First Time Gun Buyer Phenomenon

We have seen a number of reports lately about significantly increased gun purchases, the majority by First-Time Gun Buyers (FTGB).  There were an estimated 3.7 million background checks nationwide (in March) according to the FBI and the NICS (National Instant Check System).  The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) deciphered that 2.5M of those background checks

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The Sheepdog and the Armed Defender

“Get down!” Stewart yelled, according to his wife and others who were at the scene. “You motherf**ker! I’m going to kill you!” – Rachel Stoltzfoos, Staff Writer for The Daily Caller On a high holy day in a California synagogue, another hate-filled evildoer attempted to become the latest mass shooter. Thanks to a veteran and

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The Equipment Challenge

In the last couple of posts, we’ve covered HOW to become an armed defender and the importance of training. Today we’ll take a look at the third leg of the armed defense tripod: equipment. The importance of good equipment cannot be understated, and it’s more than just the firearm you choose to carry. Caliber, size,

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The Importance of Training

By Richard D. Turnquist In our last blog post we talked about how to become an armed defender. In this one, we’ll talk about the importance of training. The importance of maintaining and expanding your skill set with regard to armed combat is impossible to understate.  Training can make the difference between a successful self-defense

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