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.
Everyone talks about thinking while shooting, but no one ever does anything about it!
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!
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!
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".
A quick thought on what you should NOT be paying attention to.
How do you know if your defensive shooting standards have integrity and therefore value? Here's one way of looking at the issue.
Are you trying to specialize? Maybe that isn't the best thing to do for your safety!
Do you really need those special "go fast" parts for your carry gun? I don't think so, and here's why.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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?
Lots of people go through a CCW class and come out convinced they know everything they need to know about defensive shooting. There's a lot that they don't learn, however, and that's why the smart person will take training beyond that state-mandated licensing course.