Sheriff Jim Wilson

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.

Skills Check: Shooting At Distance

One of the nation’s most-acclaimed trainers of defensive-firearms use has changed a drill to meet student’s needs, but don’t think for a moment that makes things any easier.

Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact Torture Test: 500 Rounds In

500 rounds in on our 2,000-round Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact Torture Test, and there are a few good reminders of why everyone ought wring out their defensive firearms before carrying.

On Training

Getting quality training on how to best survive a violent encounter is an excellent use of a shooter's time and budget.

'Guns and Self-Defense:' A Study of Real-Life Personal Protection

New for 2019, "Guns and Self-Defense" examines 23 cases where an armed citizen used their concealed-carry gun to survive a criminal attack.

Keeping Home Defense Guns Accessible

Keeping a home defense gun secured, yet accessible, is a growing trend. Sheriff Jim talks about the use of these guns among other members of your family.

A Really Bad Idea

It's great to know how to slice the pie and clear a room, but should you actually use those skills during a home invasion?

Now That's Versatile

Retired Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson is a friend of mine. We worked together in years past and live in the same West Texas town.


Part of your self-defense training should include rigorous physical activity. Being physically prepared might save your life.

Know How To Make 'Em Run

You should know how to run the pistol you carry, but what about others?

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