Why do we teach moving while drawing a defensive firearm?

A popular concept taught in many defensive shooting courses (including mine) is movement off the line of attack. It’s variously referred to as “getting off the X” or “lateral movement”, and probably some other terms I’m not remembering, but the concept is pretty...

Things people say: “Don’t carry a nice gun.”

If you have a concealed carry firearm, and you use that firearm against another person, the chances of the police seizing that gun for evidence are very high. If your attacker is injured or dies, it’s a certainty that your gun will end up in the evidence locker. Once...

What does “preparing for the worst case” mean?

In both the self defense and prepping communities, people talk about preparing — training and equipping — for “the worst case scenario”. “We train for the worst case”, schools brag (and their students claim). What, actually, is the worst case? The mind runs wild If...

Your Hump Day Reading List for December 6, 2017

Christmas is coming, and I’m bringing lots of joy in the form of personal safety and preparedness information!     Oldies but goodies Most of these self defense myths have disappeared from the mainstream, but they seem to crop up whenever ill-informed relatives gather...

Real talk about effective church security

With the recent attack on a church in Texas, in which 26 people were killed and dozens injured, many people are looking for ways to prevent or respond to such attacks. And there are others ready to prey on that need with bad or incomplete information. Everyone, it...