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This is Not a Test: When Your Life Depends on Your Defensive Training

When a car follows you into your driveway at 3 a.m., you can be pretty sure it’s not a girl selling Thin Mints and Do-Si-Dos. See how this NRA Women contributor’s years of firearm training prepared her for this heart-pounding real-life scenario.

How to Be a Champion—Or Just Have Fun

A five-time 3-D Archery World Champion, and the only woman to take Africa's Big 5 with a bow, shares her philosophy on competing, winning—and paying it forward.

How Firearms Training Changed Two Lives

Bryson’s story illustrates the therapeutic benefits of firearms training and how it can change the way you live.

Bridging the Gap between Healthcare and Gun Ownership

The author, who once straddled the divide between opposing forces, is finding ways to create a united front. 

Fight or Flight (or Fawn, Friend, Freeze)

Fad or no, your psychological state affects your self-defense strategy.

Spirit in the Knife

A handcrafted knife saved the day, possibly capturing the spirit of perseverance along the way.

How to Become a Shooting Coach (and Happier Person)

Empowering other women with self-defense know-how doesn’t just help them—it helps you, too.

Workplace Security & Employers Who Prohibit Guns

Workplace security is just as important as home defense.

Your Found Family: Shooting Sports Welcome You​

Like food and water, a sense of belonging is a fundamental human need, one that is often satisfied by being with your "peeps" on the range.

Even Flow: Effortless Shooting With Muscle Memory

You shoot much better than you know. Here's how to get out of your own way.

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