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.

Self Defense Stories

Indoors and in Public, by Day and by Night – More Self Defense Gun Stories

You didn't see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Robyn Sandoval joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained?

These victims saved lives because they had a gun and good habits.

Gun Free Zones

Trump Administration to Abolish One of America’s Biggest Gun-Free Zones


On April 13, the Trump Administration published a proposed rule to end a ban on the possession of firearms in water resource development projects administered by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE).

These areas comprise one of the largest networks of outdoor recreation sites in America, encompassing more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states. Activities that occur on these sites include hiking, boating, fishing, camping, hunting, and geocaching.

Your New Gun

How Do You Protect Your Family With Your New Gun?

by Rob Morse

Millions of new gun owners brought their gun home. That gun in its box in the bedroom closet won’t keep you safe until it is part of your security plan. Becoming a gunfighter takes months of practice and makes you seconds faster. In contrast, having a security plan takes only a few hours and gives you minutes of advantage. Spend your time where it does the most good. This is what you should do first.

Firearm Sales

March 2020 Firearms Sales Were Through the Roof

The March 2020 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 2,375,525 is an increase of 80.4 percent compared to the March 2019 NSSF-adjusted figure. This is by far the highest March recorded.