Sheriff Jim Wilson

The Importance of Communication for Personal Defense

The stress and confusion of a violent criminal attack is not the place to try to work up a system of communication.

Dealing with the Aftermath of a Defensive Shooting

Being prepared for what comes after a defensive shooting is an important part of armed defense training. 

Why Determination is Essential for Personal Defense

Determination is a word that ought to be part of every armed citizen’s vocabulary. The dictionary defines it as “firmness of purpose; resoluteness.”  Determination is how we master the skills necessary to defend ourselves, and it is also how we deal with the violence of a criminal attack.

Why Personal Defense Requires Rapid Response

When the fight comes, it's probably going to be in your face, which means you have split seconds to respond to a personal defense situation. 

Why the Shotgun is One of the Best Options for Personal Defense

Like the revolver and the lever-action carbine, the shotgun is still around because it gets the job done and gets it done quite well.

Review: Maxim PDX Pistol

The Maxim PDX line is, in many ways, the ultimate expression of the PDW concept. It’s a small, easy to handle AR-pattern firearm that uses either Maxim’s superb PDW brace in the pistol model or a collapsible stock when sold as a short barrelled rifle.

How is a Firearm Magazine is Designed and Tested?

This critical component of your semi-automatic firearm system is one of the most overlooked.

Why Tactical Pens Can Be So Effective

In the hands of a competent practitioner, a tactical pen can be used to distract, deter, delay and even stop a violent physical assault. Unlike your firearm or a folding knife, it is a low-profile, personal-safety option for your toolkit that can be used to help mitigate an active threat.

Why Defensive Firearms Training is So Important

Yes, you may never have to fire your handgun in defense of your life or family, but the possibility always exists.

Why You Should Add Movement to Your Defensive Plan

Once the armed citizen has advanced to the point that he or she can draw and shoot their defensive handgun safely, accurately and quickly, it would be a very good idea to start adding movement to the defensive response. Movement has the potential to momentarily confuse and surprise an attacker, allowing the citizen to gain a bit of advantage.

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