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Apr 14, 2017

A good defensive flashlight isn't cheap — here's how to keep it running perfectly for a long time to come!

Mar 27, 2017

What is it about the pistol caliber carbine that brings out the haters? I'm not sure, but I have a few ideas!

Mar 20, 2017

I recently read an article which suggested keeping your gun, unsecured, on a nightstand for "quick access". I think that's reckless, and here's why.

Mar 10, 2017

Personal Defense Network has a new online course on how to interact with the police when you have a firearm. Is it worth the money?

Mar 6, 2017

There are lots of mistaken teaching ideas out there, especially when it comes to training in bad conditions. Is it really valuable, or just more in-group macho posturing?

Feb 10, 2017

You might be surprised to learn the defensive pistol you're carrying wasn't designed by self defense experts. Why is that, and is change on the horizon?

Feb 6, 2017

Today I'm featuring an excerpt from my new book, Protect Yourself With Your Snubnose Revolver. It's about the most important thing you need if you're truly going to protect yourself: a protective mindset.

Jan 13, 2017

Airports can be dangerous places. Can you reduce your risk — or is what you're doing now actually increasing it?

Jan 9, 2017

Regardless of your stance on firearm ownership, the Fort Lauderdale Airport attack wasn't about guns. 

Unfortunately the people involved didn't know that, and it affected their ability to defend themselves. Listen for the reason.

Jan 2, 2017

Everyone talks about thinking while shooting, but no one ever does anything about it!

Dec 23, 2016

That's right — no matter how "realistic" your training is, it's never "real". That has implications for how your teacher teaches, and why most don't do it very well!

Dec 19, 2016

Have you ever given any thought to dealing with safety while in the drive-through lane of your favorite fast food restaurant? Here are some tips for making your trip safer!

Dec 5, 2016

Are you preparing for the wrong thing? In this episode I relate the story of one guy who, as the saying goes, was "unclear on the concept".

Nov 11, 2016

A quick thought on what you should NOT be paying attention to.

Nov 7, 2016

How do you know if your defensive shooting standards have integrity and therefore value? Here's one way of looking at the issue.

Oct 28, 2016

Are you trying to specialize? Maybe that isn't the best thing to do for your safety!

Oct 17, 2016

Do you really need those special "go fast" parts for your carry gun? I don't think so, and here's why.

Oct 14, 2016

During an emergency isn't the time for your kids to scatter or fail to heed your directions. How can you teach your children when it's time to listen and follow your instructions? "Emergency words" can help you do that!

Oct 12, 2016

Has anyone ever said "I want to buy a gun to keep myself safe; what should I buy?" How did you answer it?

In this episode I consider how best to answer that question — and I'll bet it's not the way you expect!

Oct 3, 2016

Lots of feedback from Friday's show, much of it coming from the wrong perspective: that of the shooting hobbyist. Learn why becoming a better shooter is irrelevant to becoming a better defender.

Sep 30, 2016

Just because it can be measured, doesn't mean that it needs to be measured — or that your measuring it appropriately. In this episode Grant looks at what is and isn't meaningful to measure in a self-defense context.

Sep 19, 2016

If you live in a very restrictive state or municipality, your choices in defensive firearms may be very limited. How to you pick when none of them meet all the "ideal" criteria?

Sep 12, 2016

A revolution is brewing in the way defensive skills are being taught. The old, irrelevant methods are being replaced by things that are more in line with what we really need to defend ourselves. Here's an inside look at the struggle to become more relevant.

Sep 9, 2016

You may have heard that "we face the same criminals the police do!" Is it true? Well, yes...but there's a lot more to self defense than doing what the police do. In fact, it might even be counter-productive!

Aug 29, 2016

Lots of people think that taking lots of shooting classes will make them safer. What about the people who don't believe that, or don't have the time to become "expert" shooters — who speaks for them?

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