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Your Tactical Training Scenario - Someone is Following Me

Have you ever thought about what you would do if you noticed someone following your vehicle? It’s a pretty common scenario and most people have thought about it. You probably know enough not to lead the suspicious person back to your home. That’s a good start. But unfortunately, that can’t be the only play in your playbook. The man in the story below remembered not to lead the follower to his...

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Powerful Argument for Concealed Carry

On November 3, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn. v. Bruen . You can listen to the audio and download a transcript here . The proceeding lasted nearly two hours and put on full display the strength and logic of the argument in favor of concealed carry and the ignorance and disdain of the argument against. Based...

Backup Guns vs Hideout Guns

I’ve seen some recent articles on the internet talking about citizens with CCW permits carrying more than one gun in public. While I carry two pistols in uniform every day, I rarely carry a second pistol when I am off duty and on my own time. I have nothing against the practice, I just don’t feel the need to carry a second pistol very often in my personal life. If you are going to carry a second...

Issues with Weapon Mounted Lights

I spent [a] week attending Massad Ayoob and Marty Hayes’ Deadly Force Instructor class as a student. We spent some time discussing the use of weapon mounted lights and the safety concerns associated with them. It caused me to realize that I haven’t written about this topic in more than six years. I’ve changed some of my views on the topic over that time frame, so I thought it would be useful to...

Listen to U.S. Supreme Court Argument on Bearing Arms

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the next major Second Amendment case on Wednesday, Nov. 3, starting at 10 a.m. Click here to listen live . After Nov. 3, you can listen to a recording of the arguments here . The case is New York State Rifle Pistol Assn. v. Bruen (formerly New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Corlett ). Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA)...

NSSF Retail Surveys Show 3.2 Million Estimated First-Time Gun Buyers in First Half of 2021

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearm industry trade association, surveyed firearm retailers recently, and estimates that over 3.2 million people purchased a firearm for the first time during the first half of 2021. The survey was conducted to learn the buying habits and factors of this year’s firearm purchasers during the first six months of 2021...

PODCAST: Ohio Representative Shane Wilkin Answers Common Questions About Constitutional Carry

The Keep and Bear Radio podcast is hosted on the Podbean platform and is also available on Apple , Google , Spotify , and iHeartRadio . Make sure to subscribe to the podcast to hear every episode. *** Episode 37: Constitutional Carry is on the move in Ohio! There's a bill moving through the Senate. And another that just passed out of committee in the House. Opponents are freaking out! But what...

Teens, denied their right to own a pistol until age 21, being taught to drive 18-wheelers

I have often been critical of laws which prevent adults 18-20 years old from purchasing or concealing pistols for their own protection while back at home. While I believe that adults who are old enough to volunteer or be drafted to carry firearms to fight or even lay down their lives for their country should be allowed their right to bear arms without restriction, some have proposed the opposite...

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