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Don’t Crowd Your Cover

Whether it’s a wall in a self-defense situation or a barrier in a competition stage, shooters have a tendency to crowd the cover around which they intend to shoot. Big mistake. Federal ambassador Josh Froelich shows why putting some space between you and the cover will help you shoot more effectively.

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One-Hand Draw & Shoot

Real-world self-defense scenarios often require drawing and shooting with one hand. Federal brand ambassador Josh Froelich explains how to make this concept part of your training routine.

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Self-Defense Positions

You don’t get to choose the circumstances of a self-defense situation. That’s why Federal brand ambassador Josh Froelich practices drawing from the three most common start positions.

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Business Casual Carry

When it comes to effective concealed carry, there is no one-size-fits all option. How you carry and the holster you use depends on the clothes you wear, and business casual presents its own unique challenges. This video from BLACKHAWK! spells out what you need to do.

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Does Cartridge Still Matter?

A lot has changed in the century since many of our most popular handgun cartridges hit the scene. Bullet construction has completely changed the classic caliber debates and left shooters with a surprising answer.

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Cover, Concealment & Defense

There’s a big difference between being out of sight and out of danger. We explain how to take this into consideration when planning for defense inside and outside your home.

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Getting Started

It can be challenging to determine if personal protection is right for you. Our experts walk you through the decision-making process, share tips and suggestions, and provide additional resources to start your journey.

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Expect The Unexpected

A personalized in-home plan is critical to effectively protect yourself and your family—here’s how to develop one.

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HST Survival Story

He was attacked without warning and stabbed 14 times in his face, throat and hands. But a survivor’s mindset and Federal Premium HST enabled Special Agent Bill Gray to overcome all odds.

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Children & Guns In The Home

Choosing to own firearms for home defense and personal protection is a responsibility, especially with children in the home. Learn how to use firearm safety, proper storage and clear communication to make your home safer.

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Put FMJs In Their Place

The shooting sports run on a steady diet of full metal jacket handgun ammunition. But some shooters make the mistake of using it for protection. We break down why FMJs need to stay at the range.

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Going Deeper

Hydra-Shok ammunition defined self-defense for a generation—now there’s an all-new version of the proven load, and its performance is tallying up an ever-growing list of awards and recognition among personal protection experts.

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Ready, Aim, Practice

How we train and practice can make all the difference off the range when it matters most. Champion shooter and Federal ambassador Julie Golob shares her four top steps for keeping your personal protection skills sharp.

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Tool Time

Finding the right defensive and training loads is critical for personal protection, and Federal offers a wide range of ammunition tools that will fit your needs and budget.

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Safety Skills

Whether you’re operating a handgun, shotgun or rifle, responsible firearms ownership and use demands that you carefully and thoughtfully follow the four rules of gun safety.

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Travel With Complete Confidence

Never second-guess your right to carry with the USCCA’s concealed carry reciprocity and state gun laws map. It’s easy to use and completely free.

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Top 5 Concealed Carry Mistakes

You’ve taken your state-required training and applied for your concealed carry permit. You’re ready to go, right? Wrong! There’s more to concealed carry than getting a CCW permit and strapping a gun on your hip. Learn the top mistakes newcomers make and how to avoid them.

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True Stories of Self-Defense Success

Crime statistics cannot capture the human element of self-defense. Check out these shocking true stories of USCCA Members who were forced into action, and learn the lessons they have to share.

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Hannah Barron

Hannah Barron

Helping the next generation of outdoorswomen realize they can do anything they set their minds to.

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Steve & Aaron Gould

Steve & Aaron Gould

Exhibition shooting helped bring these brothers together and send them down a path all their own.

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Lee & Tiffany Lakosky

Lee & Tiffany Lakosky

The couple who has combined their love of hunting, habitat and each other to create a phenomenon.

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22plinkster

22plinkster

The guy who’s turned viral videos into a career, one trick shot at a time.

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Ashley Carroll

Ashley Carroll

Singing her way to national titles.

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Bobby Guy

Bobby Guy

Introducing the world to waterfowl hunting one video at a time.

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Caitlin Connor

Caitlin Connor

Crushing clays—and any competition.

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Casey Reed

Casey Reed

This Federal engineer and top USPSA competitor has his sights on target.

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Chad Belding

Chad Belding

Making “The Fowl Life” a way of life.

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Corey Cogdell-Unrein

Corey Cogdell-Unrein

Shooting with Dad started a journey that’s reached the world stage.

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Sportswoman Courtney

Sportswoman Courtney

Sportswoman Courtney lives to share her outdoor adventures.

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Dakota Overland

Dakota Overland

The future has never been brighter for this young competitor.

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Hickok45

Hickok45

His down-home personality and trustworthy advice on guns have nearly broken the internet.

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Jim Gilliland

Jim Gilliland

Precision pumps though the veins of this veteran sniper and long-range shooter.

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Josh Froelich

Josh Froelich

Driven to compete and dedicated to teaching others.

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Julie Golob

Julie Golob

Veteran. Mother. And one of the most successful competitive shooters of all time.

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Katie Jacob

Katie Jacob

Ambition and skill have quickly carried this teenager to the world stage.

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Kayle Browning

Kayle Browning

With a record like this, clays don’t have a sporting chance.

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Krystal Dunn

Krystal Dunn

A competitor who knows how to raise eyebrows—literally.

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Nick Hoffman

Nick Hoffman

Experiencing the outdoors one crazy trip at a time.

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Steven Rinella

Steven Rinella

Taking field-to-fork to a whole new level.

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Vincent Hancock

Vincent Hancock

This world champion just keeps getting better.

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