Author Archives: Joseph Terry

Joseph Terry

About Joseph Terry

Joseph Terry is a retired law enforcement firearms instructor. Terry is the author of Gunfighting in Teams and Prepared and Armed: Team Shooting Tactics for Home Defense available at His work with Living Ready also includes the How to Avoid Gunfights Online Course from Living Ready University.


Making the Case To Carry Concealed

Using deadly force to defend yourself is not a desirable event. But its necessity makes it a good one, which is why you should carry concealed.


Fast Draw Vs. Good Ready, Part 2

In Part 1 on this topic, I suggested that keeping a good eye on your environment and getting your hand on the gun early — what I call the “Good Ready” — was preferable for armed citizens over trying to depend on a fast draw in a life-threatening situation. That raised a few hackles.