Florida Instagram Model Grabs Gun, Opens Fire to Defend Her Family From 2 Home Invaders [VIDEO]

Ansley Pacheco is an Instagram model who lives in Hialeah, Florida. Earlier this month, two armed men grabbed a guest who had just pulled into their driveway and then forced their way into Pacheco’s home. The goal was robbery. From local10.com: Robbers stormed her home, ambushing her husband, friends and her 7-year-old son ambushed at […]

72% of Americans Expect Political Violence: Take Steps to Protect Yourself From Riots and Violent Protests Now

Political violence isn’t supposed to happen in America. U.S. history is characterized by peaceful changes of power no matter the election results. However, in the age of President Donald Trump, things have changed. A new poll commissioned by the UK’s Independent shows some shocking results: almost three-quarters of Americans worry about political violence on election […]

Self Defense Tip: Carry a Spare Magazine

A lot of gun owners worry about their gun going “click” instead of “bang” when they really need it. With basic maintenance and using good self-defense (i.e. jacketed hollow-point) ammunition, the vast majority of modern handguns are incredibly reliable. As long as you test fire your gun and ammo combination on a relatively regular basis, […]

Detroit Jewelry Store Owner Shoots Robber 4 Times after Being Stabbed by Stickup Man

Detroit suburb Hamtramck apparently isn’t a place where jewelry thieves should feel safe. “‘I don’t know of any of our jewelry stores where they’re not armed, so it’s very foolish for someone to do that here,’ [city safety director Max] Garbarino said.” But one would-be robber didn’t get the message and tried to relieve Naya’s […]

Caliber Comparison: 9mm vs. .38 Special

When we look at different cartridges there is often a focus on the disembodied numbers that describe them. All too often there’s a mental disconnect between the numbers and reality, and in many cases the numbers are skewed to make one cartridge look “better” than another it ostensibly competes against. Reality is far different than […]

How to Use a Flashlight for Armed Self-Defense

At a recent class, a student asked me about using a flashlight for self-defense while carrying concealed. My first response: are you carrying a good handheld light? My second: do you understand its importance? Let There Be Light! Consider the general utility of a good handheld light for a moment; how you can use it to find […]