The Sheriff’s Take

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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

Defensive Sights & Sight Picture

The flash sight picture is critical to effective defensive shooting, yet the technique is often misunderstood.

August 8, 2014

Pistol Magazines

Don't skimp on magazines for your defensive pistol, and you may be surprised to see problems disappear.

August 5, 2014

Getting Good Information

Knowledge is power, and learning about situations of successful self-defense can help guide those new to concealed carry.

July 15, 2014

How Much Extra Ammo?

Carrying a reload for your defensive sidearm is a smart idea for many reasons, but how much is enough, and how much is too much?

July 10, 2014

Speak Up

Rather than silently curse poor gun-handling, take a moment to politely correct the person responsible. Safety never takes a holiday, and it's possible they just don't know better.

June 30, 2014

Extra Defensive Gear

What do a charged phone, a sharp knife and a bright light have in common? They're all items that should be part of your EDC gear.

June 24, 2014

Comfort and Comforting

Does your concealed-carry sidearm change as the weather gets warmer and concealment becomes more difficult? Smaller firearms might be easier to conceal, but are harder to shoot well and don't pack the same wallop.

June 17, 2014

Lest We Forget

While safety never takes a break, sometimes it's good to take a break from *serious* shooting and just have some (safe) fun.

June 9, 2014