Complete Home Defense: Tactics for Defending Your Castle

(3 customer reviews)


This is an online video course that will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and tactics to prepare for and win a fight inside your own home.

In total, this training program runs over 8 hours long and is designed to comprehensively touch on every factor relating to strong home defense. The Course is Broken Into 3 Unique Sections



  • There are 3.7 Million Home Burglaries Annually. (1 in 34 homes)
  • 1 Million of those each year are Robberies (Homeowner is present)
  • Of Robberies, 26% (266,560) each year become violent crimes against one or more home occupants
  • 40% of Robberies involve firearms and 7.8% include knives or other cutting devices

Yes, You Should Lock Your Doors and Windows BUT 58% of Home Invasions used some type of forcible entry. Do you have a plan to respond if an armed intruder forces their way into your home?

Welcome To Complete Home Defense

This is an online video course that will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and tactics to prepare for and win a fight inside your own home.

In total, this training program runs over 7 hours long and is designed to comprehensively touch on every factor relating to a strong home defense. The Course is Broken Into 3 Unique Sections

Disc 1: Preparing Your Fortress:
  • How neighbor relationships can be helpful and important in your strategy
  • The proper way to maintain landscaping to minimize risks
  • Exterior lighting and surveillance video options and strategies
  • Securing Entry Points
  • Tools to prevent door ambushes and forcible entry
  • Safe Rooms & Their Attributes
  • Where and How to Hide and Stage Firearms For Quick Access
  • How to Pick out and Where to Place Firearms Safes to Maximize Access and Minimize Risk
  • How to choose between Carbines, Handguns, Shotguns, and PCCs
  • The best tools, accessories, and methods for staging each of those firearms
  • Analyzing different rifle, shotgun, and handgun ammunition for home use
  • Lights and Lasers
  • Improvised Weapons
Disc 2 – Securing The Advantage
  • How to Use Fatal Funnels To Your Advantage and How to Not Get Stuck In Them
  • Means of Egress and the Importance of Not Cornering the Animal
  • Considerations for Wild Animals and Household Pets
  • How to Find and Prepare Lanes of Fire
  • Over Penetration – A Real World Test of Different Firearms and Ammunition in Penetrating Through Drywall and Home Walls
  • How to Tactically Prepare Exterior Structures Like Detached Garages, Tool-sheds, Barns, and Your Vehicles
  • The 5 Fundamentals of Home Defense & Home to Apply These to Your Defense Plan
  • How to Properly Answer The Door and Deal With Necessary Strangers Like Repair People
  • Why and How to Carry A Gun In the Home Including a Look at Off Body Carry
  • What Tools to Stage in Each Safe Room
  • How to Barricade Family in A Safe Room
  • Means of Escaping and Leveraging the Safe Room Chokepoint
  • How to Clear Rooms and Move Through The House to Get to Loved Ones
  • One Easy to Remember Strategy to Dealing With Home Intruders That You Can Use to Build and Practice The Best Response Plan
  • A Look at Common Objects and Furniture in The Home That Will And Won't Stop Bullets
  • A Clear Roadmap and Template For Building Your Own Response Plans
  • How To Run Dry Fire Practice Sessions
  • How to Apply Dry Fire Practice in The Home Environment
  • How to Properly Prepare and Teach Teenagers Who Are Left Home Alone
  • Best Practices for Babysitters and Other Responsible Adults In Your Home
  • How To Approach An Empty Home You are Renting or Showing As a Realtor
Disc 3 – A Tactical Response
  • How to Choose Between Handheld & Weapon-Mounted Lights
  • The Different Techniques For Using A Handheld Light
  • How To Use A Light Including Movement Through The Home In the Dark
  • Retaining Your Firearm When Moving Through Transitional Spaces
  • How to Win A Fight Over Your Gun
  • Team Tactics And Working With Other Trained Respondents
  • A Review of Law That is Universally Applicable in All 50 States About When You Can Use Deadly Force
  • Medical Trauma Care of Loved Ones
  • How to Place the 911 Call and What Information to Provide to Dispatch

BONUS: In this course, you will see 7 unique re-enactments of different home attack situations, based on real stories, that will provide contextual lessons you can't learn any other way. These include what happens when you get ambushed at the door, reacting to the bump in the night, moving through and using fatal funnels, using team tactics with a spouse or friend, properly identifying targets, and much more.


Your Instructors:

Riley Bowman on the left | Jacob Paulsen on the Right

Riley Bowman is the Creator and host of The Concealed Carry Podcast. Riley is an accomplished firearms shooter and instructor. With a background in law enforcement and security, Riley enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise when it comes to firearms safety, self-defense and concealed carry. Riley is an NRA Pistol Instructor and is also a Colorado P.O.S.T. Certified Law Enforcement Handgun and Patrol Rifle Instructor, USCCA Training Councilor, as well as a certified Glock & Sig Sauer Armorer. Riley successfully won his division of the Rocky Mountain Regional Championship of The American Marksman competition and was a finalist at the National Championship.

Jacob S. Paulsen is the President of and co-host of The Concealed Carry Podcast. Jacob is a NRA certified instructor, Range Safety Officer, Utah BCI Instructor, USCCA Instructor & Training Councilor, Affiliate Instructor for Next Level Training & L.A.S.R, and a certified armorer for Glock and Sig Sauer. Jacob leads the instructor team of over 50 network instructors in 25 states.

You May Never Learn This From Your Range or Instructor

Even though your home is recognized industry-wide as the place where you are most likely to use your firearm in self-defense; it remains an environment that presents challenges that are difficult to train and prepare for. Local gun ranges and destination firearm training academies rarely have any home defense related courses since the environment is hard to build and train in with live fire ammunition.

Even if you do find a course there is the expense of paying for you, your spouse, and other adults in your family to attend, and the challenge in remembering all the content well enough to come home and put it into action in your own home. While this course can never replace live in-person training; it does allow you to take your time, rewind and review material, and view it with every adult member of your household at no extra cost!

How Does This Online Video Course Work?

When you finish checking out you will have access to our learning management platform. It's an easy to use section of our website where you can move lesson by lesson through the course. It is broken down into individual lesson videos that are 5-10 minutes long each. You do NOT have to complete it all in one sitting. Come and return as your schedule allows and our system will remember where you took off.

When you finish the course you will be presented with a printable, full color, course completion certificate.



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How Will I Get The Course Material?

After checkout, you will have access to the videos in this course via our website or free mobile phone app. Your access is permanent… so you can always come back to the site and watch all the course videos anytime you wish.

This online video course is fully closed-captioned

3 reviews for Complete Home Defense: Tactics for Defending Your Castle

  1. Sherwood Jernigan (verified owner)

    Have not received mine yet, so looking forward to it !

  2. Steven Jordan (verified owner)

    The training is very informative and helpful.
    I am new to conceal carry and if you are too this is a must have !
    I am always going back and reviewing the videos and always pick up something new every time.
    Thank you for this great training tool!!

  3. rich

    Unless you’re a complete neophyte to self protection, this video course will absolutely put you to sleep. Apparently, the main goal is to sell products and raise ad revenue.

    A cheap infomercial at best

    • Jacob Paulsen

      Rich, that was hard to read. Naturally, I disagree with your assessment. In over 8 hours of content, there aren’t more than a handful of product-related discussions or anything I would describe as a sales pitch. Not sure about your comment about ad revenue either. How would this product give us ad revenue? Certainly I’m sorry you found it boring and without value but we do guarantee our products so please contact us for a refund.

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