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5 Items For When The Lights Go Out

5 Items For When The Lights Go Out

Like many parts of the country, my hometown has been slammed with snow lately. In the past week alone, we’ve had about three feet and it’s still snowing as I write this. Thankfully, we’ve only lost power for a short period of time and haven’t had to go days without power yet as we have…

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How Would You Handle These 4 Intruders?

Everyday, I scan the Internet looking for personal safety stories that I can learn from. After all, there’s so much going on in this world that we can always learn something from a natural disaster, mall shooting, or a home invasion, to name a few. When thinking about home invasions some people probably believe it’s…

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Shooting Drills for Fundamentals and Self-Defense

Shooting Drills for Fundamentals and Self-Defense

To know and apply handgun shooting fundamentals and to employ a handgun effectively in a defensive situation, you must be able to access your handgun properly and make accurate hits before the attacker injures or kills you. So you must practice the skills you probably would use in a life-or-death situation before it occurs. Some…

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Do Guns in the Home Make It Safer or More Dangerous?

Do Guns in the Home Make It Safer or More Dangerous?

Anti-gun activists consistently emphasize not owning guns in general and especially keeping them away from children so they will not favor gun ownership when adults. Some believe just the opposite that guns can be used by good folks to protect themselves from the inherent evil and the bad folks with harmful purposes who have guns…

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The 2014 Springfield-Armory XDS 4.0 for Concealed Carry: A Review

USA Carry’s Top 10 Articles from 2014

We published more articles in 2014 than we ever have before. We decided figure out the top articles for a year end review and came up with a list of 10 most popular articles. That being said, let's get to the articles. 1. The 2014 Springfield-Armory XDS 4.0 for Concealed Carry: A Review There is NO…

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The Ferguson, MO Survival Kit

The Ferguson, MO Survival Kit

It’s been about a week since Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson wasn’t indicted in the death of Michael Brown. And over the past week, we’ve learned 3 important things… 1. A significant number of Americans don’t care about the truth and will destroy businesses and harm others if they don’t get what they want.…

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Training to Shoot Under Stress

Training to Shoot Under Stress

When learning to shoot a defensive pistol for personal protection it is important students learn to shoot under stress. At Schlueter Firearms Instruction we use the “Tueller Drill” to put our students under a moderate amount of stress similar to that they could experience if ever faced with a violent attacker. This drill requires three…

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Attack By A Dangerous Dog and the Use of Deadly Force

Attack By A Dangerous Dog and the Use of Deadly Force

So you are taking a casual walk by yourself near your home in your friendly neighborhood and suddenly an apparently vicious German Shephard dog leaves its fenced property and is aggressively running toward you growling and showing its teeth. The owner is not around and there are several kids playing nearby. You have your Florida Concealed…

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Why You Want to Avoid Self-Defense Sprays

Why You Want to Avoid Self-Defense Sprays

Over the weekend, someone sent me a video from a self-defense expert who was recommending wasp spray to stop a home invasion. I’m sure the gentleman was well-meaning (or had a spouse who didn’t like guns) but here are 7 reasons I would avoid sprays for self-defense purposes… whether it’s pepper spray, wasp spray or…

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Only Hits Count

“Only Hits Count”

Recently I had the opportunity to read an article on 9mm for use as a defensive handgun cartridge. This article was the FBI 9mm Justification for Law Enforcement Partners by FBI Training Division, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA. This article discusses the long running debate over which defensive handgun cartridge is the best for law enforcement…

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Will Your Response Get You Killed?

Will Your Response Get You Killed?

What will you do if you’re awoken in the middle of the night by glass breaking and then the sound of footsteps in your house? My response is to immediately grab one of the flashlights on my nightstand and open up the rapid access safe also on my nightstand that contains my Sig P226. Once…

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How to Survive a Roadway Shooting

How to Survive a Roadway Shooting

A few days ago, a fellow sent me the email below about a close friend of his who was murdered. This tragedy occurred in Fort Worth, TX when a deranged man was going from convenience store to convenience store picking fights. Here’s the email and the lessons we can take away… So this guy goes…

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