Home Defense Weapons

Tweet From time to time I have people ask me about weapons for home defense. Below are some guidelines for selection, storage, or use. My one overarching piece of advice for any weapon system or self-defense tool is to get trained, and get trained well. This goes for any person in your family who may […]

What to Carry for Self Defense

Tweet Frequently, when I teach self defense classes, I get questions about weapons.¬† It’s usually something along the lines of, “what about guns?” or, “what do you think about pepper spray?” My stock answer is that all weapons are good and useful, when carried, when you have time to get to them, when you have […]

Portland, Maine Robber Uses Brick as a Weapon

Tweet Police in Portland, Maine arrested Arien Litalien on Monday after¬† he allegedly robbed a watch shop in downtown Portland using a brick as a weapon. He is accused of using the brick to smash a glass case and grab a number of expensive watches. An employee apparently chased and tackled Litalien in a parking […]

Why a Knife is More Dangerous Than a Gun

Tweet The old adage goes, “don’t bring a knife to a gun fight”. The thought being that a gun outclasses a gun. Certainly guns provide numerous advantages, particularly to military and police operations. Guns are lethal weapons. However, it’s a mistake to underestimate the threat posed by a knife-wielding attacker. Many police officers I have […]