Article written by Grady Powell

Bad guys are becoming more bold and aggressive. Understanding that valuable items and softer targets are more likely located in more affluent areas they are increasingly targeting suburban homes and neighborhoods in historically low crime areas. As with most things the sage Boy Scout motto of “Be Prepared” applies.

Read Grady's entire article, 5 Tips For Preparing A Defense Against Home Invasion.

Published in Home Invasion Defense

Len Penzo writes:

You think you're buying peace of mind. But our writer details many reasons why you really aren't getting what you paid for when you pop for a monitored home security system.

Are those homeowners crazy? Or crazy like a fox?

I took the plunge and got one not long after moving into my current home and it certainly provided peace of mind -- for a little while.


However, I eventually came to realize that the cons of owning a monitored home security system far outweighed the pros. Here are 14 reasons why:

Read Len Penzo's entire article: 14 Reasons Why Monitored Home Security Systems Are For Suckers

Published in Personal Protection
Monday, 12 August 2013 00:00

Home is your castle

Virginia Shank of the Tribune Chronicle writes:

"I just shot through my door with a gun," a Niles man told a police dispatcher last month.

Based on a 911 recording of the conversation between Roy Hahn and that dispatcher, the 40-year-old man didn't seem to realize at the time that the shotgun blast he fired through his front door had killed one of the people trying to break in and wounded another.


The shooting is among several examples of deadly force, locally and nationally, that have made headlines as prosecutors confront self-defense cases in the form of Ohio Castle Doctrine, stand-your-ground or "no duty to retreat" laws.

Read Virginia's entire article, Home is your castle

Published in Home Invasion Defense
Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

Predators and Personal Protection

Thanks to author Bob LaRose for this enlightening article. A link to the entire article can be found below. 

To the Editor:

Regarding the Oct. 24 issue of West Newsmagazine (“St. Louis County Police respond to area concerns about serial rapist”), I am excited that people are taking a proactive position on the predatory violence against women. Our community needs this very much.

As a self-defense instructor and a retired Marine, I take the safety and security of law abiding citizens seriously. I commend the Krav Maga folks in their service to our community. I am familiar with Krav Maga from spending time in Israel and in their gun defense courses. It is a good form of combatives.


Recently I graduated from the West County Citizen’s Policy Academy, where I was enlightened about the reality of violence and crime in our community.

Published in Personal Protection