The goal of self defense isn't to get to your gun, or to use your gun — it's to get out of danger.
Listen to what happens when instructors forget that.
Here I go again...this time, I'm tearing into the notion of "winning a fight" and some people are going to be awfully mad at me!
Ever heard of "defensive gun use porn"? Ever read any of it? Here's why I don't like it, don't promote it, and suggest that you avoid it.
You may have been taught to move off the line of attack as part of drawing your defensive firearm. Why, though, is that important? It's not what you think, and probably not what your instructor thinks either!
Should you avoid carrying the gun you like just because it might be taken as evidence in a self defense incident? I think not, and today I explain why.
What does the term "worst case scenario" bring to mind? I'll bet I have a different way of looking at it than you do!
Understanding your tripwires, what they are and where they're set, is key to living a prepared yet relaxed life. Here's why.
What did I do in 2017 - and what plans do I have for 2018? Listen to find out, and how YOU can be a part of them!
Can you take care of the safety and security preparations you've made — or plan to make? It's an important question too few consider!
I was recently asked why I don't have logo apparel for sale on my website. The answer may surprise you.
Does the Las Vegas attack have you rethinking going to concerts or other public events? I think that's the wrong attitude, and in this episode I explain why.
58 people dead and over 500 wounded — what can we learn from this attack to keep ourselves safer?
Is bugging out always a good idea? In this episode, I look at the idea a little differently and give you actionable ways to do it properly!
Avoiding a fight is always preferable to being in one, but not many people think of it in the way I'm going to describe.
Don't let your anger cloud your judgement, especially when dealing with firearms!
I have a new book coming out in a couple of months, this time dealing with a new approach to integrating all aspects of your personal safety and preparedness. This excerpt is from the chapter on practicing and maintaining your preparations.
A good defensive flashlight isn't cheap — here's how to keep it running perfectly for a long time to come!
What is it about the pistol caliber carbine that brings out the haters? I'm not sure, but I have a few ideas!
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
Airports can be dangerous places. Can you reduce your risk — or is what you're doing now actually increasing it?
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.