Using Deadly Force

Situational Awareness: When You Have to Use Deadly Force

Over the past few months, I’ve written about situational awareness and how to lessen your chances of becoming a victim. This month, I’m taking it a step further. Sometimes, regardless of how observant you are, you’re in a situation where you have no choice but to use deadly force.

In 2013, I participated in season 1, episode 1 of Gun Talk TV’s “First Person Defender.” This stressful and eye-opening, scenario-based experience taught me the importance of being able to draw a pistol without being noticed.

Pandemic Pastimes

10 Things Gun Owners Can Do During the Pandemic

Welcome to the age of coronavirus. Many people are working from home for the first time. Others have been told to just not show up for work. And a lot of activities have been postponed or cancelled. People's calendars are looking pretty empty right now.

But there's no point in sitting around and getting depressed about it. The one great thing about being a gun owner is that you always have things to do and skills to sharpen.

So here are 10 things you can do during the pandemic.

Your Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness

by Drew Beatty

Due to the many cancellations and restrictions imposed on people throughout the U.S. during the coronavirus health emergency, there have been reports of violence in grocery stores and other locations. We are re-posting this information for your education and safety.

2 Essential References

2 Essential References for Concealed Carry

by Dean Rieck

It is said that ignorance of the law is not an excuse. And that is especially true for those who choose to carry a firearm for self defense.

However, gun laws change at a fairly rapid pace, so how can you stay current on the law?

Church Shooting Take-Away

Situational Awareness Skills: Texas Church Shooting Take-Away

by Michelle Cerino

Sadly, as 2019 was coming to a close, another church shooting occurred in the US. More often than not, these horrifying events are reported from eyewitness accounts, not giving us much of a learning tool. However, because of live-streaming capabilities, the recent Texas church shooting came front and center in the world’s living rooms. The video offers us the opportunity to review what happened and perhaps better develop our situational awareness skills and training practices.


Growing the Second Amendment Community Through Gaming

The future of the Second Amendment depends on changing hearts and minds in America and bringing more people to gun ownership and the shooting sports.

When asked how we do that, most people suggest youth programs at shooting ranges. But as great as these programs are, statistics show that they may not have the lasting impact we would like without support from a young person's circle of friends.

So what do we do?

Talking Church Security

Pastor, We Have to Talk About Our Family

by Rob Morse

A murderer walked into a Texas church. That was neither the first time, nor will it be the last time that evil men and women want to kill our brothers and sisters at church. Unfortunately, the leaders of our religious bodies are reluctant to face the issue of church security. That is true in every faith I’ve examined. Your pastor, minister, priest or rabbi all face a common problem. We live in a time of religious competition where parishioners will go somewhere else if the pastor demands too much of them.