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MCS 231 – Concealed Carry Extra Ammo: Do You REALLY Need It?

Press The “Play” Button Below To Listen In Now…   Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode: How criminals REALLY attack! (Hint: It’s

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3 Self-Defense Tips For Staying Off The Ground In A Real Street Fight!

The reason why so many physical encounters end up on the ground is due to our instinctual response to the inherent danger of

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MCS 228 – The Contact Shot For Close-Quarters Combat Gunfighting

Press The “Play” Button Below To Listen In Now… Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode: 4 scenarios where the “contact shot” is the ONLY practical

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MCS 227 – Home Invasion Lessons From Real-Life Attack

Press The “Play” Button Below To Listen In Now… Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode: The step-by-step home defense tactics Childress used to

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MCS 225 – 5 (More) Survival Gear Suggestions For Prepper Defense

Can you feel that “something” is coming? More than ever, we’re polarized as a nation and the prospects of coming together to face

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MCS 224 – Advanced Dry-Fire Tips For Tactical Firearms Training

Admit it… You’re not getting to the gun range as much as you “should be”, am I right? Hey, I get it… life

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MCS 223 – A New Look At Personal Defense Handgun Ammunition Load-Out

Do you carry a concealed handgun? If so, what type of ammunition do you have loaded in it? That choice is often a

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MCS 222 – Training “Freeze” Into “Fight”: Stress-Inoculation For Real-World Attacks!

Long before we were all running around in leopard-skin thongs, carrying sharp sticks (concealed of course), we’ve been focused on one single goal…

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MCS 220 – Prepper “Defense Gear” For Urban Survival

It’s a sad reality of “surviving” a disaster… Sometimes it’s what happens AFTER a crisis strikes that calls upon you to protect yourself and those

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MCS 219 – “Mystery” Gun Clearing Drill

We all know you’re “supposed” to be training this… In fact, it’s the #1 most fumbled handgun skill I and other trainers see time and time again

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218 – Pocket Pistol Tactics For Concealed Carry

Micro-gun… mouse gun… “get off me gun”… A lot of gun owners poo-poo the pocket pistol as being too small and not having

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MCS 217: Ankle Holster Tactics For Concealed Carry

There are so many ways to conceal a pistol for personal defense… “Appendix” carry… 3:30/8:30… “off-body”… shoulder holster… But one of the most

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MCS 214 – Navy SEAL Daily Training Tactics With Chris Sajnog

No, you don’t have to be a Navy SEAL to guard yourself and those you love from danger. But copy these “daily tactical habits” from former SEAL

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[NEWS] “Sheepdog” Learns A Hard Street-Fight Lesson In Defending A Stranger!

33 y.o. Eric Skripka awoke in his hospital bed – his eye swollen shut… his face badly bruised and broken… his ribs in

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Survival Weapon Story: Man Defeats 5 Armed Home-Invaders… With A MACHETE!

It was just before 5am on a hot summer Friday morning when a Sarasota, Florida man and his son had sat down for

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MCS 209: The “Laser Advantage” For The Best Home Defense Firearms Plan

I ask this question at pretty much all of my firearms courses – and now I’ll ask it of you… … “Do you

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MCS 208 – Guided Chaos Close-Quarters Hand-To-Hand Combat

Real “street fights” aren’t the pretty, choreographed scenes you see in the blockbuster action movies. They’re chaos! Without training, that chaos leads to

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MCS 205 – Real-World Tactical Awareness: “Yellow Zone” Tactics For A Dangerous World

You hear it all the time in the tactical world… … “Stay in the ‘yellow zone’ and be aware of your surroundings!” But

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MCS 203 – 5 Fast, Effective D.I.Y. “Handgun Hacks”

Ok, now THIS is going to be fun… Over the years, I’ve rubbed elbows and shared “secrets” with some biggest-names in the firearms

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MCS 202 – Top 10 Everyday Carry Gear Items For Concealed Handgun Carriers

This week I have a challenge for you… If you carry a concealed handgun for personal protection (or even if you don’t, but

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MCS 198 – Your Best Gun-Training Plan Ever!

Has this ever happened to you… You FINALLY get some time to hit the local gun range… you grab your trusty smokewagon and

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MCS 196 – Top 5 Self-Defense Myths… BUSTED!

It’s the same with ALL “tactical arts”… Sometimes it’s not a matter of what you DON’T know that’s a danger… but rather it’s

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MCS 195 – Close-Quarters Knife Fighting Tactics With Scott Babb

It’s a strange FBI statistic about “deadly crime”… 10% of victims shot with a firearm die from their wounds. But a whopping 30% of victims STABBED with

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MCS 194 – Choosing The Best Fighting Knife With Bram Frank

There’s no arguing the point… … a gun is the “ultimate equalizer” when it comes to personal protection weapons, right? But nearly every gun-owner I’ve

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MCS 188 – Shoot Or Don’t Shoot? Concealed Carry Defensive Decision-Making With Peyton Quinn

Some people only seem to learn “the hard way”… (Like my teenage son and… well… teenage “me” as well, I guess. 😉 But

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Home Defense Story: 90 Y.O.’S “Bathroom Trick” Outwits HOME INVADER!

