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3 Ways to Avoid Needing Your Gun

You really don’t want to have to use your concealed carry firearm. Here are three ways to stay safe and avoid going to the gun.

Self-Defense Exercise: Think Like a Criminal

You can improve your situational awareness by putting yourself in a predator’s shoes.

Concealed Carriers: Let It Go

When you’re carrying concealed, you have to learn to let go of some things you might normally make a big deal about.

4 Rules for Surviving Condition Red

You won’t get to pick the terms of a gunfight if you’re forced into one, but you can follow these rules.

When the Bad Guy is a Girl

Don’t let gender bias harm your situational awareness.

Situational Awareness: Nice Guys vs. “Nice Guys”

They may look the same, but they’re not. Here’s how to tell them apart.

Overcoming Nice-Girl Syndrome

Women are socially conditioned to be polite people-pleasers. That’s OK in general, but it can put you in danger if you try to play nice with someone who has ill intent.

The Gun as Talisman Fallacy

Your gun does not protect you just by virtue of you owning or carrying it.

Self-Defense Decision Making: The OODA Loop

When you’re in an emergency situation, you can make wiser decisions by taking time to OODA: Observe, Orient, Decide, Act.

How NRA Women Refuse to Be Victims

Carrying a gun might be the great equalizer, but learning how to become a harder target is the first line of self-defense.

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