How to Defend Your Family During Civil Unrest with Clay Martin (Part 1 & 2)

In this two-part episode, Tucker goes to one of his primary self-defense gurus, Clay Martin, to help him walk through the exact and actionable steps to take once you have committed to becoming serious at self-defense.

How to get going on keeping yourself safe...

Probably the single most important person I have met in the self-defense space is Clay Martin.

His two books (Concrete Jungle and Prairie Fire) are basically my bibles. I found him, reached out to him and ten minutes into talking to I knew–this was my primary guy. 

I hired him as a consultant to go through my entire defensive strategy with me:

  1. What gear to buy and not buy
  2. How to set up my gear and train with it
  3. Where I should live
  4. How to ensure I can get back there from wherever I am
  5. Building the community around me
  6. Setting up the defense at my ranch.

I can’t even begin to tell you how much he has taught me and helped. In this two part interview, he will help you understand:

  • What self-defense gear you need. 
  • Why buying a gun is NOT the first, or even the second thing to do.
  • What the first thing you should do, today, to start your self-defense journey.
  • Whats the second thing you should do. 
  • What gun you should buy.
  • The most important thing to do BEFORE you buy your first gun.
  • When you should buy a rifle.
  • What brands of gun to buy–and not buy.
  • Why military people don’t always do the best job teaching civilians the basics of usable self-defense.
  • Why the first step of gun safety is not using learning to use a gun, but something else.
  • Why Airsoft guns should be part of your plan.
  • What ammo to buy–and not buy.
  • What holster to buy–and not buy.
  • What you must have with your rifle, and what is optional.


In part two...

Clay and I continue our conversation.

To learn more about Clay, go to his site, Clay Martin Defense.

Also, Clays two non-fiction books are hugely influential on me: 

Concrete Jungle: A Green Berets Guide to Urban Survival

Prarie Fire: Guidebook for Surviving Civil War 2

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