Self Defense & Self Reliance Education, Training and Tools

A Listmania! list by Howard Cohodas "If it is to be, it is up to me." (Canton, Ohio USA)
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The list author says: "Whether you are new to concealed carry or an old hand, education, training and tools are in need of constant renewal. These are items I own, use and highly recommend."
From Luby's to the Legislature: One Woman's Fight Against Gun Control
1.  From Luby's to the Legislature: One Woman's Fight Against Gun Control by Suzanna Gratia Hupp
The list author says:
  "Suzanna's story is one of the two seminal events in my decision to carry everywhere it is legal. VPI is the other."
$18.05   Used & New from: $3.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

The Concealed Handgun Manual: How to Choose, Carry, and Shoot a Gun in Self Defense, 5th Edition
2.  The Concealed Handgun Manual: How to Choose, Carry, and Shoot a Gun in Self Defense, 5th Edition by Chris Bird
The list author says:
  "One of the first books I read when I decided to carry concealed. I still refer to it as I refine my technique."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

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More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition (Studies in Law and Economics)
3.  More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition (Studies in Law and Economics) by John R. Lott
The list author says:
  "Besides the constitution, there is good peer-reviewed academic research to back up your decision to be proactive about your self defense."
$13.93   Used & New from: $4.85
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)

Guns in the Workplace: A Manual for Private Sector Employers and Employees
4.  Guns in the Workplace: A Manual for Private Sector Employers and Employees by Chuck Klein
The list author says:
  "A good starting point for employers and employees in making the decision to permit carrying at work."
$15.00   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Officer's Guide to Police Pistolcraft: The Complete Guide to the Reality-Based Tactics, Techniques and Philosophy of the New Paradigm of Police Firearms Training
5.  The Officer's Guide to Police Pistolcraft: The Complete Guide to the Reality-Based Tactics, Techniques and Philosophy of the New Paradigm of Police Firearms Training by Michael E. Conti
The list author says:
  "The book that got me started in examining the teaching methods in current use and their limitations."
$34.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life
6.  Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life by Neil Strauss
$10.38   Used & New from: $0.03
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (271 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Staying Safe: The Complete Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Business
7.  Staying Safe: The Complete Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Business by Juval Aviv
$13.40   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

The Complete Terrorism Survival Guide: How to Travel, Work and Live in Safety
8.  The Complete Terrorism Survival Guide: How to Travel, Work and Live in Safety by Juval Aviv
The list author says:
  "A great reference book for those who take their "self reliance" and responsibilities seriously."
Used & New from: $14.23
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Secure - It® Handgun Storage Safe with Combo Lock
9.  Secure - It® Handgun Storage Safe with Combo Lock by Secure-It
The list author says:
  "For those who prefer a combination lock. My personal preference is still a key lock."
$26.95
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

SECURE-IT HANDGUN STORAGE SAFE
10.  SECURE-IT HANDGUN STORAGE SAFE by Secure-It
The list author says:
  "I have one in my office, one in my car and two in my luggage. Perfect for air travel."
Out of stock
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

Light My Fire Original Swedish FireSteel Army 12,000 Strike Fire Starter
11.  Light My Fire Original Swedish FireSteel Army 12,000 Strike Fire Starter by Light my Fire
The list author says:
  "EDC (Every Day Carry) recommended item. Keeping warm is an essential survival skill."
$9.96 - $37.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (973 customer reviews)

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KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Last Ditch Knife
12.  KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Last Ditch Knife by Ka-Bar
The list author says:
  "EDC (Every Day Carry) recommended item."
$13.99   Used & New from: $9.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews)

SureFire E2D LED Defender Dual-Output LED (200 Lumens)
13.  SureFire E2D LED Defender Dual-Output LED (200 Lumens) by SureFire
The list author says:
  "EDC (Every Day Carry) Recommended Item. I personally carry this every day, every where. Never questioned when passing through security at the courthouse or by TSA before boarding an airplane."
$155.10
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)

Hoppe's 24002 BoreSnake Pistol and Revolver Bore Cleaner, 9mm, .357, .380, .38 Caliber
14.  Hoppe's 24002 BoreSnake Pistol and Revolver Bore Cleaner, 9mm, .357, .380, .38 Caliber by Hoppe's
The list author says:
  "I have a bore snake for each caliber weapon I own. I run it through my guns each time I shoot them before I leave the range."
$12.93   Used & New from: $10.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (827 customer reviews)

LaserLyte Pistol Laser Trainer (9, 40, 45-Caliber)
15.  LaserLyte Pistol Laser Trainer (9, 40, 45-Caliber) by LaserLyte
The list author says:
  "I use this tool as a training aid with students that do not have a laser attached or integrated with their handgun. Also useful for aligning an attached/integrated laser."
$95.99   Used & New from: $90.71
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (316 customer reviews)

Crimson Trace Laserguard for Ruger Lcp
16.  Crimson Trace Laserguard for Ruger Lcp by Crimson Trace
The list author says:
  "EDC (Every Day Carry) Recommended. I will not EDC a handgun without an attached or integrated laser, primarily for it's training benefits. Crimson Trace has stellar quality and customer service."
$179.73   Used & New from: $139.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Crimson Trace Lasergrip for Smith and Wesson M and P, Black, Full Size
17.  Crimson Trace Lasergrip for Smith and Wesson M and P, Black, Full Size by Crimson Trace
The list author says:
  "EDC (Every Day Carry) Recommended. I will not EDC a handgun without an attached or integrated laser, primarily for it's training benefits. Crimson Trace has stellar quality and customer service."
$275.66   Used & New from: $259.62
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

