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A place to look for answers to your questions about self defense, the appropriate use of force, the tactics and techniques for keeping yourself safe, and the martial art of self defense both armed and unarmed. Also, check out our sister site Self Defense RX.

Body Armor for Civilian Self-Defense: Is It For You?

Body Armor for Civilian Self-Defense: Is It For You?

[toc]The Chicago City Council passed the most restrictive and weirdest self-defense law in the United States in March 2018, some say. The ordinance passed was to ban civilians from having and wearing body armor or "bullet-proof" vests. Yes, even banned for self-defense or personal protection use by all civilians. And the entire state of Illinois…

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Options To Protect Yourself From Aggressive Dogs

Options To Protect Yourself From Aggressive Dogs

Dogs. Man's best friend, right? As a kid, I remember some neighbors down the street had an Australian shepherd that was just the nastiest, meanest dog I ever met. It was leashed most times when I walked by to catch the bus. One day it wasn't. And I remember looking over to the usual place…

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Can You Make a Shoot or Don't Shoot Decision in 2 Seconds?

Can You Make a Shoot or Don’t Shoot Decision in 2 Seconds?

Can you make an effective split-second decision about employing deadly force in self-defense? Well, scientific research says it should take you and your brain about 13 milliseconds to see and interpret a deadly-force event. So then you have the luxury of about two whole seconds to make your "Shoot-No Shoot" (SNS) decision and take proper…

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Why Movement is Essential for Self-Defense

Why Movement is Essential for Self-Defense

Defensive firearms training is very concerned with shooting skills. This makes a lot of sense, of course, but in our training and practice, it is important to keep the big picture in mind. Defensive firearms training is firearms training, but in a larger sense it is, or at least it should be, part of broader…

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Is Point Shooting Still Relevant?

Is Point Shooting Still Relevant?

Formerly, the method of combat shooting that entirely more than anything else was point shooting, which does not employ handgun sights. The Modern Technique developed by Jeff Cooper, disseminated by Gunsite and taught across the world, is undoubtedly the dominant method taught today and for a good reason. So is there any reason to learn…

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Magazine Management: Maintaining Your Ready Ammunition Supply

Magazine Management: Maintaining Your Ready Ammunition Supply

Your handgun’s magazines are a critical aspect of your defensive plan. But quite often, people overlook them. If the magazine fails the firearm becomes inoperable, obviously, so maintaining magazines that are in good working order is essential. Also, you need to keep magazines accessible so that you have the ready supply of ammunition that may be…

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The Second Amendment is Thousands of Years Old

The Second Amendment is Thousands of Years Old

Halloween-2017-A terrorist used a rental truck to run down people on a bike path. Eight individuals killed. New Year’s Eve- A robber while displaying a black gun threatened to blow the head off a cashier in a convenience store. He got away with a bag of snacks. January- 2018- A 36-year-old woman was killed by…

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Concealed Carry Digest: You Asked - We Answer

Concealed Carry Q&A Digest: You Asked – We Answer

We get asked a lot of questions, and it's only fair that we attempt to answer them. Questions with longer answers often become articles and sometimes we even get some USA Carry Readers to submit their answers. This article is for all the questions that didn't need their own article. Click here to view all…

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