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Little guns, little knives, little lights … When less is a better option or the only option we have

Although many will discount the benefits of smaller self-defense and personal protection items, there is no doubt that having something is always better than having nothing, especially when your safety and perhaps even your survival depends upon it.

Pepper Spray Can Be Just as Effective as a Firearm at Disarming a Gunman

A firearm will almost always be your best defense against an armed gunman. However, in the event that you’re unable to carry concealed, a can of pepper spray has the potential of neutralizing the threat of lethal force.

Magazines for Training

If you are considering attending an NRA Carry Guard training course, or any firearm class for that matter, it is time to think about how you are going to feed your handgun.

The Age-Old Question: Which Caliber Should You Carry?

NRATV’s Colion Noir joins NRA Carry Guard Daily’s Grant Stinchfield and NRA Carry Guard Lead Instructor Jeff Houston to discuss caliber size, stopping power, and common myths you may have heard concerning EDC firearms chambered in 9mm.

Caution Is the Name of the Game When Reholstering Your Weapon

Something as simple and routine as holstering your weapon could be very dangerous. However, you can take certain precautions to ensure that your EDC firearm won’t accidentally discharge and cause injury to either yourself or to others.

Commuter Drills 2.0 | Drill 2

Jeff Houston offers the second of five drills in NRA Carry Guard's second rendition of commuter drills.

Concealed Carry at the Gym 101

Carrying a firearm at the gym is no easy task. NRA Carry Guard Lead Instructor Jeff Houston and Colion Noir opt for safety and do off-body carry whenever they go to the gym.

Are Night Sights Actually Worth the Money?

If you’re serious about being prepared as a concealed-weapons carrier, night sights are an absolute must. The fact of the matter is that active shooters and armed bad guys don’t just do their dirty work during the light of day.

Back To Its Roots

For NRA members, gun enthusiasts and historians, it comes as no surprise that the NRA is, by every measurable metric, the world’s foremost authority on firearm safety and training.

You Don't Have To Jog Unarmed

Not everyone wants to be strapped with a firearm every time they head out to the trail for a jog, and you don’t have to. The most useful tool you have at your disposal is situational awareness.

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Surviving The Aftermath Of A Self-Defense Shooting

You've just made it through the single most traumatic event of your life—how you handle yourself now will have consequences that will resonate for years.

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Right To Carry is Now A Movement

Right To Carry

The Next Step In The Right-To-Carry Revolution

On behalf of all of us at the NRA, thank you for being among the first to join NRA Carry Guard.

Right To Carry

The Right-To-Carry Movement In America

A generation ago, law-abiding citizens carrying concealed firearms in public were a relative rarity on the American landscape.

Training Is Most Important

The Best Training I've Ever Experienced

As a proud concealed carrier, I’ve taken my fair share of training courses. NRA Carry Guard’s Level 1 program, which I had the privilege of taking earlier this year, was by far the best.

Training Together

It doesn’t take long in the contemporary firearms community before you lose the notion of the “average” or “normal” shooter.


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