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Tune Up With Handgun Hunting

Hunting with a handgun offers lessons for self-defense that might not be readily apparent.

May 22, 2015


Discussing defensive plans with those who might be part of them is always a good idea.

May 11, 2015

Talk the Talk

A critical part of preparedness has nothing to do with gear, but everything to do with mindset. Here are some starter ideas to get your thinking on the same page as your training.

May 6, 2015

New Gear Frenzy

Don't tell me about the gun you are carrying. If you want to impress me, show me what you can do with it.

April 28, 2015

Guns & Booze

When carrying a firearm for self-defense, you are always better off erring on the side of caution. When out on the town, pass on the libations if you are carrying.

April 23, 2015

Live With Your Defensive Handgun

How well do you know the firearm you rely on for self-defense? Sheriff Jim lists five things you must be doing to truly know your defensive pistol.

April 20, 2015

The One That Got Away

Most of us have stories about "the one that got away," the one gun that we got rid of that we really wish we hadn't.

April 3, 2015

There Are All Kinds of Personal Defense

You and I are America. And you and I are the NRA. Let's make our voices and votes heard like never before.

March 27, 2015

Understanding the Surprise Break

Perfecting the trigger press takes time and effort, but rewards the practitioner with accurate shots.

March 20, 2015

Take Cover

A good combat mindset integrates all aspects of one's surroundings, including items that might be useful as cover.

March 19, 2015