“We were armed and ready”

Jamie Closs is a name that went from unknown to tip of the tongue nationally as the circumstances of her abduction include the murder of her parents. She had been missing for 88 days in the town of Gordon in Wisconsin when she escaped and found help. That is when another side of the story

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Chaotic “Officer in Trouble” call raises so many questions!

A recent article on Active Response Training’s website titled “A Cautionary Tale for CCW Permit Carriers” is one that as citizen defenders and firearms concealed carriers, we all need to read and absorb. READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE Uniformed officers responding to the scene, a female shoplifter yelling “rape” while a plain clothes officer attempts

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Man shot with his own gun at a bar?

The man in this video was subsequently disarmed and shot multiple times with his own gun. This scene, reportedly recorded in Mexico, raises many questions…WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Rob Pincus asks and answers the following questions: Did the disarmer get lucky? Did the man need to be shot after his gun was taken away and he

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Cooperating with Police While Armed

If you are carrying gun for personal defense, you should have a good idea of the types of behaviors or motions that could alarm a police officer. These simple tips can help you to de-escalate any interaction with police officers and let them quickly know that you mean them no harm and intend to cooperate with them, regardless of the nature of the interaction.

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All Hat, No Cattle: What is Your Defensive State of Mind?

Similarly, if you consider yourself an “armed citizen” and are proud of your 2nd Amendment rights, you need to ask yourself the question: “Am I all hat?” Do you just have a gun or do you also have a defensive stare of mind? Becoming a true armed citizen is going to mean spending some more time and money on classes and the range, and less time at the gun show.

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Variation helps develop Defensive Shooting Skills

I’ve long advised against practicing the same choreographed timer drills over and over again as a means to developing applicable defensive shooting skills. Ultimately, you want to learn to APPLY skills, not just perform them in isolation during a drill you’ve been obsessing over.

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Defensive Detour: Coping With Limited Mobility

Life throws us the occasional curveball. Circumstances beyond our control can compel us to change the way we do things, and these changes can manifest themselves in any aspect of our day-to-day activities, including our self-defense strategies.My family and I recently encountered one of these curveballs. Although it was a relatively minor and temporary situation,

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