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Melvin Bogus after stealing a handgun

Safety and Training

Lessons Learned: Open Carry Gone Awry

If you are going to practice open carry, as a Second Amendment advocate some preparation is in order. Think about the possibility of someone snatching a pistol. Training on avoiding, preventing, and actively stopping disarms is advisable, as this story, turned near tragedy, illustrates.

12 and 20 gauge shotshells

Firearms

Tactical Talk: The 20 Gauge for Defense

If you do not have a problem using the 12 gauge, by all means, feel free to do so. After all with the proper technique, most folks can handle the 12 gauge. However, no matter how good you are, the 12 gauge shotgun kicks and kicks hard with some loads. The question is not whether the 12 gauge is viable for self-defense, but instead an examination of why the 20 gauge may outperform the 12 gauge is a self-defense scenario.

Picture shows a woman holding a Glock safely, finger off the trigger close into her body at the bottom of her chest.

Safety and Training

How to Call 911: 5 Tips for Self-Defense Incidents

Calling 911 after a self-defense incident can be one of the most stressful experiences you may, unfortunately, ever find yourself in. Watch as U.S. Law Shield Independent Program Attorney Richard Hayes teaches you five must-know tips that could help determine your freedom.

Self Defense With a Shovel video cover

Legal

Video: U.S. Law Shield — Self-Defense With a Shovel

Although many have adopted 24/7 carry to protect themselves or family members, whether in the home or on the road, there are times you may still find yourself unarmed. Other circumstances, such as a malfunction, may leave you searching for the nearest thing you can grab to defend yourself. This is a case where the nearest tool happened to be a shovel. In this video, U.S. Law Shield offers guidance on how to handle any the confrontation—after surviving the encounter.