Armed Defense

Get common-sense, practical advice on avoiding conflict; personal defense techniques; and safe, responsible use of pepper sprays, Tasers, handguns, revolvers and shotguns.

Book Excerpt: Use of Non Lethal Weapons for Self Defense

Check out these excerpts from Chapter 11 of "Personal Defense for Women," where author Gila Hayes covers use of non lethal weapons for self defense, including tasers and pepper spray, and exposes lies and dangerous scams surrounding stun guns and other devices.

Personal defense and concealed carry for women

Concealed Carry for Women: Gila Hayes Walks the Walk

Massad Ayoob sums it up nicely: "Our daughters need more role models like Gila Hayes." In her book "Personal Defense for Women," Hayes disregards the stereotypes and tells women what they need to know to protect themselves and their families.

Survival Guns

Preppers and Survivalists, Get Your Guns

With all the activity by doomsday preppers and survivalists, one area is often overlooked: information about survival guns. Now, you can get the book that fills that void: "Survival Guns" by Mel Tappan.

Own the Night

3 Tips for Handheld Tactical Lights (& a Book Giveaway)

Last week, we looked at ways that using a flashlight can get you hurt, and considered one example from "Own the Night" by Scott Wagner. Find out what Wagner says about the technique in the photo, and enter for a chance to win a free copy of the book!


Ayoob: How Wonderful to Die Old, Fat and Happy

Get the handgun shooting, self-defense and concealed carry skills and knowledge that can save your life, from America's best-known combat pistol shooter, in "Combat Shooting with Massad Ayoob."

Combat Shooting with Massad Ayoob

Check Out These Excerpts from Massad Ayoob’s New Book

In "Combat Shooting with Massad Ayoob," America's best-known combat pistol shooter shares stories and insights from his decades of experience. If your skill with a gun is the only thing standing between you and death, you'll be glad you read this book. While you wait for your copy to arrive, check out these excerpts....

Gun Digest Book of the Revolver

Book Giveaway: Feed Your Revolver Obsession

The new "Gun Digest Book of the Revolver" by Grant Cunningham is in, and whether you use your revolver for sport, hunting, competition or self-defense, there's something in it for you.