Self-Defense

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VIDEO: John Lott on Armed Citizens as a Deterrent

Detroit's police chief recently made waves when he advocated people arm themselves for self-defense. In this video, economist John R. Lott, author of More Guns, Less Crime, explains why concealed carry is the most sensible position.

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Lawful Use of Lethal Force: Surviving Massad Ayoob’s MAG20 Class

Do you know when you can lawfully use lethal force? Can you explain your self defense choices? If you have any doubt, Massad Ayoob's class can clear it up. I recently spent two very long and intense days in his MAG-20 Armed Citizens’ Rules of Engagement course. Mr. Ayoob lived up to his reputation,...

Handgun training from Gun Digest

Choosing a Handgun: Hand Size & Strength Matters

Whether you’re interested in hunting, competition, concealed carry or self defense, you can find a handgun that fits. When deciding between a revolver and an autoloader, the size and strength of your hands is an important consideration.

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The Practical, Tactical Self-Defense Shotgun

Sure, some “tac” guy behind the counter told you buckshot was the only way to go in your self-defense shotgun. He was only part right. “Remember, the load is called ‘buckshot’ because it was originally used for killing large animals, like buck deer … . It is powerful stuff … the shotgun round that...

Newhall Tactical Training Lessons

Newhall: Have We Forgotten the Lessons for Combat and Self Defense?

The slaughter of four young California Highway Patrol Officers at Newhall, in 1970, was a watershed experience in the history of American law enforcement. Four decades after the incident, the lessons from Newhall illustrate critical aspects of tactical training for law enforcement and self-defense.

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The Concealed Carry Giveaway Winner Is . . .

Thanks to everyone who entered for a chance to win this great set of concealed carry books by Massad Ayoob. While it looks like leather is the preferred material for concealed carry holsters, many of you also made a convincing case for synthetic.