The Sheriff’s Take

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Extra Ammo for the Defensive Revolver

"I had too much ammo in that gunfight," said no one, ever. Carry reloads for your revolver and practice recharging those cylinders.

November 13, 2014

Winterize for Defense

With cooler weather comes greater options for concealment, but it also brings heavy coats and gloves. Plan accordingly.

November 5, 2014

What Do You Do?

Dealing with the little curve balls life sends your way is much easier if you've planned ahead.

October 28, 2014

It’s On You

If something doesn't seem right at a training course, no matter who's teaching, don't be afraid to ask questions, sit things out or even leave.

October 17, 2014

Mouse Guns

Sheriff Jim explains why he's not a fan of "mouse guns"—small, concealable firearms chambered in less-powerful cartridges.

October 13, 2014

Combat Mindset: Revisited & Rethought

While the "Combat Mindset" is hard-to-define and may differ greatly from one person to the next, quality training and copious practice are always a good idea.

September 29, 2014

Thoughts on Rule Number 3

Keeping your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot sounds so simple, yet is often broken with bad results. A little extra care will go a long way to prevent unintentional hole-punching.

September 16, 2014

House Clearing

While your home may be your castle, trying to clear it when you suspect a criminal has breached the walls is a less-than-optimal proposition.

September 9, 2014

Thoughts on Cooper’s Color Code

Knowing what the color code means and where they fit into a preparedness plan is only half the battle. Planning your response and following through is the other half.

August 23, 2014

Well, There’s That!

Be sure to evaluate *all* of your options when undertaking defensive scenarios.

August 18, 2014