Paul Carlson, owner of Safety Solutions Academy, is a Professional Defensive Shooting Instructor.  He has spent the past decade and a half studying how humans can perform more efficiently in violent confrontations and honing his skills as an instructor both in the classroom and on the range. Through Safety Solutions Academy, Paul teaches a variety of Critical Defensive Skills courses in more than a dozen states annually.  Courses range from Concealed Carry Classes to Advanced Critical Defensive Handgun Courses and include instruction for the defensive use of handguns, rifles and shotguns.  Safety Solutions Academy regularly hosts other industry leading experts as guest instructors to make sure that SSA's students have the opportunity for quality instruction across a broad range of Critical Defensive disciplines.

GLOCK 44: Why shooters should be excited about it

The Glock 44 is out, in .22. Not the Glock 22, which of course is in .40. Some are deriding the new polymer pistol. Others hail are hailing it. Your thoughts?

Adding a Pistol Light too: holsters and other considerations

Though it prob'ly seem counterintuitive, there is more to installing and using a pistol light than mounting it to the weapon. Ya got more than a few considerations beyond just throwing it on the end of your gun!

Pistol Red Dot: RDS Handgun Mounting Made Easy

This past spring I was pretty excited to see Trijicon’s new offering in the SRO. From my initial assessment, it looked like Trijicon had done a solid job building a new red dot sight focused on target shooting and competition. The SRO complemented Trijicon’s already dominating line of duty ready RMRs and at the same […]

Adding a Pistol Light to Your Defensive Handgun: Part Uno

Putting a pistol light on your handgun is easy, but there are some things to consider first. Here are steps to take before doing so.

Shoot House Courses: why take them?

Shoot house (or Range House, or Live Fire House) classes absolutely have a place in a good training regimen. It's more than tactical LARPing (though it does make you look kewl).

Trijicon MRO Titanium Mount From American Defense Mfg

How much does weight really matter? Titanium optics mounts are pushing the boundaries.

Slide Mounted Red Dot Obstacles (and Solutions)

When will slide mounted red dot optics become as common on pistols as iron sights? That time may be now.

How to Tame Recoil and Increase Precision

If you want to increase speed and precision, you should start with recoil management. It isn't easy, but Joe Weyer has some tips.

Get Better at Locking Back the Slide

Shooting is the fun part of practice. There are skills that require more hard work, and they're important for those of us who carry concealed handguns.

How to lock back your handgun: Semi Auto 101

You can't safely operate a semi auto if you can't manipulate the gun. And locking the slide back is where more new shooters struggle. Here are some practical tips.

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