It was 10:45 in the morning when the gunman kicked in the door and caught 90 y.o. Jay Leone by surprise alone in

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MCS 179 – How To Dominate Your Attacker In A Real Street Fight With Mike Gillette

The phrases say it all… …”self-defense“… “firearms defense“… The word “defense” implies that you’re on the receiving end of a violent attacker… and

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MCS 175: Ground Fighting Tactics With Nik Farooqui

It’s a common “statistic” you’ll hear self-defense trainers say all the time… … “80% of all fights end up on the ground”! Whether

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MCS 173 – Top 5 Concealed Carry Mistakes (And How To Fix Them NOW!)

We’re needed now more than ever… … responsibly armed “sheepdogs” who go about their day scanning for danger… and are ready to protect ourselves and others from

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MCS 171 – Defeating Multiple Attackers With Moni Aizik

Facing multiple attackers in a real streetfight is one of the most life-threatening encounters you could ever find yourself in! Unfortunately, most “self-defense training”

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MCS 170: My Personal Choice As The Best Home Defense Firearm

Well, we’re finally here! After 4 weeks of talking about the best home defense firearms and tactics, it’s time for me to reveal the exact weapon

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MCS 169: Best Home Defense Shotguns To Defeat A Home Invasion

Nothing beats a shotgun for stopping power! (Except for maybe a bazooka.) When it comes to the best home defense weapons, many armed citizens

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MCS 168: The Best Home Defense Handgun Plan To Defeat A Home Invasion

Do you own a handgun for home defense? If you don’t, I have some great tips on how to choose the ultimate home invasion

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MCS 167: Home Defense Zones – Layering Your Defenses To Defeat A Home Invasion

Your home is your castle, right? And the whole purpose of the castle wasn’t just to provide the king and queen a home…

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MCS 166: Halloween Shopping For The Best Self Defense Training Gear

It’s that time of year again! While I do my best to unload as much sugar into every little germ-bag’s candy-hauler that comes

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MCS 165: When Violence Is The Answer With Tim Larkin

In Tim Larkin’s new book, When Violence Is The Answer, he forces you to understand the truth about what it takes to survive

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MCS 164: An Israeli Spec-Ops High-Stress Shooting Drill

What did you see the last time you went to the local gun range? My guess is that it was a line of

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MCS 161: Self-Defense Against Larger Attackers (3 Critical Moves)

Over the years, the #1 question we’ve always received from readers when it comes to self-defense is… …”How can I win a real

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MCS 159: The Ultimate Close-Quarters Combat Secret

It’s taken me DECADES of dedicated close-quarters combat training to really “get” this… The victor of any attack depends on something more than

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MCS 152: Best Everyday Carry Knives For Self-Defense And Survival

Ask a dozen “knife experts” what’s the best everyday carry knife to carry for self-defense and survival… and you’ll get 3 dozen answers!

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3 Self-Defense Tips To Defeat A Bully Without A Single Punch (And 1 If You Have To)!

“Hey! What did you say to my girlfriend?” “What?” “I saw you talking to her, you don’t talk to her, got it?!” “I

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MCS 144: Bar Fight Stand-Off Self-Defense

There’s an old saying that goes something like… …”If you don’t want to get into bar fights… stay out of bars!” Well, it’s

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(Video) Woman Schools Drunk Boyfriend On The Best Self-Defense Weapon For An Ambush Attack

Ok, this is absolutely priceless… I saw this video and not only did I laugh me arse off, but there’s a critical life-saving

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Dirty, Nasty Street Fighting Move For A Ground Fight!

No, you DON’T have to be “big and strong” to defeat a violent attacker. Hell, you don’t even need to practice a bazillion

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MCS 134: First Strike Street Combatives

It’s a simple scientific fact of “street fighting”… …”action beats reaction”! Every time! In other words, no matter how much “blocking” you’ve practiced

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(Caught On Camera) Michigan Home Invasion Struggle As Couple Defends Their Lives

Tom French felt something “wasn’t quite right”… He and his girlfriend, Colleen, were about to sit down for dinner when a man, dressed

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MCS 133: My Top-5 Best Self-Defense Weapons For Everyday Carry

Yeah, yeah, yeah… of course you know I’m going to advise you to carry a firearm and a back-up blade for personal protection,

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MCS 130: Modern Ninja Combatives

We’ve all heard the legend of the ancient ninja – dark “shadow warriors” who served as agents, guardians, and mercenaries. Masters of the

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Home Invasion Story: 64 y.o. Minn. “Victim” Heads To PRISON For Home Defense Mistake?

Yes, this article is long – but it’s urgent you really “get” the 3 lessons from this citizen’s tragic story and take action

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Weird “Jedi Mind-Trick” Defense Against A Mugger

Criminals don’t play “fair”. Their only goal is to victimize you with the least amount of resistance… take what they want… feel the

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