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.

Aero Radian Raptor Ambi Charging Handle

Our family home defense long gun is an AR15 and it is securely staged with the bolt closed on an empty chamber and a fully loaded Magpul PMAG inserted. In the event that we need to retrieve that rifle in defense of our family and home, an important step in that process is charging the rifle so […]

Concealing Spare Mags | Horizontal Magazine Carry

<p>If you carry a semi-automatic handgun for self-defense, it makes a lot of sense to carry a spare magazine.<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>The reasons why aren't a surprise to most.<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>Often times, when a gun malfunctions, the magazine is the culprit. When you add the idea that the additional ammunition supply, it becomes a no brainer.</p>

S&W Shield M2.0 with Green Integrated Crimson Trace Laser

Recently Smith & Wesson took advantage of its acquisition of Crimson Trace and added to it’s M&P 9 Shield M2.0 product line.  The new Shield 9 M2.0 houses an integrated Crimson Trace green laser and is available in both a single sided thumb safety version and a model with no thumb safety (NTS). The new M&P […]

Toys, Tools, Guns and Rules by Julie Golob

<p>Julie just released her latest book, <em>Toys, Tools, Guns and Rules</em> on Amazon. The book is available in  paperback for $9.99 and as a Kindle ebook for $7.99. In the short time it has been available the book has shot to the best seller list taking the #1 spot on Amazon in the category “Children’s Safety.”</p>

Wilson Combat Purchases Chip McCormick Custom

When I became interested in competitive shooting I was heavily into the 1911 and that meant I was heavily into keeping my gun running. One of the best ways to do that was to make sure that I was putting good magazines into my pistol. To this day just about everyone agrees that the Chip McCormick […]

The Magpul Tejas: A solid concealed carry belt

<p class="p1">Recently I found myself in need of a decent looking gun belt.<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>In general, I carry AIWB with an untucked shirt.<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>In addition to concealing my handgun and my spare magazine, my untucked shirt also covers my belt.<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>The result is that most of the time the appearance of my belt is virtually irrelevant.</p> <p class="p1">Most of the time.</p>

Lancer L5 AWM in Translucent Red – GMW Exclusive!

<p>Previously available in opaque black and Flat Dark Earth as well as a few other colors. GunMag Warehouse has collaborated with lancer to offer the AWM in translucent red. The magazines are only available at</p>

Shooting Subcompact Handguns Well

<p>Small guns aren’t without their disadvantages. Subcompacts are lower capacity and that is the aspect most folks like to focus on, but as a professional defensive shooting instructor, what I tend to focus on when it comes to small guns is how different they can be to shoot.</p>

Why You Want A Modern, Drop Safe Handgun

<p>Today’s handguns are full of devices aptly called “safeties” that help the user avoid errors with the gun and that makes sense.<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>There are “thumb safeties” “grip safeties”, “trigger safeties” and “firing pin safeties” all intended to help make sure that the gun doesn’t go off when it isn’t supposed to.</p>

Shoot Gooder: Balancing Front Sight Acquisition and Precision

You never quit learning. At a MAG-40 course I had a problem with accuracy at 15 yards. Here's what I did to easily resolve the problem.

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