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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

Once something is identified as outside the norm, or suspect through your situational awareness, you have to assess the threat. Is it a legitimate threat, is it a threat to you, or is it a threat to others? We talked earlier about intuition, and how many people will not follow their intuition. Ambiguity is one thing that can be common in those instances.

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

In this series of articles, we are going to share our thoughts on a use of force continuum for citizens, based on our own knowledge, experience, and use of the law enforcement use of force continuum during our careers as police officers.

Posted: Thursday, July 6, 2017

What do you do when you can't carry? There are some locations and time that you cannot carry. Airports, Federal Buildings, and work are just some examples of where you are not going to be able to carry. You have to have your situational awareness at the highest level in these cases.

Posted: Monday, July 3, 2017

Preparation and avoidance is something that we do everyday, but probably don't even think about it. We wake up in the morning and most of us check the weather. We grab a cup of coffee and before heading into work, we check the latest traffic reports.

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

The one thing that people need to realize is that it will be highly unlikely that you are prepared for a terrorist attack. If you were prepared, you wouldn't be there in the first place. They set the time, they set the place. Speakign of international attacks, what if you are overseas and don't have the ability to possess a firearm? How prepared would you be out of your "normal" element?

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

If you're ever in a position where you're tempted to stand your ground --even if you are legally allowed to do so -- you should consider what a jury might read into your actions and ask yourself if the consequences are worth the incredible risk you're taking.

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Florida lawmakers passed a bill that would put a tougher burden of proof on prosecutors during pretrial immunity hearings. The new rule requires prosecutors to prove with "clear and convincing evidence" that the accused's self-defense claim is invalid.

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

If you've been involved in a self-defense shooting, your social media presence may quickly become subject of intense scrutiny.

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017

These attacks have gotten increasingly frequent in recent years and these are just the ones that are successful. For every attack you see on the news there are untold amounts that are stopped by law enforcement (LE) or Intelligence services. They are generally unreported as to not scare the public and to a degree I can understand that as terrorists’ goal is: terror.

Posted: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Today Tyler talks about Tunnel Vision and it's affect on the body during a critical stress incident.

Posted: Monday, June 5, 2017

Social media has been a pioneer in redefining how we connect with one another. It has impacted how we communicate with family, co-workers and friends. In fact, more people meet their spouses online now than any other way. We have the ability to be connected constantly, which can be a great thing. It can also be dangerous. Social media has taken an increasingly important role as evidence in criminal and civil cases in our society. Todays article looks at how social media is used by prosecutors and plaintiffs attorneys to access evidence for their cases.

Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Today Tyler talks about some of the magazine holsters he carries for spare mags.

Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

If you find yourself being prosecuted is a self-defense shooting, your past may come back to haunt you. As a general legal principle, if you're accused of a crime, any prior bad acts you may have committed are not allowed to be presented to a jury. The idea is that you are to be judged only on the evidence presented for the alleged crime at hand, not for past crimes or allegations.

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Memorial Day specials start today! In honor of this weekend holiday, receive $10 off all memberships starting today through Monday!

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Today Tyler talks about the different holsters he uses. Again, depending upon the situation, or the places that Tyler is going to be, determines which configuration he is going to carry, and therefore which holster.

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tyler talks about situational awareness today, and stresses the importance of situational awareness, and relates it as a precursor to every action that follows. This cannot be stressed enough, especially for concealed carriers. One of the most common "situational awareness erasers" that you see today is the cell phone. This is one thing that really needs to be stressed to your family and childeren as well.

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017

Recently, Larry Vickers sat down with Gary and talked with him about some of the things that might affect members who are involved in self defense shootings. This gives some good insight for members and anyone else who carries concealed from the perspective of an investigator, and touches on things that often get concealed carriers in trouble.

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Today Tyler talks about the advantages and disadvantages of open vs. concealed carry.

Posted: Monday, May 8, 2017

A Captive insurance company is a self insurance model that allows a company to create it's own insurance company which insures the risk to the company. The company pays into it's Captive a premium that is invested and grows in the markets, creating even more available funds to satisfy the claims made to the Captive from the Company. So, in this instance, a Captive is a funding mechanism for CCW Safe that allows every membership to be backed by insurance without any of the traditional insurance models expense.

Posted: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Today Tyler talks about extra magazines and magazine carriers for concealed carry.

Posted: Monday, May 1, 2017

Kyle Sweet, Co-Founder and General Counsel for CCW Safe, talks about 2A Insurance, a captive insurance company, created by CCW Safe to insure self-defense incidents for our members.

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Today, Tyler talks about the most important gear that every concealed carrier and gun owner has. While there are great holsters, and mag pouches, and lights, and ammo out there, the most important gear is actually you.

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

The news came late last Thursday: another terrorist attack in Paris. One police officer dead, and two others seriously wounded. ISIS yet again claimed responsibility; thankfully the pawn was killed and therefore will never be on the chessboard again. The reality though is that this game will continue to be played over and over again because there will always be another pawn to take his place.

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

This week, Tyler talks about prioritizing your training. At the end of the day, there is never enough time to train everything you want. There's always more training and learning to be achieved. And it's not just a time restraint, but also a financial one, as we all know the cost of bullets, range fees, etc.

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

If you are untrained to the point of needing to carry without a round in the chamber to be safe; then you shouldn’t be carrying a firearm at all. Is that harsh, yes absolutely; but so is the world we live in and to carry a firearm without the proper training makes you a risk to yourself and possibly others.

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