More often than not, it's what you do afterward that gets you in hot water.

Here are 10 things you should avoid after using your gun in self defense. Never ...

Self Defense in Emergencies

A History of Self-Defense Shootings in Times of Widespread Emergency

by Massad Ayoob

Chatter around the cracker barrel or on the Internet indicates many people believe that in times of such disaster, law is somehow suspended just because the cops can’t be there. Nothing is further from the truth. The rules governing justifiable deadly force are the same.

Dry Fire Practice

Dry-Fire for Handgun Shooting Success

Are the ranges closed near you? Dry fire training is a great way get some trigger time in at home. Champion shooter Doug Koenig reviews the importance and training value of dry practice.

Want to improve your shooting? Incorporate dry practice in your training regimen, but please do it safely.

Firearms in Apartments

Apartment Rentals & Firearms, The Less They Know the Better

A Virginia Citizens Defense League member got an unpleasant surprise when he advised his apartment's management that there are firearms in an area where maintenance needed to do some work.

He found out in short order that the lease agreement prohibited firearms on the property!

The agreement was poorly written and could have been interpreted as only illegal firearms, but management claims any and all firearms would be prohibited.

Some thoughts on this:

Breathing Technique

Use "4-square breathing" to calm down after a shooting

This is an article we're resurrecting from 7 years ago on how to use breathing to calm down in a high-stress situation. It's worth another read.

Surviving a life-or-death encounter is the most intense emotional experience you will ever have. The physical effects are well documented.