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The Top 4 Things You Need to Know About Use of Force

2022-01-11T08:51:18-06:00January 10th, 2022|Tags: , |

Whether it’s a private citizen defending their life from an attack or law enforcement apprehending a criminal, in today’s world there are many questions surrounding use of force. Although the term means different things when used with a civilian versus a government agent, everyone has questions about what level of force is warranted for a given situation. Police officers need to be aware of “excessive force” and civilians need to be wary of escalating a situation by using “disproportional force” in a self-defense incident. We all struggle to balance the value of human life against the need to respond, sometimes with deadly force, to an imminent threat.

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What is Open Carry?

2022-01-04T04:34:39-06:00January 6th, 2022|Tags: , |

What is Open Carry? Simply put, it's the practice of carrying a wholly or partially visible firearm. It could be a holstered handgun that's not hidden under a concealment garment, or the less common practice of carrying a long gun on a sling. Since the gun isn't concealed, it's carried "in the open" hence the term "open carry."

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Top 3 Safety Tips for New Year Celebration

2022-01-03T09:53:01-06:00December 31st, 2021|Tags: , |

A New Year Celebration can represent many different things for many different people. For some, it is a time of careful reflection on the events of the past year and a hopeful optimism for the possibilities the coming year represents. For others, it’s an excuse to gather with friends, family, or strangers and enjoy a party. No matter your personal feelings or beliefs behind a New Year Celebration, it’s always a good idea to consider how to stay safe and what goes into protecting not only your physical health and safety, but also your emotional health and safety.

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When Your Gun Isn’t Enough: Secondary Defensive Measures

2022-01-03T09:43:14-06:00December 30th, 2021|Tags: , |

As a gun owner, it’s a good idea to have not only your everyday carry (EDC) gun but some secondary defensive measures as well. The old saying “if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” comes into play when all you have or know is your gun. Adding to your skillset—increasing the contents of your tactical toolbox—is a good idea for all of us. What secondary measures should you consider? Read on to find out.

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Top 12 New Year’s Resolutions for Gun Owners

2022-01-03T09:58:20-06:00December 29th, 2021|Tags: , |

As we welcome each new year, it’s typical to think about making changes. There are many things we’d all like to do with our lives, and it’s a cultural tradition to frame them as New Year’s resolutions. The problem with that is the way resolutions tend to be forgotten before January is even over. As gun owners, it’s a great idea to plan for year-round changes by making resolutions that will improve our skills and make us safer, more responsible people. With that in mind, we’ve come up with 12 New Year’s resolutions for gun owners: one for each month to cover the entire coming year.

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Fight Off a Rapist—and Face Charges?

2021-12-30T05:08:09-06:00December 27th, 2021|Tags: , |

This is a real story of a self-defense encounter that happened to one our members. At the time, she was a single college student with no thoughts of what Legal Defense for Self Defense® might mean. To protect her identity, we are not including any real names, dates, or locations. For our purposes, we'll call our defender “Maria.”

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Ammunition 101

2022-01-04T10:27:23-06:00December 9th, 2021|

Sometimes the words thrown around in the gun world can be confusing. One example is the terminology used to talk about ammunition because there are a variety of terms you should be familiar with.

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The Four Golden Rules of Gun Safety (and a Few More You Should Know)

2022-01-04T10:19:53-06:00November 30th, 2021|Tags: , |

As a firearms owner, gun safety should be your top priority at all times. It does not matter if you own your gun for home defense, use it as an everyday carry (EDC), or only use it to hunt. Being safe is the responsibility of every gun owner. Sometimes it seems overwhelming, especially for those new to the gun world, because certain organizations push three rules while others say there are seven or more. We’re going to fill you in on four golden rules and offer some extra safety tips to further your firearms education.

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Types of Guns 101 (Part One)

2022-01-04T09:54:23-06:00November 9th, 2021|

There are a lot of different firearms platforms and types of guns on the market, so it’s understandable to get confused sometimes. If you’ve ever been curious about the difference between a lever-action and a bolt-action or a rifle and a carbine, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for a general lesson in firearms platform terminology.

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  • Brandishing

Everything You Need to Know About Brandishing

2022-01-17T20:23:34-06:00November 8th, 2021|Tags: , |

Depending on which survey you read, there are anywhere between 100,000 and 3.6 million defensive gun uses per year in the United States. One thing that almost everyone who studies such things agrees on is that, in a large number of the defensive gun uses that take place each year, no shot is ever fired. So, what separates displaying a firearm lawfully—or even justifiably pointing a firearm at another person—from a criminal charge of “brandishing,” or the unlawful display of a firearm?

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