Charge a Gun, Run From a Knife: Self-Defense Tip

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When TTAG’s resident war hero and gun reviewer Jon Wayne Taylor draws a gun, finding cover or concealment aren’t his first priority. Eliminating the threat is. He gets off the…

Chris Bird’s ‘Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage’: Book Review

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If you like TTAG’s Defensive Gun Use of the Day stories, Chris Bird’s book, “Thank God I Had A Gun:  True Accounts of Self-Defense” belongs on your bookshelf. Mr. Bird puts…

Top 5 Concealed Carry Guns

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Over the last decade, as state after state has restored residents’ right to bear arms, the gun-buying public’s appetite for portable, packable pistols moved from merely peckish to downright insatiable. The free-market system…

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Laundromat Worker Takes Robber’s Own Gun and Shoots Him

By James England [via concealednation.org] A woman working in an Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, laundromat was forced to wrestle a gun away from an armed robber who attacked her. Mor Khantha was…

Defensive Gun Uses: Three Shots, Three Seconds, Three Yards?

I often read that most defensive shootings occur within three yards, with three shots or less, within three seconds. As far as I can tell, this is a complete myth….

Self-Defense Tip: Defend Your Home Defensively

When a stranger knocks on your door at some ungodly hour, it’s best not to open it. Should you pretend you’re not home? Probably not. Professional thieves tend to knock on a…

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Pro Tip: Robbing a Texas Bar-B-Que Joint Can Be Bad For Your Health

There are a couple of rules of thumb that aspiring stick-up men would do well to keep in mind. First on the hit parade; Texas business owners are frequently armed. And…

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5 Common Mistakes Good Guys Make In Self-Defense Situations

We all know deadly force is justified when faced with an imminent, credible threat of death or grievous bodily harm. And yet armed self-defenders often make dumb mistakes in the heat of…

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More Schools in California Allowing Licensed Carry on Campus

California has certainly earned its reputation for being one of the most gun rights-hostile states in the union. Yet outside of urban centers, more and more Golden State school districts are…

Self-Defense Tip: Keep Shooting Until the Threat Stops

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“A 30-year-old Chattanooga man who shot and killed a 19-year-old man in March will not face criminal charges in the slaying,” timesfreepress.com reports. “Investigators decided Joshua Smith acted within the…

Self-Defense Tip: Three Ways Not to Get Shot Near Your Car

The most likely time when you’ll be ambushed: when you’re entering or leaving your home, car, place of business, etc. Makes sense, right? When you’re moving from one environment to another…

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“Anti-Fascist” Bully Shot by Armed American at UW Yiannopoulos Event

Last Friday, “peaceful protesters” at a Milo Yiannopoulos event picked the wrong person to attack. It happened at the University of Washington campus, where police tried to maintain order. As…