DESANTIS M44 Super Fly Pocket Holster Ambidextrous Black LCP/P3AT/DB Nylon M44BJG3Z0
18.  DESANTIS M44 Super Fly Pocket Holster Ambidextrous Black LCP/P3AT/DB Nylon M44BJG3Z0 by DeSantis Gunhide
The list author says:
  "EDC (Every Day Carry) recommended. I chose the Super Fly because of it's improved "stickiness" formula to keep in in your pocket during the draw and the removable flap."
$29.21   Used & New from: $26.02
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

Hoppe's No. 9 Silicone Gun And Reel Cloth
19.  Hoppe's No. 9 Silicone Gun And Reel Cloth by Hoppe's
The list author says:
  "I use this on all my guns."
$2.99   Used & New from: $0.70
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews)

Ps Quick Draw Gun Magnet Blk
20.  Ps Quick Draw Gun Magnet Blk by PS Products
The list author says:
  "M&P 45c under my desk attached with this magnet."
$19.98   Used & New from: $16.38
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)

SWAT-T Tourniquet
21.  SWAT-T Tourniquet by SWAT-T
The list author says:
  "Go-Bag Emergency Kit Item"
$14.20   Used & New from: $10.45
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

Adventure Medical Kits/Tender Corporation QuikClot Travel hemostatic clotting bag
22.  Adventure Medical Kits/Tender Corporation QuikClot Travel hemostatic clotting bag by Adventure Medical Kits
The list author says:
  "Go-Bag Emergency Kit Item"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Sam Medical Sam Splint Finger Splint, 3-Count (Pack of 3)
23.  Sam Medical Sam Splint Finger Splint, 3-Count (Pack of 3) by SAM Medical
The list author says:
  "Go-Bag Emergency Kit Item"
$8.04   Used & New from: $6.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

One Way Valve For Cpr Pocket Mask Models 8002A & 8002B
24.  One Way Valve For Cpr Pocket Mask Models 8002A & 8002B by Emergency & First Aid Products
The list author says:
  "Go-Bag Emergency Kit Item"
$5.39

Keychain / Key Chain / Key Rring /Key Holder with Vial
25.  Keychain / Key Chain / Key Rring /Key Holder with Vial by Kikkerland
The list author says:
  "EDC (Every Day Carry) Item. I use these to carry the anti-oxidants useful in limiting NIHL (Noise Induced Hearing Loss) in case of exposure to loud noises such as a gun shot."
Out of stock
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Olympus Digital Voice Recorder DM-420
26.  Olympus Digital Voice Recorder DM-420 by Olympus
The list author says:
  "EDC (Every Day Carry) Item. I have carried a voice recorder of some sort with me every day for over 30 years. Although invented for dictation, I have primarily used them for recording ideas that seem to occur to me when writing them down is inconvenient, e.g. driving. The modern ones have the capacity to record all day at a conference."
$249.99   Used & New from: $120.00
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Olympus Digital Voice Recorder DM-520
27.  Olympus Digital Voice Recorder DM-520 by Olympus
The list author says:
  "EDC (Every Day Carry) Item. Similar to the DM-420. This one is black, which is my preference. The premium over the DM-420 is justified, however, by the larger capacity."
Used & New from: $129.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Howard Leight Impact Sport OD Electric Earmuff, Green
28.  Howard Leight Impact Sport OD Electric Earmuff, Green by Howard Leight
The list author says:
  "Good choice for hearing protection while practicing with firearms. Probably the most popular brand and model among the shooters I know."
$49.45   Used & New from: $44.60
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,898 customer reviews)

Mag Lula Universal Pistol Magazine Loader
29.  Mag Lula Universal Pistol Magazine Loader by MagLula
The list author says:
  "I use this constantly to load my 45 cal magazines as well as my .380 magazines."
$29.25   Used & New from: $27.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,965 customer reviews)

No-Spill 1450 5-Gallon Poly Gas Can (CARB Compliant)
30.  No-Spill 1450 5-Gallon Poly Gas Can (CARB Compliant) by No-Spill
The list author says:
  "I have three. Fuel preserved with STA-BIL."
$34.99   Used & New from: $27.89
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (691 customer reviews)

STA-BIL 22214 Fuel Stabilizer - 32 Fl oz.
31.  STA-BIL 22214 Fuel Stabilizer - 32 Fl oz. by Sta-Bil
The list author says:
  "I refresh my stored fuel and also stabilize it with this product."
$13.99   Used & New from: $10.40
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (501 customer reviews)

No-Spill 206 Flexible Spout Extension
32.  No-Spill 206 Flexible Spout Extension by No-Spill
The list author says:
  "Sometimes bigger IS better."
$8.13   Used & New from: $3.41
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (236 customer reviews)

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Howard Cohodas "If it is to be, it is up to me." (Canton, Ohio USA)
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Qualifications: NRA Certified Instructor - Pistol, Concealed Carry Instructor - Ohio
Last updated: 6/29/10
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